THE INFO BELOW WAS FROM OUR 2017 march break CAMP.
Join us for a jam-packed week of awesome hands-on maker activities! We will be working with a range of materials and processes including, but not limited to: cardboard kinetic sculpture, mold making, electronics, paper making & casting, sewing, and patterned bead art.
Here's our project line-up for the week:
Giant cardboard robot hands
Small cardboard "automaton" machines
- Relief clay sculptures & plaster mold-making (part 2 of this project—paper casting—continues on Wed.)
Battery-powered "Art Bots" from electronic components
Paper making & casting pulp into plaster molds
Rolled paper beads (from Art Bot prints)
Free-motion embroidery on a sewing machine
Paper quilling and LED paper circuits
Sewing a bag or pencil case (from free-motion embroidered fabric)
Perler bead pixel art
...BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
We invite family and friends to join us at the end of camp on Friday (4:00 pm - 5:00 pm) to witness our collective camp creation in action—a giant Rube Goldberg-style machine! Over the course of the week, each student will work on their individual inventions as one section of the overall machine. Each maker will work collaboratively to link up their section to another's in order to create one large chain reaction. Students will start their ideas as concept drawings, and will be given creative constraints to work within. In true Rube Goldberg fashion, we will mix humour, common objects and cardboard together to create a very complicated machine to perform a very simple operation. We are very excited to see what we'll make together!
Rube Goldberg - a comically involved, complicated invention, laboriously contrived to perform a simple operation. — Webster's New World Dictionary
We recently stopped by the Rogers Daytime studio to talk about our plans for March Break. Click the photo above to check out our TV spot!
Monday, March 13th - Friday March 17th, 2017
We also offer single day camp registrations for children who cannot attend an entire week but still want to join in on the fun! We still recommend attending a full week since many of our projects take multiple days to complete the entire making process.
Our programming is intended for ages 7 - 14.
Camp runs 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Drop-off starts at 8:45 am, and pick up is until 4:30 pm.
If you require additional child care outside of these times, we will offer before and after care for a small additional fee. AM care starts at 8:00 am and PM care runs until 5:30.
The Cedars Worship Centre (aka Westminster United Church)
543 Beechwood Drive Waterloo, Ontario.
See our location page for more details and photos.
WHAT TO BRING:
We will be taking two nutrition breaks during the day to eat. During these periods we will also be spending time outdoors and playing games, weather permitting. Campers should come with a water bottle and a peanut-free lunch and snacks. Please have them dress appropriately for the weather that week, including a change of shoes to wear indoors if it is wet out.