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Learn how we’re keeping our campus community safe, healthy and engaged during our gradual return to campus.
Note: The university’s mandatory vaccine directive is now in effect. Learn more about vaccine requirements.

Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

2022 Summer Camps

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About our camps

Continuous Learning’s 2022 Summer Camps program provides fun, hands-on opportunities for your child to learn and explore their curiosity in a positive, safe environment. 

Our camp counsellor to camper ratios allow for interactivity, active engagement, and individualized support for activities. Many of our in-person camps include daily cooperative outdoor activities.

 2022 Summer Camps Preview (Draft)

Camps at a glance

A summary of Continuous Learning's summer camp features, such as ages, cost, etc.

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Ages 6 - 17

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Camps include hands-on learning activities.

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To be determined.

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Camps include a short break and "camp game". An atom

Focus

Camps are science, technology, engineering and design focused. An outline of 2 peopleHome support In-person: 

Counsellors provide the support during camp activities.

Virtual: Minimal parental or sibling support is required for most camps.

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In-person: Weekdays

9 to 4 p.m. EST.

Virtual: Weekdays for 2 hours per day. Morning and afternoon sessions are available.

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Camp counsellors are certified teachers, teacher candidates, university, and high school students.

Our camp counsellor to camper ratios allow for individualized support.

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In-person: 

Technology provided when required.

Virtual: Virtual camps meet using Zoom.

COVID-19

A safe, healthy and engaging campus has always been Ontario Tech University’s No. 1 priority. That’s why we’ve taken a conservative approach to allowing in-person activities on campus during COVID-19.

In line with this approach, the university’s Office of Continuous Learning is thoughtfully planning to offer both in-person and virtual 2022 Summer Camp programing and activities (as public-health guidelines permit).

As we plan our upcoming camp offerings, Continuous Learning continues to re-evaluate measures put in place by the Province of Ontario and Durham Region Health Department guidelines.

Please note: In-person delivery of our 2022 Summer Camps programing is subject to Ontario Tech University policies, directives, and health and safety protocols, including processes based on measures put in place by the Province of Ontario and Durham Region Health Department guidelines.

 

2022 Summer Camps Preview (Draft)

*Details subject to change without notice

  • Coding & Gaming
    A tentative schedule and summary of Coding and Gaming related camp offerings for summer 2022.
    Camp Ages Week Camp Description
    Adventures in Minecraft 7 to 9; Co-ed Week 1 (July 4 to 8) Minecraft Java Edition is a versatile tool to develop new skills and to design and build campers’ creations. Minecraft camps allow for individual and group learning, and are an amazing way to make new friends! Campers will learn the basics of the game as well as more advanced options.
    Code Away! 6 to 8; Co-ed

    Week 2 (July 11 to 15) 

    Week 7 (August 15 to 19)

    This camp is suitable for campers new to coding and programming. Campers learn basic coding skills with robotic devices. Advance to designing, building and creating your own video game using programs such as Scratch!
    Coding & Game Design 1.0 9 to 11; Co-ed

    Week 3 (July 18 to 22)

    Week 5 (August 2 to 5); 4-day week

    Get ready to explore the world of coding and game design and create your own unique project! Campers will learn about computer programming concepts and techniques while learning to code robotic devices, interactive computer programs, and games. Delve into multiple coding environments and watch your visions come to life! Groups will be divided by age on the first morning.
    Coding & Game Design 2.0 11 to 13; Co-ed Week 4 (July 25 to 29) Prepare to bring your designs to the next generation! Discover more coding and game development environments. Use your logic, skills, and expertise to turn your dreams into a reality! Experience in basic coding environments is necessary.
    Cyber Girls Ambassador Program 11 to 14; Girls only

    Week 5 (August 2 to 5); 4-day week

    This camp aims to empower girls by teaching them about how they can make the cyber world a better place. With the mentorship of women in the information technology (IT) industry, campers learn about digital citizenship, cyber security and positive online behaviour. As part of the Ambassador Program, girls will explore coding environments and refine their critical thinking skills. Become a Cyber Girl Ambassador and spread the word!
    Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 14 to 17; Co-ed Week 4 (July 25 to 29) [Virtual] Participants will learn how to Thrive in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) through a course. Learning how AI systems are used to solve real world problems and construct a system of their own to program and train. Participants will explore the societal implications of AI such as the ethical considerations of using biased data.
    Level Up! 13 to 15; Co-ed Week 7 (August 15 to 19) Take your coding skills to the next level at the state of the art Ontario Tech Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) Gaming and Virtual Reality Laboratory. Learn about the future of game development while exploring the endless possibilities of gaming! Experience in coding environments is required.
    Learning a Coding Language: Python 101 (Beginner) 11 to 13; Co-ed

