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Junior & senior camp themes 2014

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From designing video games to starting the latest fashion trend... there's something for everyone at camp.

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Just finished grades 3 - 5?

Jr. Advanced robotics programming

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.

Jr. Amazing race: campus edition

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!

Jr. Backstage pass

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.

Jr. Bees, bugs and mini-beasts

Who let the bugs out? Become an entomologist as you get down to a bug’s eye view and discover why some mini-beasts are actually our best friends. Find out how bugs communicate, capture your own spider’s web, explore the nutritional value of insects as food and create your own bee eye to take home.

Jr. Cartooning around

Get your fun ideas down on paper and cartoon around! Tell stories with emotion and personality as you showcase your drawing skills and create your very own portfolio. Every camper will have their drawing featured in Youth University’s cartoon gallery.

Jr. Chemical concoctions

Discover how to blow giant bubbles, make colour-changing paint and create your own snack slime! Become a chemist during this exciting week of zany experiments while we use household items to create interesting chemical reactions.

Jr. Computers: creative license

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.

Jr. CSI: Youth University

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!

Jr. Culinary chemistry

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.

Jr. Egyptology: In Search of Osiris’s Treasure

Join us on a mysterious adventure through Egypt. You’ll learn about mummies, make your own board game based on Egyptian history and write your name in hieroglyphics. Remember to keep your eyes open for clues to Osiris’s treasure throughout the week.

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?

Jr. Epic engineers: vehicles

Create blueprints, design, build, test, rebuild and destroy! In this camp you’ll learn about the different technologies used to make vehicles as you create your own experimental designs. Join the YU road-race or test-fly your orbital design throughout the week.

Jr. Extreme science

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.

Jr. Fabulous fashion design

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!

Jr. Game design: level up

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 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!

Jr. Greek Mythology

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?

Jr. Jurassic park: paleontologists

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!

Jr. Manga manga

Help your characters come to life with emotion and a cool storyline. In this camp you will learn how to develop your own unique style of Anime or Manga drawing. You will learn about the history of Japanese animation and comic books and leave with your very own comic strip.

Jr. Marvels of magic

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!

Jr. Medical mysteries: disease control

What is that nasty disease? Learn how medical professionals solve the mystery of disease by piecing together signs and symptoms. Learn to read x-rays, examine bacteria under a microscope, check for vitals, and more. You’ve seen the symptoms – now solve the mystery!

Jr. Medieval times

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!

Jr. Pirate academy

Arrr me matey’s! Join YU’s pirate academy and learn how to dress, speak and act like a pirate. Along the way you’ll learn pirate legends and lore as you discover clues that lead you to Captain Montgomery’s treasure!

Jr. Robo tech

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.

Jr. Robo tech: digital designer

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?

Jr. Robo tech: excellent engineers

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.

Jr. Robo tech: extreme obstruction

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.

Jr. Robo tech: innovative inventors

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.

Jr. Robo tech: mega maze

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?

Jr. Robo tech: space adventure

Ground control to Major YU: You and your team need to save the Earth from intergalactic emergencies. Design and program a LEGO NXT robot to salvage space junk, stabilize the atmosphere, and ensure that the galaxy is safe before the end of this adventurous week. This camp is out of this world!

Jr. Robo tech: vehicle challenge

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.

Jr. Spa science

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.

Jr. Special FX

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.

Jr. Star performer

Do you dream of seeing your name in lights? Do you want to be an actor on TV? This camp will get you ready for your big break in show business. Come learn acting and voice techniques as you take part in theatre games, improv, and physical theatre.

Jr. Stop motion

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.

Jr. Youth U-tube: viral video

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.

2014 summer camp schedule

 

Just finished grades 6 - 8?

Sr. Advanced robotics programming

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 Robotics. This camp uses the latest in LEGO robtics, the EV3!

Sr. Amazing race: campus edition

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!

Sr. CSI: Youth University

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!

Sr. Eco-science

Do you ever wonder how the Earth supports more than 7 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 backyard. Think outside the “recycle box.”

Sr. 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?

Sr. Fabulous fashion design

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!

Sr. Game design: Gamemaster

Want to know the complete video game design process including game story writing and production? In this camp you’ll learn how to control characters, objects and outcomes in your own game, then increase the difficulty level and add more features. Game on!

Sr. Game design: level up

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.

Sr. Manga manga

Help your characters come to life with emotion and a cool storyline. In this camp you will learn how to develop your own unique style of Anime or Manga drawing. You will learn about the history of Japanese animation and comic books and leave with your very own comic strip.

Sr. Medical mysteries: disease control

What is that nasty disease? Learn how medical professionals solve the mystery of disease by piecing together signs and symptoms. Learn to read x-rays, examine bacteria under a microscope, check for vitals, and more. You’ve seen the symptoms – now solve the mystery!

Sr. Outdoor leaders

Do you want to know the inside scoop about our low and high ropes courses? What about learning fire starting techniques or trying your hand at orienteering? As a YU Outdoor Leader, you’ll learn these skills and also plan and lead a team-building event.

Sr. Robo tech: virtual world

Did you know that robots can be used to solve issues that humans can’t? In this camp you’ll start with an introduction to building and programming robots using LEGO EV3 Robotics. Then you’ll take advanced control of your NXT project as you combine virtual simulation with real-life challenges.

Sr. Star performer

Do you dream of seeing your name in lights? Do you want to be an actor on TV? This camp will get you ready for your big break in show business. Come learn acting and voice techniques as you take part in theatre games, improv, and physical theatre.

Sr. Stop motion

Join the world of stop motion creation as you and your team will 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.

Sr. Web animation

Attention all animators! Ever wonder how your favourite cartoon is made? Learn behind-the-scenes techniques for creating amazing animations for the internet. Add visual effects, voiceovers and upload your final project to share.

Sr. Web design

Are you curious about how to build your own space on the web? Learn web design, coding and management techniques while you create your own game site, blog, or homepage. Then publish your work to share it with the world.

Sr. Youth U-tube: viral video

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.

Sr. YU artist studio

Step into some of the world’s greatest galleries with YU as we explore art history and painting techniques displayed by the masters. Learn how to blend colours and methods to create your very own masterpiece that will be shared with and appreciated by your peers.

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