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MAY THE EXPLORING NEVER STOP

EXPLORATIONS IS LAUNCHING A NEW WEEKEND PROGRAM

Since it's founding over 35 years ago, Explorations has offered experiential learning opportunities to children from Kindergarten to Grade 11. However, these opportunities have always been restricted to 4 weeks in the summer. At its core, Explorations believes that learning is a lifelong journey so it only makes sense that we are launching our new Weekend Program.
The Weekend Program will be held at Kell's new middle school facility and is based on the same type of learning as the Explorations Summer Camp. Our team of passionate educators is working hard to create empowering learning experiences that will challenge and excite children while introducing them to new ideas and interesting skills.
We're happy to announce that we've expanded our weekend program to two age groups. We now offer activities for Grade 3 to 5 students and more advanced activities for Grade 6 to 8 students.

Video Game Design - RPG

Important Program Information

  • Location: Kells Middle School (2290 Cavendish, Montreal)
  • Start date: January 12th, 2019
  • End date: March 2nd, 2019
  • Schedule: Saturdays from 9:00 to 2:15
  • Ages: Grade 3 to 5 OR Grade 6 to 8
  • Fee for full day registration: $430
  • Fee for single activity registration: $185
  • Participants per Activity: Max 15

To see a full list of our frequently asked questions, please scroll to the bottom of the page or click here.

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Winter 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, and Period 3 from 12:45 to 2:15. Children will be supervised during the morning snack break and the lunch break.
Weekend Program Participants should choose one Activity per Period for a total of 3 Activities.

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 pushed to use mathematical concepts such as formulas and variables to create more immersive experiences for the user.

Explosive Science

All About Chemistry

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

In this advanced science Activity, participants will be guided through a series of experiments and demonstrations to learn about the fascinating world of chemistry. Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, Participants will learn about concepts such as reactions, equilibrium, molecules and atoms, and much more. They will also develop their skills by designing their own experiments and completing lab reports.

Intro to Film

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

In Intro to Film, 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, angles and different types of shots. They will also learn introductory editing skills and post-production techniques.

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 with as 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.

3...2...1...Blastoff!

All About Physics

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

In this Activity, participants will seek to understand the laws and rules that make up our physical world. By taking part in a series of experiments and building challenges, they will learn about concepts such as forces, inertia, mass and much more. They will also take an in-depth look at designing experiments and controlling variables.

Film: Post Production

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

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

Video Game Design

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

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 introduced to basic programming techniques and project management skills.

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.

Intro to Film

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

In Intro to Film, 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, angles and different types of shots. They will also learn introductory editing skills and post-production techniques.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are the Activity Leaders?


    At Explorations, we believe in connection 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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