Medicine Hat College Summer Science Camps

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Every year Praxis partners with the Medicine Hat College to offer fun and exciting science-based summer camps in both their Medicine Hat and Brooks campuses. Each camp is based on a fun science topic such as insects or robotics and is lead by a trained instructor. New this year there tech camps for teens and adults. Check the Medicine Hat College summer camp calendar for the summer camp schedule. For more information see MHC Summer Camp.

To enroll in these Praxis assisted MHC camps please contact the Department of Continuing Studies at Medicine Hat College at 403-529-3844.

The Medicine Hat College and Praxis are proud to offer week long educational summer day camps. Join us in July and August as we choose our own adventure and experience a new kind of summer fun! 16 different Science related camps (and 16 Arts, 11 Sports and 16 General) for kids plus new this year tech camps for teens and adults. Teens can even take driver ed coures.

Click here to register online for MHC Medicine Hat Summer Camps or please contact the Continuing Studies department at the Medicine Hat College (403-529-3844). Brooks Summer Kids Camp information is here. Camp schedule and descriptions can be found below, as well as a link to the MHC Summer Program Guide.

Dinosaur Discovery

Ages 5 & 6. Journey to the land of the dinosaur! Travel back through
time making big dinosaur prints, excavating a mini bone bed and
examining real fossils as we explore the world of the Tyrannosaurus
Rex. Learn about dinosaurs and create great dino crafts while making
friends and having fun.

Instructor: Lindsey Kowalchuk
Course ID: SS 0016
Mon-Fri, Aug 20-24, 9:00am-12:00pm, $109; L152

Creepy Crawly Camp

Ages 6-8. Come explore the wonderful world of bugs by looking
closer…a lot closer…at the fascinating creatures they all are. Our
closer look begins with microscopes and various tools to bring them
and their world into perspective. Enjoy a week of bug-themed activities,
crafts and games, including making yummy edible spiders and
playing Bug-Go Bingo!

Instructor: Lindsey Kowalchuk
Course ID: SS 0054
A: Mon-Fri, July 23-27, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $109; L152
B: Mon-Fri, July 30-Aug 3, 9:00am-12:00pm, $109; L152

Blast Off !

Ages 10+. Get ready to blast off in this camp as you
delve into the mysteries of space – time, gravity, distance and life
beyond earth’s boundaries. You will discover the solar system using
telescopes and computers, build rockets, and even design an aquatic
biosphere for your own alien.

Instructor: Tanis Haubrich
Course ID: SS 0052
A: Mon-Fri, July 16-20, 9:00am-12:00pm, $119; L152
B: Tue-Fri, Aug 7-10, 9:00am-12:00pm, $109; L152

Scien'TWISTS

Ages 6-8. Are you ready to explore the wacky world
of science? In this exciting camp you will perform lots of experiments
each day. You will go bug hunting, collect interesting pond specimens
and even make your own erupting volcano. This camp is all about science
but with a big twist of fun!

Instructor: Shauna Perrior
Course ID: SS 0050
A: Mon-Fri, July 16-20, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $109; L154
B: Mon-Fri, July 30-Aug 3, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $109; L154

Spa Science

Ages 8+. Take real science to the bathtub and beyond. Whip your
bath into a frothy fizzing sea of colour and fragrance. Get ready to
get dirty and experiment with real Chemistry. Learn how to make
soothing bath salts, bath bombs, soap, perfume and so much more.
Even better, take your creations home to enjoy. **NOTE: Those with
dermatological allergies should not attend this camp as the participants
will be making and testing all of their experiments.

Instructor:
Darcee Wong
Course ID: SS 0025
A: Mon-Fri, July 30-Aug 3, 9:00am-12:00pm, $119; S107
B: Mon-Fri, Aug 13-17, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $119; L152

Construction 101

Ages 7-8. Want to think, design, and create? Use pulleys and levers,
build bridges, and master feats of engineering with Lego. The only
limit is your imagination!

Instructor: Shauna Perrior
Course ID: SS 0017
A: Mon-Fri, July 16-20, 9:00am-12:00pm, $109; L154
B: Mon-Fri, July 23-27, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $109; L154

Gross Out Science

Ages 8+. If you like ooey gooey, slippery, slimy,
smell bad, look disgusting, bacteria growing kind of
science that makes people scream with delight, then this is the camp
for you. Only certified kid grossologists will be able to handle the adventures
contained here. Come prepared to get messy and discover a
whole new level of “YUCK”!

Instructor: Tanis Haubrich
Course ID: SS 0138
A: Mon-Fri, July 30-Aug 3, 9:00am-12:00pm, $109; L154
B: Mon-Fri, Aug 13-17, 9:00am-12:00pm, $109; L154

Camp CSI

Ages 9+. Experience a day in the life of a drug-testing
lab technician. Campers become lab techs to
discover how science catches cheaters. Outfitted in your lab coat, you
will also learn how doctors diagnose and treat some sport-related
injuries including matching x-rays to patients, arm casting and ankle
taping. But wait! There’s been a murder in the athlete’s village and it’s
up to you to ID the suspect using forensic science – including bite impressions,
fingerprinting, and DNA extractions.

