Summer Camps

New 2022 Summer Camps

Fun One Week Summer Programs in STEM Education

Space

Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Aerospace Cadets

The vastness of space is astounding. Aerospace Cadets will learn to explore our solar system, build a Mars colony, train as an astronaut and pilot a space shuttle. Campers get to 3D print, build electronics, use the flight simulator and engineer a space station in our Lab of Discovery.

Ages 6-14: One week camp from Aug 8 – 12 CLOSED
Ages 6-14: One week camp from Aug 22 – 26

Fee: $325 + GST (each camp participant will receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

Architectural Design

Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Architectural Design

Explore and learn the fundamentals of construction design while you build a model architectural wonder! Create your marvel with different materials and bring it to life during the week. Whether you chose an older, contemporary or modern architectural design, campers will enjoy creating and building during this fun hands on experience.

Ages 10-17: One week camp from Jul 11-15

Fee: $335 + GST (each camp participant will receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

electronics

Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Circuits

Students will be learning about electronics and building projects with this hands-on summer camp. Learn the magic of electricity and the wonders of electronic components. This fun class will challenge students with building, soldering and testing in our Lab of Discovery. Participants will build and take home several electronic projects.

Ages 10-17: One week camp from Aug 22 – 26

Fee: $295 + GST (each camp participant will take home electronic kits and receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

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Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

CNC Machines

Students will learn Computer Numerical Control with automated manufacturing using milling machines. Working with plastics and wood, students will make several projects of their own design using 3D design and several CNC machines. By adding special effects students will take home various cool projects.

Ages 10-17: One week camp from Aug 8 – 12

Fee: $335 + GST (each camp participant will receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

Coding

Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Coding for Everyone

Another one of our programming camps that builds challenging projects that interface to other devices. Students will learn to code C++ with Arduino and build projects interfacing to electronic sensors and other components. This is open to new students and will challenge the more advanced students.

Ages 8-17: One week camp from July 4 – 8

Fee: $325 + GST (each camp participant will take home a project and receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

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Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Coding Raspberry Pi

This camp is for the more advance programmer that would like to build challenging projects that use Raspberry Pi. Learn advanced development and integration tools while working on cool projects. We will choose from several projects to task participants and keep them enthused.

Ages 8-17: One week camp from July 25 – 29 CLOSED

Fee: $335 + GST (each camp participant will take home a project and receive a new Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

Helmet

Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Cosplay

Our Cosplay course was a great success last year. Students will learn our favorite tricks and techniques when building Cosplay costumes and accessories. Students will learn how to turn ordinary materials, inexpensive toys, easy-to-manipulate thermoplastics and other materials into costumes. Learn cool hair and makeup effects to complete your look. Halloween is just a short time away. Build and take home your cosplay projects

Ages 6-14: One week camp from Aug 8 – 12

Fee: $325 + GST (each camp participant will receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

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Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Discover Your Inner Engineer

Discovery your inner engineer. Our Lab of Discovery is perfect for youth who are seeking more experience and knowledge in the challenging field of engineering. During the week they will build all new projects including electronics, programming, 3D design, robotics, Computer Aided Manufacturing systems and a whole lot more.

Ages 10-17: One week camp from July 25 – 29
Ages 6-12:
One week camp from Aug 15 – 19

Fee: $335 + GST (each camp participant will receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

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Drone

Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Drones

Reach for the sky. Learn all about quadcopters, airplanes and other aircraft along with their structures, electronics and designs. Over the week Campers will build their own project and learn to fly in our Discovery Lab. Activities will include demonstrations, building and competitions!

Ages 6-11: One week camp from Jul 11 – 15 CLOSED

Fee: $335 + GST (each camp participant will receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

Option: $150 + GST (Add the option to your order if your child would like to take home the quadcopter kit that they use in class.)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

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Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Film Making

This camp is a beginner level film making class. Using either a DSLR camera or an iPhone, participants will get instruction in photography, lighting, sound, staging, and editing. Learn to make videos and start sharing on social media platforms. Discover your creative side with experimental filming and editing techniques. Exciting daily projects will build your confidence and get you noticed.  NOTE: Participants are required to bring their own DSLR camera or iPhone to the camp. We have a couple  of extra cameras if needed so please let us know if you require a camera for the week by including this information on your registration form.

