Clubs for kids
Register your child for a club in Engineering or Science to expand their knowledge through fun, hands-on activities!
Online Clubs - Fall 2020
Targeting participants in grades 3 to 6, these educational initiatives provide a positive atmosphere to promote science and engineering. The clubs run for 1.5 hours and participants will engage in fun, hands-on activities related to engineering and science.
Language: All clubs are offered in a bilingual setting.
Grade: For kids in grade 3 to grade 6.
Dates: Every Saturday* from September 19th to November 28th, 2020.
* Exception: no clubs will be held on October 10th, due to the Thanksgiving long weekend.
Cost: $120 (EngSci) or $135 (EngTech) for 10 sessions.
Location: Online only - computer and internet access are required. (No tablets)
Programs & Hours:
Game Creation Club: This program will explore several different coding languages. Kids will get the chance to build their own game with the language of their choice!
- Online from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
- Online from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
EngSci Club: EngSci explores a mix of engineering and science through experiments, coding and engineering challenges!
- Online from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
- Online from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Curriculum: Please note that the curriculum is the same for both of the available time slots.
Are the same projects repeated each term?
For clubs, some projects may be repeated from previous years (camps, events, etc), but we try our best to compile a brand new curriculum. TeenSci and TeenTech are the only exception to this rule, where projects may be repeated from year to year.
The EngSci Club and GirlSci Club share the same curriculum.
The Robotics and Coding Club share the same curriculum as the MakerGirls Club.
The Coding & Robotics Club (and MakerGirls Club) on campus and the Coding & Robotics Clubs off-campus share the same curriculum.
How do I make a change to my registration?
Please e-mail us at adventures@uOttawa.ca or call us at 613-562-5491 to request any changes to your registration. If you wish to modify the club language, type of club, or club location we would be happy to accommodate your request, given that there are spots available.
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate schedule changes (regarding the date of the club) with less than two weeks’ notice before the start of the club you're requesting to change.
What is your cancellation/refund policy?
You may cancel your registration up to two weeks before the start date of your registered club and receive a refund. However, a $30 administrative fee will be charged for every refund. We cannot offer a refund if a cancellation is made with less than two weeks’ notice.
I am currently on a waiting list. What is the next step?
Our team will contact you if a spot arises, and advise you on how to proceed with payment. You can contact our team to determine where you are on the waiting list by calling the Engineering Outreach Office.
What is your behavioural policy?
If behavioural problems should arise with your child: an administrator will contact you regarding the incident, and if necessary, they will issue a warning.
If the problem persists or is unacceptable: the participant may be removed from our program. We absolutely do not tolerate any violence, bullying or disrespect in our programs.
If my child and their friend are both registered for the same club, will they be grouped together?
There are multiple groups within each program, so please indicate in the comments section of your registration if you would like your child to be placed with a friend or family member.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee any groupings (especially if the children's languages, grades or clubs are different). We will do our best to accommodate your request.
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Clubs in schools
Game Creation Club, closer to home
Are you looking for an in-person program? Our instructors will be presenting our NEW Game Creation club in Ottawa’s local communities in Kanata, Orléans and Barrhaven.
Evening programs will run for 2 hours from 6 pm to 8 pm in a school near you! This program explores several different coding languages, and will allow the participants to create their own game using a coding language of their choice!
Grade: For kids in grade 3 to grade 6.
Cost: $150 for all 8 sessions.
Dates, Hours, and location*:
- Kanata - Wednesdays, starting September 30th to November 18th, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. (186 Barrow Cres, Kanata, ON)
- Orléans - Wednesdays, starting September 30th to November 18th, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. (665 des Aubépines, Orleans, ON)
- Barrhaven - Thursdays, starting October 1st to November 19th, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. (651 Chapman Mills Dr, Nepean, ON)
* Important note: At this time, we have been approved to host our clubs at these locations. If our booking gets cancelled due to COVID-19 regulations, the program will be offered in an online format instead. We will update our participants as soon as possible if anything changes.
Curriculum: Please note that the curriculum is the same for the Game Creation Online club (offered Saturdays) and the evening Game Creation club.