WHAT WE WILL BE DOING AT CAMP!
Here's a list of skills and processes we will be getting hands-on with:
- Book binding
- Sewing (by hand and machine)
- Weaving on a simple loom
- CNC paper cutting on the Silhouette
- Printmaking and fabric dying
- Sculpting with Polycaprolactone (a low temperature melting plastic)
- Mold making with gelatin mold
- Electronic circuits
- 3D modelling and 3D printing
- Building with paper, tape, and cardboard!
Our theme this summer will be :
We'll be making a mix of functional props and objects, custom wearables, soft toys, artwork, and sculptural creations. Projects are open to modifications based on the student's interest. Our end goal is to teach how a tool or process works and help you make something awesome with it. We will be updating this page with photos over the next several weeks as we work through making sample projects.
Take a look at the projects we have planned below:
- Space-slime stress ball
- Suminagashi (Japanese paper marbling)
- Stuffed space alien sock creatures
- Hand bound "captain's log" notebooks
- Mold making replica of hand sculpted object
- Galaxy camp shirts with bleach + fabric dyes
- Nebula in a jar wearable prop
- 3D printed crystal lamp
- LED constellation art with an electronic circuit
- planetary circular weaving wall art
- Tapigami (masking tape sculptures)
...AND THAT'S NOT ALL FOLKS!
In addition to these projects, our students will have the opportunity to create their own paper marble roller coaster!
We recognize the importance for having time to tinker around and really get familiar with a material in order to achieve a sense of mastery over it. Our students will have an opportunity each day to work on their roller coaster, using a basic template that requires cutting, scoring, folding, taping and assembly of various pieces. They will be encouraged to build from the basic template and add their own twist by creating a theme, and inventing new pieces and levels to their paper coaster. We will also have the help of our Silhouette paper cutting machine to cut out some of the trickier pieces and to speed up the process.
We first discovered this invention by Andrew Gatt at the 2013 Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA and are so excited to finally bring the project to our camp this summer! The template for this project can be found at www.paperrollercoasters.com if you are interested in learning more!
We are offering nine one-week sessions to choose from. Yes, we run all summer long!
On the Friday of each week, families and friends are invited to join us for our "Show & Tell: Family Game Night" from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Campers will have this opportunity to show off what they made over the week, and give their paper roller coasters a "real live audience" test run. This is also a time for families to mingle and to get to know each other.
- Session 1: July 3 - 6 (No camp on the Canada Day Holiday, Mon. July 2)*
- Session 2: July 9 - 13
- Session 3: July 16 - 20
- Session 4: July 23 - 27
- Session 5: July 30 - August 3
- Session 6: August 7 - 10 (No camp on the Civic Holiday, Mon. Aug. 6)* - SOLD OUT!
- Session 7: August 13- 17
- Session 8: August 20 - 24
- Session 9: August 27 - 31
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 class lessons will repeat weekly, however if your child would like to attend more than one session, our staff will happily modify the activities so they are always creating something new using the same processes.
*During our short weeks, some camp activities will be omitted.
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 will begin at 8:00 am, PM care runs til 5:30 pm. If you require care outside of these hours, please get in touch and we can work something out.
The Cedars Worship Centre (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 nut-free lunch / snacks. Please have them dress appropriately for the weather that week, including a change of shoes to wear indoors if it is wet out.
Full week: $300 plus HST
Holiday week: $240 plus HST
Single day: $70 plus HST
All materials are included in our camp price.
For families with 3 or more children (must be brothers and or sisters), who enroll for an entire week of camp, we are able offer a small discount. Sorry no discounts are available for single day registrations or other single day camps.
If you'd like to attend a 2nd week of summer camp, we will honor a small discount for families with 2 or more children.
If you are eligible, we ask that you please contact us and let us know which weeks you'd like to register for, so we can quote you with proper discount code to enter at the checkout before completing your registration online.