Skills Ontario Summer Camp Program

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Skills Ontario Summer Camp is a week-long day program for kids entering grades 7-9. 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 in the industrial, construction, motive power, services and technology sectors; they explore careers in skilled trades through interactive games, industry tours and entrepreneurship programs. Schedules vary per location based on available volunteers and programming.

The camps are facilitated in partnership with colleges, industries and community volunteers who are committed to giving the campers an outstanding hands-on experience.

Thank you to our Skills Ontario Summer Camp Sponsors:

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Dates and Locations

Forms

Volunteer Opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

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Summer 2017 Dates and Locations

The following camp locations are currently under discussion for the summer of 2017 and may be subject to change.  

*Please note that many camp locations fill up quickly and once registration opens we encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.  If you would like to indicate your interest in a specific camp location and receive an emailed reminder about the opening of our camp registration, please fill out this form.  

Cost is $175 per week per participant unless otherwise noted. Camps are for students entering grade 7, 8, or 9 unless otherwise noted.

Camp Location

Address / Directions

Type of Camp

Registration Status

 
 
July 10-14        
Confederation College, Thunder Bay 1450 Nakina Drive  Co-Ed Closed.  
Linamar, Guelph (The Center) 700 Woodlawn Rd All Boys' Camp 

Closed.

 
Cambrian College, Sudbury 1400 Barry Downe Rd All Boys' Camp 

Closed.

 
Conestoga College, Waterloo 108 University Ave Co-Ed Closed.  
Georgian College, Midland 649 Prospect Blvd Co-Ed Closed.  
George Brown College, Toronto 160 Kendal Ave Co-Ed  Closed.  
July 17-21    

 

 
Cambrian College, Sudbury

1400 Barry Downe Rd

All Girls' Camp 

Closed.

 
Conestoga College, Kitchener/Cambridge

299 Doon Valley Dr

All Girls' Camp  Closed.  
Bruce Power, Tiverton 3394 Bruce County Rd 20 Co-Ed  Closed.  
Loyalist College, Belleville 376 Wallbridge-Loyalist Co-Ed Closed.  
Humber College, Toronto  205 Humber College Blvd  Co-Ed  Closed.  
July 24-28        
Centennial College, Toronto  75 Ashtonbee Rd
Co-Ed Closed.  
Conestoga College, Guelph  460 Speedvale Ave W Co-Ed

Closed.

 
Georgian College, Owen Sound 1450 Eighth St E  Co-Ed Closed.  
Humber College, Toronto 205 Humber College Blvd  Co-Ed Closed.  
July 31 - August 1        
Confederation College, Thunder Bay 1450 Nakina Drive  Co-Ed Closed.  
July 31 - August 4        
Centennial College, Toronto 75 Ashtonbee Rd
Co-Ed Closed.  
Mohawk College, Stoney Creek 481 Barton St  Co-Ed Closed.  
Collège Boréal, Sudbury 21 Lasalle Blvd Co-Ed, Francophone Camp  Closed.  
Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie 443 Northern Ave   Co-Ed Closed.  
August 14-18        
Linamar, Guelph (The Center) 700 Woodlawn Rd All Girls' Camp   Accepting Waitlist. Waitlist  
St. Clair College, Windsor 2000 Talbot Rd W Co-Ed Accepting Waitlist. Waitlist  
Durham College, Whitby 1610 Champlain Ave
Co-Ed Accepting Waitlist. Waitlist  
         


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

  • Thunder Bay, Matawa Learning Centre (May 17, 18 & 19)
  • Manitoulin Island, Wikwemikong (July 17, 18 & 19)
  • Manitoulin Island, M’Chigeeng (July 20 & 21)

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
  • Conestoga College, Kitchener
  • Cambrian College, Sudbury
  • Linamar, Guelph
 Francophone camp Camps for Francophone Students
  • 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

Please ensure your bring your completed Camper Release Form and Photo & Liability Waiver with you on the first day of camp!

Camper Code of Conduct Form

Informed Consent Form

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

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 or phone: 1-807-475-6462.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.