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Sign up now: technology, sports and culinary camps for kids

March 10, 2015

IMG_1055It could be a while before it’s warm enough for tents and trailers, but here at Red River College, camp season is already in full swing.

In the coming weeks and months, we’ll host a number of specialized camps and workshops designed specifically for younger students interested in exploring the following areas:

Electronic/Electrical Engineering Technology

First up are the Saturday Kids Kamps offered by RRC’s Electronic and Electrical Engineering Technology programs. From now until April 4, students in Grades 7 and 8 can take part in day-long sessions that introduce them to basic concepts and theory, while also giving them the chance to put their new knowledge into practice through fun activities and assignments.

In the Electronic Technology camps (9 a.m.-noon at the Roblin Centre), kids learn about basic electrical concepts such as voltage, current and resistance; work with lab instruments like digital multimeters and oscilloscopes; and study pitch, volume and timbre by observing sounds created by guitars and amplifiers.

In the Electrical Engineering Technology camps (1-4 p.m. at Notre Dame Campus), kids are introduced to robotics and robotic programming via the Lego NXT-G system. After learning about sensors and actuator functions, they’ll work in groups to program solutions to increasingly difficult problems, before building their own robots using a selection of available materials.

Both camps are free of charge; click here for more information or to register.

Inservice Day Sports

For one day only on Friday, March 13, RRC’s Rebels Athletics program offers a brand new program for staff, students and friends — an Inservice Day Sports Camp open to kids aged six to 11.

From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., kids can take part in a variety of sports and recreational activities, including indoor curling, soccer, basketball and Ultimate. Click here for more info or to register.

Information Technology (IT)

From May 5-7, RRC’s Business Information Technology program hosts a pair of technology camps for teens.

The Girls Exploring IT camp (May 5) gives junior high students an opportunity to learn about networking, web development, programming and network security — by installing security software, creating their own web pages, learning basic programming and coding, and studying safe surfing habits and critical online thinking skills.

The Day in the Life of an IT Student camps (May 6 and 7) provide the same opportunities to male and female students in Grades 9 to 12. All camps are free of charge, and take place at the Roblin Centre. Click here to learn more.


Budding chefs can spend the summer honing their culinary skills, with help from the Kids Cook @ RRC camps hosted by the School of Continuing Studies.

The five-day camps give kids 10-14 a chance to work with instructors from RRC’s School of Culinary and Hospitality Arts. They’ll learn about food science, kitchen safety and meal presentation, while preparing everything from homemade macaroni and cheese to mouth-watering cinnamon buns.

The culinary camps run from July 6 to August 14, and cost $429 for each participant. Click here for more info.