Clubs for kids

Kid trying out Oculus Go for the first time!

Register your child for a club in Engineering or Science to expand their knowledge through fun, hands-on activities! 

Online Clubs

Scratch Coding Club - Spring 2020

Learn coding in the comfort of your house during the physical distancing period! Through our online Google Classroom platform, you will receive two coding challenges per week, on Tuesday and Thursday.

The club will run for 3 weeks, so you will have a total of 6 challenges to do. For each challenge, you will get a short video showing what you have to do and a tutorial showing you the steps to help you do it. Share your work in the classroom and enter a draw when you complete all the projects!

Language: English or French

Grade: Recommended for kids in grades 3 to grade 6, but everyone is welcome to join

Cost: Free

Clubs and hours:

Participate from home when you want! Share your projects in the ”Google Classroom”
when you are done and enter a draw!

We will start a new group each Tuesday, starting on April 21. Sign up by Friday to be added to the new group that will start the following Tuesday!

Have you finish all 6 challenges of the club?

Register for part 2 of the Scratch Coding Club for even more challenges to do!

 

Register now for the Scratch Coding Clubs!

Frequently-asked questions

Projects

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.


Registration

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

Coding and Robotics Clubs closer to home

Does your kid enjoy engineering, technology, and robotics? Do you prefer to stay close to home instead of diving to the University of Ottawa campus? These clubs are for you! Register now to one of our satellite coding & robotics clubs. The participants will have the chance to learn more about coding, technology, and engineering.

Grade: For kids in grade 3 to grade 6

Cost: $150 (for all 8 sessions)

Winter 2020 Dates, hours, and locations:

  • Kanata - Monday's, starting January 20th to March 23rd, excluding February 17th and March 16th, from 5 to 7 p.m. (186 Barrow Cres, Kanata, ON) - Full
  • Barrhaven - Tuesday's, starting January 21st to March 24th, excluding February 18th and March 17th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (651 Chapman Mills Dr, Nepean, ON) - Full
  • Orleans - Thursday's, starting January 23rd to March 26th, excluding February 20th and March 19th, from 5 - 7 p.m. (665 des Aubépines, Orleans, ON)

Curriculum: The Coding & Robotics Club (and MakerGirls Club) on campus and the Coding & Robotics Clubs off-campus share the same curriculum.

Registration for clubs is now closed.

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