Skills Ontario Summer Camp


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


Dates and Locations


Volunteer Opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions


Thank you to our Skills Ontario Summer Camp Sponsors:

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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.

Dates and Locations

To Be Announced


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

 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!



All registered parents please check out the following link for important forms and information about each camp!: 




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 (

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.