Off-campus satellite camps

Let us bring engineering, science, and technology closer 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.

2020 communities: Barrhaven, Kanata, Orleans and Casselman

Details

The activities are different from the ones on campus. The same projects will be repeated at all off-campus locations.


Grade

EngSci camp: Children who will have completed JK to grade 4.

EngTech camp: Children who will have completed grades 4 to 6.


Language

  • All off-campus camps are run bilingually. Our instructors speak both English and French.
  • Camp groups are occasionally bilingual (English and French) if there is low registration.

Locations

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


Hours

  • 9:00 a.m. to 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 per week for 4-day weeks, due to civic holidays)

Lunch

  • Lunch is not provided by the camp. We ask that all campers bring their own peanut/nut-free lunch. Lunches are eaten at the cafeteria, in classrooms or outside. Please note that microwaves are not always readily available. Campers are asked not to bring any money to camp.
  • On Fridays, a pizza lunch and juice will be provided for campers. The only food restrictions we can accommodate are vegetarian and nut-free choices.

Information package

Camp information package 2019


EngSci (Off-campus, JK to Gr. 4)

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.

The numbers 1 through 3 represent the number of different weeks of camp. For example, there are four different weeks of EngSci. The curriculum is 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. 4 to 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.

The numbers 1 through 4 represent the number of different weeks of camp. For example, there are four different weeks of EngSci. The curriculum is 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.

Registration

  • 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 2020 off-campus schedule (Barrhaven, Kanata and Orleans)

Dates JK to Grade 4 Grade 4 to 6
June 29th to July 3rd* EngSci 1 EngTech 1
July 6th to 10th EngSci 2 EngTech 2
July 13th to 17th EngSci 3 EngTech 3
July 20th to 24th EngSci 4 EngTech 4
July 27th to 31st EngSci 1 EngTech 1
August 4th to 7th** EngSci 2 EngTech 2
August 10th to 14th EngSci 3 EngTech 3

Summer 2020 off-campus schedule (Casselman)

Dates Grade 2 to 6
July 27th to 31st EngSci 1
August 4th to 7th** EngTech 1
August 10th to 14th EngSci 2

* June 29th to July 3rd is a 4-day week - holiday on July 1stst.
** August 4th to 7th is a 4-day week due - holiday on August 3rdrd.

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. 

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, and every Friday, we will be playing team-building games outside, weather permitting. *Certain locations only* kids will get the chance to visit the splash pad next to the school, 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.


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