Explore a trade, build a longboard, or fly a drone at NAIT Summer Camps

Explore a trade, build a longboard, or fly a drone at NAIT Summer Camps

Published on June 29, 2018

In addition to its popular sports, recreation and culinary camps, NAIT introduces longboard construction, drone building and "Journey Girls" career camps

EDMONTON – NAIT’s 2018 summer camps begin next week, with dozens of fun options for kids aged 5 to 17 running to the end of August. New this year are:

  • Intro to Drone Building and Racing camp for teens aged 14 to 17, who will build, solder, program and fly their own drone. (July 3-6)
  • Journey Girls camp, which gives girls aged 11 to 14 a chance to experience hands-on activities in the trades. Campers will walk a steel beam on NAIT”s ironwork simulator, operate a crane and make a sprinkler. (July 16-20)
  • Longboard Construction camp, for teens aged 14 to 17, using machining skills to produce and assemble the longboard truck and wheel assembly, then creating the deck in NAIT’s carpentry/millwork shop. (July 9-13, July 16-20, July 30-August 3)
  • 3D Creator camp (July 30-Aug.3) is also back, teaching teens aged 14 to 17 to design and build an electronics prototype using computer-aided drafting and a 3D printer.
  • Digital media camps include filmmaking, photography, web design, computer game design, anime drawing, animation and stop-motion animation. Recreation camps include the girls-only G-Force camps, boy-only Fun Fitness camps, street performers camps and sport Olympics camps. Sports camps include hockey, badminton, volleyball and basketball.

Other highlights:

  • Rad Camp Extreme – (July3-6, 9-13, 16-20, July 30-Aug.3, Aug. 13-17, Aug. 20-24) Kids aged 9 to 12 go skateboarding, paintballing, rock climbing and more.
  • Youth In Design – (Aug. 7-10) 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 camps for kids and teens aged 7-9, 10-12 and 12-14 are held throughout the summer.


NAIT Summer Camps

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.

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