The summer camps are each a week long and are open to youth ages 9-14. This year’s Campbell River camps will include the always popular LEGO Robotics NICBot Camps in July and three new camps: CODE-Con, ENG Girls and STEAM Teens in August.
“We had great feedback from participants and parents last year following our first full summer of camps and we’re so excited to be able to build on that and offer an expanded range of camps this year,” said Ali Sandholm, NIC youth & community outreach liaison.
All NIC Youth Academy Summer Camps focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), through a wide range of subjects and applications.
“One of the great things about STEM is how many different facets there are to explore, from engineering to coding, physics and chemistry – it provides a great range of hands-on learning,” said Sandholm.
In NICBot Camps, participants learn to build, program and control LEGO EV3 robots. Three versions of the camp are offered: NICBot Camp for those new to LEGO Robotics, NICBot Camp Xtreme, for those with LEGO Robotics experience and an all-girls camp.
At the CODE-Con camp, participants will explore what exists behind the scenes of the digital world we work and play in while learning popular coding languages and how to program creative digital projects.
ENG Girls provides a safe, supportive and inclusive environment to introduce girls to the multi-faceted field of engineering, including problem solving and design thinking.
STEAM Teens combines art with STEM to ignite inner creativity, featuring hands -on experiments, innovated builds, creative design, coding and programming digital projects.
A full list of all camps and the summer schedule is available at www.nic.bc.ca/youth-academy.
Registration for all camps opens April 1.