Summer camps for kids

Are your children interested in participating in fun, hands-on engineering and science projects in real university labs? Do you want to introduce them to the merits of chemistry experiments, dissections, circuitry, 3D printing and/or programming?

Consider one of our summer camps for kids!

Details

Grades

Completion of Kindergarten-Grade 8 by summer 2019, depending on the program.

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

Completion of Grade 8 or higher

Please visit our other pages to learn more about Summer Programs for Teens and summer courses offered at our new Faculty of Engineering Secondary School.


Location options

On-campus

  • University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Avenue (SITE building at the University of Ottawa)

Off-campus

Visit the Off-Campus Satellite Camps page for more details.

  • Barrhaven
  • Kanata
  • Orleans
  • Alta Vista

Hours

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • We offer free on-campus before and after care during drop-off and pick-up hours from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost

  • $290/week ($240/week for 4-day weeks, due to civic holidays)

Information package


FAQ

  • Please consult our FAQ page for common questions.

Registration

  • To make any changes to your registration, please contact adventures@uOttawa.ca or call 613-562-5491; registrations cannot be modified online.
  • For our camps in Orleans, Barrhaven, Alta Vista, or Kanata, learn more and register on our off-campus satellite camps page.

Summer activities


Fall and Winter activities


Workshops for groups

Schedule

Dates EngSci GirlSci MiniMed EngTech MakerGirls TeenSci TeenTech
Grade completed JK-GR. 6 GR. 2-4 GR. 4-6 GR. 4-7 GR. 4-7 GR. 7-8 GR. 7-8
June 24-28

EngSci1 ​​​​​
​​​​​​(FULL)

GirlSci1
​​​​​​(FULL)
MiniMed1
​​​​​​(FULL)
EngTech1
​​​​​​(FULL)
MakerGirls1
​​​​​​(FULL)
   
July 2-5* EngSci2
​​​​​​(FULL)
GirlSci2
​​​​​​(FULL)
MiniMed2
​​​​​​(FULL)
EngTech2
​​​​​​(FULL)
MakerGirls2
​​​​​​(FULL)
TeenSci
​​​​​(FULL)
 
July 8-12 EngSci3
​​​​​​(FULL)

GirlSci3
(FULL)

MiniMed3
(FULL)
EngTech3
​​​​​​(FULL)
​​​​​​

MakerGirls3
​​​​​​(FULL)

 

TeenTech
​​​​​​(FULL)
​​​​​

July 15-19

EngSci4
(FULL)

GirlSci4
​​​​​​(FULL)

MiniMed4
(FULL)
​​​​​​

EngTech4
​​​​​​((FULL)

MakerGirls4
(FULL)

TeenSci
​​​​​​(FULL)

 

July 22-26 EngSci1
(FULL)

GirlSci1
(FULL)

MiniMed1
(FULL)
EngTech1
(FULL)
MakerGirls1
(FULL)
 

TeenTech
(FULL)

July 29-Aug 2 EngSci2
(FULL)
GirlSci2
(FULL)
MiniMed2
(FULL)
EngTech2
(FULL)
MakerGirls2
(FULL)
TeenSci
(FULL)
 
August 6-9** EngSci3
(FULL)
GirlSci3
(FULL)
MiniMed3
(FULL)
EngTech3
(FULL)
MakerGirls3
(FULL)
  TeenTech
(FULL)
August 12-16 EngSci4
(FULL)
GirlSci4
(FULL)
MiniMed4
(FULL)
EngTech4
(FULL)
MakerGirls4
(FULL)
TeenSci
(FULL)
 
August 19-23 EngSci1
(FULL)

GirlSci1
(FULL) ​​​​​​

MiniMed1
(FULL)
​​​​

EngTech1
(FULL)
​​​​​​

MakerGirls1
(FULL)
​​​​​​
  TeenTech
(FULL)
August 26-30***

EngSci5
​​​​​​(FULL) 

​​​​​

   

EngTech2
​​​​​​(Limited
availability)

     

* July 2-5 is a 4-day week due to the holiday on July 1st
** August 6-9 is a 4-day week due to the civic holiday on August 5th
*** Due to limited access to labs, EngSci5 costs $240 for the week

Last updated August 15th, 2019 at 10 am.

 

Please note that although our youngest campers (JK - Grade 1) still get to do experiments, they will not be physically visiting the laboratories on the University of Ottawa campus. Instead, they will be located in a kid-friendly, classroom environment.

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