LAUNCH is an accelerated, problem-based camp for children in grades 4-8 as of September 2018. LAUNCH is designed for those students who are looking for more of a challenge to reach their full potential — the pace is much faster, the expectations for self-direction are much higher and the concepts are more advanced. Our programs are led by certified teachers and are carefully developed to be high quality learning experiences.
Twice-exceptional learners are also welcome to apply. We welcome children from the homeschool community.
*Documentation consists of a psychoeducational assessment, an IPRC recommendation for gifted services or the completion of the supplemental application survey.
By Kevin Watt
Technology pervades our lives. Customer service bots, order pickers in warehouses, self-driving cars: more and more of society is becoming automated and ruled by artificial intelligence. What are the implications of this for our society?
The theme of this year's LAUNCH camp is automated technology. Through a series of researched Socratic seminars, campers will investigate and discuss the consequences of automation on the economy, transportation, home automation, employment and social connections.
Campers will delve into real-life applications of these concepts. They will have the opportunity to investigate the ability to determine whether a bot is a human or a computer and will program their own basic chatbots to see how they are made in real life. Ethical issues around automated cars will be investigated and students will create their own self-driving cars using Lego robotics. These hands-on activities will give them a flavour for how these applications are actually built and the complexity of their inner workings.
Join us in our exploration of the impact of automation technology and artificial intelligence on our personal lives and our community.
If you believe your child would be a good fit for LAUNCH, submit at least one of the following documents to email@example.com:
If you have any questions regarding application and/or eligibility, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Summer 2018 registration is now closed.
The camp is limited to the first 15 qualified campers who apply. We place a lower limit on the size of a LAUNCH camp because each camper may be thinking on a wavelength unique to him/her. This requires the teacher to prepare multiple different lessons each day to allow students to have an individualized experience. Our limited camp size ensures the experience is fulfilling for everyone. Please see LAUNCH Policies and Conditions for more information.
If your child has attended LAUNCH before, or if you have applied as outlined above and have been accepted as eligible, proceed with the two-part online registration process:
The camp is limited to the first 15 qualified campers who apply. We place a lower limit on the size of a LAUNCH camp because each camper may be thinking on a wavelength unique to him/her. This requires the teacher to prepare multiple different lessons each day to allow students to have an individualized experience. Our limited camp size ensures the experience is fulfilling for everyone.
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