Tech Summer Camp: Mechatronics & Engineering Olympics (ages 6-14)

Run by Under the GUI

Tagged in: Kids, Summer Camps, Academics, Teen, Science & Tech

The Mechatronics & Engineering Olympics will introduce students of all ages to the exciting world of Engineering through a full week of competitions and engaging activities. Activities and challenges will include Paper Physics Triathlon, High Egg Drop, Popsicle Stick Bridge/Tower, Robotic Transporter and many more! Groups will receive a budget each to invest in their own materials and projects! It’s all about the team-work at this camp.

No experience necessary or come with your skills and we’ll find a course that fits you!

Camp Details:
Ages 6 – 14 (separated into age groups)
Maximum 10 campers per age group; maximum 30 campers per camp
Small camper-to-instructor ratio
Daily hands-on building experience
Challenging Team-building activities
Introduction to “finance” and smart spending
T-shirts & Camp Certificates

What Campers will Learn:
Learn to collaborate with others, as well as creative and critical thinking
Effective-communication in group settings
Physics and strength of different materials, including recyclables
What materials are best to use for what structures
Engineering vocabulary: beam, truss, arch, suspension
Ask critical questions, think creatively, brainstorm solutions
Plan key components in the building process
Improve on their builds and revise for the final competition

What’s included in each Summer Camp?
- Minimum 1 student volunteer for each age group
- Certified First-Aider on site
- Certificate of Completion
- Take home Robotics Kit after completion (Robotics, Circuits & 3D Printing camp only)
- Indoor & Outdoor activities for a healthy balance
- Low Instructor to Student ratio (maximum 10 students per instructor)

Why Tech Summer Camps?
- An opportunity to explore a potential Career path
- Improve math, logic and keyboarding skills
- Development of design skills
- Development of new ways of thinking and foster problem-solving techniques
- Improved self-esteem, confidence and team-building & social skills
- Gain knowledge in tech topics unavailable at school
- Strong demand for Tech Jobs in the next 10 years; one of the fastest growing industries in Canada

Location and Program Information

Map to madrona indpendent school

Where: madrona indpendent school
2040 W10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 2B3

Under the GUI is a learning academy focusing on STEM programs for grades 1 - 12 students. We aspire to create an environment that inspires to innovate, think critically, and create with technologies.

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