Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

Beamish-Munro Hall, 45 Union Street, Room #200 Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 (view map)

13 to 17 (Coed )
Day camp, Overnight camp
$325 to $1,250


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About this camp

Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

With both residence and day options available, the Queen's Summer Engineering Academy program is an engineering-focused educational summer program that exposes your child to engineering at Queen's. There are several courses available that highlight different engineering fields such as chemical, civil, electrical and computing, geological, mechanical, mining, and others.

The Our Kids review of Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)


For young people with a passion for engineering, attending the Connections sessions has the same gravity as, say, a child who loves basketball attending a week of practices with the Raptors. The setting, the staffing, the resources, the approach—it’s all the real deal, within one of the country’s foremost academic institutions. No punches are pulled, with attention to chemical, civil, electrical and computing, geological, mechanical engineering, and others. It’s not for everyone, to be sure, but, again, for the right child, it’s as exceptional as it is unique. Day and overnight options allow for a wider range of engagement, but the immersive overnight programs are a particular draw. Participants interact with peers of a like mind and academic ability, as well as academics and professionals in the field, all which can be both transformational and inspiring.

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Animation / 3D design|Computer programming|Technology|Leadership training|Math|Public Speaking/Debate|Architecture|Engineering|Nature/Environment|LEGO|Robotics|Skilled Trades Activities|STEM
Animation / 3D design|Computer programming|Technology|Math|Public Speaking/Debate|Architecture|Engineering|Nature/Environment|LEGO|Robotics|Skilled Trades Activities|STEM

Camp Address
Beamish-Munro Hall, 45 Union Street, Room #200, Kingston, Ontario


Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)
Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)
Beamish-Munro Hall, 45 Union Street, Room #200 Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6
Contact name:
Scott Compeau

Phone number:
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Reviews & Testimonials

  • Parent views about QSEA
    2018 Parent — Parent

    "I wanted to congratulate you on the depth and breadth of your QSEA program. My child had a blast and was very impressed by the diversity of activities, and is very excited to come back next year." - QSEA parent

  • Information about Engineering Disciplines
    2018 student — Camper

    "I developed a more accurate interpretation of each branch of engineering and have discovered a few that I did not previously know." - QSEA student

Accommodation & Property Details

Property details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Dorm or Building


  • Electricity in Sleeping Area
  • Shower in Sleeping Area
  • Toilet in Sleeping Area

Washrooms Facilities

  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers (indoor)

Sports facilities

  • Baseball Diamond
  • Basketball Court
  • Gymnasium
  • Running Track
  • Soccer Field
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Weight Room

Director's Message


Scott Compeau, Engineering Outreach Coordinator

With years of experience as a chemical engineer and a high school Chemistry teacher, I take pride in properly designing our workshops to include important aspects of the engineering profession. Also, with a Masters degree specializing in engineering education and my thesis on high school students' perceptions of engineering, I am aware of the misperceptions that some students hold about the profession. With this knowledge, I also try to design the workshops to help correctly align students perceptions.

Cost & Financial Aid


Cost: $325 to $1,250 /week

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Credit card payment Yes
Maximum installments available 3

Scholarships & awards:

  • QSEA and QSEA Jr. Bursary

    Amount: $1,275 Deadline: April 30, 2019 annually
    Type: Need based
    Details: Please contact [email protected] for details about bursaries.

    Application Details: Proof of parent/guardian income (T4) and a one-page summary from the student as to why they would like to attend QSEA



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Please listen to some of our QSEA 2016 students speak about their experience.


In the News


November 6, 2018 - Queen’s Engineering Outreach team teaching digital skills

Local schools will continue to benefit from technology workshops offered through Queen’s thanks to recent federal government funds ...

February 17, 2016 - Looking to educate future engineers

Scott Compeau introduces QSEA. A two-week summer academy aimed at introducing high school students to engineering and Queen's University ...

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