BrainWorx

BrainWorx: A Laurier Summer Experience

Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

For more information, and for advance registration, reach out to us at

BrainWorxLaurier[at]gmail.com


Frequently Asked Questions

What is BrainWorx? What will my child be doing?


Brainworx, run in partnership with Laurier’s Psychology and Kinesiology Departments, gives children the chance to participate in our research and training studies. A summer camp with a brainy twist, Brainworx campers will engage in memory, language, emotion, and auditory studies, and experience the exciting world of Virtual Reality and EEG. Campers will enjoy summer sports, craft activities, and special guests.


Can you tell me more about the research component of BrainWorx?


For the research component, we will ask you to read and fill out an informed consent form, which will provide you with additional details about any potential studies your child may be asked to participate in. We will also ask you to fill out some questionnaires about your child. While the research component is not required, the research studies are structured as games, and are quite fun for the children. If at any point your child is not having fun completing the research component, they will be returned to the main camp room.


What are the week(s) that BrainWorx is running?


Week 1: July 8 – 12
Week 2: July 15 – 19
Week 3: July 22 – 26
Week 4: July 29 – Aug 2


What are the age groups at BrainWorx?


Group A is 5 to 8 years old (at the time of the camp).
Group B is 9 to 12 years old (at the time of the camp).


How do I register?


To register, email BrainWorxLaurier[at]gmail.com, and you will be sent the registration survey.
Once you have completed the registration survey, a member of our BrainWorx organization team will reach out to you with the payment link to secure your BrainWorx registration.


Can I register my child for multiple weeks?


Yes. We have the option to register your child for 2 weeks of BrainWorx at a discounted rate. From the first to the second consecutive week, camp location will differ from the Wilfrid Laurier University Science Building to the Laurier Northdale Campus, offering your child the BrainWorx experience in a new location from the first week to the second week. Maximum enrollment is set to 2 weeks.


Do you provide before- and after-camp care?


Yes. We provide before-camp care from 8-9am, and after-camp care from 4-5pm. The before-camp care is $15/week, and the after-camp care is $15/week. If you require both before- and after-camp care, this is $30 total per week in addition to regular registration fees.


Will meals be provided?


Meals will not be provided by BrainWorx. We will have designated lunch and snack times where kids can eat food that is brought from home. Please note that any food brought from home must be peanut-free, as Wilfrid Laurier University is a peanut-free facility.


Does BrainWorx provide inclusion support? / Does BrainWorx accept inclusion support?


BrainWorx staff cannot provide 1:1 inclusion support as a part of the programming. We happily accept inclusion support that is brought to BrainWorx with the child. Our registration form will ask if your child will have an inclusion support helper with them at BrainWorx, and ask for more information about this person. Information on inclusion support will be discussed with the organizers on a case-to-case basis to ensure that the child receives the support that they need.


What should my child bring to BrainWorx?


Here is a list of items that we recommend bringing to a day at BrainWorx: Peanut-free lunch, Peanut-free snacks, Bottle of water, Running shoes, Sunscreen, Hat, Bathing suit, Change of clothes, Any medications or assistive devices.