    Week 1 (July 4 to 8) [Virtual]

    Week 2 (July 11 to 15)

    Campers will be introduced to the fundamental basics of Python programming. From operators to conditional statements to loops, campers will learn to code through a series of exciting coding challenges that puts their knowledge to the test. This introductory camp will prepare campers for any future coding classes or coding languages they want to learn. No initial coding experience required!
    Learning a Coding Language: Python 101 (Beginner) 14 to 17; Co-ed Week 2 (July 11 to 15) This week will introduce participants to the basic concepts of the Python programming language by completing fun coding challenges! This introductory camp will prepare participants for any future coding classes or coding languages they want to learn. Participants will meet Ontario Tech software engineering students and engineering industry professionals.
    Learning a Coding Language: Python 102 (Intermediate) 11 to 13; Co-ed

    Week 3 (July 18 to 22) [Virtual]

    Week 6 (August 8 to 12)

    Designed for campers who have taken a previous introductory Python course, this camp provides a chance to expand on campers' base knowledge in Python programming. As campers dive more into various Python types, functions, and libraries, they will be tasked with design problems that require them to express their creativity through coding to form a solution. Campers will gain a deeper perspective on the impact of computer scientists and software engineers on society.
    Learning a Coding Language: Python 102 (Intermediate) 14 to 17; Co-ed Week 6 (August 8 to 12) [Virtual] This virtual program is ideal for participants who have taken a coding class before or have a good basic understanding of coding. In addition to learning some advanced topics in Python, participants will learn how programming impacts the world in various fields.
    The Future of Gaming 14 to 17;  Co-ed Week 8 (August 22 to 26) Wondering how you can take your coding and programming skills with you into the future? Considering a career in the gaming world? Gain valuable hands-on experience in the state of the art Ontario Tech Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) Gaming and Virtual Reality Laboratory. Learn about designing, developing, producing, and testing games and other interactive media. Experience in coding environments is required.
    Ultimate Minecraft 10 to 14; Co-ed Week 6 (August 8 to 12) Build together in Minecraft Java Edition and learn new skills, including character skins and custom maps. Along with learning new skills, campers will learn to build more technical and creative components. Campers will explore advanced features of Minecraft Java Edition.
  • Engineering & Math
    A tentative schedule and summary of Engineering and Math related camp offerings for summer 2022.
    Camp Ages Week Camp Description
    All About Engineering 6 to 8;  Co-ed Week 6 (August 8 to 12)

    ENGify Your Life! In this camp, campers will explore what it means to be a well-rounded engineer. Each day will focus on a specific engineering field and the projects that are worked on to build a better society. Through hands-on experiments and design challenges, campers will have the opportunity to apply the engineering design process to recognize and solve problems in our society. 

    *Content delivered in this camp will differ from the Summer 2021 and Spring 2022 All About Engineering camp sessions.
    All About Engineering 9 to 11;  Co-ed

    Week 5 (August 2 to 5) [Virtual]; 4-day week

    Week 7 (August 15 to 19)

    ENGify Your Life! In this camp, campers will explore what it means to be a well-rounded engineer. Each day will focus on a specific engineering field and the projects that are worked on to build a better society. Through hands-on experiments and design challenges, campers will have the opportunity to apply the engineering design process to recognize and solve problems in our society. 

    *Content delivered in this camp will differ from the Summer 2021 and Spring 2022 All About Engineering camp sessions.
    All About Engineering 12 to 13; Co-ed Week 8 (August 22 to 26)

    ENGify Your Life! In this camp, campers will explore what it means to be a well-rounded engineer. Each day will focus on a specific engineering field and the projects that are worked on to build a better society. Through hands-on experiments and design challenges, campers will have the opportunity to apply the engineering design process to recognize and solve problems in our society. 

