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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

Virtual camps

  • Health and safety

    *Parents/guardians are responsible for reading and understanding the detailed information on the Ontario Tech University Virtual Summer Camps 2020 Waiver which includes the Code of Behaviour and Release, Waiver and Discharge information. The notes below do not contain all of the information on the form - they are only meant to help clarify some of the information.

    All campers and staff have the right to a positive and safe camp experience.  For this reason, campers need to follow the following Code of Conduct:

    1. Be safe
    2. Be kind to yourself and others
    3. Respect yourself and others
    4. Listen to others and follow directions
    5. Have fun!

    Campers will be sent home if they do not follow the above Code of Conduct. If a camper is sent home for any of the reasons listed below, no refund will be given:

    Examples:

    1. A camper does not keep themselves safe or threatens the safety of others
      • Not following safety rules for activities or visibly engaging in other unsafe behaviour
      • Deliberately harming themselves or others
      • Threatening to physically harm others
      • Visibly using or dicussing the use of alcohol, cannabis, cigarettes, narcotics or any other illegal substance
    2. A camper is not kind to themselves or others
      • Knowingly and/or willingly being inappropriate, vulgar or offensive to others
    3. A camper does not respect themselves, others or property
      • Not respecting the rights and privileges of others
      • Not respecting others' privacy (example: taking photo, vided and/or transcripts of others)
    4. A camper does not listen to others or follow directions
      • Deliberate disruption of planned activities
      • Unwilling to follow fair instructions and/or directions

    *Examples are not an exhaustive list. 

  • Online discussion rules
    All campers and staff have the right to a positive and safe camp experience.  For this reason, campers need to follow the following Online discussion rules:
    1. Be safe
      • Examples:
        • Don't share personal information
        • Don't click links unless they are postede by the discussion facilitator or moderator
    2. Be kind
      • Examples:
        • No bullying, discrimination or harassment
        • No harmful "jokes"
    3. Be respectful
      • Examples:
        • No explicit speech
        • Respect other people, their feelings and ideas
    4. Be a good listener
      • Examples:
        • Listen to discussion facilitators and moderators
        • No spamming or all caps in the chat
    5. Be inclusive
      • Examples:
        • Give everyone a chance to speak
        • Create a safe environment for everyone
    6. Be relevant
      • Examples:
        • Keep conversation relevant to discussion topics
        • No advertising/promotion
        • No argumentative speech

    *Examples are not an exhaustive list. 

    Not following discussion rules can lead to removal from camp and/or future camps.

  • Supervision and support
    Typical supervision and support requirements vary and are specified in the camp description. Parents/guaridians are responsible for supervising their child(ren). Additional support may be required by an adult and/or older sibling.
  • Technology and material requirements

    Technology and physical material requirements vary and are specified in the camp description. Participants are responsible for ensuring they meet minimum technology and physical material requirements as well as they can.

    Please note: We are not asking anyone to leave home to get items they don’t have at home. These will all be common household items. We suggest you only pick up items if you have a planned shopping trip where listed items can be purchased.

    A stable internet or data connection, webcam and microphone are required for all camps.

  • Registration and payment

    Registration must be completed through the online camp registration form. Payment by credit card must be made at the time of registration. All listed prices are in Canadian dollars.

    If you cannot pay by credit card, please contact us.

    You will need to agree to the Code of Conduct, the listed policies/regulations and provide any relevant medical information as part of camp registration.

  • Staff and faculty discount

    There is no staff and faculty discount for virtual summer camps.

  • Cancellations and refunds

    Cancellations made in writing to summercamps@ontariotechu.ca at least seven (7) days before the first day of the related summer camp are entitled to a full refund, minus a $25 fee. Refunds will not be given for cancellations made after this date.

    A virtual camp will be cancelled if the minimum number of participants required to run the camp is not met. Early registration is recommended to avoid cancellation due to low registration.

  • Waitlists
    If a camp is full, you can ask to be added to a waitlist by emailing summercamps@ontariotechu.ca.  You will be contacted with registration instructions if a spot becomes available.
  • Photo/Video release

    We will be taking photos and videos during camp that may be used in future marketing materials. For this reason, parents/guardians of campers can opt-in on the Photo/Video Release section of the Virtual Summer Camp Registration form to give us permission to take and use these photos and videos.

    *Parents/guardians are responsible for reading and understanding the detailed information on the Photo/Video Release form before providing consent. The notes below do not contain all of the information on the form - they are only meant to help clarify some of the information.

    Notes about how it works*:

    By completing the Photo/Video Release form you give Ontario Tech permanent permission:

    • to take photos and video of the camper
    • to use all photos and video taken in various ways for marketing, promotion and  advertising
    • to fully own and edit all photos and video taken
    • to use all photos and video taken without the need for approval from you of its use or how it is used
    • to not be prevented from using all photos and video taken

If you have any questions or want more information about our policies, please contact us!