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By registering your camper, you also agree to abide by the EYES three strike policy. EYES works to ensure the safety and well being of the children and staff involved in the EYES program. Please review this policy with your camper prior to attending the EYES program.
E-Design Codemakers is a day camp at the University of Regina for youth who will be entering grades 4 to 9 this fall. It allows you to unleash your creativity using digital technology. This project based program uses computers and other technology to create new marvels. The program is based in a computer lab. We bring the tools, you bring the passion to create. Qualified instructors support the different avenues but do not lead the group in a single direction as in traditional EYES camp.
You will have the opportunity to:
– Design and print 3D objects
– Build and program robots
– Develop your photo editing skills
– Design video games
– Create your own web pages
– Program your own apps
– Build Arduinos
– Use a Raspberry Pi
– and much much more.
The difference between the 4-6 program and the 7-9 program is the structure. The 4-6 program will have mapped out lessons to help introduce to the software and hardware we will be working with. It will be a balance between instruction, self development and challenges. The 7-9 program will have access to tutorials but the program is self-directed with fewer instructor lead activities. With a project based approach, you choose want you want to work on for the week! This year we are offering two programs for the 7-9 EDesign Campers!
EDesign 7-9: Robots and Microcontrollers
This week of camp will focus primarily on hardware, and will be very hands-on. Campers will have the opportunity to build and program robots, make their own electronic devices, and write computer programs to connect to their creations. This week of camp is perfect for any makers and builders that want to learn how to bring their ideas to life! The basics of electronics and programming will be examined through the use of Arduino, Processing, and Vex Robotics. Campers will also have to opportunity to use 3d printers to bring their creations into the real world.
EDesign 7-9: Raspberry Pi and Game Coding
This week of camp will focus primarily on software. Campers will be coding their own video games, computer programs, computer animations, and beyond! We want to help campers find the intersection between their passion and programming. If you like music, you can use code to write your own songs. If you like art, you can generate your own artwork using code. Campers will learn to code in Game Maker, Processing, and other programs and will have the chance to connect their programs to the real world by using Raspberry Pi.
Qualified instructors provide opportunities to learn new skills and have developed the program to match a broad range of skills and interests. You simply order from a tech menu your desired week.
The weeks of camp are:
July 31st-August 4th
* We operate on the holiday Monday
Drop off and Pick up
Drop off and pick up will be in the Education Building at the University of Regina, just beside the ED Auditorium. A map will be posted to show you exactly where to go.
This map will direct you to locations which are reserved for you to park in during the drop-off and pick up times, as well as the parent show on Friday for all of the summer camps.
– Programming – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday
– Supervision provided from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
– One week = $225, hotluch option available for $60
– Please bring a nut-free and fish-free lunch Monday-Thursday
– Unfortunately, no microwaves or fridges are available.
– Water fight (weather dependent) & Pizza Party on Friday
EYES is proud to be participating in Codemakers, a national program powered by Actua and Google. Actua’s network members at post-secondary institutions across Canada will empower 100,000 youth with critical computer science skills and prepare them for their future roles as innovators in technology. www.actua.ca/codemakers.