Winter Camp

$15.00$300.00

ALL IN-PERSON CAMPERS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE MASKS / FACE COVERINGS. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

It truly is a STEM Minds winter wonderland with our amazing Winter Camp! Spend your holiday break exploring the exciting world of STEM through a variety of exciting hands-on activities and projects.

Each day we will explore a new STEM topic to find your passions and be inspired!

With our in-person camps, half-day, full-day, full week, or single-day options are available to meet your needs.

Prefer to learn from home? Register for our virtual camp programming!

We look forward to having you with us for an amazing journey of fun and learning!

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see a full breakdown of program details, times, camp themes, and other important information.  

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SKU: Winter Camp Categories: ,

Location: STEM MINDS Headquarters - 212 Earl Stewart Drive, Unit #3, Aurora, ON

Ages: 4-14

Dates & Times: See "Camp Themes" for full list of dates. 

Full Day Camp: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Half-Day Camp (Morning): 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Half-Day Camp (Afternoon): 12:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Virtual Camp (Ages 4 - 7): 10:30 - 11:30 am EST

Virtual Camp (Ages 8 - 14): 10:00 - 11:30 am EST


Onboarding Information:

You will receive all onboarding information at least 24 hours prior to the start of camp.

Please add info@stemminds.com to your approved contacts list in order to ensure you receive all email communications. 

You are responsible for reviewing the onboarding email in detail and being prepared for the camp.


Allergies:

If your child has a severe allergy, please click here to download and complete our Allergy Form and submit a copy to info@stemminds.com prior to the start of camp. Please click here to view our Nut Aware policy. (For in-person camps only)

 

DAILY THEMES - WEEK A:

Monday, December 21 : 3D Design 
Tuesday, December 22: 
Coding 
Wednesday, December 23: 
Video Game Design 
Thursday, December 24: 
Film & Photography

 

 

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

9:00-9:30:  Welcome/Rules/Games
9:30-10:45: STEM Activity
10:45-11:00: Snack
11:00-12:00: Want to Learn
12:00-1:00: Lunch/Outdoor Time or Physical Activity
1:00-1:30: Group Games/Social Skills
1:30-2:45: STEM Activity Part 2
2:45-3:00: Snack
3:00-3:45: Want to Learn Part 2
3:45-4:00: Clean-up/Wind-down

 

 

DAILY THEMES - WEEK B:

Tuesday, December 29: Robotics
Wednesday, December 30: 
Computer Music & Animation
Thursday, December 31: 
Minecraft

 

 

Monday, December 21 | 3D Design

Explore the exciting world of 3D design as we create a variety of hands-on projects.

In order to participate in this camp, you will require a laptop/computer/Chromebook with an internet connection. An iPad/tablet can be used but is not recommended.


Tuesday, December 22 | Coding with Python

Learn a new language; the language of code! We will explore Python through a variety of fun and creative code projects.

In order to participate in this camp, you will require a laptop/computer/Chromebook with an internet connection. An iPad/tablet will NOT be sufficient.


Wednesday, December 23 | Video Game Design with MakeCode Arcade

Why just play video games when you can create your own? We will be coding retro-style video games with MakeCode Arcade!

In order to participate in this camp, you will require a laptop/computer/Chromebook with an internet connection. An iPad/tablet may be used but is not recommended.


Thursday, December 24 | Minecraft

Build a whole new world in Minecraft! We will explore a variety of exciting engineering build challenges in Minecraft to put your design skills to the test.

In order to participate in this camp, you will require a laptop/computer/Chromebook with an internet connection. An iPad/tablet may be used but is not recommended.

You will also need to download the Minecraft for Education software by clicking here. This page is also where you can view whether or not your device is compatible.


Tuesday, December 29 | Animation

Let's explore our creativity by creating our own animated short films!

In order to participate in this camp, you will require a laptop/computer/Chromebook with an internet connection. An iPad/tablet will NOT be sufficient.


Wednesday, December 30 | Computer Music

Computer Music is where the intersection of STEM and the arts comes to life! We will learn the fundamentals of music as we create our own songs (no previous experience is required!).

