Kids get hands-on experiences at NAIT summer camps
NAIT’s 2013 summer camps have begun, with many running until the end of August. Campers as young as five and as old as 18 will participate in hands-on activities in the areas of culinary arts, science and technology, leadership and more.
“As one of Canada’s leading polytechnics, we are pleased to offer a variety of summer camps that appeal to a range of children and showcase some of NAIT’s great facilities,” said Trever Turner, NAIT activity programmer. “There really is something for everyone here, from sports and animation camps, to camps that encourage girls to explore the world of science and technology.”
Here are some highlights:
Street Performers (July 7-11): Campers take centre stage in this camp of drama, miming, singing, dance and tricks. Group games, team activities and swimming are also a part of the experience, which wraps up with a day trip to the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival. There are camps for seven to nine year olds and 10 to 13 year olds.
Mini Chefs (July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25 and July 28 to Aug. 1) and Mini Bakers (July 21-25, July 28 to Aug. 1 and Aug. 5-8): In these camps, young bakers and chefs learn how to produce simple yet delicious items that can also easily be made at home. Half the time is spent in NAIT’s bakeries and kitchens, with the other half spent pursuing active fun in the institute’s recreational facilities. There are camps for a variety of ages, from eight to 16 years old.
G-Force (July 14-18): Open to girls ages 11 to 14. Campers have an opportunity to participate in activities that improve self-confidence, body image and inner strength. Highlights include kickboxing, rock climbing, self-defense, yoga and pilates.
Fun Fitness (July 14-18): Open to boys ages nine to 13. This camp helps kids build their self-confidence through a wide variety of activities, including boxing, gymnastics, rock climbing and kickboxing.
Get Set Camp (July 21-23): Girls ages 11-14 “get set” in this camp for fun, exploring the world of science engineering and technology. Campers build a robotic bug, a simple motor and more, while gaining experience in electronic component placement and soldering. The camp is sponsored by NAIT’s Women in Technology and Trades program.
Summer Dance (July 28 to Aug. 1 and Aug. 11-15): In this camp, girls and boys seven to 11 years old and 12 to 15 years old learn a variety of dance moves.
Stop Motion Animation (Aug. 11-15): In this camp, campers ages nine to 11 and 12 to 14 create a one-minute stop animation video with materials such as Lego, construction paper and Play-Doh. Activities include planning the video, constructing the movie’s characters, props and sets, as well as shooting and editing the video.
For more summer camps and additional information, please click here.
Media interested in covering any of the 2014 summer camps are asked to provide two days’ notice. This will give staff enough time to have parents sign consent forms.
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With more than 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.
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