Youth STEM Camps

STEM Camps for Youth

The City is offering a series of free virtual STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) camps for Brantford youth throughout the summer and fall of 2020. These camps aim to inspire youth to develop a passion for STEM and develop skills that will help them pursue an education or career in an emerging field. STEM activities foster ingenuity, creativity, and encourage problem-solving abilities.

Age ranges may differ between programs. Pre-registration with partnering organizations is required as space is limited.

Artech Camps

  • Programs offered: Games with Roblox; 3D Modelling and Animations
  • Dates: August 10-14, 2020 (Games with Roblox), August 17-21, 2020 (3D Modelling and Animation).
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 7-14 years old.
  • Registration link: bit.ly/ArtechCamps
  • Must register by Friday, August 7, 2020 for Games with Roblox
  • Must register by Friday, August 14, 2020 for 3D Modelling and Animation

BrainTech Robotics

  • Programs offered: Polli is an interactive web-based educational program (portal) that teaches computer science and coding.
  • Dates: August 15 – November 15, 2020 (offered over a 3 month duration).
  • Times: Youth can complete the program at their own pace with support from instructors/mentors, additional workshops, and video chat sessions will be available from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 10-17 years old.
  • Registration link: bit.ly/BrainTechRobotics
  • Must register by August 13 to participate in the full 3 months of program. Registration will close on September 15, 2020.

Sylvan Learning Centre

  • Programs offered: This camp includes science experiments, game coding, and interactive math activities. A kit of resources will be provided to facilitate learning.
  • Dates: August 17-21, 2020
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for participants in grade 3-5 and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for participants in grades 6-8.
  • Ages: Youth in grades 3-8.
  • Registration: Call 519-757-0325 or visit bit.ly/SylvanLearningCentre
  • Must register by Thursday, August 13, 2020.

STEMOTICS

  • Programs offered:
    1. Virtual LEGO® MINDSTORMS
    2. Scratch Coding & Animation
  • Dates: September 12 & 26, 2020 (Virtual LEGO® MINDSTORMS), September 19, 2020 (Scratch Coding & Animation)
  • Times: 11am-1pm
  • Ages: 9-14 for Virtual LEGO® MINDSTORMS, 5-8 for Scratch Coding & Animation
  • Registration: bit.ly/Stemotics Call 519-957-1073 for any questions regarding the program. Registration will close at 12am (midnight) on the evening before each session begins.