Instructor: Courtney
Gillingham
Course ID: SS 0055
A: Mon-Fri, July 9-13, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $119; L152
B: Mon-Fri, July 23-27, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $119; S107

GeoCaching: Teasure Hunting 101

Ages 10+. Do you long for the thrill of adventure? Look no further
than this exciting camp. Learn how to use a GPS device while we
search high and low for treasures large and small. Try your hand at
decoding clues and following the trail to the treasure. Bring your
hiking shoes and searching eyes and get ready to experience the thrill
of the hunt! **Note: This is an outdoor camp so all-weather gear is required
(hiking/walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, appropriate clothing for
weather, water bottle, snack, backpack).

Instructor: Jessilyn Swanson
Course ID: SS 0033
A: Mon-Fri, July 9-13, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $119; S107
B: Mon-Fri, July 16-20, 9:00am-12:00pm, $119; E171/172

Little Tykes: The Great Outdoors

Ages 3 & 4. Get out of the classroom! Look at the sky, the trees,
the ground, and learn about what lives outside – animals, plants,
and bugs!

Instructor: Shauna Perrior
Course ID: SS 0043
A: Mon & Wed, July 23 & 25, 9:30am-11:30am, $49; E149
B: Tue & Thur, July 24 & 26, 9:30am-11:30am, $49; E149

Animal Kingdom

Ages 5 & 6. Things could get wild! Lions, tigers, and bears are some of
the animals that will be a part of our “roaring” activities. Our Zookeepers
will learn about animals and enjoy games, art projects and stories
that center on the many captivating critters in our animal kingdom.
Instructor: Shauna Perrior
Course ID: SS 0026
A: Mon-Fri, July 9-13, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $109; L154
B: Tue-Fri, Aug 7-10, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $99; L154

Rain Forest Adventures

Ages 5-7. Jump into a week of exciting hands-on fun exploring the
amazing rainforest. Make new discoveries about the plants, animals
and foods of the rainforest with art, music, games, and stories. Create
animal projects, build your own terrarium, make a rain stick, crack open
a coconut, and experience tropical fruits. Every day is a fun day in the
rainforest. Instructor: Katrina Simpson
Course ID: SS 0029
A: Tue-Fri, July 3-6, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $99; E150
B: Mon-Fri, Aug 20-24, 9:00am-12:00pm, $109; E150

Robotics Mindstorm

Ages 8-11. Enter the robot laboratory where you will
design, build, and move your own machines using LEGO Mindstorm
robotic kits and Robolab software. Learn about the principles of programming
and mechanics as you decide what kind of robot you want
to build and then bring it to life – create it, then control it!

Instructor:
Darcee Wong
Course ID: SS 0051
A: Mon-Fri, July 9-13, 9:00am-12:00pm, $149; B241
B: Mon-Fri, July 16-20, 9:00am-12:00pm, $149; B241

Robotics NXT Generation

Ages 10-12. Come back to the robot laboratory for some more fun!
Design, build and move your robot using the new Lego Mindstorm
NXT Generation robotic kits and software. Take it to the next level and
create an extreme robot with new and improved sensors. **Note: To
be a part of Robotics NXT Generation, you have to have completed
either Robotics Mindstorm or Praxis Roboclub previously.

Instructor:
Darcee Wong
Course ID: SS 0056
A: Mon-Fri, July 9-13, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $149; B241
B: Mon-Fri, July 16-20, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $149; B241

Spy Science

Ages 10+. No adults allowed! Aspiring Spy Kids will
hone their tradecraft. Learn from real “spies”, and hit
the streets to run training missions. You will get to develop a disguise
for cover, make and break codes, create and use spy gadgets, use
specialized equipment in an outdoor training mission and, of course,
uncover the science behind spying.

Instructor: Darcee Wong
Course ID: SS 0057
A: Mon-Fri, July 23-27, 9:00am-12:00pm, $119; S107
B: Mon-Fri, Aug 13-17, 9:00am-12:00pm, $119; L152

Myth Busters

Ages 10 +. You’ve probably heard that if you drop Mentos in soda a
great explosion occurs! Is that really true? Could that really happen?
Gear up and get ready to uncover the truth behind popular myths by
using scientific inquiry! Just like the popular TV show, campers will
take on the myths and prove or disprove them, and have lots of fun
doing it!

