Online Summer Programs for Kids

Are your children interested in filling up their summer with virtual programs? Our two NEW programs, Programming Camps (grades 3 to 6) and STEM Demos (K to grade 2) are a great way for your children to learn and participate in fun engineering and programming activities. Do you want to introduce them to the merits of coding, robotics, programming and engineering?

Consider one of our summer programs for kids!

Programming camps

This online program is perfect for kids that love programming, robotics and coding! Each week, participants will have the chance to learn more about a specific technology/coding language. The instructors will end each 90 minute session with a fun and engaging challenge for kids to do on their own time!

Grade

Completion of Grade 3 to Grade 6 by summer 2021.

Please consult the table below for the grade requirements for each camp. Please note that the grades indicated in our schedule refer to the grade that the participant must have completed this academic year


Language

  • Camps are unilingual (English or French), depending on the needs of the participants.
  • Camp groups are occasionally bilingual (English and French) if there is low registration.

Location

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

Hours

  • 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

OR

  • 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Both AM and PM sessions have the same curriculum. You can only register for one time-slot per week.


Cost

  • $100 per week ($80 per week for 4-day weeks, due to civic holidays)

Information package

Description of programmation camps

Coming Soon

Schedule

Summer 2021 Online Programming Camps Schedule

Dates Grade 3 to 6
June 28th to July 2nd* Programming Camp 1
July 5th to 9th Programming Camp 2
July 12th to 16th Programming Camp 3
July 19th to 23rd Programming Camp 4
July 26th to 30th Programming Camp 1
August 3rd to 6th** Programming Camp 2
August 9th to 13th Programming Camp 3
August 16th to 20th Programming Camp 4
August 23rd to 27th Programming Camp 1
August 30th to September 3rd Programming Camp 2

*June 28th to July 2nd is a 4-day week due - holiday on July 1st.

**August 3rd to 6th is a 4-day week due - holiday on August 2nd.

Frequently-asked questions

Projects

Are the same projects repeated each year?

For our summer camps, similar types of projects are repeated from year to year such as 3D printing, chemistry experiments, and dissections. The specific projects themselves differ each year. TeenSci and TeenTech are the only exception to this rule, where projects may be repeated from year to year.

Why are some camps numbered? (Ex: EngSci 2)

The numbers 1 through 4 simply represent the number of different weeks of camp. For example, there are four different weeks of EngSci. The format and schedule are the same each week, but the projects are different. It is therefore possible for a camper to take part in four consecutive weeks of EngSci without repeating the same projects. The weeks are independent from one another and are non-cumulative. It is therefore possible for your child to attend week 4 before week 2 without a problem.


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 camp language, type of camp, or camp 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 camp) with less than two weeks’ notice before the start of the camp 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 camp 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.

Can my four-year old attend a camp?

Children who have completed a full year of junior kindergarten are eligible to participate in one of our camps. Please note that a proof of completion may be requested.

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 summer program. We absolutely do not tolerate any violence, bullying or disrespect in our programs.


Programming

Do the kids get to go outside and exercise or are they inside all day long?

The campers get breaks throughout the day to go outside and play. Campers will also be walking between the different laboratories at the university, and every Friday, we will be playing team-building games outside, weather permitting.

If my child and their friend are both registered for the same camp, 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 camps are different). We will do our best to accommodate your request. No group changes will be made after 12 p.m. on the first day of camp.


Scent free zone

Help us keep the air we share healthy and fragrance-free. The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma, allergies and other medical conditions. Please do not wear perfume, cologne, aftershave and other fragrance. Use unscented personal care products.

STEM Demos

Get your little ones excited about STEM with engaging science demonstrations presented by University students! Each session will be filled with a fun demonstration and kid friendly explanations!

Grade

    Completion of Kindergarten to Grade 2 by summer 2021.

    Please consult the schedule table for the grade requirements for each camp. Please note that the grades indicated in our schedule refer to the grade that the participant must have completed this academic year.


    Language

    • Camps are unilingual (English or French), depending on the needs of the participants.
    • Camp groups are occasionally bilingual (English and French) if there is low registration.

    Location

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

    Dates and hours

    • Once a week, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    • For a total of 4 weeks (4 sessions x 45 minute )
    • Register for the day of your choice, between Tuesdays or Thursdays.

    Cost

    • $ 20 for 4 sessions.

    Information package

    STEM Demos Description

    Coming Soon

    Schedule

    Summer 2021 Online STEM Demos Schedule

    Dates Kindergarten to Grade 2 Language
    Tuesdays July 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th Theme 1 English
    Wednesdays July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th Theme 1 French
    Thursdays 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th Theme 1 English
    Tuesdays August 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th Theme 2 English
    Wednesdays August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th Theme 2 French
    Thursdays August 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th Theme 2 English

    All sessions will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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