NOTE THAT THE CAMP IS CURRENTLY FULL. HOWEVER, YOU MAY FILL OUT THE DETAILS BELOW TO BE PLACED ON A WAITLIST (THIS IS IN CASE OF ANY LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS WHICH CAN HAPPEN AS IT IS A FREE WORKSHOP). Cheers, Dave.- - -
Logistically, the Maker Camp has 24 available spots for girls entering grades 7 to 8 (in September), and is free of charge. It will be held at UBC's Michael Smith Laboratories, from July 3rd to July 7th, 9am to 3:30pm each day. We do ask that the child make every effort to attend every day, as some of the programming overlaps multiple days.
Please fill out the below, and note that we will try our best to confirm registration (or placement on a waitlist if already full) within 4 days. For specific inquiries, please contact David Ng at firstname.lastname@example.org
As well, lunch and snacks are not provided in this Maker Camp, so please ensure that your child brings a packed lunch. We will be arranging for adult supervision during lunch and snack times. In case of allergies, we ask you do not pack any peanut products.
In the section below, we also ask for permission to take photos. Every year we host a real time blog, so that folks like yourself can see what the campers are up to. We don't use names on the blog, but it's great to be able to showcase their activities (you can see last year's at http://makercamp2016.blogspot.ca/). Note that you do not have to sign as we can also make sure your child is not in any of this year's photos.
Finally, we'll also need a mailing address, as we'll be sending you a small package that deals with obtaining consent/assent forms for a Research Project connected to the Camp. Here, we are essentially trying to figure out what effect these kinds of equity oriented programs have on young people, more so when the programming revolves around creativity, innovation and making things. The forms will basically ask for permission from both the parent (consent) and the child (assent), but is not required for participation with the program. As a heads up, the research portion will take less than 2 hours of time in total, involving a short online pre and post survey, as well as two 40 minute blocks within the camp, where girls will be asked to interview one another using guided questions. Full details will be mailed to you, so that you can chat with your child about the research. We plan on having the pre-survey available in the week before the start of the camp. The other documents that ask for your signature can be returned on the first day of the camp.