Virtual Summer Camp (Ages 8 – 14)

$80.00$100.00

Spend your summer with STEM all from the comfort of your own home!

Join our Virtual Summer Camps for hands-on, engaging STEM learning as you explore a variety of exciting technologies like 3D printing, coding, video game design, and more!

Our staff deliver lessons virtually and are available live to help provide targeted guidance and assistance to students as they work through awesome activities and projects. Best of all, students get the chance to socialize with other like-minded kids and feel connected to a community!

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see a full breakdown of weekly themes. 


We are also excited to announce the STEM Minds Virtual School package upgrade!

Want to keep your child’s language and math learning continuing over the summer? Add on the STEM Minds Virtual School package upgrade to get access to 30 minutes daily language content and 30 minutes daily math content to keep your child engaged throughout the summer.

The STEM Minds Virtual School is a series of self-directed learning modules designed and delivered by Ontario Certified Teachers. Students will work at their own pace through the daily modules and have access to regular feedback and support from a teacher as they continue to build their language and math skills throughout the summer.

In order to register, you will need to add the STEM Minds Virtual School package upgrade to your cart separately.

*Please note that these modules are NOT delivered live; they are pre-built and pre-recorded modules that students can work through at their own pace. However, a teacher will be reviewing student progress and providing feedback and guidance throughout the week.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR STEM MINDS VIRTUAL SCHOOL PACKAGE UPGRADE


PROGRAM DETAILS

Location: From your home! A link to join our virtual classroom will be provided in a separate email once you have registered.

Ages: 8-14

Dates & Times: Monday – Friday throughout the summer. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for full details. Please note that all class times are in EST (Toronto time zone).

Please click here to see our FAQ to learn more about our Virtual Summer Camp and see if it’s right for you! Contact us at [email protected] to discuss further.


Onboarding Procedure:

If you have completed your registration before 10:00 am on the Saturday preceding the start of the virtual camp, you will receive a full onboarding email by the Saturday evening.

If you complete your registration after 10:00 am on the Saturday preceding the start of the virtual camp, please allow up to 24 hours to receive your onboarding email.

Please add [email protected] to your approved contacts list in order to ensure you receive all email communications. 

Please note that enrolment for all virtual summer camps closes at 3:00 pm the Sunday prior to the start of camp in order to allow for adequate time for clients to review our onboarding materials.

You are responsible for reviewing the onboarding email in detail and being prepared with all materials before the class start time. Class begins promptly at the listed start time. 


Technology Requirements:

In order to participate in STEM Minds Virtual STEM Camps, you will require a computer with an internet connection and will need to download Zoom video conferencing software. A laptop/desktop computer is required; an iPad will not be sufficient to participate in activities (although it can be used to join the Zoom call). 

Some camps may require additional downloads of software. Please see the camp descriptions at the bottom of this page for more information.

All logins to access software and platforms will be provided by STEM Minds in a separate email.


Behaviour, Safety, and Privacy:

Please click here to download our Virtual Learning Safety Guidelines to learn more about our shared responsibility to support student safety and privacy in our online classes.

Please click here to download our Digital Citizenship Guide to understand how to be a respectful online student.

If you are registering multiple children, please add them to the cart separately. Registration is one per child and classes are staffed accordingly.

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Enrolment Information

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This email will be used to create your child’s account to access online learning.

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By enrolling your child, you agree to our mandatory Behaviour Policies and End User Agreement. Click here to view.

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Ages 8 – 14 Virtual Summer Camp Weekly Themes

Week 1 | June 29 – July 3* | Media Moguls

*no class on Wednesday, July 1 due to holiday

Option A: STEAM Explorers (Media Moguls) | 10:00 – 12:00 pm EST

The connections between art and tech are ever-growing. After all, media is all around us! This week, campers will explore how some of the most cutting-edge technologies are used for art and design industries including 3D Design, Computer Music, Animation, and more!

Monday: 3D Design | Tuesday: Computer Music | Wednesday: N/A | Thursday: Animation | Friday: Graphic Design

Option B: 3D Design | 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST

Explore the exciting world of digital design and discover how 3D design technologies are shaping our present and future! Students will explore 3D design through a variety of hands-on projects developed to help them build their skills and increasingly advance their understanding of this innovative technology.


Week 2 | July 6 – 10 | Game Design Gurus

Option A: Video Game Design | 10:00 – 11:30 am EST

Why just play video games when you can make them? Join us as we go through the journey of a video game designer and learn how to design, create, and program your very own fully playable video game using Flowlab!

