Pinecone Project Summer Camps aim to show campers that the success
they'll find in their lives is already within them.
We use activities and topics we're interested in - math, ecology, chemistry, food, design,the list goes on - as a lens to look inward. We also know that summer camp means loads of fun (plus a frozen treat or two) so expect to find that as well!
Then join us this summer! In this program, participants will use design thinking and analysis skills to create solutions for modern problems. We'll analyze, design, build, and test out our ideas throughout the week. Students will apply concepts in math, art, science, and engineering to design and build a variety of prototypes. We will also explore how our products can be used to affect positive change in the world around us.
Campers will take away a greater understanding of how the math and science they learn in school are connected with each other and with the world around them. They'll start to see how these subjects, combined with a few key principles, can help them form solutions to make tomorrow's world even better.
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This camp is intended for students that are currently in grades 3-6, though our activities can be scaled up, so older students are welcome!
Join us at Dragon Academy:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm*
Dragon Academy is located at 35 Prince Arthur Ave.
*Before and after care can be provided from 8 am up to 5:00 pm for an additional $15/hour
This program qualifies for our Bring a Friend Discount! Learn more here
Are there things you notice in the world that need to change?
Do you want to make a contribution to fixing them but don’t know where to start?
Are you interested in a career aligned with your interests and passions?
Then join us this summer! This program is intended for the high school student interested in learning more about themselves and how they can leave their mark on the world around them. Student innovators explore the intersection between design thinking for problem solving and leadership, and are introduced to a series of interdisciplinary challenges to explore their priorities, values, and leadership perspectives.
Students will explore topics as they relate to science, engineering, art, design thinking, and creativity. By the program's end, students will have a tangible grasp on how proficiency in their chosen field, along with a focus on personal growth, can be used to solve the critical challenges of our time and affect positive change in their community and beyond.
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Whether you have big dreams or are struggling make plans for next year, this program is designed to help you chart your own course and develop strategies for success.
This program is intended for high school students with a thirst for learning and personal growth.
Check back soon to see when our next offering of this program will occur!
We know how tough first year can be - there's a lot to get used to and so many mistakes to be made! In this program we'll offer a few bits of wisdom that we've gained in our collective 15+ years of experience as both a student and instructor at universities.
We'll go through some important topics for academic success, like taking good notes, managing deadlines, approaching profs and TAs, and how to make the most of what your school has to offer.
We'll also go through some important life skills that can serve to make your first few years on your own way easier. How to feed yourself on a budget (yes - we'll be cooking!), how to manage school, work, and personal life, how to make important decisions, and how to stay healthy and safe while exploring these fun years of your life!
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This program is intended for students who are preparing to transition to their first year of university, or are heading towards their second year. Eager students who will have just finished Grade 11 are welcome as well!
Join us at Braincubator:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Braincubator is located at 67 Taunton Rd.