Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

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

6 to 17 (Coed )
Virtual Program, Day camp
$100 to $350


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About this Camp

Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

The Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students to engineering design, STEM concepts, and a variety of engineering disciplines. Students participate in hands-on experiences within various research/lab facilities and the instructors use thought provoking engineering projects and labs to inform and engage students.

Over the years, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s has continued its excellence in research and teaching and learning. To showcase all that we has to offer, the 2021 QSEA program will be offered in in July and August, with a variety of course offerings, designed to be stand-alone or register for multiple courses.

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.

The 2021 Experience at Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

At the moment, Connections Engineering Outreach is offering a mix of in-person and virtual programs. Connections staff have and will continue to work with Queen's University (camp compliance group) and Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health in order to ensure that all of the necessary measures to ensure camper safety are implemented - including limited enrollment, maintaining distancing within sessions, disinfecting measures, staffing, etc.

In the event that Connections Engineering Outreach has to cancel its in-person programs, participants will automatically be registered in the virtual version of that program. If they do not wish to participate online, registrants will be fully refunded.

View recent COVID-19 updates from Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

Programs and Sessions Calendar

Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; currently 3 programs available.

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Ages: 14 - 17
Engineering $100
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Jul 05-09 $100
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Jul 12-16 $100
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Jul 19-23 $100
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Jul 26-30 $100
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Aug 09-13 $100
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Aug 16-20 $100
AI (Artificial Intelligence)|Animation / 3D design|Robotics|Technology|Leadership training|LEGO|Math|Nature/Environment|Public Speaking/Debate|Architecture|Engineering|Skilled Trades Activities|STEM

Camp Address
Beamish-Munro Hall, 45 Union Street, Room #200, Kingston, Ontario
Other locations: Online


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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

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 Manager

As a professional engineer, a qualified high school Chemistry teacher, and the Manager of Connections Engineering Outreach over the past 6 years, 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 focusing on school students' perceptions of engineering, I am aware of the mis-perceptions that some students hold about the profession and the team works towards providing accurate information about the profession to correct these perceptions.

Cost & Financial Aid

Cost: $100 to $350 /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


QSEA Testimonials

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


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