Online Summer Programs for Kids

Are your children interested in filling up their summer with virtual programs? Our two 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?

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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

  • Grades 3 to 6

Language

  • Camps are bilingual

Location

  • Online only - computer and internet access are required (no tablet).

Dates and hours

  • Every day of the week from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Cost

  • $110
Description of programming camps

2D and 3D Design and Modeling

In this camp, the participants will have the chance of learning about the world of 2D and 3D design. Using online websites such as TinkerCad and CoSpaces, the participants will discover how to create 3D and 2D models. Finally, they will use their knowledge and skills to explore architecture along the way.

Minecraft

During this one week camp, participants will discover all the different aspects of Minecraft and everything the platform has to offer! Participants will explore coding within the Minecraft platform. They will get the chance to create cool projects,  learn about Python coding and 3D design. Please note, this program requires a software download, details will be sent in the confirmation package. 

Website Design

During this one week introduction to web design, the participants will learn the basics of programming to create their own website. The participants will learn how HTML, CSS and Java interact with each other and use them to create their perfect website.

Audio Visual Design

This camp explores all aspects of creating and designing graphics and animations. Participants will learn to use coding languages (such as Python and Scratch), as well as design programs (such as CoSpaces and Soundation). Using their new knowledge and creative minds, participants will create and present an animation design!

 

Schedule

Summer 2022 Online Programming Camps Schedule

Dates Grade 3 to 6
July 4th to 8th 2D and 3D Design and Modeling 
July 11th to 15th Minecraft
July 18th to 22nd Website design
July 25th to 29th Audio and Visual Design 
August 2nd to 5th** 2D and 3D Design and Modeling 
August 8th to 12th Minecraft
August 15th to 19th Website design

**August 2nd to 5th is a 4-day week due - holiday on August 1st.

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. The specific projects themselves differ each year.


Registration

How do I make changes to my registration?

Please e-mail us at adventures@uOttawa.ca 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.

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 or sending us an email at adventures@uOttawa.ca.

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 proof of completion may be requested.

What is your behavioral policy?

If behavioral 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.


Refund and Coupon Code Policies

Cancellation and 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.

Coupon Code Details and Exclusions

  • Valid for specific dates only.
  • Valid online only.
  • Coupon Codes may not work on all programs and may not be applied to programs that are on sale.
  • To redeem a coupon, enter the coupon code during the checkout process.
  • Only one coupon can be used per purchase.
  • Coupons cannot be applied after the purchase is complete. If you forgot to use your coupon code and it is now expired, watch for new coupons and offers in the future. If the coupon code is not expired, please use the coupon code on your next order.
  • The value of the coupon discount will not be refunded on cancellations. (**please note that we have a 30$ non-refundable administration fee for any cancellation done 2 weeks prior to the program and no refunds will be given with less than two weeks’ notice).

Programming

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.

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 2022.


    Language

    • Camps are bilingual

    Location

    • Online only - computer and internet access are required (no tablet).

    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 minutes)
    • Register for the day of your choice, between
      • Tuesdays (English session)
      • Wednesdays (French session)
      • Thursdays (English session)

    Cost

    • $25 for 4 sessions.
    STEM Demos Description

    Junior Explorers - Get to know the earth and it's environment

    Let your little one explore the wonderful diversity of life on earth! During fun demonstrations, the participants will learn more about the human body, zoology, biology, and ecology! No materials are necessary to take this class. The participants will have the option to complete the experiments later on their own with adult supervision. Every junior explorer class has the same curriculum, therefore, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays will all be the same curriculum, just taught in a different language. 

    Junior Chemists - Fun Experiments!

    Junior Chemist! This is for you! Join us for these fun chemistry experiments to learn more about how to turn general household materials into something amazing! The participants will learn the scientific methods including hypothesis, observations, and conclusions for each reaction. No materials necessary to take this class. The participants will have the option to complete the experiments later on their own with adult supervision. Every junior chemist class has the same curriculum, therefore, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays will all be the same curriculum, just taught in a different language. 

    Schedule

    Summer 2022 Online STEM Demos Schedule

    Dates Kindergarten to Grade 2 Language
    Tuesdays July 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th Junior Explorers English
    Wednesdays July 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th Junior Explorers French
    Thursdays July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th Junior Explorers English
    Tuesdays August 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd Junior Chemists English
    Wednesdays August 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th Junior Chemists French
    Thursdays August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th Junior Chemists English

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

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