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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

Welcome to 2021 Virtual Summer Camps at Ontario Tech University

 

Dear parents/guardians:

Thank you for registering for 2021 Ontario Tech University Virtual Summer Camps.  Continuous Learning, in partnership with the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is pleased to offer fun, hands-on opportunities for your child to learn and explore their curiosity in a positive, safe environment.

Our summer camps program is staffed by a variety of new and returning Ontario Tech University community members, including Ontario Certified Teachers (OCT), teacher candidates in the Faculty of Education program, Engineering Outreach Instructors and university students.  High school students are invited to attend our Counsellor in Training program for the chance to volunteer and earn hours towards high school volunteer time.  Camp sessions are designed to ensure interactivity and active engagement, with low camper to counsellor ratios─most camps have a 4:1 or 5: 1 ratio.  Staff work closely with individual groups, especially for the programs offered for younger campers.

We will communicate with you by email before the start of camp.  Please keep an eye on your email for detailed camp information, including the unique link to login to the camp session, the assigned camp counsellors for your upcoming camp, and where to find your all about camp info package!

It is best to review all camp-related information before summer camp begins.  This ensures an engaging camp session for your child(ren) and your fellow campers!  We would like to remind you, that to participate in virtual summer camps, you will need a stable internet or data connection and a device with internet access, microphone, webcam, and speaker/headphone capabilities.  Computers (laptops, Chromebooks) are preferable vs. a tablet/iPad.  Coding and Minecraft camps will require access to a computer for programming.  Minecraft Java version must be installed on your computer prior to the Minecraft camp.  A second device such as a tablet is helpful for these camps but not required.  It just makes it easier to follow instructions on a second screen so they can program on the full screen on the computer!  Camp specific technology requirements are listed in the camp description and should be completed prior to the start of camp.

Our virtual summer camps are designed to require minimal parent (or older sibling) support once the camp program has been successfully accessed.  Camps for younger children will especially benefit from this support at the start of the daily session.  While parents/guardians are responsible for supervising their child(ren), counsellors will be the primary support during camp activities!

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns leading up to the start of camp.

We are excited to have your child(ren) join us and are looking forward to a fun-filled summer!

Sincerely,

Ontario Tech's Virtual Summer Camps Team