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The Weekend Program is Here

EXPLORATIONS IS LAUNCHING THE MUCH ANTICIPATED WEEKEND PROGRAM

Since its founding over 35 years ago, Explorations has offered exceptional experiential learning opportunities to children from Kindergarten to Grade 11. However, until now, these opportunities have been restricted to 4 weeks during the summer. Given that Explorations believes that learning is a lifelong journey, it only makes sense that we are finally launching our new Weekend Program (Fall and Winter).
This newly launched Program will be held at the new Explorations Learning Center (6575 Somerled, Montreal) and will be an extension of our celebrated Explorations Summer Camp Program. Our team of passionate educators are in the process of creating empowering learning experiences to challenge and excite children.
We're happy to announce that our weekend program now includes two age groups; activities appropriate for Grade 3 to 5 students and more advanced activities for Grade 6 to 8 students (and beyond depending on demand).

Weekend Program March/April INFORMATION

  • Location: Explorations Learning Center, 6575 Somerled, Montreal
  • Dates: March 9 to April 27, 2019
  • Schedule: Saturdays between 9am and 4pm
  • Registration Opens: January 19th, 2019

Every Registration includes a $75 Non-Refundable Registration Fee. A 15% discount is applied when more than 3 Activities are purchased.

For International Groups, please contact international@explorationscamp.ca

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March/April 2019 Activities

Learners who are part of our Weekend Program can create their own schedule from a set of Activities. Each Activity runs for 90 minutes, beginning at 9:00 am. Period 1 takes place from 9:00 to 10:30, Period 2 from 10:45 to 12:15, Period 3 from 12:45 to 2:15, and Period 4 from 2:30 to 4:00. Children who register for consecutive Activities will be supervised during breaks and lunch.
A 15% is applied to when registering for 3 or more Activities.

Intro to Film

Grade 3 to Grade 5
Period 1 – 9:00 to 10:30

Learners will learn the basics of creating films as they work in small groups to create their own short films. Not only will they get to know how to properly use a camera for filming, but they will also be introduced to concepts such as lighting, dramatic angles and different types of shots. They will also learn introductory editing skills and post-production techniques.

Advanced Game Design

Grade 6 to Grade 8

Period 1 – 9:00 to 10:30

This Activity dives deep into the world of video games as we analyze, recreate and discuss elements from popular video games to understand their purpose and functionality. Learners will work on creating their own RPG style game while gaining an understanding of key video game design elements such as pacing, puzzles, rules, and mechanics. Learners will also be encouraged to use mathematical concepts such as formulas and variables to create more immersive experiences for the user.

Video Game Camp

Video Game Programming

Grade 3 to Grade 5
Period 2 – 10:45 to 12:15

This Activity focuses on the coding side of video game development. Learners are introduced to object-oriented programming as they develop point-and-click games. Although a game engine will be used to allow for rapid development, learners will be taught programming concepts such as logical statements, if / then statements, loops, variables and much more.

Film: Post Production

Grade 6 to Grade 8
Period 2 – 10:45 to 12:15

Participants will dive deeper into the world of film production as they learn about the many facets of post-production. By recreating scenes from popular movies and YouTube videos, participants will learn different video and audio editing techniques while using professional software.

EV3 Robotics

Grade 3 to Grade 5
Period 3 – 12:45 to 2:15

Dive elbow-deep in sensors, computers, bricks, gears and motors, figuring out how to build and program LEGO robots that work. In the first part of the Activity, we will get to know the Swift Programming Language and test our skills on a series of puzzles. Then, we will work in a small group to develop robots to participate in challenges such as sumo and search and rescue.

Design, Create, Build

Grade 6 to Grade 8
Period 3 – 12:45 to 2:15

Put your brain to work in this exciting activity during which participants will be challenged to design and build solutions to all types of problems. Participants will be introduced to a variety of tools and materials to be used for building cool and imaginative things. They will learn to follow design thinking as they develop their own products.

Design, Create, Build

Grade 3 to Grade 5
Period 4 – 2:30 to 4:00

Put your brain to work in this exciting activity during which participants will be challenged to design and build solutions to all types of problems. Participants will be introduced to a variety of tools and materials to be used for building cool and imaginative things. They will learn to follow design thinking as they develop their own products.

Electricity and Electronics

Grade 6 to Grade 8
Period 4 – 2:30 to 4:00

Come learn about the world of electricity and electronics using Arduino and breadboards. During the first part of the session, campers will learn the fundamental principles of electricity, circuits, and programming. Working with partners, they will overcome certain challenges while exploring the vast capabilities of Arduino prototyping boards including their simple programming language. Once the campers have acquired the fundamental skills necessary to proceed, they will propose, design, program and create their own electronics.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are the Activity Leaders?


    At Explorations, we believe in connecting children with passionate, dynamic educators. Our weekend program will continue this tradition. All of our leaders are certified teachers, highly-professional educators or industry experts.
  • Do I need to provide a lunch for my child?


    Yes, if your child is registered for the full day, we ask that he/she brings a NUT FREE lunch that will not require re-heating.
  • Is there supervision during lunch and breaks?


    Our program assistants will be on site to provide supervision during the lunch period and breaks.
  • What level of English does my child need to participate?


    Our teachers are trained to cater to many different levels of English, but many of the Activities are advanced and require at least basic conversational English to follow and participate.
  • If I register for the full day program do I choose individual Activities?


    No. Children who register for the full day program will be scheduled to participate in one activity per stream (Programming, Science, Film). If you have any particular request, please contact us directly at info@explorationscamp.ca
  • Do I need to provide any additional material?


    No, Explorations will provide all of the material necessary for the Activities.
  • Where can I register?


    You can register directly on our Amilia registration page by following this link.
  • Can I register in person?


    We do not accept same day registrations. However, if you wish to speak to a member of the Explorations team to register beforehand, please contact us at info@explorationscamp.ca
  • Will the material covered in the Activities overlap with my child's school curriculum?


    It can happen that some of the material covered in Explorations Activities overlaps with school curriculum. However, our goal is to provide rich learning experiences that allow children to delve deeper into subjects that interest them. Our Leaders will know when they should challenge participants to think deeper about certain topics.
  • How many children will be in each Activity?


    In order to create rich, participative learning experiences, Explorations never allows more than 15 participants per Activity.
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