Information Technology Camps

Each spring, Red River College’s Applied Computer Education department offers Information Technology Camps to high-school students of all genders and to middle-school girls.

These camps, run out of Red River College’s Exchange District Campus, are free for students to attend (travel costs for bringing students to our campus not included).

Camps

NOTE: There are currently no dates scheduled for the Information Technology Camps. Check back for future camp announcements!

Camps are offered for different age groups and within each camp are two streams (listed below).

Camp 1: Girls Exploring Information Technology

Girls Exploring IT is for junior high girls and non-binary people who want to gain experience in the IT field.

Age Group: Junior High Girls and Non-binary People
Where: RRC’s Exchange District Campus (160 Princess St.)

Camp 2: Day in the Life of an IT Student

The Day in the Life of an IT Student camp gives high school students (grades 9-12) hands on experience with fun activities based on the Business Information Technology program.

Age Group: High School (grades 9-12)
Where: RRC’s Exchange District Campus (160 Princess St.)

Camp Streams

For both camps, students have the option of choosing from one of two streams for the day:

Stream A

Students will work their way through four sessions to build a simple web-based application:

  • Web Development – build a simple web page
  • Database – add a database to the web page to store information more easily
  • Networking – put your web page on the network. View the pages created by your classmates
  • Web Security – find and fix security holes in your web page

Stream B

Students are provided with a variety of different sessions, each allowing them to explore a different facet of Information Technology. Every year is different but past sessions have included:

  • Robots with Jessica Watson – Explore the connection between art and science while you program a robot to dance to your favourite song.
  • Cyber Security with Colin C – What is hacking? How does it work? We explore a simple password crack to illustrate how to better protect our systems.
  • Personal Online Security with Colin C – A discussion of personal online safety and how to keep yourself safe in the digital world.
  • Business Analysis – Design Challenge! Design and pitch a project that will change the world.
  • BIT Space Development with Samara H – Introduction to the Unity game engine. Join us as we add a character and build the code to finish an easy game.

Sample Schedule

Time Session
9:15am – 9:45am Welcome
9:45am – 10:45am Web Development
10:45am – 11:45am Database Management
11:45am – 12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm – 1:45pm Network Management
1:45pm – 2:45pm Web Security

Questions

If you have any question or want more information, contact us today.