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Teen Programs

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.

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Enrichment Programs

These programs are designed to help high school students have a better understanding of the different university programs offered. Each week, a mentor will be joining the session (once per week), the mentor could be a student currently studying in that program, a professor or someone in the professional field.


Grades

Completion of Grade 9 to 12 by summer 2022.


Language

All teen programs are generally taught in English with a bilingual instructor, offering French support.


Location

University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Avenue, SITE (map).


Hours

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Cost

  • $325 per week ($300 per week for 4-day weeks, due to civic holidays)

Information package

 

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Enrichment Programs Description

Introduction to Science

Are you contemplating studying science in university? This program is perfect for you! Take part in this program to learn more about the different university programs: biology, biomedical science, biochemistry, chemistry, and physics. Get a better idea of what you might want to study at university!

Electrical and Computer Engineering

This enrichment program allows participants to try out the basics of electrical engineering and computer engineering through various activities from electronics to power systems. The participants will learn about electrical circuits via online electronics circuit simulators. Participants will have presentations from professors and graduate students.

Software Engineering and Computer Science

Are you interested in computer networking? Do you have the next great idea for a video game? Computer science offers all of that and more! Computer scientists work with computer security, graphics, and networking to build the next best technology. Software engineers write, build and test code in multiple programming languages such as C++, Java, Python, Javascript, and many more. Our computer science and software engineering enrichment program introduce participants to the process of designing and creating new software ideas while introducing them to various programming languages.

Pre-Medicine

Are you interested in medicine? This program will introduce students to the anatomy and physiology of the human body at the cellular level. Hands-on activities will be presented such as sutures, injections, cast making, and much more! Participants will meet professors and students in the field of medicine while touring and using university laboratories. This enrichment program will also give the participants the opportunity to discover the field of neurobiology and learn more about other health care careers, including nursing, physiotherapy, and pharmacy!

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is one of the most diverse and exhilarating fields of engineering. You can design and build anything from micro-scale sensors to spacecraft and machine tools. Our mechanical engineering enrichment program introduces students to the seemingly unlimited design opportunities and research potential. Our program allows students to learn about mechanics through hands-on dissection, exciting lab tours, and design challenges.

BioMechanical Engineering

The biomechanical engineering enrichment program will allow participants to learn about current research in the field of Biomedical Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa. Participants will have the opportunity to visit laboratories on campus and design a model of a prosthesis or artificial organ. Students will then have the chance to turn their design into three-dimensional prototype using design software and 3D printers.

Chemical Engineering

If you’re interested in chemistry, how things are made, environmental processes like wastewater treatments, and innovative technologies, then this enrichment program is for you. Participants will meet professors and graduate students in the field of chemical engineering while touring and using university laboratories. Chemical engineering offers an abundance of opportunities whether you’re interested in pharmaceuticals, materials like polymers, or petroleum. Introduce yourself to the university experience in a field that challenges your ingenuity and learns what chemical engineering has to offer.

Enrichment Programs Schedule (Summer 2022)

Dates Grade 9 to 12
July 4th to 8th Introduction to Science
July 11th to 15th Electrical and Computer Engineering
July 18th to 22nd Software Engineering and Computer Science
July 25th to 29th Pre-Medicine
August 2nd to 5th* Mechanical Engineering
August 8th to 12th BioMechanical Engineering
August 15th to 19th Chemical Engineering

*August 2nd to 5th is a 4-day week due - holiday on August 1st. 

Teen Camps

This short, intensive, and hands-on program allows teens to learn basic programming concepts and solve programming problems! Each week the coding language will be different!


Grades

Completion of Grade 7 to 9 by summer 2022.


Language

All teen programs are generally taught in English with a bilingual instructor, offering French support.


Location

  • University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Avenue, SITE (plan)

Hours

  • From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

Cost

  • $315 per week ($260 per week for 4-day weeks, due to civic holidays)

Information package

 

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Camps Description

TeenSci camp

The TeenSci camp will be offered in rotation with the TeenTech camp for teens from grades 7 to 9. The program challenges participants to try a variety of hands on science projects like dissections, 3D printing, circuit design, chemistry experiments and much more. Through these projects, participants will gain experience in university laboratory facilities.

TeenTech camp

The TeenTech Camp will be offered in rotation with the TeenSci camp for teens from grade 7 to 9. During the TeenTech camp, the teens will be able to do multiple activities in electronics, technology development, 3D modeling, laser cutting, coding/programming, and more.

 

Summer Camps Schedule (2022)

Dates Grade 7 to 9
July 4th to July 8th TeenSci 1
July 11th to 15th TeenTech 1
July 18th to 22nd TeenSci 2
July 25th to 29th TeenTech 2
August 2nd to 5th* TeenSci 1
August 8th to 12th TeenTech 1
August 15th to 19th TeenSci 2
August 22nd to 26th TeenTech 2

*August 2nd to 5th is a 4-day week due - holiday on August 1st.

Frequently-asked questions

Projects

Are the same projects repeated each year?

The curriculum for the Enrichment Programs will not change significantly from year to year. We recommend trying a new program if you wish to participate for another summer.

Are the same projects repeated each week?

Each program has a single curriculum that is repeated a few times throughout the summer. If you wish to participate for more than one week, we recommend trying a new subject.


Registration

How do I make a change to my registration?

Please e-mail us at adventures@uOttawa.ca 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.

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 or e-mail us at adventures@uOttawa.ca.

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.


Refund and Coupon Code Policies

Cancellation and 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.

Coupon Code Details and Exclusions

  • Valid for specific dates only.
  • Valid online only.
  • Coupon Codes may not work on all programs and may not be applied to programs that are on sale.
  • To redeem a coupon, enter the coupon code during the checkout process.
  • Only one coupon can be used per purchase.
  • Coupons cannot be applied after the purchase is complete. If you forgot to use your coupon code and it is now expired, watch for new coupons and offers in the future. If the coupon code is not expired, please use the coupon code on your next order.
  • The value of the coupon discount will not be refunded on cancellations. (**please note that we have a 30$ non-refundable administration fee for any cancellation done 2 weeks prior to the program and no refunds will be given with less than two weeks’ notice).

Programming

Do the students get breaks? Are they supervised all day?

Supervised break periods will be offered throughout the day as needed for snack time or other down time. Students, grade 9 and up, will be authorized to sign out at the beginning of their lunch period and sign back in at the end of their lunch period; the lunch period generally lasts 1 hour and takes place sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and may vary daily according to the instructor’s schedule. The University of Ottawa is not responsible for participants and students who are not signed in.

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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