Information package (teen 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.

Participants and students

Enrichment Course participants and Secondary School students

 

Parent responsibilities

  1. Communicate all important medical/allergy information to the administration and to the participant’s/student’s instructor
    As a safety precaution, we require that parents of participants/students who may suffer from a life-threatening medical condition or allergic reaction submit a Medical Information Form on the first day of class.
  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 and students must bring a peanut/nut-free lunch every day. We provide a pizza lunch (no additional fees) on Fridays. Participants and students will get a choice of cheese, pepperoni, or combination pizza (we unfortunately cannot accommodate for allergies or dietary restrictions).
  4. Dress Code
    Please 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.
  5. Respect arrival and departure times
    Please 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.

Participant and student expectations

  1. Respect all participants, students and instructors: no violent behaviour or verbal abuse
    Everyone deserves to learn and teach in a safe environment. We will not tolerate violent nor abusive participants/students; corrective action will be taken should harassment, discrimination, or harm occur.
  2. Respect the materials, classrooms, and computer labs
    Participants and students 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 and students must use all school-owned equipment safely and respectfully.
  3. Sign in / Sign 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. Please note that 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.

Directions for drop-off and pick-up

  • Drop-off and pick-up is 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 room. 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.
  • You may park for free at the Mann Garage (33 Mann Ave), 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.

Location, Time, and Contact Information

Please arrive at STEM 117 (150 Louis Pasteur Prvt, STEM building, room 117) before 9:00 a.m.


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. Please contact the Engineering Outreach office at 613-562-5491 or e-mail Engineering.SecondarySchool@uOttawa.ca for any expected absences.

The outlines of courses of study for the courses offered at the Faculty of Engineering Secondary School can be found on the school’s website.

Note: Faculty of Engineering Secondary School is currently in the process of being validated by the Ministry of Education to operate as a private school; the school is in the process of obtaining the authority to grant credits toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Thank you!

 

Volunteers

Volunteer rules

  1. Communicate all important medical/allergy information to the camp administration.
    As a safety precaution, we require that volunteers 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.

  2. 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 volunteers; they will be sent home if they cause harm to other participants or instructors.

  3. 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, volunteers who do not respect the rules regarding the equipment will not be given permission to take part in the activities.

  4. Listen to your instructor and stay with them at all times.
    It is essential for volunteers to remain with their designated instructor, as well as to respect their guidelines at all times. Volunteers who do not respect instructor guidelines will not be permitted to take part in the planned science and engineering activities.

  5. Arrive and leave on time.
    Please 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.

  6. Sign in/sign 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.

  7. 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, listed below, before your volunteer week.

    Volunteer Code of Conduct

    Rules & Responsiblities

    1. 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.

    2. As a volunteer, you are not permitted to bealone with a child, without an instructor present. Moreover, you should never discipline, nor touch a camper.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. Refrain from using a cell phone, iPod, and/or any other personal items (including books) while volunteering.

    6. 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.

    7. Always maintain a tidy and clean space.

    8. Follow all guidelines provided by the camp administration.

    9. 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

    1. 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.

    2. Bring a bathing suit and towel on any swim days. Female volunteers are required to wear a one-piece bathing suit. Bring sunscreen daily


Parent responsibilities

  1. Communicate all important medical/allergy information to the camp administration. As a safety precaution, we require that parents of volunteers 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. Provide a peanut/nut-free lunch. All volunteers must bring a peanut/nut-free lunch every day. We provide a pizza lunch (no additional fees) on Fridays. Volunteers will get a choice of cheese, pepperoni, or combination pizza (we unfortunately cannot accommodate for allergies or dietary restrictions). Volunteers are not authorized to purchase a lunch from the SITE cafeteria (including the Tim Horton’s) nor vending machines on campus.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 and pick-up is 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 room. 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.
  • You may park for free at the Mann Garage (33 Mann Ave), 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.
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