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Camp session: Daniels Bits & Bytes (Summer Youth Programming at the Daniels Faculty)
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Summer Youth Programming at the Daniels Faculty

Daniels Bits & Bytes

Summer Youth Programming at the Daniels Faculty  []


Session Details:

Type:

Day Camp

Specialization:

Education (multi)

Age (Gender):

9 - 11 (Coed)

Capacity:

25

Special needs support:

No


Contact Camp:


These week-long programs will introduce participants to the fundamentals of art and design. This summer, we will offer two distinct weeks of programming. This program will include time for team building and physical activity.

Summer 2019
The theme for this summer’s Bits & Bytes program is Drones in the City. We will explore the potential of this disruptive technology and how the city design might respond. Participants will design a city collectively, and will build drones that they will be able to take home.

Session 1: Monday July 8 to Friday, July 12, 2019
Our final project for this session is a massing block city made of foam. We will design and construct the city on a smaller scale and work in teams to create a full city model. We will be building the Makeblock Airblock drone kit and learning how to fly drones which takes practice. As we combine the drones and the city, we will re-evaluate our city design and reconfigure as needed. Throughout the week, we will have athletic time (see schedule below) and have tours of the fabrication workshops with demonstrations on the laser cutter, 3D printer and CNC router.

Participants will leave the program with a Flying Ball Drone and a Makeblock Airblock drone to continue the fun on their own. Participants will get to design and keep their own laser cut keychain.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants will need to bring a cell phone or tablet to pilot the drone. We will have some tablets available but quantities will be limited. If the aforementioned drone products are unavailable, an equivalent substitute will be provided.

Session 2: Monday July 15 to Friday, July 19, 2019
Our final project for this session will be an inflatable city of interconnected tubes to fly our drones through. Using plastic, tape, an air blower and lots of creativity, participants will again design on a smaller scale and then will replicate at a larger scale. We will be building the Makeblock Airblock drone kit and learning how to fly drones which takes practice. As we combine the drones and the city, we will re-evaluate our city design and reconfigure as needed. Throughout the week, we will have athletic time (see schedule below) and have tours of the fabrication workshops with demonstrations on the laser cutter, 3D printer and CNC router.

Participants will leave the program with a Flying Ball Drone and a Makeblock Airblock drone to continue the fun on their own. Participants will get to design and keep their own laser cut keychain.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants will need to bring a cell phone or tablet to pilot the drone. We will have some tablets available but quantities will be limited. If the aforementioned drone products are unavailable, an equivalent substitute will be provided.

Who?
This summer program is designed for all students aged 9-11 years old (grades 4-6) with an interest in design, technology, art, science, and engineering.

Why?
The Daniels Faculty has been teaching design thinking for over century and a quarter. It’s never too soon to get youth started on designing. These two week-long programs give students an opportunity to engage with the latest digital technologies, and to develop their design skills in a post-secondary environment.

Where?
This program will be hosted at 1 Spadina Crescent, located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street. Read more about our iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition.

Dates & Times
Session 1: Monday July 8 to Friday, July 12, 2019
Session 2: Monday July 15 to Friday, July 19, 2019

The program runs daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Extra care will be available from 8:00am to 9:00am, and from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Please note that parents are welcome to join our showcase each Friday at 3:00pm.

Sample Day
8:00—9:00am - (Optional) Before Care
8:45—9:00am - Drop Off
9:00—9:15am - Introduction to the Day
9:15—9:30am - Warm up Activity
9:30—10:30am - Activity
10:30—11:00am - Snack and Travel to Athletics
11:00—12:00pm - Athletics
12:00—1:00pm - Lunch
1:00—1:30pm - Introduction to Activity
1:30—2:45pm - Activity
2:45—3:00pm - Snack
3:00—3:45pm - Athletics
3:45—4:00pm - Clean-up / Program Ends
4:00—4:15pm - Pick Up
4:00—5:00pm - (Optional) After Care

Team
Nicholas Hoban is a designer and fabricator based in Toronto. As the Coordinator of John H. Daniels Digital Fabrication Lab, Nicholas oversees faculty fabrication research projects and the operational oversight of the digital fabrication facilities. Read More.

Nene Brode is the Manager, External Relations and Outreach rejoining the Dean's Office in September 2018. In 2016, she founded the V4Lab, a summer youth STEAM program after establishing the architectural science day camp. From working on the development of the Digital Media Experience Lab, to creating the V4Lab youth camp program showcasing work at the Ontario Science Centre, Nene has been a connector and collaborator fostering community engagement. Read More.

Laura Fox is a 3rd year Master of Architecture Candidate at the John H. Daniels Faculty. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in Architecture Design and Art History. Her current studies are focused on integrating generative design and acoustic simulation with an interest in digital fabrication for their potentials in adaptive reuse and the construction of flexible architecture. She is actively involved in the Daniels community through volunteering at the student run Café 059.  Laura is currently a teaching assistant and was nominated by her students for a teaching excellence award for her position in 2018. She hopes to bring her past experiences of working with student leadership camps and teaching into the exciting new context of Digi Fab and Bits and Bytes.

Kian Hosseinnia is a fourth-year undergraduate student studying architecture and philosophy at the University of Toronto. Along with his studies, Kian has collaborated with students and professionals on a number of built and research projects. The built projects include Float, an outdoor interactive project built in the summer of 2015 with Situate | Design | Build at 401 Richmond, Toronto; and Aperture, the winning proposal for the building of a temporary parklet for Café Mosaic in Edmonton, Alberta in the summer of 2017. Kian is currently a teaching assistant and has published a paper on contemporary philosophy and architecture titled "Stranger Thoughts: Log’s Disorienting Phenomenology” with Professor Matthew Allen."

Fees and Registration
$400 for 1-week program
$45 for AM or PM care or $90 for both

Participants will keep their drone.

Register here

Contact
Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions about this program, please contact:

Nene Brode
Manager, External Relations and Outreach
416-824-9257
nene.brod[email protected]

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Session Dates & Locations:

LocationDateCost
Downtown West, ON
1 Spadina Crescent
Jul 08-12, 2019 $400 - $490
Downtown West, ON
1 Spadina Crescent
Jul 15-19, 2019 $400 - $490
  • Session starts at 9:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm.
  • Before care is available starting at 8:00 am (fee extra).

Activities at this Session:

Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

  • Animation / 3D design
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Makerspace
  • STEM
  • Technology
Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive





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