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Summer programs for teens

Are you a parent looking for an enriching experience for your teenager this summer? Or are you a high school student looking for hands-on experience in real university labs?

Whether you’re interested in getting high school credits, volunteer hours, or engineering/science experience, we’ve got the program for you.


Faculty of Engineering Secondary School - High school courses (Gr. 8-12)

High school students who are looking to attain secondary school credits during the summer should consider academic and practical engineering design courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering. Each course spans four weeks, offering a full credit.

Enrichment Courses (Gr. 9-12)

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.

Volunteering (Gr. 9-12)

Do you enjoy working with kids, especially in an engineering/scientific environment?  Complete up to 40 hours of community service each week through our volunteer program.

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


Completion of Grade 9-12 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.



Volunteers: 800 King Edward Avenue (SITE building at the University of Ottawa)

Students and Participants: 150 Louis-Pasteur Prvt, STM 117 (STEM building at the University of Ottawa, room 117)


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (participants will sign themselves out at 4:00 p.m.)


Please note that all teen programs are generally taught in English with a bilingual instructor, offering French support.



Information package

Camp information package 2019


Please consult our FAQ page for common questions.


To make any changes to your registration, please contact adventures@uOttawa.ca or call 613-562-5491; registrations cannot be modified online.

Summer activities

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Workshops for groups


Summer 2019

  Enrichment Courses Enrichment Courses Enrichment Courses Volunteering
Cost $290 $290 $290 Free
Grade completed GR. 9-12 GR. 9-12 GR. 9-12 GR. 9-12
June 24-28       Volunteering
(Limited Availability)
July 2-5* Civil Engineering General Science   Volunteering
July 8-12 Electrical & Computer Engineering Mechanical Engineering   Volunteering
July 15-19

Software Engineering & Computer

(Limited Availability)
July 22-26 Software Engineering & Computer Science (just for girls) Biomechanical Engineering   Volunteering
July 29-Aug 2 Electrical & Computer Engineering Pre-Medicine Music-Engineering
August 6-9** Chemical Engineering General Science   Volunteering
August 12-16 Software Engineering & Computer Science Biomechanical Engineering
(Limited Availability)
August 19-23       Volunteering

* 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 5

Last updated May 27 th, 2019 at 10 a.m.

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