Registration:

2019 Summer Camp Registration will open on March 1, 2019 at 12:00pm (noon)

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Schedule:


Regular, 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 for any child who has just completed 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 6-8

 Animation

Ever wondered how your favorite animated movie was made? In animation camp, you will learn about the principles and techniques of animation. You will gain knowledge and understanding on how animated movies, shows, and games are made. You will then apply your knowledge to create an animation of your own using the very same techniques that professionals use.

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!

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

For the first half of the week, campers will learn about propulsion, aerodynamics, and space exploration. More specifically, they will learn about stability, drag, air compression, and weight.

During the second half of the week, campers will learn the essentials of drone technology. They will build them, fly them, crash them, and then rebuild them, again and again!

Seniors: Grades 6-9

Starting with lessons in engineering and technology, campers will begin by building their modular training drone! After learning the safety regulations and procedures, they will start with basics of flight, first becoming comfortable on a training simulator before moving to line-of-sight piloting. After mastering the controls, it’s time for campers to do their first search and rescue mission!

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.

Engineering Camps for any child who have 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.