Option B: Video Game Design | 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST

Why just play video games when you can make them? Join us as we go through the journey of a video game designer and learn how to design, create, and program your very own fully playable video game using Flowlab!


Week 3 | July 13 – 17 | Industrious Engineers

Option A: Coding | 10:00 – 11:30 am EST

Ready to take a deep dive into the world of coding? Discover the many applications of coding, from making digital animations, playable video games, and even explore the world of automation with a variety of programming languages. It’s never been a better time to explore the creativity of code!

Option B: STEAM Explorers (Industrious Engineers) | 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST

The world of electrical and mechanical engineering is one of the most popular STEM careers in today’s time. This week, campers will gain hands-on experience with skills critical to engineering success as they learn to code with micro:Bit and Arduino, create amazing 3D designs, and build amazing worlds in Minecraft!

Monday: micro:Bit | Tuesday: Arduino | Wednesday: 3D Design | Thursday: Minecraft Part 1 | Friday: Minecraft Part 2

**You will need to download Minecraft for Education in order to participate in this camp. NO OTHER VERSION OF MINECRAFT WILL WORK FOR THIS CAMP. We will provide you with your login information. Click here to download Minecraft for Education. 


Week 4 | July 20- 24 | Computer Captains

Option A: STEAM Explorers (Computer Captains) | 10:00 – 11:30 am EST

It’s nearly impossible to go anywhere without being influenced by a computer nowadays. This week, campers will explore the ins and outs of how computers function as they explore how engineering, coding, networks, and cybersecurity come together to create the digital world!

Monday: Coding with Scratch | Tuesday: Video Game Design | Wednesday: Coding with Processing | Thursday: App Development| Friday: Coding with micro:bit

Option B: Web & App Development | 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST

Digital technologies are changing the future at a rapid pace; take control of technology and become a digital creator with web and app development! Create your own apps and websites as we learn about coding and programming, quality design, user experience and user interface, as well as marketing and testing.


Week 5 | July 27 – 31 | Innovators & Entrepreneurs

Option A: Minecraft (Future Cities) | 10:00 – 11:30 am EST

The world is ours to shape, both in Minecraft and in real life. Throughout the week, students will be tasked with a challenge to design a future city that will support a society that solves some of our most pressing global issues. Along the way, students will learn about design thinking, engineering, and more as they bring their ideas to life in the world of Minecraft!

**You will need to download Minecraft for Education in order to participate in this camp. NO OTHER VERSION OF MINECRAFT WILL WORK FOR THIS CAMP. We will provide you with your login information. Click here to download Minecraft for Education. 

Option B: STEAM Explorers (Innovators & Entrepreneurs) | 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST

Learn to think and problem-solve like some of the tech giants with our innovation week! Throughout the week, students will be presented with a variety of design challenges as they explore the technologies that are shaping our future. From designing future cities in Minecraft, to creating apps to make the world a better place, to building fully playable video games to support education around the globe, participants will discover how they can use their skills to shape their future!

Monday: 3D Design | Tuesday: App Development | Wednesday: Minecraft | Thursday: Video Game Design Part 1| Friday: Video Game Design Part 2

**You will need to download Minecraft for Education in order to participate in this camp. NO OTHER VERSION OF MINECRAFT WILL WORK FOR THIS CAMP. We will provide you with your login information. Click here to download Minecraft for Education. 


Week 6 | August 4 -7* | Media Moguls

*no class on Monday, August 3 due to holiday

Option A: 3D Design | 10:00 – 12:00 pm EST

Explore the exciting world of digital design and discover how 3D design technologies are shaping our present and future! Students will explore 3D design through a variety of hands-on projects developed to help them build their skills and increasingly advance their understanding of this innovative technology.

Option B: STEAM Explorers (Media Moguls) | 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST

The connections between art and tech are ever-growing. After all, media is all around us! This week, campers will explore how some of the most cutting-edge technologies are used for art and design industries including 3D Design, Computer Music, Animation, and more!

Monday: N/A | Tuesday: 3D Design | Wednesday: Computer Music | Thursday: Animation | Friday: Graphic Design


Week 7 | August 10 – 14 | Game Design Gurus

Option A: Video Game Design | 10:00 – 11:30 am EST

Why just play video games when you can make them? Join us as we go through the journey of a video game designer and learn how to design, create, and program your very own fully playable video game using Flowlab!