In order to participate in this camp, you will require a laptop/computer/Chromebook with an internet connection. An iPad/tablet can be used but is not recommended.


Thursday, December 31 | Video Game Design with Flowlab

Why just play video games when you can create your own? We will be creating our own platformer games with Flowlab as we explore the world of video game design.

In order to participate in this camp, you will require a laptop/computer/Chromebook with an internet connection. An iPad/tablet will NOT be sufficient.

 

All students ages 4-7 must be supervised by an adult for the duration of their class.


Monday, December 21 | 3D Design

Explore the exciting world of 3D design as we create a variety of hands-on projects.

In order to participate in this camp, you will require a laptop/computer/Chromebook with an internet connection.

An iPad/tablet can be used but is not recommended. If you choose to use your tablet as your main workstation, you will require a secondary device in order to view the instructor.


Tuesday, December 22 | Coding with Kodable

Learn a new language; the language of code! We will explore the fundamentals of code with Kodable through a variety of fun, hands-on challenges and puzzles.

In order to participate in this camp, you will require either:

  1. A laptop/computer/Chromebook with an internet connection.
  2. An iPad with the Kodable app downloaded. App is not available on Android devices. Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Click here to download. If you choose to use your tablet as your main workstation, you will require a secondary device in order to view the instructor.

All logins will be provided to you at the start of the class.


Wednesday, December 23 | Video Game Design with Bloxels

Why just play video games when you can create your own? We will be creating our own platformer games with Bloxels as we explore the world of video game design.

In order to participate in this camp, you will require either:

  1. A laptop/computer/Chromebook with an internet connection.
  2. An iPad/tablet with the Bloxels EDU app downloaded. Click here to download. To check if your device is compatible, click here for minimum system requirements. If you choose to use an iPad/tablet as your main workstation, you will require a secondary device in order to view the instructor.

All logins will be provided to you at the start of the class.


Thursday, December 24 | Junior LEGO Builders

Explore the exciting world of engineering as we complete a hands-on build challenge.

In order to participate in this camp, you will require a laptop/computer/Chromebook/iPad/tablet with an internet connection in order to view the instructor. You will also require your own LEGO at home (no specific LEGO is needed).


Tuesday, December 29 | Animation

Let's explore our creativity by creating our own animated short films!

In order to participate in this camp, you will require a laptop/computer/Chromebook with an internet connection. An iPad/tablet is NOT recommended.


Wednesday, December 30 | Computer Music

Computer Music is where the intersection of STEM and the arts comes to life! We will learn the fundamentals of music as we create our own songs (no previous experience is required!).

In order to participate in this camp, you will require a laptop/computer/Chromebook/iPad/tablet with an internet connection.

If you choose to use your tablet as your main workstation, you will require a secondary device in order to view the instructor.


Thursday, December 31 | Video Game Design with Bloxels

Why just play video games when you can create your own? We will be creating our own platformer games with Bloxels as we explore the world of video game design.

In order to participate in this camp, you will require either:

  1. A laptop/computer/Chromebook with an internet connection.
  2. An iPad/tablet with the Bloxels EDU app downloaded. Click here to download. To check if your device is compatible, click here for minimum system requirements. If you choose to use an iPad/tablet as your main workstation, you will require a secondary device in order to view the instructor.

All logins will be provided to you at the start of the class.

 

  • In order to participate in STEM Minds Virtual STEM Programs, you will require a computer with an internet connection and will need to download Zoom video conferencing software.
  • Please review each camp theme closely for required software downloads and device requirements.
  • Your Zoom display name MUST match either the name of the adult listed upon registration or your child’s name in order to be permitted to join the class.
  • 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.
  • All logins to access software and platforms will be provided by STEM Minds in a separate email.

Additional information

Camp

Half Day (Morning), Half Day (Afternoon), Full Day, Ages 4-7 Virtual, Ages 8-14 Virtual

Day

Week A [Dec 21 – Dec 24], Week B [Dec 29 – Dec 31], Monday, December 21, Tuesday, December 22, Wednesday, December 23, Thursday, December 24, Tuesday, December 29, Wednesday, December 30, Thursday, December 31