Summer Camps 2021

Canada Day Sale!

Up to $75 off our Summer Camp sessions!

Choose a session with 3 participants, and the session will go ahead as advertised, at the advertised price.

Choose a session with 4+ participants and everyone enrolled in the session will get a $50 discount!

Choose a session with 8+ participants and everyone enrolled in the session will get a $75 discount!

We’ve updated the listings below to include these goals!

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This year we’re proud to be a Maker Camp by Make: Community Partner!
We will be including select content from Maker Camp resource library to enrich our program to inspire further exploration!


We reserve the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances.
We will notify by e-mail and/or by phone before the camp is to begin. Full refunds will be given.


For COVID safety windows will be open, and a minimum of tools will be shared.
All shared items will be wiped down between people using them.
As well, we will be following BC restrictions, including the requirement of all visitors 12+ to wear face masks.


Introduction to Programming – LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3

Calling all young Lego robot designers! This is the best way to get started. Together, we’ll learn how to build cool robots and other machines.

In this self paced course, students, ages 8+, will learn the basics of coding & robotics using the EV3 robotics platform. They will discover the role of robotics engineers and how they impact our everyday lives. This is a course based from Carnegie Mellon University that we are very excited to share with our community.

Ages 8+

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Introduction to Programming – LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 – July 12th-16th from 9am – 12pm (add to cart!)
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Advanced Programming – LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3

Do you already have the basic knowledge of coding & robotics using the EV3 robotics platform? Then come join us and enjoy sharing your designs and projects with other young enthusiasts.

Challenge yourself to an advanced EV3 build! Each participant will have access to a complete Mindstorms kit and many extra parts. Participants will choose their own challenge and be supported to build it to completion. Tools and components beyond Lego will also be available.

Ages 10+

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Advanced Programming – LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 – July 19th-23rd from 1pm – 4pm (add to cart!)
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Advanced Programming – LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 – August 16th-20th from 9am – 12pm (add to cart!)
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Introduction to Microcontrollers and Electronics

Do you love working with your hands? Then lets make something downright ridiculously cool!

Learn to solder and discover programmable electronics! Participants will discover basic electronics components and learn how to program a microcontroller (Pi Pico) using CircuitPython! We’ll create LED light effects and investigate making a fake keyboard or mouse! You will learn how to solder and create your own set of Bluetooth speakers- that you will get to keep and take home!

Ages 11+

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Introduction to Microcontrollers and Electronics – July 19th-23rd from 9am – 12pm (add to cart!)
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Introduction to Microcontrollers and Electronics – August 9th-13th from 9am – 12pm (add to cart!)
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MakeIt Camp

Do you love to create things? Check out our Makeit Camp where you can go wild with the help of some of the resources we have here at the Make it Zone!

Participants will have an introduction to 2D and 3D design, and use these skills to create using 3D printers, laser engraver, and other craft supplies. Through these projects they will explore areas such as mechanics, optics and magnetism.

Ages 8+

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MakeIt Camp – July 26th-30th from 9am – 12pm (add to cart!)
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MakeIt Camp – August 9-13th from 1pm – 4pm (add to cart!)
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Introduction to Interactive Fiction

Have you ever wanted to tell a story with a game or considered making a visual novel? Let your imagination go wild and unleash your creative power!

This course is perfect for beginners, as we take you step-by-step through what you need to know to make your own computer adventure game or graphic novel. Participants will explore story-telling with words, music, sound, and graphics. Those looking to challenge themselves can explore advanced interactivity such as score keeping, inventory, and puzzles. We will use the free Ren’Py software to power these adventures.

Ages 9+

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Introduction to Interactive Fiction – July 26th-30th from 1-4pm (add to cart!)
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Underwater Robot Camp

Engineer a machine that can explore the depths!

Participants will work together to create a remote operated vehicle (ROV) that can work underwater. We’ll test the vehicles in a big tank and compare it to a commercial ROV we have been donated. We’ll also explore how ROVs can help with exploring our waterways and brainstorm how they could be used to help monitor waterway health. We’re very lucky to have the encouragement of the research and education team at VIU’s Deep Bay Marine station to run these sessions! If scheduling allows, we hope to have a video call with Deep Bay staff to discuss marine science and participant’s thoughts and ideas.

Ages 9+

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Underwater Robot Camp – July 12th-16th from 1pm – 4pm (add to cart!)
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Underwater Robot Camp – August 2nd-6th from 9am – 12pm (add to cart!)GOAL REACHED!GOAL REACHED!
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 Lights! Camera Action! An Introduction to Videography

Lights! Camera! Action!

Participants will explore techniques of videography: from story-board to final edit! Participants will learn about lighting, types of shot, camera, audio basics and wrap it all up with an introduction to editing with DaVinci Resolve. We’ll also explore the exciting new world of 360˚ cameras, and VFX using green screens!

Ages 11+

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Lights! Camera Action! An Introduction to Videography – August 2nd-6th from 1pm – 4pm (add to cart!)
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Lights! Camera Action! An Introduction to Videography – August 16th-20th from 1pm – 4pm (add to cart!)GOAL REACHED!GOAL REACHED!
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Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics using Blender

Enter the amazing world of 3D computer graphics in this introduction to Blender!

Participants will be introduced to 3D modelling, sculpting, materials, shading, rendering, animation, and time permitting: character rigging!

Ages 12+

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Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics using Blender – August 23rd-27th from 9am – 12pm (add to cart!)
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Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics using Blender – August 30th-September 3rd from 9am – 12pm (add to cart!)
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Introduction to Making Games using Unity

Learn how to make a basic game using the industry standard Unity game engine!

Participants will be introduced to the key parts of the Unity game development system and guided through the creation of a basic game. 
*Important Note: we will be using the book “Build your own first-person shooter in Unity” which features some mildly gory, cartoonish zombies as a reference. You can review the content (free pdf) at https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/build-your-own-first-person-shooter-in-unity/.

Ages 12+

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Introduction to Making Games using Unity – August 23rd-27th from 1pm – 4pm (add to cart!)
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Make Minecraft MODs

Love Minecraft? Then join us for a week where you can build anything!

In this fun packed session we’ll cover the basics and mine the depths of Minecraft using MCreator to create new blocks, items, advancements, mobs, recipes, tools, and more! Participants will explore the visual block based programming environment to create their own custom mods. Those with prior programming experience will be encouraged to challenge themselves to learn and use Java.

NOTE: A Minecraft Java Edition account is required. This is different from the Windows 10 “bedrock” or Xbox/iOS/Android versions. Please check with us first if you’re not sure which edition you have a license to.

Ages 11+

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Make Minecraft MODs – August 30th-September 3rd from 1pm – 4pm (add to cart!)GOAL REACHED!
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Canada Day Sale! Up to $75 off Summer Camps!