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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.

Programs

TeenSci & TeenTech (Gr. 7-8)

Designed for our youngest teens, these programs run alongside our other summer camps and offer various hands-on activities in science and technology.

Faculty of Engineering Secondary School - High school courses (Gr. 8-10) 

New!

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. Two half-courses (each worth 0.5 credits), each lasting two weeks long.

Enrichment Courses (Gr. 9-11)

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.

Technology Internship (Gr. 11-12)

New!

This internship is designed for older students who are looking to delve deeper into prototyping technologies while also supporting the maker community at uOttawa.  Learn new skills and volunteer with kids during this two-week internship.

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

Grade

Completion of Grade 7-12 by summer 2018, 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.

Location

On-campus: 800 King Edward Avenue (SITE building at the University of Ottawa)

Hours

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Note: Exclusively for our TeenSci and TeenTech programs, 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.  

In all other teen programs, participants are expected to sign themselves out at 4:00 p.m.

Language

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

Cost

  • TeenSci/TeenTech/Enrichment courses: $280/week ($230/week for 4-day weeks, due to civic holidays)
  • Exploring Technological Education (TDJ1O1 or TDJ1O2): $560 for each two-week long program
  • Technology Internship: Free
  • Volunteering: Free

Information package

Camp information package 2018

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.

Summer activities


Fall and Winter activities


Workshops for groups

Schedule - Summer 2018

  TeenSci TeenTech Exploring Technological Design, TDJ1O Enrichment Courses Enrichment Courses Technology Internship
Cost $280 $280 $560 for two weeks $280 $280 Free
Grade completed GR. 7-8 GR. 7-8 GR. 8-10 GR. 9-11 GR. 9-11 GR 11-12
July 3-6* TeenSci
(full)
    Pre-Medicine
(full)
Biomechanical Engineering
(full)
 
July 9-13   TeenTech
(full)
Exploring Tech Design - Part 1 (TDJ1O1)
 
(full)
Electrical & Computer Engineering
(full)
 
July 16-20 TeenSci
(full)
  Software Engineering & Computer Science just for girls
(full)
  Technology Internship
(full)
July 23-27   TeenTech
(full)
Exploring Tech Design - Part 2 (TDJ1O2)
(full)
Introduction to Science Disciplines
(full)
Software Engineering & Computer Science
(full)
July 30-Aug 3 TeenSci
(full)
  Mechanical Engineering
(full)
Software Engineering & Computer Science
(full)
Technology Internship
(full)
August 7-10*   TeenTech
(full
  Biomechanical Engineering
(full)
Civil Engineering
(full)
August 13-17 TeenSci
(full)
    Chemical Engineering
(full)
Electrical & Computer Engineering
(full)
Technology Internship
(full)
August 20-24   TeenTech
(full)
     

Note:
* July 3-6 is a 4-day week due to the holiday on July 2
** August 7-10 is a 4-day week due to the civic holiday on August 6

Last updated August 8th, 2018 at 10 a.m.

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