Why do a BrainSTEM Learning Canada Winter Camp?
BrainSTEM Learning Canada offers great educational options for your children in the winter season. This is where the kids not only have a lot of fun and they will learn about STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math). In these activities, they will use their creativity, their curiosity, and learning concepts to face exciting challenges. Using teamwork, the engineering design process, and fun; they design, build, test and improve their projects in a way to reinforce the class principles.
There are a lot of ways to spend your school vacation, and there are a few opportunities like our programs that give your kids so much joy and excitement while they learn. We use applied learning and they will love to use these principles to solve problems, or to improve life designing, building, testing and improving their creations. They will find a use for math and physics, challenging their partners and themselves.
1 Week: Half day $270* / week (bring a snack for snack break)
(*If this year is a 4-day holiday weeks half day are $216 / week)
1 Week: Full day $590* / week (bring enough food for two snack breaks and lunch & add lunch to morning and afternoon camps for full day $50)
(*If this year is a 4-day holiday weeks full day are $472 / week (Bring enough food and beverage for two snack breaks and a lunch & add lunch to morning and afternoon camps $40)
During our camps, there is a snack break in the morning or afternoon session. If you are doing a full day camp then there is an hour lunch break.
Please provide enough food and beverage for the snack breaks and or lunch breaks depending on which sessions your child is enrolled in.
As well, Weather permitting and for the full day camps, we will be going to the park or on a nature walk, so please provide sun protection and appropriate footwear for the walk.
There are two commercial customer parking spots available in our customer parking lot located under the Remix building entrance off 14th st.
Also there are two commercial loading zone 15 min. parking spaces on the lane way in front of our location at 730 Marine dr. the entrance is off Bewicke. As you may not turn left off off Marine Dr. on to Bewicke, we suggest turning up Fell Ave, turning right Larson, and then turning right again onto Bewicke Ave., then right again onto the lane way.
Then there is public parking available on 14th ST.
Drop off / Pick up time:
Within 15 Minutes before the scheduled class start time. If you have an older child and a younger child to register, you may drop both children off for a 9am Specialists start and the younger student may do some open play with STEM toys from 9-9:30am when their class begins. Similarly, with pick up time from 3:30-4pm. Call for any before or after care 604-379-2767.
Little Brains (4-6 years) Learning Weekly Themes are as follows:
Dec 19, 20, 21, 22, 23:
9:30-10:30 Civil Engineering ,
11:00-12:00 Aerospace Engineering
Dec 19, 20, 21, 22, 23:
1-2pm STEM 360 Engineering,
2:30-3:30pm Manufacturing Engineering
Half day: 1 Week: $270 / 5 day week
Full day: 1 Week:$590/ 5 day week
Maximum of 12 participants (split between both age groups)
Specialists(7-11 years)/Managers (12-14 years) Learning Weekly Themes are as follows:
Our Winter Camps are geared towards 7-14 year-olds. They are run over the course of one week and consist of 3-hour sessions with snack break, Dec. 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, either in the morning or afternoon. You could also do one week of full day classes with two 3-hr sessions, two snack breaks, and a 1 hr lunch break.
Morning 9am-12pm: Winter Challenges
With the winter season comes many new opportunities to have fun and find new activities to perform. In Canada the winter season comes with snow fights, hockey, ice-skating, snow construction like the snowman, igloos, and more.
This season brings students the opportunity to learn about STEM concepts with fun activities, like the physics on a sled, a hockey game using robots, snow fights by designing and building their own catapults. In this way the students are learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics because they will find this information useful to face challenges and improve their designs.
At the same time students are learning all these concepts. They will use teamwork, sharing ideas, use the skills of their partners, developing leadership, and friendships. We are bringing them the opportunity to understand how the professionals and they can use the STEM concepts in our daily life to make our lives easier, comfortable and for sure many times funnier.
In the morning winter camp program students will:
- Day 1: Propulsion Sled. They will learn the basic concepts about pneumatic propulsion, velocity, inertia, etc. designing and building their own sled. It will be tested against the others to find the fastest sled design.
- Day 2: Robot-Hockey match: They learn about the basic concepts of robotics, building and programming their own robots to play a hockey game using sensors and engines to find the best design to beat the other teams.
- Day 3: Catapult snow fight. Design and build their catapult to launch snow against the snowmen of the other teams and win the competition, learning about tension, potential energy, gravity, force, and other physic concepts.
- Day 4: Improving the Sled. They will learn the basic concepts about magnetic trains, how they work and how we use magnetism to avoid friction and make the fastest magnetic sleds in the world, designing and building their own magnetic sled.
- Day 5: Winter Chemical Engineering Students will learn about acid base reactions with states of matter changing and build gift bath balms.
Half day: 1 Week: $270/ 5 day week
Full day: 1 Week:$590/ 5 day week
Maximum of 20 participants (split between both age groups)
Afternoon 1-4pm session: The Gift Factory
In winter season we have one of the most famous annual festivals known in the world, Christmas. On these days, affection and kindness are to be part of the seasons emotions including a little magic touch for many kids with Santa Claus visiting families giving presents to good kids. This tradition is very well known around the world and Santa Claus is very popular.
The Santa Claus fantasy says that with the help of the dwarfs and elves, they manufacture toys, candy and other presents in the North Pole factory for the people that have been good. Santa and his eight reindeer deliver the presents on his sleigh at midnight December 25 (Christmas Day) going down the chimney.
The students will use their creativity and learned concepts to improve a Gift Factory similar to Santa Claus’s, facing challenges and using teamwork learning about simple machines, physics and science concepts, branches of engineering, what an engineer does, how they use STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to design, build and improve machines and devices that help us in our daily life. They will face different challenges having fun using STEM education models.
In the afternoon winter camp program students will:
- Day 1: Simple Machines. They will learn the basic concepts about simple machines and how these basic concepts are used for mechanical engineers: pulley, gears, levers, inclined plane, and how they can be used inside the gift factory.
- Day 2: Christmas Trees challenge: They must use the basic concepts about structures, forces, tension, traction to build Christmas trees using candy’s and other basic materials, challenging each other to build the most creative and highest Christmas Tree.
- Day 3: The Roller Coaster gifts transporter. Design and build a Roller Coaster that crosses the entire factory to facilitate the transportation of the gifts from one point to other, finishing with the delivery slide. The students will use the basic concepts of physics like inertia, gravity, potential energy, and thrust.
- Day 4: Science and innovative gift delivery. The students must design and build their new devices to deliver gifts from the factory to kids homes using straw rockets. This includes math to determine the accuracy and creativity to find a design with the best performance.
- Day 5: Robotics Engineering: Students will design, build, test and improve their robo-Remote control vehicle, learning about sensors and software programming their vehicle.