Program Descriptions

ONLINE CAMPS

Kinder Creators | Junior Thinkers | Science & Engineering Camp | Girls Quest Camp | Tech & Coding Camp | Robotics Camp


Kinder Creators
(K – Grade 1)

In Kinder Creators, we use engaging experiments to encourage exploration and spark interest in important scientific topics. Topics are age-appropriate, following the Grade 1 Ontario Science Curriculum, so campers are guaranteed to learn while having fun! We focus on connecting science to the real world by learning about living things, energy, seasons and planets, the environment, materials, and structures. We strive to teach the WHY behind the WHAT. With hands on activities, these young, creative minds will thrive!


Junior Thinkers
Grades 2 – 3

In Junior Thinkers, we expand our thinking to connect Science to real world applications. Topics are age-appropriate, following the Grades 2 and 3 Ontario Science Curriculum, so campers are guaranteed to learn while having fun! Through various activities, we investigate the characteristics of animals and plants, types of movement and simple machines, properties of liquids and solids, the water cycle, strong and stable structures, balance (centre of mass vs. centre of gravity), and forces. We discuss how humans interact with and influence these different systems.  


Science & Engineering Camp
(Grades 4 – 8)

In our Science & Engineering Camp, we use the engineering design cycle and hypothesis testing to develop a deep understanding of scientific topics. Topics are age-appropriate, following the Grades 4 – 8 Ontario Science Curriculum, so campers are guaranteed to learn while having fun! As part of this camp, we will cover the main branches of Science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Your camper will learn about anything from habitats and biodiversity, to human organ systems and cells, to electricity and flight. Additionally, we will be covering different types of technology (computers, video games, music production, or graphic design), including robotics and coding (Scratch, Python, HTML, Java, C, C++)!


Girls Quest Camp
(Grades 4 – 8)

Girls Quest Camp is everything that is awesome about our Science & Engineering Camp, but only for female-identifying campers! Campers will participate in a fun, high-impact science adventure designed to promote women in Science and Engineering. Girls Quest is instructed by a team of individuals who identify as female and are undergraduate students at Queen’s University.  


Tech & Coding Camp
(Grades 4 – 8)

Tech & Coding Camp is the intro to Technology and Coding you’ve been waiting for! In fun and engaging activities, campers will be exposed to different types of technology (computers, video games, music production, or graphic design), including an introduction to coding (Scratch, Python, HTML, Java, C, C++)! These activities are run by Queen’s University Science and Engineering students from backgrounds such as Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science!


Robotics Camp
(Grades 4 – 8)

In Robotics Camp, campers will have the opportunity to explore the world of Technology and Coding as it relates to robotics and robot programming! Not only will campers be able to see how technology and coding work together in robotics using Arduino, but they will be exposed to how robotics are used in other aspects of every-day life (like prosthetics, medicine, and home maintenance)!