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Teen Programs

Unsure of what studies you want to pursue or what career path you want to take? Get a better sense of what each university program has to offer through these tailored programs.

Enrichment Programs

These programs are designed to help high school students have a better understanding of the different university programs offered. Each week, a mentor will be joining the session (once per week), the mentor could be a student currently studying in that program, a professor or someone in the professional field.


Grades

Completion of Grade 10 to 12 by summer 2021.


Language

All teen programs are generally taught in English with a bilingual instructor, offering French support.


Location

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

Hours

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost

  • $125 per week ($100 per week for 4-day weeks, due to civic holidays)

Information package

Camp information package 2020

Description of Enrichment Programs
Descriptions coming soon.
General Science
Computer Science
Pre-Medicine
Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Biomechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
General Engineering

Schedule

Summer 2021 Online Enrichment Programs Schedule

Dates Grade 10 to 12
June 28th to July 2nd* Software Engineering and Computer Science for Girls
July 5th to 9th Introduction to Engineering
July 12th to 16th Introduction to Science
July 19th to 23rd Electrical and Computer Engineering
July 26th to 30th Software Engineering and Computer Science
August 3rd to 6th** Civil Engineering
August 9th to 13th Introduction to Engineering
August 16th to 20th Introduction to Science

All sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

*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.

Tech Bootcamps

This short, intensive and hands-on program with allow the teens learn basic programming concepts and solve programming problems! Each week the coding language will be different!


Grades

Completion of Grade 7 to 10 by summer 2021.


Language

All teen programs are generally taught in English with a bilingual instructor, offering French support.


Location

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

Hours

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

OR

  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost

  • $125 per week ($100 per week for 4-day weeks, due to civic holidays)

Information package

Camp information package 2020

Teen Bootcamps Description

Details to come

Schedule

Summer 2021 Online Tech Bootcamp Schedule

Dates Grade 7 to 10
June 28th to July 2nd* Tech Bootcamp 1
July 5th to 9th Tech Bootcamp 2
July 12th to 16th Tech Bootcamp 3
July 19th to 23rd Tech Bootcamp 4
July 26th to 30th Tech Bootcamp 1
August 3rd to 6th** Tech Bootcamp 2
August 9th to 13th Tech Bootcamp 3
August 16th to 20th Tech Bootcamp 4
August 23rd to 27th Tech Bootcamp 1

*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?

The curriculum for the Enrichment Programs will not change significantly from year to year. We recommend trying a new program if you wish to participate for another summer.

Are the same projects repeated each week?

Each program has a single curriculum that is repeated a few times throughout the summer. If you wish to participate for more than one week, we recommend trying a new subject.


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.

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 students get breaks? Are they supervised all day?

Supervised break periods will be offered throughout the day as needed for snack time or other down time. Students, grade 9 and up, 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.

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.

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