Information package

To ensure a safe and fun environment for all, we ask that all students, participants, volunteers, and parents/guardians respect our rules.

You will know your child's course/programme location by verifying your confirmation e-mail receipt.

Communicate all important medical/allergy information to the camp administration and to the participant’s instructor.
Information As a safety precaution, we require that parents of participants who may suffer from a life-threatening medical condition or allergic reaction submit a Medical Information Form on the first day of the activities. We also ask that parents also take the time to brief the camp instructors about their child’s health conditions.

Parent responsibilities

All programs

  1. Communicate all important medical/allergy information to the camp administration and to the participant’s instructor. As a safety precaution, we require that parents of participants who may suffer from a life-threatening medical condition or allergic reaction submit a Medical Information Form on the first day of the activities. We also ask that parents also take the time to brief the camp instructors about their child’s health conditions.
  2. Communicate all behavioural conditions with the instructor. It is important to communicate all behavioural conditions that your child may have to the instructor. This ensures that the instructor can take all the necessary measures to create a safe environment for your child and for all other participants.
  3. Provide a peanut/nut-free lunch. All participants must bring a peanut/nut-free lunch every day. We provide a pizza lunch (no additional fees) on Fridays. Participants will get a choice of cheese, pepperoni, or combination pizza (we unfortunately cannot accommodate for allergies or dietary restrictions).
  4. Keep electronic devices and collectibles at home. Please leave all Nintendo, iPod, cell phone (as necessary), and any other expensive electronic devices at home. We are not responsible for lost or stolen devices.

Program for kids ​​​​​​

  1. Sign in/sign out your child. All parents must sign in and sign out their child at their arrival and departure. This must be done on an instructor iPad. For a child to sign out alone, they must be at least 12 years of age and his/her parent must have provided this authorization while completing the online registration. To change your child’s ability to sign in and out alone, please contact the camp administration by e-mail, telephone, or in person.
  2. Pack sunscreen. Please ensure your child brings and applies sunscreen before taking part in outdoor activities which will run throughout the week, weather permitting.
  3. Pack
    • On campus: Ensure your child is wearing closed-toe shoes and is bringing long pants daily. We will visit biology, chemistry, electrical, and mechanical engineering labs. It is therefore mandatory for participants and volunteers to wear a pair of closed-toed shoes every day that will protect their feet. Campers and volunteers need to bring pants with them at all times. Participants need to wear pants to do all chemistry activities in the chemistry lab and all sheet metal activities in the mechanical engineering lab.
    • Orleans participants: Bring a bathing suit and towel on Wednesday and Friday. The Orleans camp exclusively has a splash pad next to the school! If the weather is permitting, we will play water games outside.
  4. Respect drop-off and pick-up times.
    • On campus:
      • Please drop off your child no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and pick him/her up no later than 5:00 p.m.
      • Our instructors are unable to stay with your child after 5:00 p.m. We are therefore not responsible for your child outside of these hours.
    • Off-campus:
      • Please drop off your child no earlier than 8:30 a.m. and pick him/her up no later than 4:30 p.m.
      • Our instructors are unable to stay with your child after 4:30 p.m. We are therefore not responsible for your child outside of these hours. Parents should not be walking throughout the school.
      • For safety reasons, school doors will always be locked. If you drop-off or pick-up your child outside of drop-off/pick-up hours (8:30 a.m to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.), you will need to call one of our instructors once at the school entrance. Satellite camp phone numbers will be posted on the door and can be found below. Please note that advanced notification with regards to late drop-offs and early pick-ups is always appreciated.

Program for teens

  • Dress Code: make sure that your child respects the dress code. Participants and students must wear appropriate clothing that covers their midriff and all undergarments; clothing worn at school must not contain inappropriate words or imagery.
  • Respect arrival and departure times: arrive no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and no later than 9:00 a.m. Participants and students are not permitted to leave before 4:00 p.m. without parent or guardian permission. To notify administration for early departure, please call 613-562-5491 or e-mail adventures@uOttawa.ca for enrichment course participants or Engineering.SecondarySchool@uOttawa.ca secondary school students.
  • Participants registered for Enrichment Courses and/or Faculty of Engineering Secondary School are expected to sign themselves out alone at 4:00 p.m. They will be authorized to sign out at the beginning of their lunch period and sign back in at the end of their lunch period. Lunch period generally lasts 1 hour and takes place sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and may vary daily according to the instructor or teacher’s schedule. Please note that the University of Ottawa is not responsible for participants who are not signed in. When signed in, participants are not authorized to purchase a lunch from the SITE cafeteria (including the Tim Horton’s) nor vending machines on campus.