    *Content delivered in this camp will differ from the Summer 2021 and Spring 2022 All About Engineering camp sessions.
    All About Engineering 14 to 17;  Co-ed Week 3 (July 18 to 22) In this week-long program, participants will explore the vast range of engineering disciplines and their societal impact on the world. Participants will utilize the engineering design process to understand the problem from multiple perspectives, plan out a realistic solution, build prototypes and test them in simulation circumstances. Get ready to explore all that engineering has to offer! Participants will chat with industry professionals from a range of engineering fields, and interact with current engineering students.
    Connected Calculus 14 to 17;  Co-ed

    Week 6 (August 8 to 12)

    Week 7 (August 15 to 19)[Virtual]

    This week will introduce participants to the foundational concepts of calculus through hands-on activities, helping them develop a better understanding of calculus concepts and how they relate to engineering and society. Participants will meet industry professionals from a range of engineering disciplines.
    The Future of Engineering Technology 6 to 8;  Co-ed Week 4 (July 25 to 29) [Virtual] From Artificial Intelligence to Video Game Design, campers will explore different technologies that engineers use to solve problems within our society. Campers will gain an appreciation of the technological breakthroughs that propel the future of our world as they understand its beginnings and speculate its future. By the end of the camp, campers will be able to apply these technologies into their daily lives. No initial coding experience required!
  • Family & Youth
    A tentative schedule and summary of Family and Youth related camp offerings for summer 2022.
    Camp Ages Week Description
    Counsellors in Training 14 to 17;  Co-ed Week 1 (July 4 to 8) Learn the skills required to become a “junior camp counsellor”. You will receive training in various camp activities. After the successful completion of this training session, attendees will have the opportunity to volunteer at the 2022 Ontario Tech Summer Camps (1-3 weeks). These hours can be used for your high school volunteer time. *Must have finished Grade 8.
    Family Camps Family

    Week 8 (August 22 to 26) 

    *Daily session registration available.

    Bring the whole family! Join us for fun-filled summer programs where family members learn alongside children. Families will leave with a variety of practical activities and resources that can be done at home. Daily activities will be geared to the ages of the campers. Families can register for one or more sessions. Online resources will be available after the camp programs end. All camp programs make use of laptops, digital cameras, science and engineering equipment and iPad technology. You will work as a family group to complete the activities.
  • LEGO®, Robotics & Technology
    A tentative schedule and summary of LEGO®, Robotics and Technology related camp offerings for summer 2022.
    Camp Ages Week Camp Description
    Girls Connect 9 to 14; Girls Only Week 3 (July 18 to 22) Girls will learn alongside female mentors who will spark their interest in STEAM. The camp gives girls an opportunity to build self-confidence and develop their skills in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on learning. Activities will be geared to the interests of girls and will include creating and programming their own robotic designs. Smaller groups will be formed on the first day of camp based on age and experience to provide more advanced activities for girls with previous experience.
    High Tech Expedition 12 to 14; Co-ed Week 8 (August 22 to 26) Explore what the world of technology has to offer through various tools and programs. Campers will engage in tasks and challenges that encourage them to broaden their programming and technological skills.
    High Tech Voyage 9 to 11; Co-ed Week 7 (August 15 to 19) Venture through the world of cutting-edge high tech products while deepening your skillset! Younger campers will be challenged to solve real-world issues through exciting projects using various technologies and robotics. Uncover your programming skills and use what you learn while exploring the world of tech!
    LEGO® Explorers 6 to 8; Co-ed

    Week 1 (July 4 to 8)

    Week 5 (August 2 to 5); 4-day week

    This camp is for the younger LEGO® fan who is just getting into robotics. Campers will learn basic building techniques, create from their own imagination and program their robots using LEGO® WeDo. Campers will play a variety of indoor and outdoor games. Each week will have a different theme.
    LEGO® Designers 9 to 11;  Co-ed

    Week 2 (July 11 to 15)

    Week 3 (July 18 to 22)

    Week 4 (July 25 to 29)

    Week 6 (August 8 to 12)

    If you enjoy solving challenges and using your hands to find out how things work, you will love the LEGO® Designers camp. When you are not challenging your mind with robotics, you can challenge your body with daily outdoor activities. No prior experience necessary. Each week will have a different theme. Smaller groups will be formed on the first day of camp based on age.
    LEGO® Innovators 11 to 14; Co-ed

    Week 2 (July 11 to 15)

    Week 4 (July 25 to 29)

