DAY CAMP SUMMER 2022

 

Are you between 4 and 13 years old? Are you enthusiastic about science? Would you like to develop your scientific knowledge? Here is the perfect opportunity for you to take part in the best science and robotics camp ever! Profaqua and its dynamic and competent team are holding a camp in summer 2022, where you will discover the magic of nature, science, programming and robotics through fun and enriching workshops.

 

Come spend one or more weeks with us this summer and find out how fun the scientific world is and how full of secrets!

Each week we will introduce you to a different theme and each day will be filled with exciting activities:

 

4 hours of science activities and 4 hours of robot programming (Blue-Bot) and Scratch for 4-to-5-year-olds per week ;

6 hours of science activities and 6 hours of robot programming (LEGO® WeDo 2.00) and Scratch for 6-year-olds per week ;

8 hours of science activities and 8 hours of robot programming (LEGO® WeDo 2.0) and Scratch for 7-to-8-year-olds per week ;

8 hours of science activities and 10 hours of robot programming (LEGO® EV3) and Scratch for 9-to-10-year-olds per week;

10 hours of science activities and 8 hours of robot programming (LEGO® SPIKE) and Scratch for 11-to-13-year-olds per week ;

Art activities related to the theme of the week ;

Sports activities, games, outings to Hon. George O’Reilly Park and the wading pool at Queen Elizabeth Park for 4-to-6-year-olds or to the Verdun Natatorium pool for 7-to-13-year-olds ;

A “Super genius” Quiz Show on Fridays in weeks 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7;

A high-level science show in weeks 2, 5 and 8.

Week 1 (June 27 to July 1, 2022)

Theme of the week

Pyjama Madness

 

Science theme

Physics

All the mysteries of electricity will finally be revealed to you! You’ll discover the secrets of magnetism by understanding the phenomenon of the aurora borealis which is caused by the Earth’s magnetic field. You’ll learn how to differentiate between a series circuit and a parallel circuit. Your parents will be impressed with what you have created! Have you always wondered how a compass works or how magnets work to attract so quickly? If the answer is yes, don’t miss this week! Physics will no longer hold any secrets for you!

Workshops: Electric Circuits, Dynamo, Energy Sources, Static Electricity, Electronics, Electrolysis and Electric Batteries and Electromagnetism.

 

Friday afternoon:

Your team of camp leaders in pajamas will take you through an unforgettable and breathtaking game!

After the big game, the camp leaders will recreate the experiments in a one-hour quiz. Together, they must unravel the mysterious experiments and find a winning team from all the groups!

 

Robotics theme:

Come on, little athletes! Use variables to count the number of sit-ups performed and calories burned during a workout. Do you monitor your physical activity in a smart way? Would you like to know how many steps you took during the day and how much energy you burned? Hey, wait a minute! What is energy? Let’s use workout sensors to find out!


Week 2 (July 4 to 8, 2022)

Theme of the week

Halloween

Science theme

Chemistry

Did you say chemistry? Yes indeed, chemistry is all around you. It’s in your diet, in your body, in food and much more. This week, you will not only become a chemist, but also an alchemist. Have you always thought that magic potions existed and that you could prove it? This week is your chance to do just that. From Marie Curie to Eunice Newton Foote, not forgetting Louis Pasteur or Amadeo Avogadro, come and put on your lab coat to test chemical compositions and study their reactions.

Workshops: pH in the Lab, Chemical Reactions, Dry Ice, States of Matter and Their Transitions, Slime (Glue) and Sampling of Disgusting Yet Tasty Candies!

 

Friday afternoon:

In a haunted house-like setting with light and sound effects, your team of costumed camp leaders will lead you in a frightening game! You can expect a festive day filled with unexpected surprises.

After the big game, you’ll be treated to a one-hour, high-level Halloween science show! The science of fear.

 

Robotics theme:

Spéléomobile! Your robot wonders who might be living in this old haunted house. Who do you think is hiding in the darkness behind the controls? Your robot will have to explore the creatures in the haunted house.


Week 3 (July 11 to 15, 2022)

Theme of the week

James Bond 007

Science theme

Espionage

During this week, science will be everywhere, even among spies! You’ll have the opportunity to sneak past laser beams and investigate a strange disappearance. Do you have what it takes to become a certified spy, or a certified Profaqua spy without being noticed? There will be many challenges during the week!

Workshops: Light and Laser, Spy School, Optics, Great Inventions, Lego® Dacta® Bridges and Towers, and a Big Escape Room!

 

Friday afternoon:

Your team of spy hosts will take you through a big game using booths from the world of James Bond.

After the big game, the camp leaders will recreate the experiments in a one-hour quiz game. Together, they must unravel the mysterious experiments and find a winning team out of all the groups!

 

Robotics theme:

Best spy robot competition! Several challenges await your robot: sturdiness, autonomy, performance, ability to avoid obstacles, ability to get out of a maze, ability to stop at a specific place, and more. Will your robot succeed in the various challenges and reach the winner’s podium?


Week 4 (July 18 to 22, 2022)

Theme of the week

Harry Potter 2.0

Science theme

Astronomy

Adventurer of the planetary world. Are you fascinated by stars, galaxies, asteroids and how planets work? Come and prove it by attending exciting workshops on everything related to the galaxies, planets and the solar system. During this week, you will learn more about astronomy. You will have the opportunity to become an astronaut and perhaps experience a trip into space on a rocket. You will have the opportunity to build the International Space Station to scale. You’ll even get to test a rocket by taking it up into the air to visit the galaxy! During this week, you will learn more about planets and become a planet expert. If you’re curious about everything that’s written here, then don’t miss this exciting week.

