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VM Picks: 2022 Summer Camps for Kids: Q & A With VISST STEM Camps

VM Picks: 2022 Summer Camps for Kids: Q & A With VISST STEM Camps

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VISST, or the Vancouver Independent School for Science and Technology, is a Vancouver STEM-based high school. They are currently offering a wide range of Summer Camps for kids ages 9-17.

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Give us a Brief Description of Your Camp

VISST a new STEM High school in Vancouver.
Photo Credit: VISST

Our STEM-focused summer camps are designed for kids and teens aged 9-17. We offer topics not taught in regular school, from coding for robotics to machine learning, building an electric motor, and bridge design. At VISST, cultivating curiosity and having fun are explicit goals of our programs and school.

What Makes Your Camp Unique?

Robotics at VISST
Photo Credit: VISST

VISST is Vancouver’s first and only independent secondary school that focuses on STEM education. Our camps are designed and taught by award-winning PhDs, experts and veteran teachers and are based on hands-on activities to keep participants engaged.

What Will Kids Learn?

A video game-learning coding at VISST.
Photo Credit: Camp Qwanoes

Coding for Robotics: In this introductory maker camp, you will use Lego Mindstorms with Lego’s NXT-G programming environment to program a robot that performs various tasks.

Machine Learning, Demystified: This camp is designed — by a UBC computer science professor with a Ph.D. from Harvard’s machine learning lab — to introduce you to the world of machine learning.

Electricity, from Frogs to iPhones: In this camp, you’ll build your own battery and electric motor (and more) from scratch and take them home at the end!

Puzzle Programming: Taught by a UBC computer science professor, in this camp, you’ll learn how to create puzzle games using PuzzleScript. Everything we’ll make is visual, creative, and playable from day one!

Bridges, from Design to Prototype: You’ll be the engineer in a competition to build a high-performing bridge in this camp. But leave the popsicle sticks at home this time; we’ll be working like real engineers with real materials.

What kind of feedback have you received about your camp?

Building a bridge at VISST camps
Photo Credit: VISST

This camp was an extraordinary experience, I learned so much, and I’m glad that I took the time to learn about something so important and helpful. It was so nice to meet all these amazing people and get to know them and it is something I wish for other people to experience. That they take the time to learn about this as it’s very fascinating.

A Happy Parent

This was probably my favourite camp I’ve ever been to and it gives you knowledge that you will use throughout your life. This was amazing and thank you so much Mike and Shaun for teaching us about this.

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A Happy Parent

The deepfake lesson was really cool and it got me hooked right in and i was super interested to learn more about it. I liked the oh yay platform that we had the class on, I found it really good for an online class. Almost close to being in a real class. That was really cool. I liked that they are very helpful and kind. They have a good sense of humour and it was just great. Thanks for an awesome camp guys. I had a great time. I would definitely recommend this camp to my friends 🙂

A Happy Parent

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Vancouver’s first and only STEM high school is offering several fun and interactive Summer Camps. From Robotics to Engineering, Machine Learning to Electronics, there is a topic for all interests, skill levels and age groups (9-17 years). All camps will be held at VISST, which is located on the 2nd floor of 1490 West Broadway in Vancouver.

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