Schedule:

Summer Camp Schedule 2020

Registration:

Register for Summer 2020 Camps

Registration for 2020 Summer Camps will open on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 12:00pm (noon).

Please note that upon completion of registration, you will receive a confirmation email outlining the camps you have registered for. If you do not receive this email, please contact Virtual Ventures at vv.director@carleton.ca.

Information:


General, Co-Ed Camps

Discover new and exciting aspects of technology and engineering! Understand the concepts of programming, electronics and multimedia applications. Apply your new skills to create websites, build robots, design apps, develop 2D or 3D computer graphics, design engineering projects in mechanical, biomedical or civil engineering, etc. Our range of activities will satisfy every curious and adventurous mind!

Explorers: Grade 1-2


Nybbles: Grade 3-4


Terabytes: Grade 5-6


Innovators: Grade 7-8


Trailblazers, Co-Ed Grade 9-11

Trailblazers Leadership 2-weeks Camp will give students in grade 9 to 11 an opportunity to learn innovative engineering and technology concepts and teach them to younger campers. Involving collaborative work, students will explore topics in robotics & programming, mechanics & structures, animation & graphics, etc. The first week will be focused on engineering challenges where participants would use their knowledge acquired each day to solve problems. In the second week, participants will be paired up with university instructors to teach younger campers about technology and engineering! This will give participants the opportunity to complete their 40 hours of volunteer work while gaining life-long skills in coaching and teaching.

Specialty, Co-Ed Camps

 Game Design

Get ready campers! Game Design camp is the way to experience the game design process from start to finish! Projects range from character development to programming to art creation. Ready to develop skills and make your own masterpiece games? Ready for the ultimate introduction to indie game-making experience? Then Game Design camp is the camp to be at this summer!

Juniors: Grade 4-6

Seniors: Grade 7-10

 Programming

The world runs on code. Robots, Video Games, And Phones. They all need code. In this fun and creative week-long session, we will focus on design, logic, teamwork, creativity, and computer skills. Campers will learn coding fundamentals and how to apply them. Together, we can hack the world. No programming experience is required!

Juniors: 3-5

Seniors: Grade 6-9

inSTEM camps, for Indigenous Youth

Land Camp: for Indigenous Youth who have completed Grade 8-11

Indigenous peoples have always known about STEM (Science, Technology, engineering and Math)! Join Virtual Ventures at Akwesasne First Nations* for 12 days of land based learning and STEM content! Activities will be led by knowledge keepers, local community members and our instructors. Plus, campers will gain a high school credit for their participation!

*transportation will be provided

Connections@VV for Indigenous Youth who have completed Grade 5-9

Discover how multimedia and technology can connect you to your community and traditions! Campers will take part in fun lessons on website design, animation, programming and other cool multimedia applications. Connections@VV is the camp to attend this summer!

Engineering Camps for any child who has completed JK – Grade 8

Dust off your lab coat and get on your safety goggles, because this week is full of experiments and excitement! Join us for Engineering camp, a week entirely off-computers filled with hands-on engineering challenges, exciting demonstrations, and captivating experiments.  We offer this camp for multiple grade ranges: Eng JK-SK, Eng 1-2, Eng 3-4, Eng 5-6, Eng 7-8.

Girls Camps

Girls@VV

The Girls@VV  program offers a fun and interactive way for young girls to learn about and enjoy computers and technology. They learn about graphic design, websites, and programming and participate in exciting engineering challenges, while gaining confidence and leadership skills. This programfosters female involvement in science, technology and engineering! Mentors and role models play an important role in showing girls their true potentials. Campers will be with other girls their age, making it easier to make friends and have a great time at camp. This life-changing camp is not to be missed!

Juniors: Grade 3-5


Seniors: Grade 6-9

Girls@VV Sr campers have the opportunity to participate in a sleepover on campus on the Thursday night of camp. Participants may also stay until the evening and be picked up before lights out – more information provided leading up to camp week.

Codemakers Girls

Codemakers Girls is designed to give, regardless of computer science experience, the skills to be producers of technology. Participate in the new Codemakers initiative – powered by Google and Actua across Canada.  Through Codemakers Girls Jr, campers will see how computer programming can make the world a better place while coding their own songs, developing their own games, and solving programs through computer programming. This camp is sure to build lifelong skills necessary for 21st century life and transform “screen time” into safe and productive experiences both on and offline!

Juniors: Grades 3-5

Seniors: Grades 6-9

Codemakers Girls Sr have the opportunity to participate in a sleepover on campus on the Thursday night of camp. Participants may also stay until the evening and be picked up before lights out – more information provided leading up to camp week.

Virtual Ventures is proud to be participating in Codemakers, a national program powered by Actua and Google.  Actua’s network members at post-secondary institutions across Canada will empower 100,000 youth with critical computer science skills and prepare them for their future roles as innovators in technology.www.actua.ca/codemakers

She’s Fly

In partnership with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. To see more information about the She’s Fly camps visit the She’s Fly! website here.

Juniors: Grades 3-5

Get ready to learn about all things Aerospace! Campers will learn about propulsion, aerodynamics, and space exploration and drone technology.

Intermediate: Grades 6-8

Get ready to learn about all things Aerospace! Campers will learn about propulsion, aerodynamics, and space exploration and drone technology.

Seniors: Grades 9-11

Get ready to learn about all things Aerospace! Campers will learn about propulsion, aerodynamics, and space exploration and drone technology.

She’s Fly Sr campers have the opportunity to participate in a sleepover on campus on the Thursday night of camp. Participants may also stay until the evening and be picked up before lights out – more information provided leading up to camp week.

Eng Girls 3-5 and Eng Girls 6-8

Dust off your lab coat and get on your safety goggles, because this week is full of experiments and excitement! Join us for Engineering camp, a week entirely off-computers, filled with hands-on engineering challenges, exciting demonstrations, and captivating experiments. Learn about different aspects of engineering, biology, chemistry, and physics while having a great time. Mentors and role models play an important role in showing our girls their true potentials. Campers will be with other girls their age, making it easier to make friends and have a great time at camp.