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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.

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Shelia Rhodes' headshotSheila Rhodes

Director, Summer Camps

Hi campers and families.  I am an Associate Teaching Professor in the Faculty of Education at Ontario Tech University where I have taught a variety of courses including Science and Technology, Health and Physical Education and Environmental Education.  I am on the executive of the Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario and am actively involved in many environmental organizations.  I have been the Ontario Tech Summer Camp Director for 13 years (since the camps started!). I look forward to meeting new families and renewing friendships with returning families.


Meet our 2021 Spring Break Virtual Camp Counsellors!



Hi everyone! I'm excited to continue being part of the counsellor team here at Ontario Tech University (Virtual) STEAM Camps! I was involved in the camp this past summer and enjoyed adventuring through everything STEAM related. I am currently a grade 1/2 teacher and completed my Bachelor of Education at Ontario Tech. I am enrolled in my Masters of Education at Ontario Tech as well. In my spare time I enjoy doing yoga, reading, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. I’m looking forward to April camp!


Hello campers! My name is Nia and I am a returning counsellor this year for camp! I love all things STEAM and can't wait to have fun with you all this year during camp. I’m looking forward to meeting you soon campers!


Hello campers! My name is Divjot and I am currently in high school. I am very excited to be here this spring. This will be my first time doing a spring break camp but I have done the summer camps before. I love to play sports and I am excited to learn about your passions! I am interested in LEGO robotics and love video games. Subjects I am most interested in are Math and Computer Science. I can't wait to learn more about you!


Hello there! My name is Joey and I am an eager, excited returning member of the camp counsellor team at Ontario Tech. I completed my undergraduate degree in Economics and Business Management at UOttawa and completed my B. Education at Ontario Tech this past December. I am currently a grade 5/6 teacher at DCDSB enjoying my time in the classroom. I’m a huge lover of math and making things around the world make sense with math. My current interests include; sports,  hip hop music, and critically acclaimed movies. Growing up, I have always been so interested in video games and I am excited to integrate it into the camps learning environment. I am excited to work with you as we develop our appreciation for STEAM this summer!