Instructor: Courtney Gillingham
Course ID: SS 0007
A: Tue-Fri, July 3-6, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $109; S107
B: Mon-Fri, July 16-20, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $119; S107

Camps 4 Teens

Designed for Teenagers (ages 13-18) who would like to prepare
themselves for employment opportunities or post-secondary
education by brushing up on their technology skills.
$399 + GST (including books);
OR
$349 + GST (if you register before June 15)
LEVEL-UP Your MS App Skills!
Hang out with us, full-time for just ONE WEEK this summer,
and come away with 4 – yes, we said FOUR – certificates:
• MS Word Level 1
• MS Excel Level 1
• PowerPoint 2010
• MS Publisher 2010
Not only will you become proficient in using these MS Office
applications, but you will also get an opportunity to showcase
your new skills and talents . . . in “real world” projects.
Computer skills are in high demand in the workplace, which
is why this summer camp will provide you with a competitive
advantage when looking for employment. Preparing for
post-secondary? It’s never too late (or too soon) to think about
gaining all of the skills that you will need to be successful in
your future studies. Take advantage of some intensive screen
time this summer! $950 worth of courses FOR ONLY $399
(Register early and save an additional $50!)
Course ID: SS 0300
Mon-Fri, July 30-Aug 3, 9:00am-4:00pm; B252

Camps for Adults

Designed for parents whose children are attending camps OR for any other adult interested in attending. These week-long morning or afternoon sessions provide
an opportunity to take regular courses, offered through Continuing Studies, in a condensed format.

Great discount!$269 + GST (including books); OR TAKE TWO for only $499 + GST

Make Powerful Points and Movies
In only five 2.5 hour sessions, you will earn certificates in:
• Building PowerPoint (2010) Presentations
• Windows Movie Maker
In these condensed classes you will learn all of the same skills and techniques that we would otherwise deliver over 3 full days. Not only will you learn how to turn your digital photos into an exciting movie with background music, but you will also learn how to insert your movie into a PowerPoint Presentation. Windows Movie Maker likely came installed on your computer, but if not – it’s a FREE download! You will also learn how to create and edit great presentations that incorporate text, tables, graphics, sound and animation. You will impress your coworkers, future employers, and your family with your amazing new presentation skills. Bring your photos and music on a CD or USB drive (or samples will be available). Our regular price for these 2 courses is over $400. YOU SAVE OVER $100!
Course ID: SS 0313 A: Mon-Fri, July 9-13, 9:15am-11:45am; B252
Photoshop and Photobooks
In only five 2.5 hour sessions, you will earn certificates in:
• Photoshop Elements
• PhotoBooks
In these condensed classes you will learn all of the same skills and techniques that we would otherwise deliver over 3 full days. You will learn how to enhance and edit photographs, and you are encouraged to bring your own digital photographs to work on (saved to a disk or flashdrive). You can retouch your photos and add filters to make them sparkle with your artistic touch. Your photography will never have been so impressive! You then have the opportunity to create a hardcover book that you can personalize and continue to work on at home, at your leisure. You will have the option to order and purchase your PhotoBooks as a permanent keepsake (with costs varying depending on how many pages you create). Our regular price for these 2 courses is over $400. YOU SAVE OVER $100!
Course ID: SS 0312 A: Mon-Fri, July 23-27, 9:15am-11:45am; B252
My Word – What an Outlook
In only five 2.5 hour sessions, you will earn certificates in:
• MS Word Level 1
• MS Outlook
You will meet the same objectives as our regular Fall and Winter offerings, and these courses can also be applied toward our Certificate Programs (eg. Computer Office Assistant; Computerized Bookkeeping Certificate). Word Level 1 covers the fundamentals of this popular program: how to edit, save, and format your text documents... and then takes formatting to the next level. MS Outlook is the email program of choice for most organizations and your expertise in this program is a requirement of many workplaces. We use MS Office 2010, but these courses will also benefit those using Office 2007. Our regular price for these 3 courses is over $500. YOU SAVE OVER $200! Course ID: SS 0310 Mon-Fri, Aug 13-17, 9:15am-11:45am; B252
Take Charge and Excel
In only five 2.5 hour sessions, you will earn certificates in:
• Take Charge of Your Files and Photos
• MS Excel Level 1
You will meet the same objectives as our regular Fall and Winter offerings, and these courses can also be applied toward our Certificate Programs (eg. Computer Office Assistant; Computerized Bookkeeping Certificate). Take Charge of Your Files and Photos helps you to customize, organize, copy, move and archive files and folders (you are encouraged to bring a flashdrive with you for practice). Excel Level 1 will help you to discover, build, format and print spreadsheets. Learn about formulas and functions, and about working with multiple Excel spreadsheets. We use MS Office 2010, but these courses will also benefit those using Office 2007. Our regular price for these 3 courses is over $500. YOU SAVE OVER $200! Course ID: SS 0311 Mon-Fri, Aug 13-17, 1:15pm-3:45pm; B252