Skills Ontario Summer Camp

 

Exploring Careers in Skilled Trades and Technologies, One Hands-on Activity at a Time

About

Dates and Locations

Forms

Volunteer Opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Thank you to our Skills Ontario Summer Camp Sponsors:

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 About

Skills Ontario Summer Camp is a week-long day program for kids entering grades 7-9. The program runs in various locations across the province during the months of July and August, from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Through hands-on activities relevant to the skilled trades, campers develop communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills.

Campers take part in hands-on counselor and industry-led workshops that introduce them to a variety of topics in the industrial, construction, motive power, services and technology sectors; they explore careers in skilled trades through interactive games, industry tours and entrepreneurship programs.

The camps are facilitated in partnership with colleges, industries and community volunteers who are committed to giving the campers an outstanding hands-on experience. Note that schedules vary per location based on available volunteers and programming.

Camps are for students entering grade 7, 8, or 9 unless otherwise noted.

Cost is $225 per week per participant unless otherwise noted. Cancellations received up to 22 days prior to the start of camp will be subject to a $40 administration fee, while cancellations requested within 21 days or less are non-refundable. For the full cancellation policy, please visit the 'Frequently Asked Questions' page.

 

 

 


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Dates and Locations

Camp Locations  Address Type of Camp Registration Status Additional Info
July 3 - 5        
Marathon High School, Marathon  14 Hemlo Drive FNMI-Focused Camp Contact Camp Manager to register  
July 8 - 12        
Conestoga College, Waterloo 108 University Ave Co-Ed Waitlist  
Georgian College, Midland 649 Prospect Blvd Co-Ed

 Waitlist

 
Confederation College, Thunder Bay 1450 Nakina Dr Co-Ed

  Waitlist

 
George Brown College, Toronto 160 Kendal Ave Co-Ed

  Space Available

 
Linamar, Guelph  700 Woodlawn Road West All-Boys Camp   Waitlist  
July 15 - 19        
Conestoga College, Kitchener Doon Campus (299 Doon Valley Drive) & Cambridge Campus (850 Fountain Street South) All-Girls Camp   Space Available This camp takes place at two campuses between the week.
Loyalist College, Belleville 376 Wallbridge-Loyalist, Belleville Co-Ed

  Space Available

 
Humber College, Toronto  205 Humber College Boulevard Co-Ed  Space Available   
Cambrian College, Sudbury 1400 Barry Downe Rd Co-Ed Space Available   
College Boreal, Sudbury 21 Lasalle Blvd Francophone Camp  Space Available  
July 22 - 26        
Conestoga College, Guelph 460 Speedvale Ave W  Co-ed    Waitlist
 
Centennial College, Toronto 75 Ashtonbee Road  Co-Ed    Space Available  
Humber CollegeToronto  205 Humber College Boulevard  Co-Ed    Space Available  

Georgian College, Owen Sound

 1450 8th St E  Co-Ed    Waitlist  
July 25 & 26        
Kenjgewin Teg, M'Chigeeng  374, ON-551, M'Chigeeng First Nation Co-Ed  Contact Camp Manager to register FNMI-Focused Camp 
July 29 - August 2        
Bruce PowerTiverton 177 Tie Rd Co-Ed   Space Available  
Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie 443 Northern Ave E, Sault Ste. Marie Co-Ed   Space Available  
 Algonquin College, Ottawa 1385 Woodroffe Avenue Co-Ed 

Waitlist

 
 Mohawk College, Stoney Creek 481 Barton St Co-Ed Waitlist  
Centennial College, Toronto 75 Ashtonbee Road Co-Ed  Space Available  
August 12 - 16        
Algonquin College, Ottawa 1385 Woodroffe Avenue Co-Ed Space Available   
St. Clair College, Windsor 2000 Talbot Road West Co-Ed Waitlist  
Linamar, Guelph  700 Woodlawn Road West All-Girls Camp  Waitlist  
Durham College, Whitby 1610 Champlain Avenue Co-Ed

 Waitlist

 

Collège Boréal, Timmins

395 boulevard Thériault Francophone Camp

Space Available 

 


Skills Ontario offers camp programming in select communities through our various special initiatives.  These include:

 

First Nations Metis Inuit                                                                        

Camp Partnerships with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Communities

Previously held in:

  • Matawa Learning Centre, Thunder Bay
  • Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island
  • M’Chigeeng, Manitoulin Island

If you are interested in finding out more information about our FNMI camp programming please contact the Camp Manager at campmanager@skillsontario.com.

 Young Women

Camps for Girls

Previously held in:

  • Conestoga College, Kitchener
  • Cambrian College, Sudbury
  • Linamar, Guelph
 Francophone camp

Camps for Francophone Students

Previously held in:

  • Collège Boréal, Sudbury

 

Don’t see your community on this list? Skills Ontario offers camps in areas where we have received the necessary interest, support and resources to make it possible. If you would like to see a Skills Ontario Summer Camp in your community in the future, please fill out this form to indicate your interest and we will investigate the feasibility of your request.  Thank you for your interest!


 

Forms

All registered parents please check out the following link for important forms and information about each camp!: http://www.skillsontario.com/camp-parent-information 

 


 

Volunteer

The Skills Ontario Summer Camp workshops and tours are hosted by volunteer industry professionals. If you are qualified in an area of the skilled trades or technologies and would like to offer your support of this program by leading a workshop or tour of your business, please contact the Camp Manager by email (campmanager@skillsontario.com).

The goal of a workshop or tour is to introduce and educate campers about a particular skilled trade or technology through hands-on activities that explore processes and techniques. Ideally, the workshops are a minimum of 2 - 3 hours in length (or a maximum of 5 hours). If you would like to support the camp by volunteering alongside our camp staff please complete and submit the Volunteer Application Form.

Please note our electronic payment system is currently down. We appreciate your patience!