Nominal fee applies.
Our curriculum makes use of experiential learning principles and is designed for campers ages 9-15, regardless of experience or skill level. Campers with beginning or advanced computer experience alike will find a stimulating, engaging curriculum.
Computers are everywhere. Employers today seek candidates with strong technical skills, even for jobs not traditionally associated with computers. Learning these skills at a young age will give your child a head start that will be useful in many areas of life, and applicable in just about any field your child might one day choose.
While Bit By Bit aims to provide a solid grounding in technical skills, your child won't be stuck indoors, sitting in front of a computer all day. With robotics competitions, daily outdoor games, swimming, and other group activities, your child will enjoy plenty of time for exercise and socialization with peers.
The collection of technologies we teach at Bit By Bit is regularly updated to keep our curriculum fresh and relevant. Some of the technologies we've taught in past years are shown below.
This powerful language will be used to introduce campers to a "real world" programming language. Python is considered to be one of the best "teaching languages" and will be used for our more advanced challenges.
An easy, visual language for learning the basics of programming. Campers will use scratch to learn the basics, to create games, and to tell stories.
A drag-and-drop game creator that will be used to teach campers the principles of programming, while enabling them to create attractive, fun games.
Adobe Photoshop is the undisputed industry leader in graphic design software. Using this software, campers will design all sorts of fun and interesting graphics, all the while learning real-world design skills.
Using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT system, campers will wortk together to solve robotics challenges. Campers will learn the basic principles of robotics, including motor control, drivetrain design, sensor inputs, and autonomous robot control.
Did you know the unbelievably popular and addictive game Minecraft can be used to learn computer science?
Bit By Bit runs for 8 weeks, from July 3 to August 24. Why not get the kids out of the house?
|1||Jul 3 - 6||4 days||$175.00||Available|
|2||Jul 9 - 13||5 days||$200.00||Available|
|3||Jul 16 - 20||5 days||$200.00||Available|
|4||Jul 23 - 27||5 days||$200.00||Available|
|5||Jul 30 - Aug 3||5 days||$200.00||Available|
|6||Aug 7 - 10||4 days||$175.00||Available|
|7||Aug 13 - 17||5 days||$200.00||Available|
|8||Aug 20 - 24||5 days||$200.00||Available|
While activities vary from day to day, here's a sample of what a day at Bit By Bit might look like for your child.
Bit By Bit runs from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM each day.
For a nominal fee of $25.00 for the week, a before and after program is available from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, and from 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM.
Campers should bring a swimsuit and towel, comfortable indoor/outdoor shoes, and a re-useable water bottle.
Your child will have the opportunity to purchase lunch. Alternatively, campers are welcome to bring their own lunch and snacks.
Nominal fee applies.
The counsellors deliver a tutorial to campers on one or more Photoshop concepts. Campers learn while doing, following the steps given in the tutorial.
Having worked through a tutorial interactively with their counsellors, campers are now presented with a new challenge. By applying their newfound knowledge, they synthesize a design of their own. Counsellors are circulating around the room, helping campers as questions arise.
Depending on the skill level of the class, the counsellors might give a tutorial on concepts from a number of languages/platforms, including Python, Java, Visual Basic, GameMaker, or Scratch.
Campers are now asked to solve a programming problem, using the skills they learned in the tutorial.
Campers and counsellors eat and socialize together outside (weather-permitting) the Grad Club, the restaurant located conveniently in Middlesex College. Campers can either purchase their lunch, or eat a lunch brought from home.
Campers enjoy some supervised free time in the computer lab. Campers often spend this time enjoying a multiplayer game of Paintball or exploring the world of Minecraft. Friendly competition and light banter amongst campers makes for a fun atmosphere of socialization.
After a quick walk to Western's Recreation Center, campers cool off in an Olympic-sized pool, swimming and playing games together as a group.
Once again, campers are asked to complete a short challenge to solidify their Web design knowledge. Over the course of the week, these Web design challenges will typically culminate in the development of a simple, personal Web site for the camper.
Campers work in pairs or groups of three to build and program a robot using Lego NXT to accomplish a certain task, such as popping a balloon or following a line along the floor.
After building and programming their robots, teams now come together in a friendly competition to see whose robot performs the given task most effectively and efficiently. A day-to-day leaderboard tracks the point scores of each team, and winners take home bragging rights.
Nominal fee applies.
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Bit By Bit Computer Camp
Middlesex College, Room 355
London, Ontario, N6A 5B7
Turn onto the University grounds at University Drive and proceed across the bridge. Go straight at the intersection of University Drive and Perth Drive. Take the first right into the Middlesex College cul-de-sac.
Enter the University grounds at Huron Street, turn right at Lambton Drive, and continue around to Perth Drive. At the intersection of University and Perth Drive, turn left onto Middlesex Drive. Take the first right into the Middlesex College cul-de-sac.
Enter the University grounds at Perth Drive. At the intersection of University Drive and Perth Drive, turn right onto Middlesex Drive. Take the first right into the Middlesex College cul-de-sac.
Volunteering at Bit By Bit is a great opportunity for older students who are passionate about computer science and technology. Volunteers will help counsellors ensure the camp runs smoothly by assisting in supervising campers, running fun camp games, and helping campers complete their programming challenges.
High school students who are looking to fulfill their community service requirements will be able to have their time sheets signed by the head Bit By Bit counsellors.