The new Advantage Skills Academy camps are pre-college enrichment courses at St. Clair College that are designed for students in Grade 7-12 to stimulate creativity and an enthusiasm for learning with the aim of exposing them to a career path.
These exciting new camps will provide our community's youth the opportunity to build their skills, become better students, experience something that they will never forget and, of course, have a lot of fun! Our experienced camp staff and instructors will challenge campers through hands-on learning activities as well as give them a glimpse of life on campus.
Camps run 9am-3pm with drop off at 8:30-9am and pickup at 3-3:30pm. Currently, all camps are at St. Clair College's Windsor Campus. Camps will be added next year at our Chatham Campus.
Ever dream of flying an airplane? Get ready to take flight as we start you with ground school at the Windsor Airport and then use flight simulation software at St. Clair College to learn the concepts of flying. The week will end with a half hour, one-on-one training flight at Windsor Airport where you will actually help control the plane! The time spent up in the air can be logged in your log book if you decide to take up pilot training.
Start thinking like real scientists and engineers! This camp is designed to teach students the engineering process while they develop innovative robotic solutions to open-ended engineering problems. Our Engineering Instructor will lead student teams through the complete engineering process to research, plan, dedesign, build and test their robots using Lego Mindstorms. The week will end with an epic team challenge!
Do you dream of working in a professional pastry kitchen, or just love the idea of developing some sweet skills? This inspiring class requires no experience and teaches baking and pastry arts techniques needed to conquer the kitchen! Let our pastry chef guide you through baking a variety of blissful creations from savoury authentic pizza to sweet chocolate delights. Explore creating cakes, cookies and ice cream in this mouth-watering class. Develop your piping skills creating various flowers, letters, and shapes as you prepare the PERFECT cake to bring home to your family on the final day of camp!
Like video games? Don't just play them, learn how to make them in this creative computer based camp! Working with a powerful development platform for creating video games, you will learn how to make a basic 2D video game. Learn how to draw or download custom graphics, add your own sounds, build levels and make your own rules! From start to finish, create your game and then put it in an android app to share it with your friends!