Outreach

Faculty of Science Summer Camps & Workshops

Our camps and workshops give students of all ages the opportunity to share our excitement about exploring space and computing science in new and inventive ways.

This year, the Department of Computing Science and the Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology (ISSET) will be working together with the Faculty of Science to bring you Science Summer Camps at the University of Alberta!

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 experience required!

Registration Information

Registration for 2014 is open! Register for camps >

 


 

Camp Schedules

All camps and workshops begin at 9am and end at 4pm daily. Supervision is available beginning at 8am and ending at 5pm. For more information, please view our information package (PDF).


 

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.

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


Jump, Jog and Blog (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!

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.

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

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


Jr. Space Explorers (Ages 7-9)

The Institute for Space Science, Exploration andTechnology (ISSET) invites kids ages 7-9 into this immersive program where they will be introduced to the exciting field of space science. Learn more about space exploration and astronomy! A great way to launch! Junior space scientists can continue in the advanced camps next summer.


Space Explorers (Ages 10-12)

In partnership with the Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology (ISSET),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.

No previous experience necessary.


Computing Science Introduction (Ages 10-14)

Interested 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!

  • July 7-11, 2014 ($279) *FULL*
  • July 28-August 1, 2014 ($279) Register

Designing with Computers (Girls ages 11-15)

A girls-only camp! Explore technology using computers to design, create and animate. Learn how to design animated movies and create interactive stories and games. Have fun solving puzzles and experience the diverse world of computing!

No previous experience necessary.

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


 Riveting Robotics (Ages 11-15)

Program a robot! You will learn how to control your 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.

  • July 21-25, 2014 ($279) *FULL*

Intro to Gaming (Ages 12-14)

Design and build a game! You will learn how to use programming tools such as Scratch and Kodu. You will create artwork, design characters, program their behaviour, and take away a game you can play at home!

No programming experience necessary. 


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. In partnership with the Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology (ISSET), Space Challengers will receive an engaging and authentic high-tech experience in space science through opportunities in hands-on exploration, discovery, and critical thinking.


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

Ever wonder how websites are made? In this 3-day workshop, you will learn to program in HTML and design your own website from scratch!

No programming experience necessary.

*3-day workshop


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

Have you ever wanted to create your own mobile app? The Smartphone App Programming Workshop is back this year! 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).

*3-day workshop


Exploring Arduino Workshop (Ages 15-17) *NEW*

Learn to program through experimentation! In this hands-on workshop you will develop an interactive object using an Arduino circuit board.

No programming experience necessary.


Game Design Workshop (Ages 15-17)

Interested in designing interactive computer games? Then this is the camp for you! You will design and create interactive stories on the computer using ScriptEase. This student-friendly language allows those with limited or no programming experience to create games that can be played as adventures in the Neverwinter Nights game system.

No programming experience necessary.


Alberta Summer Mathematics Institute (Grades 10-12)

ASMI is a “day camp” style event featuring a blend of mathematics instruction and directed research to be held on the main campus of the University of Alberta in Edmonton for four weeks starting on Monday, July 7, and ending on Friday, August 1. It is sponsored by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), Alberta Advanced Education and Technology (AAET), and the University of Alberta. There is no cost to the high school student Fellows (or their teachers) for participation in ASMI.

ASMI will start with lectures on a variety of topics delivered by top instructors in the University of Alberta’s Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. These lectures will be complemented by experiments using free open-source mathematical software Sage and introduction to the standard in science typesetting system LaTeX. The focus of the later part of the program will be on group projects devoted to in-depth exploration of topics appealing to students, concluding with presentation of findings to other students. Visit http://asmi.ca for more information.

Contact:

info@asmi.ca
780-492-4217