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Science Summer Camps & Workshops

This year, the Department of Computing Science will be working with the Faculty of Science to bring you Science Camps at the University of Alberta!

We will offer the same high quality camps exploring our passion for computing but under a larger umbrella. Our one-week summer camps give students of all ages the opportunity to share our excitement about exploring computers in new and inventive ways.

Small camp sizes allow campers to delve into their subject of choice while having personalized attention from their camp instructors.

With our diverse range of camps, there is something for everyone! No programming experience required!

Summer camp updates

Thanks to everyone who joined us for camps this summer! Hope you had fun and we'll see you again next year!

Registration is currently closed. If you would like to be notified when registration opens for summer 2015 camps, please add yourself to our notification list.

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Science Camps

Science Workshops (Ages 15-17)

Camp calendar

 

Cyber Climber (Ages 7-12)

The Faculty of Physical Education and the Department of Computing Science have come together to offer campers the opportunity to exercise their minds and bodies!

Climbing and Fitness

Develop greater awareness of movement, strength, balance and coordination through indoor wall climbing and active games.

Computer Science and Technology

Grapple with technological challenges while learning computing fundamentals through logic puzzles, problem solving activities, blogging and programming basics.

Dates Cost Registration
July 21-25, 2014 $250 *FULL*
July 28-August 1, 2014 $250 *FULL*

Note: Registration for the Cyber Climber camp is handled by the Department of Physical Education and Recreation.

 

Jump, Jog and Blog (Ages 7-12)

Playing soccerThe Faculty of Physical Education and the Department of Computing Science have come together to offer campers the opportunity to exercise their minds and bodies!

Swimming and Fitness

Develop greater awareness of movement, strength, balance and coordination through swimming and active games.

Computer Science and Technology

Flex your mental muscles with logic puzzles and problem solving activities, and express your creative side with computer-designed stories, games and blogs.

Dates Cost Registration
August 5-8, 2014* $200* Closed

*Special pricing applies (short week due to a holiday)

Note: Registration for the Jump, Jog and Blog camp is handled by the Department of Physical Education and Recreation.

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Computing Science Intro (Ages 10-14)

Intro campInterested in animation? Or creating graphics, games and movies? You can do it all with the wide variety of activities in this camp!

Learn how to make animated movies and design interactive games on the computer that you can share with others. Discover the world of web design and see robots in action. Make some new friends and get a taste of the diverse world of computing!

Dates Cost Registration
July 7-11, 2014 $279 *FULL*
July 28-August 1, 2014 $279 *FULL*

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Designing with Computers (Girls ages 11-15)

Designing with Computers (Girls) campA girls-only camp! Experience the diverse world of computing in this hands-on camp. Design and learn to program 2D and 3D games. Explore technology using an Arduino to build an interactive computer. Experiment with robots and animation.

No previous experience necessary.

Dates Cost Registration
August 5-8, 2014* $190* Closed
August 11-15, 2014 $239** Closed

*Special pricing applies (short week due to a holiday)
**Special price!

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Riveting Robotics (Ages 11-15)

Robotics groupProgram a robot! Over the week, campers will learn how to control their robot’s sense of touch, vision, movement and hearing. Teams will work together to accomplish challenges that will test their use of logic and creativity.

No previous experience necessary.

Dates Cost Registration
July 21-25, 2014 $279 *FULL*

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Intro to Gaming (Ages 12-14)

Games campDesign and build your own game! Using programming tools such as Scratch and Kodu, you will do everything from creating artwork, to designing characters and programming their behaviour, building a game you can play at home!

No programming experience necessary.

Dates Cost Registration
July 14-18, 2014 $279 *FULL*
August 11-15, 2014 $279 *FULL*

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ISSET Space Camp

Space AcademyThe Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology (ISSET) proudly offers campers the opportunity to explore space with their scientists!
 

Jr. Space Explorers (Ages 7-9)

Get an introduction to the exciting field of space science. Learn more about space exploration and astronomy! Junior space scientists can continue in the advanced camps next summer.

Dates Cost Registration
July 7-11, 2014 $275 *FULL*
July 14-18, 2014 $275 Closed

Space Explorers (Ages 10-12)

Space explorers will explore space science concepts through activities in astronomy and telescopes, hands-on rocketry, meteorites and impacts, galaxy formation, space weather, astronaut safety, spacecraft flight, robotics, and space program teamwork coordination.

Dates Cost Registration
July 7-11, 2014 $275 *FULL*
July 21-25, 2014 $275 Closed
July 28-August 1, 2014 $275 *FULL*

Space Challengers (Ages 13-15)

Get up close with meteorites from the University's collection, build interactive robots, simulate working at mission control, and design and launch your own model rockets. Space Challengers receive an engaging and authentic high-tech experience in space science through opportunities in hands-on exploration, discovery, and critical thinking.

Dates Cost Registration
July 14-18, 2014 $275 Closed
July 21-25, 2014 $275 Closed
July 28-August 1, 2014 $275 Closed

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Web Design (Ages 15-17) *NEW!*

Web design workshopEver wonder how websites are made? Learn to program in HTML and design your own website from scratch!

No programming experience necessary.

Dates Cost Registration
July 2-4, 2014* $169* Closed

*3-day workshop

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Smartphone App Programming (Ages 15-17) *BACK!*

Smartphone App Programming workshopHave you ever wanted to create your own mobile app? Using MIT's app inventor you will get develop, test, and pitch your own Android application.

No programming experience necessary. Phones not required but welcome if you have your own (Android only).

Dates Cost Registration
July 2-4, 2014* $169* Closed

*3-day workshop

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Exploring Arduinos (Ages 15-17) *NEW!*

Arduino Programming workshopLearn to program through experimentation! In this hands-on workshop you will learn about the hardware and software aspects of programming using an Arduino circuit board. You will use an Arduino to build a computer that is able to interact with the physical world and create projects such as games, dice, and stopwatches.

No programming experience necessary.

Dates Cost Registration
July 7-11, 2014 $279 Closed

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Game Design (Ages 15-17)

Game Design workshopInterested in creating interactive computer games? Design and build dynamic stories using ScriptEase and the Aurora toolkit. These student-friendly tools allow campers with limited programming experience to develop games that can be played as adventures using the Neverwinter Nights gaming platform.

No programming experience necessary.

Dates Cost Registration
July 14-18, 2014 $279 *FULL*

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