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Summer Camps & Classes

In Summer 2021, we held an exciting range of camps including in-person LEGO STEM Camps at the Old Ottawa South Firehall (OSCA), the Soloway Jewish Community Centre and Dovercourt.  We also ran our virtual LEGO STEM Adventures Camps through the City of Ottawa. 

For your reference we list these camp descriptions below, followed by our original City camp descriptions.     

In Person Summer Camps 2021

OSCA AT OLD OTTAWA SOUTH FIREHALL 

LEGO® Junior Robotics & Coding      Ages 6-7 
Build smart Power Functions machines and Orange STEM’s unique robots. Perform challenges using tablet-based coding. Program your robot's sounds, lights, screen images and movements.

LEGO® Robotics & Coding      Ages 8-12  
Build a selection of robots. With tablets, program sensor-driven robots to line-follow, navigate mazes and perform daily challenges. 

LEGO® Engineering      Ages 6-7    OR     Ages 8-12              
Learn Technic building skills, engineering principles and design methods.  Hands-on projects bring machines to life using motors and gears. 

LEGO® Electronics      Ages 6-7    OR      Ages 8-12                 
LEGO engineering with a focus on electronics!  Learn about electronics concepts, components and systems. Work with electrical components and modules to create circuits that will power your LEGO projects. 

Safety Measures  
Both Orange STEM and OSCA have extensive safety measures in place. Campers work individually and socially distanced in small numbers and in a large space. Each camper has an individual clean surface for building. Individual clean LEGO pieces and technology are provided to each camper, and no equipment is shared. Tablets and instructions are sealed in plastic. Kits are numbered and tracked. All LEGO and equipment are fully cleaned and disinfected before use by another person. Masks are required for campers and instructors.  

 

Virtual Summer Camps 2021

CITY OF OTTAWA  

LEGO® STEM Adventures      Ages 7 & 8   or   Ages 9-12  

Build real and virtual LEGO projects at home using the new LEGO Technic set provided and your computer. Learn LEGO building techniques as you construct several mechanical Technic projects. Develop your own Technic project. Learn to use LEGO Studio 2.0, a LEGO CAD program, as you build a variety of virtual engineering and architecture projects. Build a virtual LEGO Minecraft project. Create online instructions for your own Technic build. Render your virtual LEGO projects to look incredibly real. Virtually build a Mindstorms® EV3 or NXT robot. Learn to code and simulate robot sounds and movements online. Perform maze navigation as well as object and colour detection challenges. Learn about electronic concepts, components and circuits, and breadboard in a safe virtual environment.

You will need a PC or Mac, laptop or desktop computer (not a Chromebook) to run Studio 2.0 and connect to Zoom, and you will need to download and install Studio 2.0 prior to the first class. More information provided upon registration. Includes your own LEGO® Technic set - available for pickup before the start of camp.

    

Original Summer Camps  

For future reference, these are our original Summer and March Break Camps:  

LEGO® Junior Robotics & Coding       (Ages 7-8) 

With a partner, build smart Power Functions machines, and Ian's unique Mindstorms® EV3 robots. Solve challenges using tablet-based coding; program your robot's sounds, lights, screen images, and movements.

 

LEGO® Electronics         (Ages 7-8   OR   Ages  9-14)                 
LEGO engineering with a focus on electronics!  Learn about electronics concepts, components and systems. Use a modular circuit building tool to create circuits that will power LEGO machines and projects.

 

LEGO® Powered Up & Robotics      (Ages 7-8   OR   Ages  9-14)              
Learn Technic building skills, engineering principles, teamwork and organization.  Hands-on projects bring machines to life using motors and gears. Introduction to building pre-programmed Mindstorms® robots and performing challenges.

    
LEGO®  EV3 Robotics     (Ages 9-14)  
Build a selection of EV3 robots, with legs, wheels and treads, and their task-related attachments. With tablets, program sensor-driven robots to line-follow, navigate mazes and perform daily challenges.

 

To hear more about the mix of programming upcoming for Summer 2022, contact:  ian@orangestem.ca 

 

Updated: September 14, 2021