Volunteers

Ensure your child is wearing closed-toe shoes and is bringing long pants daily

We will visit biology, chemistry, electrical, and mechanical engineering labs. It is therefore mandatory for participants and volunteers to wear a pair of closed-toed shoes every day that will protect their feet. Campers and volunteers need to bring pants with them at all times. Participants need to wear pants to do all chemistry activities in the chemistry lab and all sheet metal activities in the mechanical engineering lab.

Respect drop-off and pick-up times

Please drop off your child no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and pick him/her up no later than 5:00 p.m. Our instructors are unable to stay with your child after 5:00 p.m. We are therefore not responsible for your child outside of these hours

Participant rules

All programs

  1. Respect all participants and instructors: no violent behaviour or verbal abuse. Everyone deserves to have fun without worrying about disruptive participants. We will not tolerate violent or abusive participants; they will be sent home if they cause harm to other participants or instructors.
  2. Respect the materials, classrooms, and labs. We lend many classrooms, labs, and equipment for camp. It is important to respect this privilege. For safety reasons, participants who do not respect the rules regarding the equipment will not be given permission to take part in the activities.

    Participants will be given access to all equipment and materials necessary for their course; this may include but is not limited to: desktop computers, laptops, 3D printers, Raspberry Pis, and Arduino microcontrollers. Participants must use all equipment safely and respectfully.
  3. Listen to your instructor and stay with them at all times. It is essential for participants to remain with their designated instructor, as well as to respect their guidelines at all times. Participants who do not respect instructor guidelines will not be permitted to take part in the planned science and engineering activities.

Teen programs

Signing in and signing out

Participants and students are expected to sign themselves out alone at 4:00 p.m. They will be authorized to sign out at the beginning of their lunch period* and sign back in at the end of their lunch period; the lunch period generally lasts 1 hour and takes place sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and may vary daily according to the instructor’s schedule. The University of Ottawa is not responsible for participants and students who are not signed in.

*Exception: Grade 8 students enrolled in a reach-ahead course at the Faculty of Engineering Secondary School will be supervised during lunch and as such will not be able to sign themselves out during the lunch period.

Reminder for Faculty of Engineering Secondary School Students:

Class hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We expect students to arrive to their classroom on time. Since our summer courses are condensed over a 4-week period, it is imperative that students attend each class. When a student is absent from school, a parent or guardian (if the student is under 18) must phone the school. Contact the Engineering Outreach office at 613-562-5491 or e-mail Engineering.SecondarySchool@uOttawa.ca for any expected absences.


Volunteers

Arrive and leave on time

Arrive early for your 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. volunteer shift. You are expected to remain with your assigned instructor throughout the duration of your volunteer shift; we are counting on your help and active participation. Any requests to leave before 4:30 p.m. will require permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Signing in and signing out

You must sign in at and sign out on an instructor iPad daily. It is by signing in and out that we can track your volunteer hours and know if you’re at camp or not. Note to parents: Volunteers must be permitted to sign in/out alone for them to be able to volunteer for the University of Ottawa camps.

Refer to the volunteer code of conduct

It is important to refer to the code of conduct for volunteers, as it constitutes your volunteering contract. The form, which you have already filled out online, contains all the information you need to know about your volunteering week. Review the volunteer code of conduct before your volunteer week.

Volunteer code of conduct

Rules and responsibilities

  • Assist the instructor in all possible ways, i.e. help prepare materials, help campers complete projects, play games with campers, clean up after activities, help out camp administration when needed, etc.
  • As a volunteer, you are not permitted to be alone with a child, without an instructor present. Moreover, you should never discipline, nor touch a camper.
  • Always act with professionalism, fairness, and honesty ; respect the thoughts and opinions of others and treat everyone equitably regardless of gender, age, race , ethnicity, religion, disability, etc.
  • Display a positive and encouraging attitude; any use of disrespectful, rude, intimidating, threatening and/or teasing language used around campers and instructors will not be tolerated.
  • Refrain from using a cell phone, iPod, and/or any other personal items (including books) while volunteering.
  • Bring a nut/peanut-free lunch from home every day (volunteers are not permitted to buy their lunch from Tim Hortons or vending machines on campus.
  • Always maintain a tidy and clean space.
  • Follow all guidelines provided by the camp administration.
  • Be punctual. Arrive before 8:30 a.m. every morning and stay until after 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon. (Please note that early departures without a parent will not be authorized before 4:30 p.m. unless a parent provides a note, an email or phone call to authorize the early departure.)

