Information package (kids activities)

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

Location

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

  • All enrichment courses and secondary school courses take place on campus 
  • Volunteer opportunities are available on campus and at our satellite camps (in Kanata, Barrhaven, Orleans, and Alta Vista).  If no location is identified in the receipt next to the program name, you have registered your child for our on-campus programs.  

Medical information form

If you have a child with a life-threatening medical condition or allergy, please submit the completed Medical Information Form on the first day.

On-campus

Participant rules

  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. The University of Ottawa, the CECCE, and the OCDSB lend us 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.
  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.

Parent responsibilities

  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 Monday morning of the first week of camp. 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. 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.
    • 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Pack sunscreen. Please ensure your child brings and applies sunscreen before taking part in outdoor activities which will run throughout the week, weather permitting.
  6. 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.
  7. Keep electronic devices and collectibles at home. Please leave all Nintendo, iPod, cell phone, and any other expensive electronic devices at home. We are not responsible for lost or stolen devices.
  8. 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.

Directions for drop-off and pick-up

  • 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.
  • During the summer, there will be construction to the exterior of the SITE building, but the main entrance will always be accessible.
  • 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.
    • Outside of these hours, you must pay at a Pay and Display machine, otherwise, you run the risk of being ticketed. (Parking permits are not required during drop-off and pick-up hours.)
  • If you are using 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.

 

Between July 3 and August 3 inclusively, our youngest EngSci participants will be completing a variety of hands-on engineering/science activities at the nearby Viscount Alexander Elementary School, which will be outfitted with uOttawa 3D printers, iPad minis, microscopes, dissection tools, and chemistry equipment. This school provides a more appropriate environment for our youngest campers, including smaller furniture and outdoor play structures. Please note that drop-off and pick-up will remain in SITE. Additionally, these participants will have the chance to visit the Sandy Hill Community Centre Wading pool on Wednesdays between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Please pack a bathing suit and a towel for your child. The wading pool is small, shallow, and guarded. Campers will be given the choice to play in the water or to play dry games during that time.


 

Off-campus

Barrhaven, Kanata, Orleans and Alta Vista

Participant rules

  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. The University of Ottawa, the CECCE, and the OCDSB lend us 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.
  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.

Parent responsibilities

  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 Monday morning of the first week of camp. 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. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Pack sunscreen. Please ensure your child brings and applies sunscreen before taking part in outdoor activities which will run throughout the week, weather permitting.
  6. Keep electronic devices and collectibles at home. Please leave all Nintendo, iPad, cell phone, and any other expensive electronic devices at home. We are not responsible for lost or stolen devices.
  7. Respect drop-off and pick-up times.
    • 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.
  8. 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.

Directions for drop-off and pick-up

    Barrhaven

    1. Our Barrhaven camp will be running at *to be confirmed*. 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 *to be confirmed*. Our instructors will be present to direct you accordingly.
    3. Facilities: *to be confirmed*
    4. Barrhaven drop-off/pick-up/emergency phone number: *to be confirmed*

    Kanata

    1. Our Kanata camp will be running at *to be confirmed*. 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 *to be confirmed*. Our instructors will be present to direct you accordingly.
    3. Facilities: *to be confirmed*
    4. Kanata drop-off/pick-up/emergency phone number: *to be confirmed*

    Orléans

    1. Our Orleans camp will be running at *to be confirmed* 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 *to be confirmed*. Our instructors will be present to direct you accordingly.
    3. Facilities: *to be confirmed*
    4. Orleans drop-off/pick-up/emergency phone number: *to be confirmed*

    Alta Vista

    1. Our Alta Vista camp will be running at *to be confirmed* 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 *to be confirmed*. Our instructors will be present to direct you accordingly.
    3. Facilities: *to be confirmed*
    4. Alta Vista drop-off/pick-up/emergency phone number: *to be confirmed*

     

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