    You have mastered the basics of LEGO® robotics and now you want a real challenge! The LEGO® Innovators camp will encourage campers to expand their building and programming skills. Additional sensors and data collection will provide opportunities for more in-depth programming in Mindstorms and Python (new this year!). Previous experience with LEGO® robotics is recommended. Each week will have a different theme.
    Robotics Competition 14 to 17; Co-ed Week 8 (August 22 to 26) During this week-long program, participants will utilize the engineering design process and computational problem-solving to build and program autonomous robots using VEX EDR Robotics. Participants will work in teams to design a comprehensive robot including motors, sensors, mechanical, and hardware components that run off code without the need for external influence. At the end of the week, all the robots will battle until there is one robot standing!
  • Science
    A tentative schedule and summary of Science related camp offerings for summer 2022.
    Camp Ages Week Camp Description
    Future in Science 12 to 14; Co-ed Week 3 (July 18 to 22) Have you ever wondered what our world will look like in the future? In this camp, campers will explore what the world would look like in the future through a scientific lens. Through hands on activities campers will investigate new advancements in technology, equipment, and sustainable resources.
    Me the Scientist 10 to 12; Co-ed Week 2 (July 11 to 15) If you have an interest in science and would like to test your knowledge in a fun and creative way, this is the camp for you! This camp is an inquiry-based program where campers explore their individual curiosity through science. Campers will become scientists for the week to explore the ways we use science in our everyday lives.
    Physics Around Us 14 to 17; Co-ed Week 7 (August 15 to 19) This week will introduce students to the foundational concepts of physics through hands-on activities, helping them develop a better understanding of physics concepts and how they relate to engineering and society.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet industry professionals from a range of engineering disciplines.
    Science Adventures 8 to 10; Co-ed Week 4 (July 25 to 29) This camp if for younger scientists who are interested in exploring science. This inquiry-based science camp encourages campers to explore the nature that surrounds them and conduct experiments using everyday materials they can collect. Using advanced technologies, campers will explore science through a traditional and digital lens.
    Science Girls 9 to 14; Girls only Week 7 (August 15 to 19) Girls will discover advancements made in science by women and use their discoveries to re-create experiments. Through these exciting explorations they will start understanding how female scientists have changed the world and how they can also have an impact on the world around them.
    Science is Cool 6 to 8;  Co-ed Week 6 (August 8 to 12) This camp is for younger scientists who enjoy exploring how fun science is through experimentation, inquiry and outdoor activities. Campers will be able to design and implement experiments and do activities that will spark their curiosity and enhance their love for science.
  • STEAM
    A tentative schedule and summary of STEAM related camp offerings for summer 2022.
    Camp Ages Week Camp Description
    Design It, Create It, Build it! 10 to 14; Co-ed Week 4 (July 25 to 29) Find out what all the buzz is about Makerspace activities as you tinker, create, build, and explore with a variety of materials. Each day will provide opportunities to learn new skills. Campers will take home a project of their design.
    Exploration Galore 9 to 12; Co-ed Week 1 (July 4 to 8) Get ready with your lab coat, safety goggles and imagination! The week is filled with hands-on engineering challenges, technology explorations, science experiments and outdoor adventures. Learn about different aspects of engineering, biology, chemistry, and physics while building new skills. Each day has a different theme. Smaller groups will be formed on the first day of camp based on age.
    Explore your Curiosity 6 to 9; Co-ed Week 5 (August 2 to 5); 4-day week This camp allows children to participate in all kinds of science, technology and engineering adventures.  Program activities include nature adventures, daily outdoor activities, science experiments and engineering challenges.
    Full STEAM Ahead 9 to 13; Co-ed Week 6 (August 8 to 12) Art, nature and technology go hand in hand. Campers will discover elements of STEAM using the iPad, digital cameras and cool interactive technologies to explore different environments. Campers will experiment with a variety of media. Daily indoor and outdoor activities will be included.
    STEAM Girls 9 to 14; Girls only Week 2 (July 11 to 15) Be inspired to explore the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! Using materials such as wood, paint, fabric, or circuitry, campers will design and build projects using their imagination! Join us for this amazing program just for girls!
    Turtle Island 9 to 13; Co-ed Week 7 (August 15 to 19) This camp is designed to uncover and explore the relationship between Indigenous people and the land. Campers will participate in a week long journey exploring the traditional knowledge of Indigenous people to better understand their responsibility as stewards of the environment. Connections between STEAM and Indigenous Knowledge will be explored through hands-on activities. Campers will engage in outdoor games and activities.
    Young Inventors Unite! 6 to 9; Co-ed Week 3 (July 18 to 22) Come and be young inventors as you explore and experiment with cool materials, learn to use simple tools, explore with conductive materials and create objects on a 3D printer. Campers will take home a project that they have designed, created and built from scratch!

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