MSI Computer Camps

MSI Computer Camps - Behind the Bits

Dedicated to the education of youth in the rapidly changing computing industry

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What is the camp program?

The camp runs daily between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (except for Friday). Campers will work on their projects as an individual and in small teams. Throughout the week, various activities, lessons, and presentations from instructors and industry experts will take place to enrich the camp experience. Regular bio and activity breaks away from the computers are also scheduled each day to help keep campers focused, engaged, and refreshed. Your camp registration covers all activities.

Campers will be introduced to game development, programming, website development, graphic design, and more and throughout the week. Friday afternoon is highlighted by a closing ceremony at the University of Regina, where campers get to show their creations to family and friends. In addition, the camps provide lasting benefits by enhancing your technical, creative, and communication skill sets. You return home better able to assist the advanced technological challenges and opportunities faced by your family, schools, and community groups.

When does the 2024 camp take place?

This year, we will host a five-day computer camp for you and your friends starting Monday, July 8th, and finishing Friday, July 12, 2024.

Where do the camps take place?

The camp program occurs in the Education Building on the southeast corner of the University of Regina Campus in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Some camp activities, such as our barbecue and the presentations, take place at other Regina locations, but most of the day is spent in the computer lab. Campus maps are available on the University of Regina website.

Who should attend the camp?

The camp is designed for those aged 12 to 17 (including camp start dates) who yearn to learn, think logically, thrive on challenge and group interaction, and have a technology interest that includes more than just playing video games. Any level of computing education is welcome, whether beginner or advanced.

How large is the camp size?

This year, the camp will be limited to 16 participants to ensure appropriate mentor supervision and capacity to teach and aid campers.

What’s the camp schedule?

How does the camp week begin?

Camp begins Monday, July 8th, at 8:00 a.m. at the University of Regina. After introducing staff, camp rules, and procedures briefly, everybody dives right into action! During the first Monday session, mentors evaluate each camper’s abilities and goals to ensure learning at an appropriate level.

What about meals?

What are Biobreaks?

For the daily morning and afternoon bio breaks, campers are provided free refreshments, ranging from bottled water to fruit juices, and a short break from their computer screens. Although food and drink are not allowed in the computer room, water bottles are encouraged.

What meals are provided as part of the camp program?

Campers are provided a pizza lunch on Monday and a BBQ lunch on Tuesday.

What about other meals?

At other times, campers are responsible for their meals. They are welcome to bring their food (stored in a fridge/heated in the microwave), or they may purchase their meals at campus establishments or other nearby establishments.

What are the camp fees?

The camp fees are $300 per registration. Fees include T-shirts, all camp activities, and biobreak refreshments. A $150 cancellation fee will apply for any cancellation within one week of camp beginning or during camp.

Paying by Cash or Cheque

Contact Adam Knutson at (306) 535-0237 or email us as soon as possible.

Who operates the computer camps?

Who are the staff members for the camp?

The camp instructors are technical and subject matter experts from a wide range of our community, including volunteers from industry, the University of Regina, and the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology. Community members share insight, knowledge, and support. In addition, mentors (generally senior campers from previous years) assist with camp activities.

What is Mentor Systems Inc. (MSI)?

Mentor Systems Inc. is a member-based organization registered as a non-profit corporation in Saskatchewan, Canada. MSI was formed by volunteer camp staff who were counsellors and mentors at the various annual computer camps. MSI has the mandate of providing technological opportunities for youth. The program of camps and workshops fulfills this mandate by providing youth with hands-on experience with sophisticated systems, collaboration in solving challenging problems, and improved computer skills.

Who are the camp sponsors?

Our sponsors make the camp program possible.

As a registered non-profit corporation providing technical opportunities for youth, MSI’s program welcomes donations and sponsored bursaries. Contact us at computercamps@gmail.com

Who can I contact from the Computer Camps?

What is the email address?

Email us at computercamps@gmail.com

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Our Mentors

Paul

Paul Hewitt

Brett

Brett Mayson

Cole

Cole Novak

Kim

Kim Nguyen

Kyle

Kyle Smith

David

David Crossman

Taylor

Taylor Petrychyn

Ryan

Ryan Aird

Nelson

Nelson Hackewich

Bennett

Bennett Eidsness

Kaitlin

Kaitlin Zastrow

Austin

Austin Kearns