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Teaching Computers to Think and Learn

Virtual delivery
Ages 14 to 17 (high school grades)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the fastest growing areas of software engineering, appearing in almost every industry. Participants will learn about the newest developments within AI and how these systems use different techniques to help humans efficiently solve problems. Participants will be tasked with constructing a system of their own that they will program and train. Participants will explore the societal implications of AI, such as the ethical considerations of using biased data.

Activity example: In the AI Image Game, participants will learn how to train an AI image recognition model to control a game using gestures, and experiment with strategies to improve the model for better performance while playing.

  • interactive learning approach
  • simplification of complex topics
  • problem solving and design-based thinking
  • hands-on activities and/or experiment
  • connecting topics to society
  • counsellors demonstrate excellence in engineering and science, strong leadership skills, past experience working with youth, and enthusiasm towards education


Week 7: Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16 (5-days)
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST

Cost: $100 (individual only)

*Individual participant pricing only. One camper per registration. 
**Schedule subject to change without notice.
Technology requirements must be fulfilled prior to the start of camp. See below.

Video conferencing

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

*Webcam is preferred, but not required.

Physical materials may be required for camps. A materials list will be provided to registrants prior to the start of camp.

Parents/guardians are responsible for supervision of their child(ren).

Support needs will vary by camper. We anticipate younger campers may require more support. 

Some adult support (or support from an older sibling) will be needed to start the daily session for younger campers. Counsellors will then provide the support during the camp activities.

Support may be required by parents/guardians or older children for:

  • initial computer and program launch;
  • internet connectivity; and/or
  • technical issues not related to Zoom or camp-related software.