Summer camps for kids

Adventures in Engineering and Science

Are your children interested in participating in fun, hands-on engineering and science projects in real university labs? Do you want to introduce them to the merits of chemistry experiments, dissections, circuitry, 3D printing and/or programming?

Sounds interesting? Then consider one of our summer camps for kids!

Students learning to use a microscope.


Register now! 

To make any changes to your registration, please contact or call 613-562-5491; registrations cannot be modified online.


Completion of Kindergarten-Grade 7 by summer 2018, depending on the program.  

Please consult the table below for the grade requirements for each program.  Please note that the grades indicated in our schedule refer to the grade that the participant must have completed this academic year.

Please visit our other pages to learn more about our Summer Programs for Teens and summer courses offered at our new Faculty of Engineering Secondary School.

Location options

  • On-campus: University of Ottawa. 800 King Edward Avenue (SITE building at the University of Ottawa)
  • Off-campus: For more information, visit the Off-Campus Satellite Camps page.
    • Barrhaven
    • Kanata
    • Orleans


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(We offer free on-campus before and after care during drop-off and pick-up hours from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)


$280/week ($230/week for 4-day weeks, due to civic holidays)

Information Package

Camp information package 2017 (2018 information package to come in June)


Please consult our FAQ page for common questions.

Schedule - Summer 2018

Dates EngSci GirlSci MiniMed EngTech MakerGirls
Grade completed JK-GR. 6 GR. 2-6 GR. 2-4 GR. 4-7 GR. 4-7
June 25-29 EngSci1 GirlSci1 MiniMed1 EngTech1 MakerGirls1
July 3-6* EngSci2 GirlSci2 MiniMed2  EngTech2 MakerGirls2
July 9-13 EngSci3 GirlSci3 MiniMed3 EngTech3 MakerGirls3
July 16-20 EngSci4 GirlSci4 MiniMed4  EngTech4  MakerGirls4
July 23-27 EngSci1 GirlSci1 MiniMed1 EngTech1 MakerGirls1 
July 30-Aug 3 EngSci2 GirlSci2 MiniMed2 EngTech2 MakerGirls2
August 7-10** EngSci3 GirlSci3 MiniMed3 EngTech3 MakerGirls3
August 13-17 EngSci4 GirlSci4 MiniMed4 EngTech4 MakerGirls4
August 20-24 EngSci1 GirlSci1 MiniMed1 EngTech1 MakerGirls1
August 27-31 *** EngSci5     EngTech2  

* July 3-6 is a 4-day week due to the holiday on July 2
** August 7-10 is a 4-day week due to the civic holiday on August 6
*** Due to limited access to labs, EngSci5 costs $230 for the week

Last updated November 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

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