Active Minds Science Camps (Ages 9-12)


Technology is progressing at light speed, enabling robots to accomplish astonishing tasks efficiently without human intervention. Spend a week with Active Minds engrossed in the wonders robotic technology has to offer by using Lego Mindstorms to develop a robot! By using the various sensors included in the Mindstorms Kits, your robot will have the ability to walk, talk, detect objects, and so much more! These camps will provide a hands-on learning environment that will challenge your child's mind. Join in the fun and push the envelope of what you think is possible and engage in creative robotic engineering. 

Engineering 101

Be an engineer for a week! Put your thinking cap on as you jump head first into the practical application of science and math made fun. Study and gain an understanding in a variety of engineering types including chemical, geological, environmental and more! Spend the week studying these various aspects of engineering and come out of it with a new idea on the workings of various engineering based devices.

Civil Engineering

Learn firsthand what it’s like to be a civil engineer. Gain experience in the process of designing, constructing, testing and then rebuilding your creations! Problem-solve your way through open-ended design questions on your journey to build the most efficient and effective structures possible. You’ll build upon introductory physics concepts and transfer these to large scale construction of static and kinetic structures using renewable materials. 

Computers 101

Lean the physical side of computer science by spending time engaged in the hardware aspect of computers. Further look into programming by designing electronic based projects with open software platforms such as Arduino programming, and get an intro to 3D printing and its many uses! This camp is a fun-packed way to learn about computers and help enrich problem-solving skills by designing and implementing your own unique projects! 

Mission Code It

Be a computer scientist for a week! Gear up for a crash course in computer programming and language. Campers will get a chance to learn the basics of programming logic with introductions to coding language while answering the question “what does it mean to think like a programmer?” By the end of the week, campers will have been challenged in various computer programming tasks and had the opportunity to code their own programs, design webpages, and should have the tools to continue teaching themselves to program in the future!

Wildnerness Wonderland

Gear up for an exciting week all about the great outdoors. Get outside to learn about and enjoy the beautiful Northern nature surrounding the university campus. Integrate theoretical concepts about ecology, biology, zoology, geology, physical geography and atmospheric science with practical applications and hands-on experience. Learn about common wildlife and plants with hands on identification based activities. Finally, learn in fun engaging ways about wilderness safety and precautions so you can explore our wonderful country’s wilderness safely. 

Jr Med

Leap into a week of informative fun about the many aspects related to our health and the human body as a doctor for a week! Further explore aspects of animal physiology and exercise your mind in the process to better understand how our bodies and brains are put together and how they work on a daily basis. Finally, fuel your knowledge of science and biomedical science and be introduced to the many careers health science has to offer!