Clubs for teens

Targeting participants in grade 7-10, these bilingual 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.

Saturday Online Clubs for Teens – Winter 2021

Language: All clubs for teens are offered in a bilingual setting.

Grades: For teens in grade 7 to grade 10.

Dates: Every Saturday* from January 16th to April 3rd, 2021.

*Exception: no clubs will be held on February 13th and March 20th.

Cost: $135 for 10 sessions.

Location: Online only - computer and internet access are required. (No tablets)

Program and Hours**:

Escape Room Design for Teens: Based on the popular new trend of Escape rooms, this club will allow teens to explore the engineering design process behind these popular rooms, including the programming, robotics, and puzzle creation that go into creating a successful escape room. 

  • Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

**Please note that the curriculum is the same for both available time slots.

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Evening Online Python Bootcamp for Teens - Winter 2021

Language: This program is offered in English but the instructor is bilingual.

Grades: For teens in grade 8 to grade 12.

Dates: Every Tuesday from January 19th to March 30th, 2021 (Exception: no clubs on March 16th due to March Break).

Hours: Online from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $135 for all 10 sessions.

Location: Online only - computer and internet access are required. (No tablets)

Curriculum:

The Python Bootcamp course will provide students with a good understanding of basic programming concepts. They will be able to write small programs to solve problems or to achieve useful goals.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Importance of coding syntax
  • Variable types and Data types
  • Functions
  • Input and Outputs
  • If statements
  • Loops: for loops, while loops, range functions,
  • Lists

**Please note that the Python Bootcamp is the same one that is currently being offered in the Fall 2020.

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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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