Activate creativity, build projects, and learn new skills with Ethos Lab after-school programs.

Spring Break Camp Registration is OPEN!

We expose youth to new technologies and train them to design inclusive and innovative solutions while exploring their personal interests. From our Interactive Arts Studio and XR Media Lab to Freestyle Fridays. Register and join our vibrant community of young creators. Secure your spot today. Scroll down to learn more.

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Building Unity Spring Break Camp!

Build a City  using the world’s best game development platform, Unity. Choose between two full day camps this March Break for grades 8-12 

Week 1: Monday March 18th – Friday March 22nd 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Week 2: Monday March 25th – Thursday March 28th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

WHERE: Centre for Digital Media, 685 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC.

REGISTRATION:  $500 (Financial Assistance Available)
SUPPLIES: Participants will be supplied with laptops and Virtual Reality (VR) Headsets
Financial assistance is available for this program. Please email community@ethoslab.ca with subject line Building Unity Spring Break Camp.

Register Now: Week 1 SessionRegister Now: Week 2 Session

Building Unity. Building Cities. Building Virtual Reality.

Our Building Unity: Adventures in Virtual Reality camp will guide youth on a journey to building virtual societies that creatively solve problems related to housing sustainability in Vancouver. Using the program Unity (a 2D, 3D, VR development platform) youth will be empowered to create unity, inclusion, and harmony in their built worlds. 

Led by industry experts, youth will have the chance to explore their curiosity, build their technical skills, and bring their ideas to life. This camp is perfect for youth interested in cities, architecture, community building as well as, art, creativity, and design.

Meet the Facilitators

Meehae Song (She/Her)

Instructor

Meehae Song has over 20 years of XR media design and delivery, teaching and mentoring experience for diverse audiences. She is a Unity Certified Instructor and Unity Professional Artist. Her current PhD research is in the fields of AI portraits, aesthetic emotion space and XR applications.

She is also an instructor at  Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, Circuit Stream and Ethos Lab/Centre for Digital Media. 

Jazz Groden-Gilchrist (He/Him)

Facilitator

Jazz is the Program Manager at Ethos Lab, where he facilitates camps and workshops.  He is has experience facilitating youth programming both in schools and within the Ethos Lab community. As a graduate from Emily Carr, Jazz particularly focuses on art and storytelling, which he brings to the Ethos Lab community.  

He is a talented Artist, Ultimate Frisbee Player and Dungeon Master.

What You’ll Learn

Learn how to use Unity VR, Immersive & Mixed Reality Technologies
Advance interpersonal and communication skills. Through dynamic exercises, youth will practice how to present and hone communication.
Learn the art of designing by creating prototypes and embracing iterative processes (testing, feedback, and modification), a crucial skill in many industries
How to design inclusive cities
youth will learn about emerging careers in urban planning and Mixed Reality
Learn about issues impacting cities- particularly housing affordability and climate change

Check out a video from last year’s camp

These camps are hosted in partnership with and located at the Centre for Digital Media in collaboration with Urbanarium.

This camp is generously supported by our sponsor Unity x Meta Higher Education Grant in partnership with Centre for Digital Media. 

Freestyle Friday

Culture. Community. Good Vibes.

Freestyle Fridays is a weekly event that introduces youth to topics in STEAM through culture, community and competition in a fun and lively atmosphere. Freestyle Fridays are weekly events that fuse culture, community creativity, and problem-solving all while exploring aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Applied Art or Math. Youth can invite a friend and learn to embrace diversity, engage with their community, and strengthen bonds through diverse activities. It’s a holistic learning experience in just one evening.

Level: For grades 5-12
When: Every Friday starting January 12 
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Ethos Lab, 177 E 3rd Ave.  

Drop-In: No Cost

We still have TWO very exciting Freestyle Friday events coming for youth from 6:00pm – 8:30pm, at Ethos Lab. 

Friday February 9th – Watch a special screening of Kizazi Moto -Grades 5-7 Only

Friday February 16th*Exclusive* Pre-Release game play Tales of Kenzara before its official release and family night! [This evening is powered by EA]

Come and experience community, culture, and connection and, of course, learn something along the way!

Register: February 9Register: February 16

What the community is saying about Freestyle Fridays

“I enjoyed the general vibe of things, and the games were very inclusive and generally very fun!”

“I loved the chaos & the vibe, DnD games are goated 🙂 5/5”

“I enjoy the vibes and all round atmosphere at Freestyle Friday”

FAQs

What is S.T.E.A.M?

S.T.E.A.M is an acronym standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math

Refund/Cancellation Policy

We do not issue refunds and registration is forfeited if you are unable to show. If you are unable to make it due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, please email us and we can offer a credit for future sessions.

Where is Ethọ́s Lab Headquartered?

Ethọ́s Lab is based in Vancouver, British Columbia

What level of proficiency does Ethọ́s Lab cater to?

Ethọ́s Lab provides foundational knowledge and experiences in STEAM. No experience is required to take part of our programming unless explicitly defined. 

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