Sports, art, science and engineering: register now for Concordia’s 2020 kids summer camps
It’s February in Montreal, and it’s not the snow days that are driving parents into a midwinter panic — it’s the pressure to sign their children up for a great summer camp.
Luckily, registration is now underway for Concordia’s popular summer camps for kids and youth.
Lace up for fun in the sun
Concordia Athletics is preparing for another summer of exciting camps to keep your children active and engaged.
Week-long sessions offer participants between the ages of six and 17 a chance to play, practice and learn new skills from dynamic counsellors.
The camp offers three different streams — hockey (ages six to 15), soccer (ages eight to 14) and multisport (ages six to 14). Some of those other sports include basketball, baseball, volleyball and athleticism.
For youth between 14 and 17, there is also the Leaders in Training program, helping them develop teamwork and leadership skills. It’s an excellent option for teens who may want to become camp counsellors themselves.
A new addition to the lineup is a hockey academy with the Concordia Stingers men’s team. Aimed at high-level athletes looking to take their game up a notch, the camp focuses on skills, conditioning and optimizing performance.
Emerging artists, actors, dancers and pop stars welcome
The Faculty of Fine Arts and the Quebec YMCA are entering their second year of collaboration — a day camp that will immerse children aged five to 17 in the arts and help them discover new modes of expression and creation.
Building on last year’s success, programming has expanded beyond core introductory camps in visual art, theatre, dance and music to include puppetry, songwriting, pop singing, video art and a garage band “touring option” exclusively for teens.
The camp provides Concordia students employment and development opportunities related to the arts. By teaming up with the YMCA, they will benefit from the experience of an organization that has been running summer camps for decades.
Parents interested in registering or looking for more details can go to the YMCA day camp web page.
Science and engineering camps
Children who are budding rocket scientists, weekend inventors or just plain taken by science will be keen on Concordia’s Science and Engineering Summer Camp. Open to kids from age six to 12, it focuses on the fun sides of science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM).
To register for this camp, contact Sofia Sheoprasad at SCICAMP@algol.concordia.ca.
STEAMPunks is a science camp with a creative twist. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. Offered to students in Secondary 3, 4 and 5, the camp emphasizes linking arts to STEM subjects. Co-developed by engineering and design professors, its key elements are creativity and social entrepreneurship.
Participants use STEAM concepts to design and develop products that focus on sustainability throughout their life cycle. They will be exposed to lectures, hands-on workshops, industry visits, training, a weekend retreat and social outings over the two-week camp.
Older girls thinking about future studies in STEM should consider GirlSET. This free, two-week program provides hands-on engineering experience for girls in grades eight to 11 and the first year of CEGEP. It includes design challenges, interactive labs and informative activities, with the goal of encouraging young women to pursue engineering as a career choice.
Dates and registration will be posted on their site soon, but you can email email@example.com for further information now.
Visit the Summer@Concordia website to learn more about Concordia’s camps for kids and youth.