Imagining My Sustainable Community – Digital Camp
In this new and lively week-long camp, Imagining My Sustainable Community – Digital Camp empowers students between the ages of 12-15 with an interest in design, art, architecture and sustainability to re-imagine the future of Toronto’s waterfront neighbourhood by encouraging creativity and innovation in a digitally-driven environment.
Campers will step into a 5 day high-tech studio experience led by design professionals to learn about digital 3D architectural model-making and sustainable communities. Through a fun exploration into the creative process and skill development of sustainable urban planning, campers will utilize No.9’s nine pillars of sustainability to imagine, design and model their own unique projects while collaborating together on the design of a new sustainable waterfront community.
Imagining My Sustainable Community is a revolutionary new program that is engaging and energizing young people in a way never before seen in Canadian public education. It delivers an experiential workshop on how communities work, and inspires and empowers them to create solutions that will improve life in their communities for years to come.
It’s not a lesson – it’s an experience.
Campers will flex their imagination while learning about:
- Urban Planning
- Sustainable Communities
Session 1: July 16 – July 20, 2018
Session 2: July 23 – July 27, 2018
$200/week + $14.83 fee
Scholarships are available for campers in financial need. Email email@example.com for scholarship application forms.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and is limited to the space capacity.
Camp will take place at George Brown College – Waterfront Campus, located at 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto, Ontario. Located in the stunning building right on Toronto’s waterfront, campers are steps away from the site that they will be designing on. Working in new labs at the college, each camper will get access to their own computer in a safe and secure environment.
The main subway stops for the Waterfront Campus are Union station on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina), as well as Sherbourne station and Pape station, which are on Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth). From Union subway station, you may take the No. 6 Bay South bus or the No. 72 North bus to Dockside Drive. From Sherbourne subway station, you may take the No. 75 Sherbourne bus to Queens Quay East. From Pape subway station, you may take the No. 72 South bus to Queens Quay East and Lower Sherbourne.
Campers will learn how to transform their ideas into digital images through the use of SketchUp. They will upload their projects on to Betaville, which is an open-source multiplayer environment for real cities, in which ideas for new works of public art, architecture, urban design, and development can be shared, discussed, tweaked, and brought to maturity in context, and with the kind of broad participation people take for granted in open source software development.
- Our program is run by professional architects, designers and urban planners with years of real-world hands on experience.
- Our camper-centred approach allows kids to take control over their unique project, empowering them to develop their own creative ideas while providing them with the tools to digitally create it.
- With a limited number of spots per session, campers will get a personalized learning experience with real professionals.
- Campers will have a hands-on learning experience that will provide them with skills needed to tackle real-world problems in the future.
- Campers will upload their final projects to an open source program that will allow them to share it online and further develop their work.
- Most importantly, our camp experience is meant to be fun! It is an engaging and energizing way to learn the skills needed to make change in the world!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org.