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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Code Away!

Registration coming soon

Ages 6 to 9

Camp capacity: 40

This camp is suitable for campers new to coding and programming.  Learn basic coding skills while designing, building and creating your own video game using programs such as Scratch.

Features:
  • short break and camp game each day
  • low camper to counsellor ratio
  • certified teacher camp counsellors
  • developed and planned by certified teachers

Availability

Week 2: July 12 to July 16 (5 days)
Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST
Cost: $90; individual only

Week 8: August 23 to August 27 (5 days)
Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST
Cost: $90; individual only

*Individual participant pricing only - only one camper per registration.

**Schedule subject to change without notice.

**Technology requirements must be fulfilled prior to the start of camp. See below.** 

Important note: Tablets (e.g. iPad, Chromebook), other mobile devices and gaming consoles are not sufficient for this camp. Campers must have a computer.

Video conferencing
  1. Computer with internet access;
    • Tablets (e.g. iPad, Chromebook), other mobile devices and gaming consoles are not sufficient for this camp.
  2. Stable internet or data connection;
  3. Microphone;
  4. Webcam*; and
  5. Audio device (examples: speakers, headphones/earbuds, headset).

*Webcam is preferred, but not required.

Accounts
  1. Scratch
    • Campers must have their own scratch account before the start of camp to participate.

Additional accounts for online software may be required.  Where possible, selected software will be free to use.

Physical materials may be required for camps. A materials list and/or material kit pick-up instructions will be provided to registrants prior to the start of camp.

Parents/guardians are responsible for supervision of their child(ren).

Support needs will vary by child. We anticipate younger campers may require more support. 

Some adult support (or older sibling) will be needed to start the daily session for younger campers. Counsellors will then provide the support during the camp activities.

Support may be required by parents/guardians or older children for:
  • initial computer and program launch;
  • internet connectivity; and/or
  • technical issues not related to Google Meet or camp-related software.