You’ve learned the basics. Now impress your friends with your advanced programming skills. Become an expert as we focus on light sensors, jumps, forks, split tasks and more. You’ll be a programming whiz in no time. This program is recommended for campers who have experience with LEGO NXT Robotics.
Are you ready to design the amazing race 2014? In this camp you’ll chart a path around campus choosing the locations and activities for the Amazing Race. Along the way you’ll learn about different countries, cultural facts and activities. Finish the week as a participant in the YU amazing race!
What goes on behind the scenes in a theatre production? It takes a skilled team to make a production. Each day you will gain hands-on experience as you learn to design and make theatre props, select costumes, apply stage makeup, and try your hand at directing while you prepare for opening day on Friday.
Are you creative? Explore new ways to express your artistic side through writing, drawing, photography, and more. Each week will focus on a new talent and will encourage you to use a variety of mediums to express your inner artist. No experience necessary, just bring your creativity and sense of adventure!
Learn the tricks and tips to make your computer projects rock! Create your own website and learn how to add music, graphics, animation, and hyperlinks to your projects. Discover some cool online templates, use an online digital photo album and learn how to digitally alter your photographs.
This program is designed for the serious investigator. Learn how to separate DNA, lift fingerprints, conduct handwriting analysis, do dental printing and analyze hair under a microscope. Use these forensic science techniques to solve a fictional mystery. Come help us catch the culprit!
Did you know that fungi are an important part of what makes your favourite breads fluffy and light? Take an in-depth look at the variety of chemical changes and reactions that take place in everyday cooking. Explore some important principles of culinary science and enjoy some tasty creations.
Imagine, design, and build. Learn how the pros design and build structurally sound rooms and buildings while creating your own model dream house. Develop your own personal design esthetic as you learn colour theory and room layout techniques. Show your creation at the end of the week at the YU junior design show.
Jr. Eco Science
Do you ever wonder how Earth supports more than seven billion people? Join YU and explore ways to reduce our carbon footprint, meet our energy needs and protect animal species. Come experiment with green technology and learn about the critters in the back yard. Think outside the “recycle box.”
Jr. Epic engineers: structures
Do you like to design and build big things? Learn how professionals solve structural design issues and use your new skills to complete towering design challenges. Use special software to design bridges and cities. Put your building skills to the test throughout the week…are you up to the challenge?
The earth is full of wonder. Experiment with scaled-down natural disasters including tornadoes, volcanoes and earth quakes. Use chemistry, biology and physics to learn about the natural wonders of the world and create some of your own.
Do you have a passion for fashion and a desire to share your unique style with other fashionistas? Learn the fundamentals of fashion design as you create accessories, sew and crochet your way to the Extreme Fashion Design Challenge!
Do you have what it takes to create a virtual world? Use specialized software to learn about what it takes to create stunning and complex computer-generated environment. Put your ideas into action as you create your own video game level.
Jr. Game design: Minecraft
Are you a builder, crafter, miner or farmer? Unleash your imagination and create a shared virtual world. Through play learn the basics of game design, team strategies, and virtual problem solving!
Jr. Game show showdown
Ever wonder how game shows are produced? Or who thinks of those crazy “Minute to Win It” challenges? In this camp you will explore, research, create, play, host and produce your very game show. Use cool software and special equipment to make your show a hit!
Join YU on Mount Olympus to explore a mythological era. Learn about early scientific discoveries, reproduce ancient artifacts and delve into mythology. End the week participating in our very own YU Olympics – can you compete with Zeus?
Join us in an expedition into Jurassic Park! Discover how paleontologists piece together evidence to recreate how dinosaurs lived 200 million years ago. Participate in an archaeological dig for dinosaur bones and search the premises for fossils. There is a whole other world out there. Come discover it!
Ever wonder how Harry Houdini and David Copperfield became so famous? Learn the tricks of the trade as used by magicians as you perfect your card, coin, ring and illusion tricks! Dazzle an audience of friends at the end of the week at the YU Magic Extravaganza. They won’t believe their eyes!
Imagine yourself in another time…Medieval Times! Enter through the drawbridge into the world of castles, knights, queens and dragons to create your own coat of arms, practice knightly manners, and learn sword play. Put your new found knowledge into practice as you write a script, design a set and take on a character that sweeps you back in time!
Back by popular demand, this radical robot camp is an introduction to building and programming robots using LEGO NXT robotics. Learn how to build and operate intelligent robots that can sense and respond to their environment.
Every good robo design starts with a plan. Use virtual LEGO software to create your robot then build it in real life. Push your creation to the limits by seeing it first in a 3D world. What are you going to create?
Calling all engineers! Youth University needs you to tackle the most extreme building and design challenges our robots have ever seen. By the end of the week you will program your construction to use axles, arms, gears, pullies and levers. No experience necessary.
Drive under, over and straight through it. You and your teammates will design, build and program a LEGO NXT robot to dodge or destroy every obstacle that gets in its way.
Do you have what it takes to invent the next best thing? Create an original robotic design to solve everyday tasks using LEGO NXT robotics. Record your creation and add it to the YU archive of robo tech inventions.
Build it, program it, then sit back and watch it go. In this camp you will design a variety of maze challenges and then program your team’s robot to navigate the maze at top speed. Will you beat the YU record?
Unleash the power of the next-gen LEGO Mindstorms EV3! Design your robot to sneak around covers, gather intel, and escape in a hurry. Program sensors to detect colour, temperature, and sound as your team completes the operation. Will your robot use treads, wheels or legs?
Build it and they will come. Your team will compete to design and build the fastest, strongest, smallest, largest, lightest, heaviest, most manoeuvrable, most durable, and coolest LEGO NXT robot vehicle to accomplish a variety of tasks.
It’s pure indulgence…scientific indulgence! Allow your mind, body and spirit to be pampered as you explore the science behind spa treatments and products. Learn how to make shampoo, soap and body spray as you create your own product line with secret and exclusive mixtures from the Youth University spa science lab and factory.
Want to turn your home movies into 5-star film productions? In this camp you will create your own short movie and then learn digital editing techniques such as adding titles, graphics, music, and voice-overs. Take your blockbuster home at the end of the week to share.
Want to turn your home movies into 5-star film productions? In this camp you will create your own short movie and then learn digitalediting techniques such as adding titles, graphics, music, and voice-overs. Take your blockbuster home at the end of the week to share.
Can you dance? Don’t worry, by the end of the week you will be the first one out on the dance floor. Practice using Just Dance songs and work your way up to creating your own choreography for your own Just Dance video. Invite your family and friends to join in the fun!
Join the world of stop motion creation as you and your team use LEGO and clay to sculpt, record, add voice-overs and produce your very own movie. Unveil your masterpiece to friends at the YU red-carpet event on Friday.
Young adventurers, join YU’s survival camp and learn how to cook, build shelter, purify water, and explore the natural around Youth University. Over the week campers will create their own survival training guide as they learn the skills for surviving in the wild.
The YU museum of history has been ransacked! Jr. Time travellers will go on an adventure through different periods of
history, investigating some of the unique art, technology, and culture of early civilizations like ancient China and the Vikings! Build and discover a little bit of history as you work to create exhibits and reopen the museum
Think you have the greatest video idea? Share it with the world! Be a part of the entire production process, from scriptwriting to sound recording, digital video camera techniques, to critical viewing skills and digital editing. Show off your work on Friday – your video will be set to go viral.