Option B: Video Game Design | 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST

Why just play video games when you can make them? Join us as we go through the journey of a video game designer and learn how to design, create, and program your very own fully playable video game using Flowlab!


Week 8 | August 17 – 21 | Industrious Engineers

Option A: Coding | 10:00 – 11:30 am EST

Ready to take a deep dive into the world of coding? Discover the many applications of coding, from making digital animations, playable video games, and even explore the world of automation with a variety of programming languages. It’s never been a better time to explore the creativity of code!

Option B: STEAM Explorers (Industrious Engineers) | 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST

The world of electrical and mechanical engineering is one of the most popular STEM careers in today’s time. This week, campers will gain hands-on experience with skills critical to engineering success as they learn to code with micro:Bit and Arduino, create amazing 3D designs, and build amazing worlds in Minecraft!

Monday: micro:Bit | Tuesday: Arduino | Wednesday: 3D Design | Thursday: Minecraft Part 1 | Friday: Minecraft Part 2

**You will need to download Minecraft for Education in order to participate in this camp. NO OTHER VERSION OF MINECRAFT WILL WORK FOR THIS CAMP. We will provide you with your login information. Click here to download Minecraft for Education. 


Week 9 | August 24 – 28 | Computer Captains

Option A: STEAM Explorers (Computer Captains) | 10:00 – 11:30 am EST

It’s nearly impossible to go anywhere without being influenced by a computer nowadays. This week, campers will explore the ins and outs of how computers function as they explore how engineering, coding, networks, and cybersecurity come together to create the digital world!

Monday: Coding with Scratch | Tuesday: Video Game Design | Wednesday: Coding with Processing | Thursday: App Development| Friday: Coding with micro:bit

Option B: Web & App Development | 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST

Digital technologies are changing the future at a rapid pace; take control of technology and become a digital creator with web and app development! Create your own apps and websites as we learn about coding and programming, quality design, user experience and user interface, as well as marketing and testing.


Week 10 | August 31 – September 4 | Innovators & Entrepreneurs

Option A: Minecraft (Future Cities) | 10:00 – 11:30 am EST

The world is ours to shape, both in Minecraft and in real life. Throughout the week, students will be tasked with a challenge to design a future city that will support a society that solves some of our most pressing global issues. Along the way, students will learn about design thinking, engineering, and more as they bring their ideas to life in the world of Minecraft!

**You will need to download Minecraft for Education in order to participate in this camp. NO OTHER VERSION OF MINECRAFT WILL WORK FOR THIS CAMP. We will provide you with your login information. Click here to download Minecraft for Education. 

Option B: STEAM Explorers (Innovators & Entrepreneurs) | 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST

Learn to think and problem-solve like some of the tech giants with our innovation week! Throughout the week, students will be presented with a variety of design challenges as they explore the technologies that are shaping our future. From designing future cities in Minecraft, to creating apps to make the world a better place, to building fully playable video games to support education around the globe, participants will discover how they can use their skills to shape their future!

Monday: 3D Design | Tuesday: App Development | Wednesday: Minecraft | Thursday: Video Game Design Part 1| Friday: Video Game Design Part 2

**You will need to download Minecraft for Education in order to participate in this camp. NO OTHER VERSION OF MINECRAFT WILL WORK FOR THIS CAMP. We will provide you with your login information. Click here to download Minecraft for Education. 


 

Additional information

Week

Week 1A (Mornings of June 29 – July 3)*, Week 1B (Afternoons of June 29 – July 3)*, Week 2A (Mornings of July 6 – 10), Week 2B (Afternoons of July 6 – 10), Week 3A (Mornings of July 13 – 17), Week 3B (Afternoons of July 13 – 17), Week 4A (Mornings of July 20 – 24), Week 4B (Afternoons of July 20 – 24), Week 5A (Mornings of July 27 – 31), Week 5B (Afternoons of July 27 – 31), Week 6A (Mornings of August 4 – 7)*, Week 6B (Afternoons of august 4 – 7)*, Week 7A (Mornings of August 10 – 14), Week 7B (Afternoons of August 10 – 14), Week 8A (Mornings of August 17 – 21), Week 8B (Afternoons of August 17 – 21), Week 9A (Mornings of August 24 – 28), Week 9B (Afternoons of August 24 – 28), Week 10A (Mornings of August 31 – September 4), Week 10B (Afternoons of August 31 – September 4)