Beckwith Tech Camp is back this August

Now that we have passed Victoria Day, the unofficial start to summer, the question if you have children becomes what camps are available this year? 

You can always find the sport camps, the arts and craft camps and the bible camps but what about those math, science and tech kids?  Don’t worry, Beckwith Tech Camp is back and better than ever.

Beckwith Tech Camp is running August 13-24 and has two fabulous weeks lined up for all children aged 10-18.  The first week is Robots Galore.  There are twice as many robots this year from last year and includes an mBot, two EV3’s, five Dash’s, four Sphero’s and four Bloxels.  Campers will have the opportunity to compete in four different competitions and work in the Arduino, Mindstorms, and Blockly language.  We will be having our usual science experiments, some design challenges and little bit of video creation.  In today’s world, the fastest growing industries all require science, tech, art, engineering and math skills particularly in coding.  Beckwith Tech Camp meets these requirements at a high school/college level.

Week two is Coding, Coding, and more Coding.  All registered campers will be registered for an online course in the Python language.  This license is good for an entire year and offers support throughout the year.  The course consists of basic Python, Advanced Part 1 and Part 2, and finally Game Creation with over 100 lessons.  This course is being offered at an 80% discount with an instructor available.  However, that is not just it.  Advanced Scratch programming with a workbook and Powder Toy with its virtual engineering feature is also being added as well.  The best part, though, is the tour of Shopify Headquarters.  On the final day of the camp, all registered campers with any interested parents will travel to Shopify where we will receive a guided tour of the Shopify Headquarters thanks to Toby Shannan, Vice-President of Support.

The lead instructor is Rob More, a Capital Region Educator of the Year finalist, RobotShop blogger, Ottawa Junior Math Olympic chair, Ottawa Robotic Competition coach and a former supervisor and trainer at JDS Uniphase.  Rob is being joined by Gabe Braden, leader in training graduate, Ottawa Robotic Competition champion, and a member of the electric car team at Bean Chevrolet.

Beckwith Tech Camp is located at the Beckwith Municipal Office at 1702 9th Line Beckwith and runs from 9am to 4pm.  With over 20 years experience working with children with special needs, Beckwith Tech Camp welcomes all children between ages 10-18.  For more information, please check us on Facebook @BeckwithTechCamp where we will be doing live streaming of the competitions or email robmore629@gmail.com.  To register, please go to http://twp.beckwith.on.ca/recreation/day-sports-camps/