On July 8th, 2013 digiKidz camp will begin 6 more weeks of summer fun!
Dates of the 2013 camp are July 9-August 16th.
The camp is held each summer at Sheridan College campus in Oakville, where space is rented to the camp. Applications and payment by cheque to digiKidz can be mailed in.
digiKidz offers 4 technology-based programs for children, ages 6 - 15 years old.
You can choose from: Digital Film-making, Stop Motion Animation, Computer Game Design and LEGO® Robotics. No prior experience is necessary. All necessary equipment is supplied.
All regular sessions for Film, Stop Motion Animation, Game Design and Robotics run for half a day for a week, Monday to Friday. Morning sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon, and afternoon sessions are from 1 p.m -4 p.m. Half day sessions are geared to ages: 9-15 yrs.
The Junior LEGO Robotics and Motion camp is geared to kids 6-9 yr.s old and is a full day (9 a.m. -4 pm ). It runs for a week.
Advanced Film-making is a week long full day session and requires previous experience in film-making . It is geared to kids 10-15 years old.
Cost: A 5 day week long 1/2 day session is $225. The cost of a full day ( 2 sessions)is $340 per week. You may attend more than one week: MANY kids do!! If you choose to attend for a full day, digiKidz will provide lunchtime supervision between the morning and afternoon sessions (noon - 1 p.m.) at no additional cost. Full payment must be received by digiKidz to reserve a place for your child. Due to its popularity it is advised to book early. Enrollment is open in early February for the upcoming summer program.
Class size is limited with a ratio of experienced counsellors : students of 1:6. This ensures excellence in quality of instruction and safety.
In the Film-making session, kids will learn how to handle a camcorder, focusing on the specifics of different camera shots, angles and lighting. The topic of story-boarding will be covered. A computer-editing program ( iLife 11) allows kids to import video and edit their movie using different special effects, transitions, audio and titles. Children are given the opportunity to create their own soundtrack using Apple's GarageBand ™.
In the Stop Motion Animation program, kids design sets and characters, and create a story line. They learn to use computer editing ( iStop Motion) and music-making softwares, cameras and voice-overs to complete original animated movies.
In the digiKidz LEGO® Robotics program, kids build and program a robot to execute a number of tasks. They programme their robot to navigate a maze, conquer challenges, and be the first team to complete assigned missions. A series of challenges will hone their collaboration, programming, inventiveness, and strategic skills.
Junior camps include: LEGO Robotics and Motion: a full day session: AM: LEGO Robotics Kids learn to build and program their robot using the LEGO NXT Robotics kits. A series of simple challenges focus on collaboration, building, programming, inventiveness, and are lots of fun!.
PM of Session: In the afternoon digiKidz™ session kids learn about different types of motion and energy by building cars, boats, planes and rockets. They will use the scientific method of experimentation along with your creativity and imagination to help your creations take off.
In 2012, the session Game Design was added and proved to be very popular. In this session, kids design their own video games, gaining experience with many aspects of video game gameplay, graphics, and sounds.
For all programs, while working as a team- member on group projects, children will take on different roles and responsibilities based on their interest, skill level and talents. digiKidz camp has a policy of no-violence with the content of all its programs.
At the end of the week, children are asked to bring in a Flash stick in order to copy and to take home all of their week's work. As well, each child will receive a certificate of completion. All necessary equipment is supplied by digiKidz®. Students are able to bring in small props/toys as part of their projects during the course of the session.