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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Spring Break Camps

Adventures in Minecraft     Ultimate Minecraft     Minecoders

 

Adventures in Minecraft

Registration is open!

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Continuous Learning is excited to offer the Adventures in Minecraft Spring Break camp. Minecraft is a versatile tool to develop new skills and to design and build campers’ creations. It is also an amazing way to make new friends. Minecraft Camps allow for individual and group learning. Learn the basics of the game, controls, recipes, and how to build circuits/devices in Minecraft.

Sessions

Participants

Dates

Time

Cost

Location

Ages 7 to 10

April 12 to 16, 2021

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST

$90 per camper

Online

 

Ultimate Minecraft

Registration is open!

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Continuous Learning is excited to offer the Ultimate Minecraft Spring Break camp. Build together in Minecraft and learn new skills including character skins, custom maps and installing modifications. Along with learning new skills, campers will also learn to build more technical and creative circuits. Campers will explore advanced features of Minecraft.

Sessions

Participants

Dates

Time

Cost

Location

Ages 10 to 14

April 12 to 16, 2021

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST

$90 per camper

Online

 

Administrative information

  • Technology requirements

    Technology requirements

    Important note: Tablets (e.g. iPad, Chromebook), other mobile devices and gaming consoles are not sufficient for this camp. Campers must have a computer with their own copy of Minecraft Java Edition installed before the start of camp to participate.

    Video conferencing

    Online learning requirements:

    • Computer with internet access
      • Tablets (e.g. iPad, Chromebook), other mobile devices and gaming consoles are not sufficient for this camp.
    • Stable internet or data connection
    • Microphone
    • Webcam*
    • Audio device (examples: speakers, headphones/earbuds, headset)

    *Webcam is preferred but not required.

    Minecraft

    Campers must have their own copy of Minecraft Java Edition installed on their computer. Tablets (e.g. iPad, Chromebook), other mobile devices and gaming consoles are not sufficient for this camp.

    Recommended computer specifications for Minecraft:

    • CPU: Intel Core i3 3210 | AMD A8 7600 APU or equivalent.
    • RAM: 4 GB RAM.
    • HDD: 180 MB to 1 GB available space.
    • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or AMD Radeon R5 series | NVIDIA GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series.
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later.
    • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 or better.
  • Registration

    Complete the registration form for Adventures in Minecraft camp or Ultimate Minecraft camp online by clicking the "REGISTER NOW" under the applicable camp's title. You must make full payment for the camp during the registration process.

    If you need an alternate format of this form, please contact summercamps@ontariotechu.ca.   

    Note:
    Additional information about registration is included on the registration form. It is your responsibility to read and understand all of the information on the registration form before submission.
  • Photo/Video consent

    Photos and video may be taken during camp which may be used for various purposes, including but not limited to marketing materials. For this reason, parents/guardians of campers can complete the Photo/Video Release form to give the University permission to take and use photos and videos.

    By providing consent on the Photo/Video Release section of the registration form, you give Ontario Tech permanent permission to:

    • take photos & video of the camper;
    • use all photos & video taken for marketing, promotion and advertising in various ways (e.g. brochures, website, ads)
    • fully own and edit all photos & video taken
    • use all photos & video taken without need for approval from you of its use or how it is used
    • not be prevented from using all photos & video taken

    Note

    Additional information about photo/video consent is included on the Photo/Video Release form and registration form. It is your responsibility to read and understand all of the information before submission of the registration form.

  • Expectations of campers

    *Parents/guardians are responsible for reading and understanding the detailed information on the Ontario Tech University Virtual Camps Waiver which includes the Code of Behaviour and Release, Waiver and Discharge information. The notes below do not contain all of the information on the form - they are only meant to clarify some of the information.

    All campers and staff have the right to a positive and safe camp experience.  For this reason, campers need to follow the following Code of Behaviour:

    1. Be safe
    2. Be kind to yourself and others
    3. Respect yourself and others
    4. Listen to others and follow directions
    5. Have fun!

    Campers will be sent home if they do not follow the above Code of Behaviour. If a camper is sent home for any of the reasons listed below, no refund will be given:

    Examples:

    1. A camper does not keep themselves safe or threatens the safety of others

      • Not following safety rules for activities or visibly engaging in other unsafe behaviour
      • Deliberately harming themselves or others
      • Threatening to physically harm others
      • Visibly using or discussing the use of alcohol, cannabis, cigarettes, narcotics or any other illegal substance
    2. A camper is not kind to themselves or others
      • Knowingly and/or willingly being inappropriate, vulgar or offensive to others
    3. A camper does not respect themselves, others or property
      • Not respecting the rights and privileges of others
      • Not respecting others' privacy (example: taking photo, vided and/or transcripts of others)
    4. A camper does not listen to others or follow directions
      • Deliberate disruption of planned activities
      • Unwilling to follow fair instructions and/or directions

    *Examples are not an exhaustive list. 

  • Online discussion rules

    All campers and staff have the right to a positive and safe camp experience.  For this reason, campers need to follow the following Online Discussion Rules:

    1. Be safe
      • Examples:
        • Don't share personal information
        • Don't click links unless they are posted by the discussion facilitator or moderator
    2. Be kind
      • Examples:
        • No bullying, discrimination or harassment
        • No harmful "jokes"
    3. Be respectful
      • Examples:
        • No explicit speech
        • Respect other people, their feelings and ideas
    4. Be a good listener
      • Examples:
        • Listen to discussion facilitators and moderators
        • No spamming or all caps in the chat
    5. Be inclusive
      • Examples:
        • Give everyone a chance to speak
        • Create a safe environment for everyone
    6. Be relevant
      • Examples:
        • Keep conversation relevant to discussion topics
        • No advertising/promotion
        • No argumentative speech

    *Examples are not an exhaustive list. 

    Not following discussion rules can lead to removal from camp and/or future camps.

Contact us

Email

summercamps@ontariotechu.ca


MineCoders

Registration is closed      View camp brochure

The STEAM-3D Maker Lab is excited to offer a fun-filled virtual Spring break camp that enables students to explore and code online with Minecraft! Campers will:

  • explore coding through Minecraft;
  • develop global competencies and important socio-emotional skills (such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity);
  • participate in student-centered approaches to teaching and learning (such as constructivism, constructionism, project- and problem-based learning, and critical making);
  • construct knowledge by working on projects and creating with digital tools.

For descriptions of terms included above, see the MineCoders Spring Break Camp 2021 Request for Consent form.

Sessions

Participants Dates Time Cost Location Status
Grades 4 to 6 April 12 to 16, 2021 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST Free! Online Session is full
Grades 7 and 8 April 12 to 16, 2021 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST Free! Online Session is full