Off-campus satellite camps

Let us bring engineering, science, and technology next to you! Off-campus satellite camps give children in suburban areas the opportunity to take part in fun, hands-on engineering and science projects without having to be on campus at the University of Ottawa.

2019 communities: Barrhaven, Kanata, Orleans and Alta Vista

Details

Please note that the activities will be different from the ones on campus and that the same projects will be repeated at all satellite locations.


Grade

EngSci camp: Children who will have completed JK to grade 6

EngTech camp: Children who will have completed grades 2 to 6


Language

All off-campus camps are run bilingually. Our instructors speak both English and French.


Locations

  • Barrhaven: École élémentaire catholique Jean-Robert-Gauthier, 651 Chapman Mills Dr, Nepean, ON
  • Kanata: École élémentaire catholique Roger-Saint-Denis, 186 Barrow Cres, Kanata, ON
  • Orleans: École élémentaire catholique Alain-Fortin, 676 Lakeridge Dr, Orleans, ON
  • Alta Vista: École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Geneviève, 2198 Arch St, Ottawa, ON

For our on-campus programs, see our Summer camps for kids on campus page!


Hours

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Free before and after care from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost

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

Information package

Camp information package 2019


FAQ

Please consult our FAQ page for common questions.


EngSci (Off-campus, JK-Gr. 6)

This program will give participants the opportunity to discover and learn through chemistry experiments, dissections, physics challenges & much more! Campers will get the opportunity to build and create a wide array of projects such as circuits, mechanical machines, structures, etc.

During the week, participants will get breaks to play outside. Lunch is not included, except on Friday when a pizza lunch & juice box is offered (this is included in the price of the camp). Please provide environmentally-friendly, nut-free snacks and lunch for your child for the rest of the week.

The numbers 1 through 3 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 EngSci 1, 2, and 3 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.

EngTech (Off-campus, Gr. 2-6)

Campers will get to work on a variety of computer-based projects like animation, programming, game creation, 3D modeling & web design. Participants will also get the opportunity to do hands-on projects relating to engineering and technology such as laser cutting and circuit design.

During the week, participants will get breaks to play outside. Lunch is not included, except on Friday when a pizza lunch & juice box is offered (this is included in the price of the camp). Please provide environmentally-friendly, nut-free snacks and lunch for your child for the rest of the week.

The numbers 1 through 4 simply represent the number of different weeks of camp. For example, there are four different weeks of EngTech. 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 EngTech 1, 2, 3, and 4 without repeating the same projects. The weeks are independent from one another and are non-cumulative. 

Registration

  • Make sure to choose the correct camp (camp location in brackets).
  • To make any changes to your registration, please e-mail adventures@uOttawa.ca or call 613-562-5491. Registrations cannot be modified online.

Schedule - Summer 2019

Dates JK-Grade 6 Grade 2-6
July 2-5*   EngTech1
July 8-12   EngTech2
July 15-19 EngSci1 EngSci1
July 22-26 EngSci2 EngSci2
July 29-Aug 2 EngSci3 EngSci3
August 6-9**   EngTech3
August 12-16   EngTech4

* July 2-5 is a 4-day week - holiday on July 1st
** August 6-9 is a 4-day week due - holiday on August 5th

Last updated February 5, 2019

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