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NICBotCamp Xtreme

Ready, Set, Build bigger and more complex robots at this NICBotCamp Xtreme! Students (ages 10 to 14) can join this week-long camp to expand on your Lego Robot skills by learning NEW programming techniques and working with sensors! Students must have either taken a previous Lego robotics camp or have experience building and programming Lego EV3 robots.

Prerequisite(s): Previous Lego Robotics Camp or Lego EV3 experience.

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-BTXT-CVS1 CV Aug 26-Aug 30 $195.00



The NICBotCamp will use LEGO robots to inspire and engage youth in science and engineering pursuits. Students (grades 4 to 6) will participate in fun, hands-on camps during the week, learning basic digital literacy skills including LEGO robotics.

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-LEGO-CVS2 CV Aug 26-Aug 30 $185.00


The Fate of Journalism

Instructor: Quentin Dodd. Take a look back at journalism in a large segment of the eastern, rural part of England and in Campbell River, through the eyes of area journalist Quentin Dodd. What was it and what has it become with the advent of radio, television, and the world wide web! What fate has it suffered? There will be time allowed for a robust group discussion.

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.


Canada Geese in the CR Estuary

Facilitator: Cynthia Bendickson. Cynthia grew up in Campbell River and on Hardwicke Island. She is currently the Executive Director of Greenways Land Trust in Campbell River. Canada goose populations have increased substantially throughout North America since the early 1990s, and the population in the Campbell River Estuary has mirrored this growth. This talk will explore what is causing this increase, the impact it is having on estuary habitats, management options, and the principles of ethical wildlife control.

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.


Retire to the Garden

Facilitator: Sally Wilson. Join members of the Campbell River Garden Club as they explore ways to retire comfortably in your garden, discuss the difficulties in gardening in Campbell River, show you how to lay out your garden, examine the commitment, and introduce you to ways to inject fun and magic into your garden.

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.


Scenic Hikes (No Dogs)

These 2 - 3 hour hikes, covering variable terrain for 7 - 10 km, are suited for those who enjoy walking or hiking regularly. We will do hikes from Bowser to Campbell River, so car pooling is encouraged. The hikes can be postponed due to extreme weather but otherwise go on, rain or shine. Experience great exercise, discover new places, meet great people!

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.


Basic Digital Photography

Learn basic photographic controls such as exposure, focus, depth of field, metering, and white balance in this introduction to digital single-lens reflect (SLR) photography. Lectures, workshops, slide shows and critiques of student work will stress positive achievement and build confidence to tackle more challenging photographic work. Instructor: Clinton Palmer, Campbell River; Paul Wenger, Comox Valley Note: Bring a digital SLR camera to class. No "point and shoot" cameras.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-2721-CVS1 CV Oct 1-Nov 5 $229.00