Welcome to Brickineers courses and camps!
Enhanced STEM (STELMA) Learning with emphasis on Engineering. Robotics and Programming.
Our courses are well paced and well themed. Robot engineering is a multidisciplinary endeavour where Science, Technology, Engineering, the Logic of programming and Math come into play. Expression of Art also occurs when children embellish their creations with nonfunctional but aesthetically pleasing attachments.
Wolly Barabash, a certified child care supervisor who happens to be a real Engineer (ring and all), leads the classes. He also has a Masters degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
“No one can see the future because there are many futures. Prepare for the one you wish for and it will come true.”
CLASSES: Our next classes will start in September.
Summer Camp* – Calgary North. Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association 5600 Centre St. NE
All camps are 1/2 days. Morning and afternoon camps can be merged to create one full day camp.
Please add two camps to the cart and use coupon code “FULLDAY” for a 5% discount.
*Brickineers is also offering a “Summer Camp” in June for children in non-standard schools and homeschools.
Summer Camp – Central Calgary. Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association, 917 Centre Avenue N.E.
Two 1/2 day camps: Spaceport and Zoobots, can be merged into one full day camp. If you wish a full day camp please add the AM and PM camps and use coupon code FULLDAY to receive a 5% discount.
Summer Camps: Glenbrook Calgary SW
Camps are 1/2 days except for Robot Engineer. You may merge 1/2 day camps to form full day camps (5% discount coupon code FULLDAY).
Summer Camps – Calgary South. Red Deer Lake Community Hall, 53 St SW (Range Road 21), south of Highway 22X
Camps are 1/2 days except for Robot Engineer. You may merge 1/2 day camps to form a full day camps (5% discount coupon code FULLDAY).
Our Courses are unique in the world of after-school and homeschooling STEM education.
The Brickineers philosophy is “Experential Learning”, which is based on engineering practices, and translates to: “think, do, reflect and do again”.
Robotics can be a gateway for children to learn about applied mathematical concepts, the scientific method of inquiry, and problem solving. Working with robotic manipulatives engages children in social interactions and negotiations while playing to learn and learning to play. (Tufts University Dev Tech Research)
Classes and camps offer the means and ways to learn applied art and science. Topics covered are programming, mathematics and engineering sciences. Current classes and camps offer game programming in Scratch, Lego robotics programming using drop down visual languages and/or Scratch, VEX robotic programming using RobotC, free-build machines and Stop Motion Animation.
Join us and have your child embark on a journey towards life long learning practices.
Boost Class 1
Calgary’s first (and maybe the world’s) Lego BOOST class has finished and we had a fabulous time with robot builds and finally, the ClawBot! This class we just tried to grab and drag objects from the competition mat. The final class we used the distance sensor to locate an object (which included a Minecraft Spider) and grab and drag. BOOST is an amazing development system for young roboticists and we are proud to implement it for our avid learners! Thank you Owen, Mattias, Jasper, Eli, William, Isaac, Regan and Isaaq!