Every year we develop brand new activities for every camp group - so that campers can come back year after year and experience different programs.
Example science and engineering camps activities
Banting (Grades 2 & 3):
Well Made Wells
How can we make sure Jack and Jill don’t fall down the hill? In small groups, campers will build working model wells in order to explore the concepts of civil engineering and simple machines.
Brains and Brawn
Suzuki (Grades 4 & 5):
Campers will learn about circuits by creating their own jitter bug which dances around when the circuit is complete.
Campers will build a Lego creation that they will then control using computer programming!
Newton (Grades 6 & 7):
Edison (Grades 8 & 9):
Campers get to explore the sense of smell through laboratory synthesis of their favourite smells: winterfresh, banana, bubblegum, and more! Alcohols and carboxylic acids will be mixed to form esters.
You’re-In For A Lot of Fun
Campers are given a real-life scenario where they take on the role of medical laboratory technicians that need to test urine for the presence of unwanted chemicals. These tests are used in the diagnosis of illnesses such as diabetes or kidney disease.
Hawking (Grades 4 & 5):
Using photo-mosaic software campers will put together photos from their week at camp to make one large picture that spells out ESQ!
Wind Powered Cars
Campers will learn the relation between propellers and thrust to create movement. Campers will build a wind turbine to harness wind energy to race a car!
Payette (Grades 6 & 7):
Tesla Ops and Tesla Apps (Grades 8 & 9):
Rockin' in a Digital World
Campers will build a functional lego NXT guitar. The use of ultrasonic, touch and light sensors will help students understand robotics.
Laser Light Show
Campers will solder a circuit laser show which projects cool patterns on to the ceiling.
Campus tours / Visits from local STEM experts
All camps have an activity each week where campers tour a lab, or awesome campus space, like the Earth Science Museum. During these visits, representatives from the space talk about their work, and explain some of the amazing STEM work they are doing.
We also welcome speakers from local STEM industries to come and talk about their work, and lead an activity in the camp room. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact us.