Skills Ontario Summer Camp Program

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.


 

Summer 2018 Dates and Locations

CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS ON JANUARY 23, 2018

Camp Locations  Address/ Directions  Type of Camp Registration Status Notes Sample Schedule
July 9-13          
Confederation College, Thunder Bay 1450 Nakina Drive Co-Ed Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018   Sample Schedule
Linamar, Guelph
(The Centre)
700 Woodlawn Rd W All-Boys' Camp

Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018

Students from Upper Grand and Wellington Catholic District Schools are eligible for a subsidized camp fee due to the generous support of these school boards.  If this eligibility requirement applies to your child, please contact the Camp Program Manager for further details prior to completing your registration form: campmanager@skillsontario.com

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


Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018


The first eight students to register from the Rainbow District School Board are eligible for a subsidized camp fee (on first come, first serve basis) due to the generous support of this school board.   If your child attends this school board, please contact the Camp Program Manager for further details prior to completing your registration form: campmanager@skillsontario.com

  Sample Schedule
Conestoga College, Waterloo 108 University Ave E Co-Ed

Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018

The first three students to register from the Waterloo Catholic District School Board are eligable for a subsidized camp fee (on first come, first serve basis)  due to the generous support of this school board.   If your child attends this school board, please contact the Camp Program Manager for further details prior to completing your registration form: campmanager@skillsontario.com 

  Sample Schedule
Georgian College, Midland 649 Prospect Blvd Co-Ed Location Still Tentative - Check Back for Registration   Sample Schedule
George Brown College, Toronto 160 Kendal Ave  Co-Ed Location Still Tentative - Check Back for Registration   Sample Schedule
Loyalist College, Belleville 376 Wallbridge-Loyalist Co-Ed Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018   Sample Schedule
July 16-20          
Cambrian College, Sudbury 1400 Barry Downe Rd All-Girls' Camp Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018

The first eight students to register from the Rainbow District School Board are eligible for a subsidized camp fee (on first come, first serve basis) due to the generous support of this school board.   If your child attends this school board, please contact the Camp Program Manager for further details prior to completing your registration form: campmanager@skillsontario.com

  Sample Schedule
Conestoga College, Kitchener/Cambridge 299 Doon Valley Dr All-Girls' Camp

Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018

The first three students to register from the Waterloo Catholic District School Board  for a subsidized camp fee (on first come, first serve basis) due to the generous support of this school board.   If your child attends this school board, please contact the Camp Program Manager for further details prior to completing your registration form: campmanager@skillsontario.com 

This camp will be hosted between the Doon and Cambridge Campuses. Sample Schedule
Bruce Power, Tiverton 3394 Bruce County Rd 20 Co-Ed Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018   Sample Schedule
Humber College, Toronto  205 Humber College Blvd Co-Ed Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018   Sample Schedule
July 23-27          
Centennial College, Toronto 75 Ashtonbee Rd Co-Ed Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018   Sample Schedule
Conestoga College, Guelph 460 Speedvale Ave W Co-Ed Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018   Sample Schedule
Humber College, Toronto  205 Humber College Blvd Co-Ed Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018   Sample Schedule
Georgian College, Owen Sound 1450 Eighth St E Co-Ed Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018   Sample Schedule
July 30 - August 3          
Centennial College, Toronto 75 Ashtonbee Rd Co-Ed Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018   Sample Schedule
Mohawk College, Stoney Creek 481 Barton St Co-Ed

Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018

The first seven students to register from the Hamilton Wentworth DSB are eligible for a subsidized camp fee (on first come, first serve basis) due to the generous support of this school board.   If your child attends this school board, please contact the Camp Program Manager for further details prior to completing your registration form: campmanager@skillsontario.com

  Sample Schedule
Collège Boréal, Sudbury 21 Lasalle Blvd Co-Ed, Francophone Camp Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018   Sample Schedule
Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie 443 Northern Ave Co-Ed Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018   Sample Schedule
August 14-18          
Linamar, Guelph (All Girls Camp) 700 Woodlawn Rd W All-Girls' Camp Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018

Students from Upper Grand and Wellington Catholic District Schools are eligible for a subsidized camp fee due to the generous support of these school boards.  If this eligibility requirement applies to your child, please contact the Camp Program Manager for further details prior to completing your registration form: campmanager@skillsontario.com

Register Here.
  Sample Schedule
St. Clair College, Windsor 2000 Talbot Rd W Co-Ed Location Still Tentative - Check Back for Registration   Sample Schedule
Durham College, Whitby 1610 Champlain Ave Co-Ed Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018   Sample Schedule
Algonquin College, Ottawa 1385 Woodroffe Ave Co-Ed  Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018   Sample Schedule
Collège Boréal, Timmins (French) 395 Theriault Blvd Co-Ed, Francophone Camp

 

Registration Opens Jan 23, 2018

  Sample Schedule

 

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


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

Summer 2018 Code of Conduct and Informed Consent Forms are to be determined.

Please ensure your registered camper brings all completed forms to the first day of camp.


 

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) 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.