Attire

  • Wear appropriate clothing at all times, i.e. do wear running shoes, but leave the following at home: short shorts, shirts with profanity, spaghetti straps, and clothing that exposes the midriff.
  • Bring a bathing suit and towel on any swim days. Female volunteers are required to wear a one-piece bathing suit. Bring sunscreen daily

Directions for drop-off and pick-up

    On-campus

    Directions

    • Drop-off and pick-ups by car: You may park for free at the Mann Garage (801 King Edward Avenue), or at the M parking lot (40 Mann Avenue) to drop-off and pick-up your children between 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parking permits are not required during drop-off and pick-up hours. Outside of these hours, you must pay at a Pay and Display machine, otherwise, you run the risk of being ticketed.
    • Public transit: board any 85, 95 or 98 bus along a transitway station and get off at King Edward and Templeton.
    • The camp administration will be unable to facilitate pick-ups between 3:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. due to a high volume of activity (except in emergency situations). For pick-ups before 3:15 p.m., please notify the camp administration in advance. Failure to do so will result in longer wait times.

    On-campus kids

    • Drop-off is between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., while pick-up is between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the SITE building at 800 King Edward Avenue. Our team will be at the entrance of the building on the ground floor to welcome you and direct you to the right rooms.
    • At 9:00 a.m. groups will be leaving for their homerooms.
    • Parents dropping off or picking up their children between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. will need to report to the camp administration first. The camp administration is located at the information kiosk at the entrance of the SITE building at 800 King Edward Ave.

    On-campus (teens)

    • Drop-off and pick-up is in the STEM building at 150 Louis Pasteur Prt, room 117. At 9:00 a.m. groups will be leaving for their homerooms.
    • If you are arriving after 9:00 a.m. you will need to report to the camp administration first. The camp administration is located at the information kiosk at the entrance of the SITE building at 800 King Edward Ave.

      Barrhaven

      1. Our Barrhaven camp will be running at École élémentaire catholique Jean-Robert-Gauthier. Free parking is available at the school for drop-off and pick-up.
      2. Drop-off and pick-up: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in rooms 202, 203 and 204. Our instructors will be present to direct you accordingly.
      3. Location: École élémentaire catholique Jean-Robert-Gauthier, 651 Chapman Mills Dr, Nepean, ON
      4. Barrhaven drop-off/pick-up/emergency phone number: 343-999-5492

      Kanata

      1. Our Kanata camp will be running at École élémentaire catholique Roger-Saint-Denis. Free parking is available at the school for drop-off and pick-up.
      2. Drop-off and pick-up: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in rooms 119, 120 and 124. Our instructors will be present to direct you accordingly.
      3. Location: École élémentaire catholique Roger-Saint-Denis, 186 Barrow Cres, Kanata, ON
      4. Kanata drop-off/pick-up/emergency phone number: 343-999-5493

      Orléans

      1. Our Orleans camp will be running at École élémentaire catholique Alain-Fortin. Free parking is available at the school for drop-off and pick-up.
      2. Drop-off and pick-up: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in rooms 803, 804 and 806. Our instructors will be present to direct you accordingly.
      3. Location: École élémentaire catholique Alain-Fortin, 676 Lakeridge Dr, Orleans, ON
      4. Orleans drop-off/pick-up/emergency phone number: 343-999-5494

      Alta Vista

      1. Our Alta Vista camp will be running at École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Geneviève. Free parking is available at the school for drop-off and pick-up.
      2. Drop-off and pick-up: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in rooms 110 and 112. Our instructors will be present to direct you accordingly.
      3. Location: École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Geneviève, 2198 Arch St, Ottawa, ON
      4. Alta Vista drop-off/pick-up/emergency phone number: 343-999-5491
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