If you are interested in joining the Robotics Camp team, please submit your CV/resume to . Qualifications to be a camp couselor/instructor consist of being a minimum age of 18, currently attending a college or university, and having experience with children. Counselor positions consist of working a 5 or 6 day week. The first two and/or three weeks in July and the first two and/or three weeks in August. Prior to starting at the Robotics Camp, counselors are required to go through the training of Lego WeDo 2.0 and EV3 Mindstorms as well as take a full day first aid course.
THE WORK TEAM
At the Robotics Camp, all our counselors go through a Standard First Aid full-day course. Certified, through St. John Ambulance or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the course covers emergency scene management, medical conditions, child resuscitation, various types of injuries, wound care, and more.
Director of the Robotics Camp, Avelino Morais, has a Bachelor of Arts, Specializing in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. He was awarded a three year grant from the Network of Innovative Schools Program of Canada in 2003. With this grant, he was able to purchase the equipment necessay to start a robotics and technology program at his school. At present, Mr. Morais teaches an intensive science and technology program at the senior elementary level.
Counselor Nicholas Kudo is pursuing a Bachelor of Science at Concordia University in Exercise Science, specializing in Athletic Therapy. He has years of experience working with the Lego Mindstorms products and was a three time medalist at the Junior Robotics Competition. In addition, Nicholas was a former camper at Robotics Camp and a member of Mr. Morais' school robotics team.
Counselor Vicky Leduc is pursuing a Master's degree in teaching at McGill University. She just completed her first internship teaching Secondary English Language Arts and loved every minute of it! Vicky has experience working at different camps for ten years and is excited to join the Robotics Camp team!
Counselor Julianna Zelt is in the final year of her Bachelor of Education in Secondary Science and Technologies at McGill University. She has experience guiding youth through design projects, and with discovery-based learning. Julianna has worked at a number of summer camps and looks forward to building robots with children.
Counselor Peter Maclean is currently pursuing a Master’s program at McGill to become a high school History teacher. Although he is new to robotics, he has some coding experience and is certainly no stranger to building things out of Lego and other materials. Peter has also been an English teacher in France and an assistant instructor for a bicycle-building youth camp in Toronto.
Counselor Benjamin Lusterio-Adler is entering McGill's Mechanical Engineering program in the fall. A former captain and current mentor of his high school robotics team, Ben has seven years' experience working with students to build robots, and looks forward to meeting this year's campers.
Counselor Amanda Khabie graduated from Dawson College with a degree in English Literature. She has several years of experience working with children of all ages as a camp counselor and tutor. Most recently, Amanda spent a couple of months abroad working on a teaching internship. She has many interests including physics, robotics and programming.
Edgar Jose Becerra Granados
Counselor Edgar José Becerra Granados is a student at F.A.C.E. high school of fine arts. This is Edgar's second year working at the robotics camp. Edgar is interested in pursuing a career in computer science and is already learning a few programming languages. Edgar also participated in two robotics competitions while in elementary school.