Youth STEM Camps

The City is offering a series of free virtual STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) camps for Brantford youth. 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. Registration will close at 12 a.m. (midnight) on the evening before each session begins. If you have questions, call 519-957-1073. 

Arcade Game Building - FULL

December 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Ages: 5 to 9 years old
Cost: FREE

MakeCode brings computer science to life for all students with fun projects, immediate results, and both block and text editors for learners at different levels. Develop your programming skills by quickly creating and modding retro arcade games with Blocks and JavaScript in the MakeCode editor. Microsoft MakeCode Arcade is a web-based beginner-friendly code editor to create retro arcade games for the web and for dedicated hardware. As usual with MakeCode, you can either use blocks or JavaScript to build your program in your browser. There’s nothing to install – the games will just work in the browser!

Register online

If you have any questions, call 519-957-1073. Registration will close at 12am (midnight) on the evening before each session begins. Learn about other STEMOTICS programs at their website.

Android App Development

December 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Ages: 10 to 14 years old
Cost: FREE

MIT App Inventor is an innovative beginner’s introduction to programming and app 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 ability to create a basic, fully functional app within an hour or less.

Register online

If you have any questions, call 519-957-1073. Registration will close at 12am (midnight) on the evening before each session begins. Learn about other STEMOTICS programs at their website.

Hours of Code: Minecraft - FULL

December 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Ages: 5 to 9 years old
Cost: FREE

Hour of Code is focused on introducing basic programming skills in a simple, accessible way. The Minecraft Hour of Code will introduce the player to programming logic like Repeat Loops and If Statements. The player can pick one of many scenarios. In each scenario, there is an objective for the player to complete in order to complete the first level. There are 12 – 14 levels in each scenario, which are more complex the higher the level. Some scenarios in Minecraft Hour of Code are: Minecraft: Hero’s Journey, Minecraft Designer, and Minecraft Adventurer.

Register online

If you have any questions, call 519-957-1073. Registration will close at 12am (midnight) on the evening before each session begins. Learn about other STEMOTICS programs at their website.