If you are interested in joining the Robotics Camp team, please submit your CV/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Previous campers are welcomed as CIT's. Counselor positions consist of working a 5 or 6 day week in the summer months. 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.
Assistant - Counselor Leader
Counselor Ellis Plant is currently finishing his social science sstudies at Dawson college. He is going onto university next year to pursue an education in sociology. Ellis has many years of experience, working at the robotics camp for four years, and previously, a camper for five years. He has also been part of the CRC and the FRC robotics competitions.
Counselor Caitlin Patrick is currently entering her final year of the Kindergarten/Elementary Education program at McGill University. She has prior work experience tutoring students with a hands-on approach and has also completed fieldwork experiences with kindergarten and elementary level students. This is Caitlin’s second year working at the Robotics Camp as a camp counselor. Caitlin believes her approach to teaching and learning will be encouraging while working at the Robotics Camp!
Aurora Becerra Granados
Counselor Aurora Becerra Granados is a student at Dawson College in Interactive Media Arts. Having had an interest in coding since elementary school, they formerly attended and have now worked at Robotics Camp for over four years. During the rest of the year, Aurora sharpens their coding skills by creating videogames and other interactive art projects for their college classes. They are excited to share their knowledge and love of coding with this year's campers.
Counselor Meghan Wutherich is currently studying Kindergarten and Elementary Education at McGill University. Meghan has obtained experience working with children through her program field experiences and previous work in a daycare. Through her studies, she has found a passion for creating interactive and hands-on learning experiences particularly in the realm of math and science.
Counselor Trevor Patrick has a Bachelor of Education in Secondary specializing in English and History from McGill University and he is currently working as a substitute teacher. He also has prior camp experience working as a camp counselor, float staff, and integration aide. Trevor is excited to start working at the Robotics Camp and he hopes to use this experience in the future to begin a Robotics club of his own at the school he will find himself working at!
Counselor Darcy Loane-Billings is an honour roll graduate from Lower Canada College and he is on his way to Pure & Applied Science at Dawson College. Darcy has previously been to Robotics Camp as a camper for six years and a counselor for one year. He has previously been a counselor-in-training at a filmmaking day camp and an arts day camp that taught Lego robotics.
Counselor Jamie Savelson is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at Dawson College. He is looking forward to becoming a University student in the field of mechatronics. Jamie is part of the Dawson robotics team and he has seven years of experience with building and programming various types of robots, including LEGO Mindstorms.