Program updates

Last update: 2020-05-26

The Engineering Outreach Office has been working on finding the best solutions, considering the on-going COVID-19 crisis in the city. Please read below for updates on our programs. If your registration has been affected by these updates, you will be notified via email. Please contact us at adventures@uOttawa.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

Camp week cancellations:

Unfortunately, due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, some weeks of camp will be cancelled, as we will not be able to welcome children on campus. We will be notifying you of cancellations at least 4 weeks in advance via email (if needed), as this is the time frame given to us by the University of Ottawa.

Weeks of camp that have been cancelled and will be refunded without penalty:

  • June 22nd to June 26th, 2020

Programs for Kids in Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten:

Programs for kids in Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten have been cancelled for the upcoming summer. Registrations will automatically be refunded.

Programs for Kids in grades 1 to 6:

Our Kids programs (EngSci, EngTech, MiniMed, MakerGirls and GirlSci) have been combined into one general program, EngSci. Due to the limited access to campus, all programs for kids have been modified to explore a multitude of engineering, technology and science projects.

If you are registered for EngTech or MiniMed, your registration has been updated to our EngSci program. If you are registered for our GirlSci or MakerGirls program, your registration has been modified to our EngSci for Girls program.

Our EngSci camp is designed for youth who have just completed grade 1 to students who completed grade 6. This camp will give them the opportunity to discover and learn through projects such as chemistry experiments, physics challenges, 3D printing, electrical circuits, robotics, coding & much more! 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.

Satellite Locations:

All satellite programs have been cancelled for the summer of 2020. Registrations for off-campus camps in Barrhaven, Kanata, Orléans and Casselman will be automatically refunded. Affected participants have been given the option to transfer their registration to an on-campus program, this change may be requested before May 15th.

TeenTech and TeenSci Programs for grades 7 and 8:

Our TeenSci and TeenTech programs are now combined into one program, the Teen Engineering and Science program (Teen EngSci).

If you registered in TeenTech and / or TeenSci programs you have automatically been placed in the Teen EngSci program. This program will explore a variety of projects in relation to technology, engineering and science.

Enrichment Programs:

Enrichment Programs have been cancelled for the summer of 2020. Registrations will automatically be refunded. Affected participants have the option to transfer their payment towards a credited high school course. Courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering Secondary School have been developed in such a way that they can be offered online if there are no changes to isolation measures. You can find more information on our courses here. If you wish to transfer your balance towards a credited course, you may request this change before May 8th.

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