Summer programs for teens
Are you a parent looking for an enriching experience for your teenager this summer? Or are you a high school student looking for hands-on experience in real university labs?
Whether you’re interested in getting high school credits, volunteer hours, or engineering/science experience, we’ve got the program for you.
Designed for our youngest teens, these programs run alongside our other summer camps and offer various hands-on activities in science and technology.
(New) Exploring Technological Design, TDJ1O (Gr. 8-10)
High school students who are looking to attain secondary school credits during the summer should consider this academic and practical engineering design course offered by the Faculty of Engineering. It is run as two half-courses (each worth 0.5 credits), each lasting two weeks long.
(New) Introduction to Computer Science, ICS3U (Gr. 9-10)
High school students who are looking to attain secondary school credits during the summer should consider this academic and practical design course offered by the Faculty of Engineering. It is run as two half-courses (each worth 0.5 credits), each lasting two weeks long.
Enrichment Courses (Gr. 9-11)
Unsure of what studies you want to pursue or what career path you want to take? Get a better sense of what each university program has to offer through these tailored programs.
(New) Technology Internship (Gr. 11-12)
This internship is designed for older students who are looking to delve deeper into prototyping technologies while also supporting the maker community at uOttawa. Learn new skills and volunteer with kids during this two-week internship.
Volunteering (Gr. 9-12)
Do you enjoy working with kids, especially in an engineering/scientific environment? Complete up to 40 hours of community service each week through our volunteer program.
Completion of Grade 7-12 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.
On-campus: 800 King Edward Avenue (SITE building at the University of Ottawa)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Note: Exclusively for our TeenSci and TeenTech programs, 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.
In all other teen programs, participants are expected to sign themselves out at 4:00 p.m.
- TeenSci/TeenTech/Enrichment courses: $280/week ($230/week for 4-day weeks, due to civic holidays)
- Exploring Technological Education (TDJ1O1 or TDJ1O2): $560 for each two-week long program
- Technology Internship: Free
- Volunteering: Free
Camp information package 2017 (2018 information package to come)
Please consult our FAQ page for common questions.
Schedule - Summer 2018
|TeenSci||TeenTech||Exploring Technological Design, TDJ1O||Enrichment Courses||Enrichment Courses||Technology Internship|
|Cost||$280||$280||$560 for two weeks||$280||$280||Free|
|Grade completed||GR. 7-8||GR. 7-8||GR. 8-10||GR. 9-11||GR. 9-11||GR 11-12|
|July 3-6*||TeenSci||Pre-Medicine||Biomechanical Engineering||Technology Internship|
|July 9-13||TeenTech||Exploring Tech Design - Part 1 (TDJ1O1)||Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|July 16-20||TeenSci||Software Engineering & Computer Science just for girls||Technology Internship|
|July 23-27||TeenTech||Exploring Tech Design - Part 2 (TDJ1O2)||Introduction to Science Disciplines||Software Engineering & Computer Science|
|July 30-Aug 3||TeenSci||Mechanical Engineering||Software Engineering & Computer Science||Technology Internship|
|August 7-10*||TeenTech||Biomechanical Engineering||Civil Engineering|
|August 13-17||TeenSci||Chemical Engineering||Electrical & Computer Engineering||Technology Internship|
* 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
Last updated January 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.