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The Virtual Ventures summer camp programs focus on computer technology and engineering.
The camps run from 9:00am to 4:00pm, with an extended care option which allows drop off
as early as 8:00am and pickup as late as 5:00pm. There is an additional fee for our extended programs.
On Fridays we host Parent and Guardian tours of the camp from 3:30-4:00pm.
Virtual Ventures offers a range of summer programs for participants who have completed grades 1 through 10.
We have two sets of summer camps: the regular (co-ed) camps, and our specialty camps. The specialty camps for 2013
are Girls@VV Jr and Sr (two all-girls program), Game Design, and Connections@VV (a camp for Aboriginal youth).
All of these programs are divided up by age group and are co-ed except for the Girls@VV specialty camp.
All of our camps run for one week periods. Lunch is included in the camp fee (parents are welcomed to pack snacks for their campers).
Campers will be taken to Carleton University's residence cafeteria for lunch but recess/snack periods are spent outside (weather permitting).
We also often do activities outside whenever possible (i.e. engineering projects, chemistry demonstrations).
Regular Co-ed Camps
Explorers - for any child who has just completed grades 1-2
Discover new and exciting aspects of computers and engineering! Understand the concepts of the Internet,
basic programming, electronics and computer graphics. Apply your new skills to create a Website, build your own LEGO robot and
control it using the computer, design an engineering project, etc. Explorers participate in a variety of fun and exciting hands-on workshops!
Nybbles - for any child who has just completed grades 3-4
Become the computer pro you've always dreamed of! Design the ultimate website, capture the basics of robotics using LEGO and astound your
friends with your programming skills! Explore animation, fun multimedia applications, and many other cool aspects of technology! Nybbles allows
you the maximum in creativity and skill development!
Terabytes - for any child who has just completed grades 5-6
Prepare for the ultimate summer computing experience in Terabytes! A variety of projects and workshops are available to suit your needs,
from electronics to programming, multimedia and animation, 2D and 3D graphics, engineering projects and more! Acquire the latest technology in
an interesting and exciting environment!
Innovators - for any child who has just completed grades 7-10
Campers from grades 7 - 10 are together so that we can offer even more curriculum choices to our older participants!
Innovators will give you the knowledge you need to succeed in the high-tech world! A variety of projects and workshops are available to allow you
to delve into the subjects that interest you the most. Knowledge in the areas of 3D printing, programming, robotics, animation, multimedia, and
electronics will enhance your tech skills. Topics in aerospace & mechanical engineering, Energy, biomedical engineering, etc will expose you to
different engineering careers! From beginners to advanced levels, this program is flexible enough to suit your needs!
Girls@VV Jr - for any girl who
has just completed grades 3-5
The Girls@VV Jr program offers a fun and interactive way for young girls to learn about and enjoy computers and technology. They will get to
learn about graphic design, websites, and programming as well as participate in exciting engineering challenges, while gaining confidence and
leadership skills. This program focuses on fostering female involvement in science, technology, and engineering! Mentors and role models play
an important role in showing our girls their true potentials. Campers will be with other girls their age, making it easier to make friends and
have a great time at camp. This life-changing camp is not to be missed!
Girls@VV Sr - for any girl who
has just completed grades 6-9
The Girls@VV Sr program offers a fun and interactive way for young women to learn about computer technology and engineering. This camp extends
beyond the normal week-long day camp by having a sleep-over on Thursday. Thursday dinner and Friday breakfast are included, along with accommodations.
This extra night allows our Sr Girls to bond with each other, and gain an even deeper understanding of the subjects of computer technology and
engineering. Experience university life, have fun, learn about important subjects, and make new friends! Mentors and role models play an important
role in building confidence and showing these girls their true potentials. This life-changing camp is not to be missed!
Game Design Junior (Grades 3-5) and Senior (Grades 6 to 10)
Get ready campers! Game Design camp is the way to experience the game design process from start to finish! Projects range from character development to
programming to art creation. Ready to develop skills and make your own masterpiece games? Ready for the ultimate introduction to indie game making experience?
Then Game Design camp is the camp to be at this summer!
Jr (Grades 1-2) Mid1 (Grades 3-4) Mid2 (Grades 5-6) Sr (Grades 7-10)
Due to high demand, Engineering week will be offered twice for each age group!
Dust off your lab coat and get on your safety goggles, because this week is full of experiments and excitement! Join us for Engineering camp, a week entirely
off-computers filled with hands-on engineering challenges, exciting demonstrations, and captivating experiments. Learn about different aspects of engineering, biology,
chemistry, and physics while having a great time. See you there!
Connections@VV - For Aboriginal youth who have just completed grades 5-10
Discover how multimedia and technology can connect you to your community and traditions! Campers will take part in fun lessons on website design,
animation, programming and other cool multimedia applications. Connections@vv is the camp to attend this summer!!