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NAIT's new summer camps include 3D printing and heavy equipment operating

Published on July 04, 2017

In addition to its popular sports, recreation, and culinary camps, NAIT introduces career pathway camps for teens.

EDMONTON – NAIT’s 2017 summer camps begin today, with dozens of fun options for kids aged 5 to 17 running to the end of August. New this year are the 3D Creator camp and Intro to Heavy Equipment Operator camp, both aimed at giving 14- to 17-year-olds a taste of potential careers.

Digital media camps include film making, photography, web design, computer game design and anime drawing. Recreation camps include the girls-only G-Force camps, boy-only Fun Fitness camps, street performers camps and sport Olympics camps.

Other highlights

Rad Camp Extreme – (July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug. 4, Aug. 14-18) Kids aged 9 to 12 go skateboarding, paintballing, rock climbing and more.
Photo Op note: This year, each camp on Thursday morning will feature outdoor “bubble sports” including a giant inflatable ball to play in.

Youth In Design – (Aug. 8-11) Kids aged 10-14 spend half the day learning about interior design and architecture, and the other half in games and activities, including swimming, in NAIT’s recreational facilities.

Culinary Camps – Junior Chefs and Junior Bakers for kids and teens aged 8-10, 11-13 and 14-16, are held throughout the summer.

3D Creator Camp – (July 10-14, Aug. 21-25) Teens aged 14-17 will learn basic electrical principles to create a prototype project, then learn Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) to 3D print their prototype.

Intro to Heavy Equipment Operator – (July 10-14) Teens aged 14-17 will learn about operating all types of heavy equipment, from forklifts to mobile cranes, using simulators and guided learning in NAIT’s heavy equipment yard. Note: This camp takes place at NAIT’s Spruce Grove Campus.

LEARN MORE

NAIT Summer Camps guide

Media are welcome to attend and cover summer camps. In some cases, two days’ notice may be required to give staff time to have parents sign consent forms.

About NAIT

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 nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 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.