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

VM Picks: 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.
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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: VISST

Machine Learning, Demystified (Saturday camp): Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm, Apr 15 – Jun 3, 2023 (8 sessions). Ages 12+. Bring your own laptop.

A Sustainable World: Jul 4-7, 2023; 9:00am-12:00pm. Ages 8-11. Combine with Adventures in Writing and Art for a full-day camp experience.

Adventures in Writing and Art: Jul 4-7, 2023; 1:00-4:00pm. Ages 9-12. Combine with A Sustainable World for a full-day camp experience.

Science Matters: Engineering Design Competition: Jul 10-14, 2023; 9:00am-12:00pm. Ages 10-13. Enhance STEM skills and explore exciting science.

Create Your Own Artificial Intelligence: Jul 24-28, 2023; 9:00am-12:00pm. Ages 12-16. Train your device to classify using EdgeImpulse. Camp is full, join the waitlist.

Puzzle Game Programming: Jul 31 – Aug 4, 2023; 9:30am-12:30pm. Ages 10-14. Create simple video games with PuzzleScript. No coding experience needed.

Vancouver’s Hidden History: Evidence Around Us: Aug 8-11, 2023; 9:00am-12:00pm. Ages 11-16. Explore Vancouver’s historical neighborhoods and learn about city planning.

Black Holes for Hackers: Aug 14-18, 2023; 9:00am-12:00pm. Ages 14-17. Hack physics and delve into the properties of black holes. No advanced knowledge required.

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.

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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.

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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This post is sponsored by the Vancouver Independent School of Science and Technology

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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