Camp 2013-01 starts Monday, July 8 and finishes Friday, July 12, 2013.
Camp 2013-02 starts Monday, July 15 and finishes Friday, July 19, 2013.
Are age 12 to 17 (inclusive as of camp start dates)Have a yearn to learn and the ability to think logicallyAre a positive self-starter with a sense of humorThrive on challenge and group interactionHave a technology interest that includes more than just playing video game
Camp opens each week on Monday at 8:00 a.m. at the University of Regina.After a brief introduction to staff, camp rules, and procedures, everybody dives right into action!
During the first Monday class, counsellors evaluate each camper’s abilities and goals to ensure learning at an appropriate level.
|8:00 a.m.||Daily Briefing|
|8:15 a.m.||Session One|
|10:00 a.m.||First Biobreak|
|10:15 a.m.||Session Two|
|12:00 noon||Lunch Break|
|12:30 p.m.||Free Time|
|1:15 p.m.||Session Three|
|3:00 p.m.||Second Biobreak|
|3:15 p.m.||Session Four|
|5:00 p.m.||Supper Break / free time|
|7:00 p.m.||Evening Activities|
|8:45 p.m.||Home Time|
The daily program begins when the computer lab opens at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.Each Monday features a pizza party and three sessions of laser quest. Campers get picked up from laser quest about 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday the formal program ends at 5:00 p.m. Most campers choose to participate in the optional evening activities held from 5:00 p.m. through to 8:45 p.m.
The optional activities include opportunities for project work, multi-player computer games, and special interest topics.
On Fridays campers spend the morning hours finishing their projects. After lunch, counsellors review the week’s goals and accomplishments with each camper, praising areas of excellence and noting skills that need improvement.
At 3:00 p.m. each Friday, we close the session and have a special Awards Ceremony where each camper’s achievements are highlighted for families, teachers, and other invited guests.
For the daily morning and afternoon biobreaks, campers are provided with a choice of free refreshments, ranging from bottled water to fruit juices and now and then soda pop.Although food and drink are not allowed in the computer room, water bottles are encouraged.
Often oversized cookies are awarded for great answers or creative solutions to challenges.
Monday: Pizza Party at lunch for all campers.Tuesday: “2-peat Lunch” with industry guests for campers back for their second or higher camp year.Thursday: “3-peat Supper” for campers back for their third or higher camp yearFriday: BBQ Lunch for all campers
Compose a cover letter from you indicating who you are and why you want to attend.Limit your letter to one side of one piece of paper sized no more than 22cm x 28cm (8.5in x 11in).
In this creative computer-generated cover letter, tell us why you want to attend and what you want to get out of the computer camps.
The application form includes info about you, indicates how you are paying, and gives permission for you to participate.If paying by cheque or money order, make the cheque or money order payable to Mentor Systems Inc.
Have a parent or guardian sign the application form assuming risk, release, indemnity and waiver of liability.
The camp fees are:
for one camper
|Earlybird||On or before May 15||CA$250.00|
|Regular||May 16 – June 22||CA$275.00|
|Last Minute||After June 22||CA$300.00|
If paying by Visa, Mastercard, or Amercian Express, include on your application form the card number, expiry date, and cardholder name. Note that credit cards will show billing by Metric Hosting Ltd. as cards are processed by Metric Hosting Ltd., one of the camp sponsors.
Fees include T-shirts, all camp activities, and biobreak refreshments.
No discounts are offered for 2-week campers or campers from the same family.
A CA$100 administration fee will apply for any cancellation of camp participation after one month prior to the first camp.
Mail your cover letter, application form, and cheque/money order if not paying by credit card, to:
21st Annual International Computer Camps
Box 35018 Sherwood Village RPO
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
or contact Adam Knutson at 306.535.0237 to arrange a dropoff of your completed application.
If you are arriving from out-of-town by plane or bus, we will meet and greet you at the airport or bus depot, both of which are within 15 minutes of the camps. This is a free camp service. Just let us know of your requirements.Take a bike to the the University of Regina. Lock your bike to any bike stand.
Drive to the University of Regina, and park at a meter.
Those from outside Regina may billet for free with Regina campers. Billet spaces depend upon offers of space by families of Regina campers. Regina applicants are encouraged to billet out-of-towners. An offer to billet covers a place to sleep, simple breakfasts, and rides to and from camps. Please let us know if you need to billet or can offer a billet space. FYI, billets usually give their hostess a thank you gift. If you would like, you can get a private room and meals for approximately $40/night+taxes at Luther College located on the University of Regina campus. Campers staying at Luther College are about a three minute walk from the camps (counting one minute outside). All applications for Luther College must be initiated by MSI.
Contact us if you plan on staying at Luther College.
The camp instructors are technical and subject matter experts from a wide range of our community including volunteers from industry, the University of Regina, and the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology.Community members share insight, knowledge, and support. In addition, mentors (generally senior campers from previous years) assist with camp activities.
Mentor Systems Inc. is a member-based organization registered as a non-profit corporation in Saskatchewan, Canada. MSI was formed by volunteer camp-staff who were counsellors and mentors at the various annual computer camps.MSI has the mandate of providing technological opportunities for youth. The program of camps and workshops fulfills this mandate by providing youth with hands-on experience with sophisticated systems, collaboration in solving challenging problems, and improved computer skills.
MSI’s program at various times has been sponsored by the University of Regina and ISM Canada.The camp program appreciates the continuing assistance of its sponsors, supporters, and volunteers including the following:
Mentor Systems Inc.
As a registered non-profit corporation providing technical opportunities for youth, MSI’s program welcomes donations and sponsored bursaries. Contact us at email@example.com