Workshops: Solar System, Moon, Time and Measurements, Five Senses, Air, States of Water, and Mini Shuttle.

 

Friday afternoon:

In a setting worthy of Hogwarts school, Norbert and his allies will help you experience an unforgettable and breathtaking game! You can expect to have a magical day.

After the big game, your camp leaders will recreate experiences in a one-hour trivia game. Together, they must unravel the mysterious experiments and pick a winning team from all the groups!

 

Robotics theme:

A happy traveller! Let’s go! All the robots go on an adventure in a new galaxy. Create, program and test your new vehicles to help them explore!


Week 5 (July 25 to 29, 2022)

Theme of the week

Camper’s Christmas!

Science theme

The Environment

A weather and climate challenge awaits you! During this week, not only will you have to help our planet get better, but you will learn to tell the difference between an earthquake, a volcanic eruption, a tsunami, a flood and many other natural disasters. In fact, this will be your chance to understand weather forecasts and give the weather report during a morning news activity. Lastly, let’s not forget that you will be able to create your own volcanic eruption or even your own flood, all in a safe way.

Workshops: Wind, Water Cycle, Drinking Water and Wastewater, Climate and Seasons, Natural Disasters and Weather.

Please note: Possibility of contact with allergens (peanuts, wheat, gluten, milk and nuts).

 

Friday afternoon:

In a festive holiday setting, your team of little elves will give you the thrill of playing an exciting game with hair-raising experiences!

After the big game, there will be a one-hour high-level science show about Christmas at -78°C.

 

Robotics theme:

Weather forecasting! Make weather forecasts using qualitative data.

Underwater expedition! Your robot would love to explore life under the ocean. But how do you make the submarine dive and then come back up to the surface?

The ferry crossing! Help your robot cross the river on a ferry to reach Legoland City.

Polar expedition! Your robot goes to the Arctic to see polar bears. But what route should it take to get there by snowmobile? Help it to travel safely.


Week 6 (August 1 to 5, 2022)

Theme of the week

Jurassic World

Science theme

Geology

Homo sapiens, Neanderthal man, do you know what lies beneath our feet? Do you know the theory of evolution? You will become a geologist and an archaeologist and you will use your shovel to discover the treasures that are hidden in the surface layers of the earth’s crust. You will find mysterious earthworms responsible for the formation of the humus layer, then 450-million-year-old fossils and rocks such as basalt and granite, or metals such as gold and copper. Gain in-depth knowledge!

Workshops: Rocks and Minerals, Fossils, Dinosaurs, Underground Life and Recycling

 

Friday afternoon:

In a dinosaur setting, your team of explorers will take you on a big game in the Jurassic world.

After the big game, your camp leaders will recreate experiments in a one-hour quiz. Together, they must unravel the mysterious experiments and find a winning team from all the groups!

 

Robotics theme:

Do you like inventing monsters? Fixing creatures? Helping explorers with your ideas? If so, you can be an elite member of our intervention team!

Here are some of the challenges that await you: dinosaur racing, super fossil cleaning, operating a rock crusher and custom design of an invention.


Week 7 (August 8 to 12, 2022)

Theme of the week

Beach Party

Science theme

Biology

During this theme, you will become a botanist, biologist and even an oceanographer or a forest explorer for the week. You will discover what is hidden under the ground and in the depths of the ocean, the plants that grow there, the insects that live there and all the unknown species of the forest and the oceans in our world. You can even plant your own seeds in our greenhouse and, if you find an insect, you can put it in our insectarium. A fun week that will spark your interest and sow knowledge!

Workshops: Insects, Flowers, Trees, Birds, Diversity of the Animal World, Five Senses and the Sea, St. Lawrence River and Animal House

 

Friday afternoon:

In a tropical forest setting, your team of vacationers will help you experience a big water game! You can expect a very wet day.

After the big game, a movie will be shown on Hollywood’s Boulevard of Stars! Popcorn and juice will be served at the movie!

 

Robotics theme:

Desert expedition! Ready for a new adventure? Help your group of friends reach the pyramids. Leo doesn’t want to risk missing the animals passing by his camp while he sleeps. How can he use his motion detector?


Week 8 (August 15 to 19, 2022)

Theme of the week

The Circus

Science theme

Energy

It’s a party at camp, and every day of the week! Come and discover the science behind all the forms of energy. You’ll learn about potential and kinetic energy, chemical, electrical, nuclear and solar energy. During the same week, you will learn to distinguish between mechanical energy (body movement) and thermal energy. Each day, you will have the opportunity to do different vacation activities to have an incredible time before school starts. Your favourite team of camp leaders will make your last week unforgettable, memorable and breathtaking. There will even be surprises and giveaways. You won’t want to miss it!

Workshops: Kinetic Energy, Catapult, Simple Machine, Magic, Magnetism, Parachuting Eggs, Human Anatomy and Domino Effect.

 

Friday afternoon:

In a circus setting, your team of clowns in a caravan will have you play a game under the spotlights! You can expect a festive day filled with unexpected moments.

After the game, you’ll be treated to a one-hour high-level science show about magic!

 

Robotics theme:

An incredible park! Join the robots at the amusement park. Design, create and improve crazy rides for the robots. What could you build? Let’s play! The robots would like to introduce you to their favorite arcade games. Which one will be your favourite?

SCIENCE CAMP

From Monday to Friday

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Activities planned in the program.

$300 / week + taxes

DAY CAMP LOCATION

École primaire des Coquelicots
7301 Churchill Street
Verdun, QC, H4H 2L1

DAYCARE SERVICES

From Monday to Friday

From 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Interactive childcare service with different and fun activities every day!

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Interactive childcare service with different and fun activities every day!

$70 / week + taxes

To register, visit the description of the week below and select the required services

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