Ethos Lab Camps

Choose to register them in our 8-10 week immersive, fun, and trajectory changing programs (we call them studios) so they can begin their journey in science, technology, engineering, applied arts, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) in a safe and supportive environment.

Choose to register them in our 1 week camps (we call them labs) so they can get a taste for what science, technology, engineering, applied arts, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) is and hopefully spark a passion and interest that lasts for years to come.

UPCOMING

Life Sciences Lab

Where nature meets entrepreneurship!

Our immersive 1 week camp takes youth in grades 5 – 7 on a journey to FIRST learn about nature, living organisms, sustainability and THEN channel their learning into creating their own nature inspired inventions and become mini entrepreneurs. 

Participants will explore our natural world, experiment with sustainable technologies such as Solar Farms, and engage in conversations around eco friendliness, biodiversity, waste, capitalism, campaigning and business.

Could nature be the ultimate source for innovation?? In OUR program, youth will find out exactly that.  The main goal with our program is to nurture participants’ wonder and curiosity about the natural world and help them harness it into their own creations. 

Itinerary

Grades: 5-7

Dates: Monday July 15th – Friday July 19th 

Time: 10am-3pm

Location: Ethos Lab, 177 E 3rd Ave

Cost: $650 (scholarships are available please email community@ethoslab.ca)

Facilitator: Dr. Love-Ese Chile

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What They'll Learn

  • Identify diverse plant and animal species’ features
  • See the interconnectedness of living organisms 
  • Understand sustainability issues and eco friendly solutions
  • Use emerging environmental technologies
  • Create earth conscious products 
  • Become a mini entrepreneur
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Virtual Reality Lab (Week #1 + Week #2)

Where architecture meets virtual reality!

Our exciting 1 week camp takes youth on a journey to FIRST learn about some of the city related problems in Vancouver and THEN channel their learning into hacking and building their own world using the Unity Engine.

Unity is a 2D, 3D, VR, and AR development platform. Participants will explore Vancouver, expand their imagination, creativity, critical thinking skills, experiment with emergent virtual, mixed, and extended reality technologies, and engage in creating solutions that will make for a better world for all.

Is virtual reality a vessel to solve real world problems ?? In OUR program, youth will have the chance to make their wildest dreams come true. The main goal with our program is to nurture participants’ passion and interest in architecture, cities and buildings, and help them build their skills by learning to use virtual and mixed reality technologies.

Dates + Grades

Week #1 – Monday July 22nd to Friday July 26th – Grades 8-12

Week #2 – Monday July 29th to Friday August 2nd – Grades 8 to 12

Time: 10am-3pm

Location: Centre for Digital Media, 685 Great Northern Way

Cost: $650 (scholarships are available please email community@ethoslab.ca)

Facilitator: Meehae Song

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What They'll Learn

  • Design and create prototypes 
  • Iterate on ideas (testing, feedback, modification)
  • Communicate confidently and persuasively 
  • Use emerging VR and XR Technologies
  • Identify and understand social problems 
  • Create solutions that are innovative and inclusive
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Our Partners

These camps are hosted in partnership with and located at the Center for Digital Media in collaboration with Urbanarium. It is also generously supported by our sponsor Unity x Meta Higher Education Grant in partnership with the Center for Digital Media

Atlanthos Lab

Storytelling meets world building!

Our anticipated 1 week camp takes youth in grades 8 – 12 on a journey of  immersive storytelling where in teams they will write their own stories complete with characters, themes, and journeys inspired by Atlanthos [Ethos Lab’s afrofuturistic world] … then bring them to life!

In two groups, youth will work on a project where they learn the fundamentals of storytelling. They will then have that chance to write a story into a comic, video game, animated series – whatever they decide. It will contain their own unique artwork and script and be a reflection of their team work, imagination, creativity, and design skills.

Our program is designed to increase critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, teamwork, design, and presentation skills. They will also learn the fundamentals of debate and pitching to best showcase their creations. Participants will be led through a complete process of brainstorming, prototyping, and iterating until they have their own invention to show for it by the end.

Itinerary

Grades: 8 – 12

Dates: Tuesday August 5th – Friday August 9th 

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: Ethos Lab, 177 E 3rd Ave

Cost: $500 (scholarships available please email community@ethoslab.ca)

Facilitators: Edward Madojemu, Jazz Adewale Groden-Gilchrist

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What They'll Learn

  • Learn afrofuturistic worldbuilding 
  • Discover what makes a great story 
  • Create characters, plot, challenges, etc…
  • Ground and root storie in culture 
  • Work in teams effectively and cohesively
  • Bring characters to life through embodiment
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FAQs

What experience level is needed for my youth to register them?

Ethos Lab provides foundational knowledge and experiences in STEAM. So everyone at all levels is welcome! Our faculty is trained to meet them where they are and support them along the way.

My youth is not Black…can I still register them?

YES! Ethos Lab for everyone, by us – meaning we are Black led organization but we are open to all youth. We intentionally fuse Black culture into science, technology, engineering, applied arts, and math (S.T.E.A.M) programming to encourage inclusion, acceptance, and representation.

I can't afford this…are they any options?

YES! We have a lot of scholarships available for youth who want to attend our programs and camps. Please email us at community@ethoslab.ca with which camp you are interested in registering your youth for and we will get back to you. 

My youth is going into grade 8 in Fall 2024, should I put them into 5-7 offers or 8- 12 offers?

In the Summer, the way we structure our camps is based on the grade they just finished. So if they just completed grade 7 they would still fall within the grade 5-7 category. If you were really hoping to register them for one of the grade 8 – 12 camps please email us at community@ethoslab.ca.