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Summer camps for kids

Kids participating at UOIT Summer CampsThe Faculty of Education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology offers a variety of unique summer camp programs in July and August.

Camp programs make use of laptops, digital cameras, science and engineering equipment, and iPad technology. Campers share the equipment. Each camp has a different focus and theme. All camp sessions include outside games and activities. An Indigenous perspective has been infused into the STEAM camps with campers learning cultural aspects through Knowledge Keepers.

Counsellors are Concurrent Education students and graduates of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's Faculty of Education program, and members of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Camp details:

  • All camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are held at the university's north Oshawa location:
    2000 Simcoe Street North
    Oshawa, Ontario
    L1H 7K4
  • Supervised extended care is available for an additional fee. Times are from 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Meal plans are available for an additional fee.

You can find complete information about dates and registration using the left navigation menu.

New or updated this year:

    • Coding and Minecraft camps for both younger and older children have been added this year!
    • A low camper-to-counsellor ratio ensures maximum involvement.
    • Three girls-only camps are available; they allows campers to share their interests in science, technology and the environment with like-minded girls.
    • Family camps: Five days of camp programs provide families with ideas for infusing science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) into their activities.
Educator sessions:
    Building on the success of the university's 2017 teacher workshops, revised sessions have been developed for educators. These include:
    • Creating a Makerspace - Level 1 and Level 2
    • LEGO Robotics
    • Coding and Minecraft in the Classroom
  • NEW: Counsellor-in-Training session – Tuesday, July 3 to Friday, July 6. This year we are introducing a new program for teens who are interested in becoming 'junior counsellors' at the university's summer camps. Counsellors-in-training will learn about the different camp programs and then have the opportunity to volunteer for several weeks in the camp. These hours can count towards high school volunteer hours.

For more information, contact:

Sheila Rhodes
Faculty of Education
905.721.8668 ext. 2893

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