• Date: July 31st – Aug 4th (9am-4pm)
      • Ages: 13-16 years
      • Cost: $495
      • Class Size: Max 14 students per camp
      • Items to Bring : Snacks and lunch for the day, water bottle, outdoor clothes.
      • Intake Form Link (Please complete and return via email)
      • This program is facilitated in collaboration with Zen Maker Lab

What’s faster than a cheetah, stronger than a rhinoceros and can jump higher than a kangaroo? Someday – through the wonders of biomimicry engineering – you might be! By looking to nature for inspiration, engineers are revolutionizing healthcare, fighting climate change and improving the world around us. In this class, students will first build their own four-legged walking robot. Then, they will research and observe history’s greatest engineer and inventor: Mother Nature. They will use these skills to design, fabricate and test modifications to their robot, challenging themselves to improve not just their robot, but their understanding of the natural world.

Empowering the next generation of designers, makers, and healthy and active citizens. They take pride in providing top-quality education. They have been providing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematic) since 2013 and have been able to craft a curriculum that explores a design, make, and play approach. A diverse team from different parts of the world. Different talents combined to be able to support the next generation of makers.

Once registration is completed please fill out the intake form (Intake Form Link) We will be connecting with further details about the camp you are registered for, including drop off and pickup details will be closer to the start date. If you have any questions in the meantime please feel free to email us to admin@mctavishacademy.ca and we would be happy to assist.

McTavish Academy Of Art is located on 4.2 acres in North Saanich. The 18,000 sq foot facility has multiple studios and gardens as well as indoor and outdoor play space for children to explore.