Ages 10-17: Four day camp from Aug 2 – 5

Fee: $275+ GST (each camp participant will receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

Game Development

Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Game Development

This summer camp is an innovative beginner’s introduction to programming and game creation that transforms the complex language of text-based coding into visual, drag-and-drop building blocks. The simple graphical interface grants even an inexperienced novice the ability to create a basic, fully functional game. This easy to use development platform will allow students to develop their own game. Advanced campers will learn to build assets, interface to a mobile device and learn higher level programming.

Ages 6-12: One week camp from Jul 18-22
Ages 10-17: One week camp from Aug 15-19

Fee: $345 + GST (each camp participant will receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

Kinetic Machine

Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Kinetic Machines

This camp has some amazing projects and shows students how to build kinetic machines where engineering and art meet to produce such wonderful works. Using different materials and construction techniques, students will learn to engineer several kinetic machines.

Ages 9-17: One week camp from Aug 15 – 19

Fee: $325 + GST (each camp participant will receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt.

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

Lego Engineers

Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Lego Engineers

Building with Lego blocks is one of our newer programs for our budding Engineers. Hands-on experience in a fun and challenging environment. Projects use a critical design and problem solving with an engineering approach.

Ages 6-14: One week camp from Jul 4-8
Ages 6-14: One week camp from Jul 18-22
Ages 6-14: One week camp from Aug 22-26

Fee: $325 + GST (each camp participant will receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

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Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Marvel vs DC

Students will build projects from the Marvel and DC movies as we pay tribute to movie magic. From shields to sceptres, we will have fun constructing the best of the Marvel and DC movie characters. Campers will choose from different projects to build and let their imaginations grow.

Ages 6-14: One week camp from July 11-15

Fee: $295 + GST (each camp participant will receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

Metalwork

Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Metalwork

Learn how to metalwork with different materials including aluminum, steel, brass and copper. Students will build projects and learn to cut, solder, weld and cast metal. Course includes use and safety training with hand tools and power tools. Spare pieces of aluminum would be appreciated for casting.

Ages 10-17: Four day camp from Aug 2 – 5

Fee: $295 + GST (each camp participant will receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

Vandal

Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

RC Cars

Learn all about RC Cars, from the chassis to the motor, campers learn every aspect of their radio controlled car in this hands-on workshop. Once the build is complete, the race is on! Campers race their RC Cars on on a fun and competitive course designed by our students. Learn to maintain and modify your RC Car.

Ages 8-14: Four day camp from August 2 – 5

Fee: $390 + GST (each camp participant will receive an RC Car with remote control and a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

Robot

Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Robotics

For youth, learning to build their own remote controlled robot can be the perfect engineering experience! Campers will learn how to put together their own creations in our Discovery Lab. This camp will teach students the finer points to designing, building and programming there own robot. This educational and interactive camp is perfect for builders!

Ages 8-12: One week camp from Jul 25 – 29
Ages 10-17: One week camp from Aug 8 – 12

Fee: $335 + GST (each camp participant will receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

Option: $150 + GST (Add this option to your order if your child would like to take home the robotic rover kit that they make in class.)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

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Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Science Quest

Join us in our Quest for Science. Students will be doing experiments in our cool Science Lab and discovering the world around them. Children are born scientists and continue to experiment as they grow. Our Science Lab will show them a whole new world and keep their interest going.

Ages 6-12: Four day camp from Jul 4 – 8
Ages 10-17: One week camp from Jul 18 – 22

Fee: $295 + GST (each camp participant will receive a Roots 2 STEM t-shirt)

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.

This artist's impression shows the Space Shuttle during the currently planned Servicing Mission (SM4) to repair and upgrade the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in 2008. This Servicing Mission will not only ensure that Hubble can function for perhaps as much as another ten years, it will also increase its capabilities significantly in key areas. As part of the upgrade, two new scientific instruments will be installed: the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph and the Wide Field Camera 3.

Hours:
Doors open 8:30 am
Classes run 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Doors close 4:00 pm

Space Camp

Join our new Space Program. The most exciting day for anyone who wants to travel into space is the day they are selected to join the space program. It can take up to two years of training to become a fully qualified scientist, engineer or astronaut. Candidates must learn the science and engineering of working in space, in a spacecraft or space station, and on other planets.

Astronauts In Training will receive a t-shirt and take home a rocket and Mars robot they design and build. Price also includes trips to off-campus training facilities.

Ages 10-17:  Chose one of the following weeks:

July 4 – 8         OPEN
July 11 – 15       OPEN
July 18 – 22       Closed
July 25 – 29       OPEN

Fee: $475 + GST

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Please note: to hold your spot you must both buy the course, and fill in the registration form.