It’s time to plan for a week (or more!) of creating, playing and exploring at Lethbridge College, now that summer camps are open for registration.
With more than 20 programs covering a broad range of interests, activities and age groups, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Participants of Kakyosin (GAH-gyoh-sin), which means how do we come to know, will be immersed in Blackfoot land-based learning as they help put up a teepee, practise basic conversational Blackfoot language, identify traditional plants and their uses, make frybread and dry meat, and engage in storytelling.
The camp, for 10- to 12-year-olds, will be led by Marni Hope, Indigenous student support and events coordinator at Lethbridge College.
“Connecting and educating people about Indigenous traditions and culture is integral to what we do here at Lethbridge College,” Hope says. “This camp provides an opportunity to show how vital it is to understand one’s traditions and cultures. This understanding starts in one’s youth.”
Meanwhile, teenage gamers can sign up for 3D Game Designer camp. Participants will learn all about 3D game design by discovering the theory behind it, creating simple assets and challenging their imagination.
“This camp will teach students valuable skills in coding, game design and 3D digital art, giving them hands-on experience and insight into game creation,” says Miranda Hubbard, camp leader and Game Design Micro-credential project coordinator at Lethbridge College. “Campers will use some of the best computers the college has to offer and create their very own game level to take home at the end of the week.”
3D Game Designer camp is available to 13- to 17-year-olds.
In Claymation Creators, seven- to 10-year-old campers will work in groups to storyboard and produce their very own stop motion animation short film – complete with a written script, character dialogue and sound effects.
“I’m super excited to work with our Claymation creators to see what their imaginative minds can produce,” says Toby Drozdz, camp leader and instructional assistant in the college’s Centre for Technology, Environment and Design. “We’ll also mix in some outdoor activities and storytelling games to keep the creativity flowing!”
A video showcase for parents and family members will wrap up the week of Claymation creativity.
Cub Camp, for the four- to six-year-old crowd, is also new this summer. The littlest campers will get to participate in a wide range of fun and engaging activities held across campus. From arts and crafts to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities and outdoor adventures, this camp aims to ignite curiosity and spark imagination.
In addition to these new programs, Lethbridge College is also offering annual favourites like Kodiaks volleyball and basketball development camps, mountain biking, dance, construction and culinary camps.
For a complete list of available half- and full-day summer camps, and to register, visit lethbridgecollege.ca/summercamps.