Sheila Rhodes, Camp Director
Ontario Tech University is offering a variety of unique summer camp programs in July and August. New science camps have been added this year. A low camper to counsellor ratio ensures maximum involvement. Three weeks are available as “Girls Only” which allows them to share their interests in science, technology and the environment with like-minded girls.
NEW - SCIENCE CAMPS- This year we are providing a variety of hands-on science camps for ages 6-15 where campers can experiment and explore areas of science. These camps provides the opportunity to use traditional and digital scientific tools.
TECH CAMPS - We are working with OT Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) and will hold two advanced sessions in their Game Development and Virtual Reality lab! In addition, new tech camps for younger campers have been developed.
CYBER GIRLS AMBASSADOR PROGRAM – In conjunction with the OT FBIT program, young women will become “Cyber Girls Ambassadors” through this one-of-a kind mentorship program teaching girls the fundamentals of cybersecurity and digital citizenship.
FAMILY CAMPS – Family camp days – 5 days of camp programs to provide families with ideas for infusing STEAM into their activities.
COUNSELLOR IN TRAINING – This year we are expanding this program for teens who are interested in becoming “junior counsellors” at the UOIT summer camps. CITs will receive training on 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. CITs must have finished Grade 9.
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 current Faculty of Education students and graduates of OT's Faculty of Education program who are members of the Ontario College of Teachers.
Camps are offered on the main campus of the University at 2000 Simcoe Street N. Oshawa from 9 am – 4 pm.
Supervised before and after care is available for an additional fee. Times are from 8 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 5 pm. An 'Optional Meal Plan' is also available at an additional fee.
Additional information about dates and registration can be found at our website: ontariotechu.ca/summercamps
Contact - Sheila Rhodes, [email protected]tariotechu.ca, 905-721-8668 x 2893