Mad Inventors Camp at Home

Be an inventor! Create simple machines. Use engineering skills. Create! more info...
Location: Online!
Dates: Monday, July 27, 2020 -
Friday, July 31, 2020 details
Grades: Gr 2 - Gr 5
Section #: VIRTUAL053
Registration closes: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
PRICE: $150.00


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For our virtual camp, we'll pack up a bag for you of science activities to do at home! Your Mad Scientist will lead campers in demonstrations and activities (about 60-90 minutes per day) and set them off on their discovery by creating inventions with our activities of the day. Online portions conducted via Zoom. Additional household materials will be required such as paper, scissors, markers, cups, and water.

Creative Contraption Warning! This is a camp designed by you--the Inventor! Each day you'll be given a series of challenges which must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from the world of famous inventors, and the most important thing of all--your mind. With a little bit of ingenuity, you'll construct catapults and forts and then lay siege, fabricate a winning design and assemble a working light saber. While Thomas Edison said invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, this camp is 100% fun!

Note: Descriptions in Additional Information are based on in-person full-day programs. Specific "Camp at Home" activities may vary.

Additional Information

Rock, Paper, Scissors
It is the middle ages and your “army” is under siege. All you have at your disposal is paper, scissors and … duct tape. What will you do? How will you defend your castle? How will you take the battle to their castle to vanquish your foes?
Science Fiction
Journey to the future and examine the ultramodern inventions of the 23rd century. Then design the future - today. "Create" light sabers, hovercraft, and jet packs.
If you were stranded on a desert island how would you survive? Well, on this day we will find out. You will need to build shelter, find food and water, protect yourself and your teammates from the elements and find a way off the island!
Think Fast
It took the world 100 years to go from traveling by horse and buggy to landing on the moon. You're smart - you'll do it in a day! Learn to fly gliders, planes, jets and rockets. Will you be the camp's Top Gun?
Whiz Kids
Did you know that an accident can become a great invention or that kids have created some of the gadgets we use every day? With materials that look a lot like, well ... junk - you'll be put to the test! Will you be the next Jimmy Neutron?


Monday, July 27, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, July 30, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, July 31, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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