Regional Camps and Virtual Workshops

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Virtual Workshops

 Regional Camps

 


Virtual Workshops

Through our virtual workshops, participants are led through fun skilled trade and tech-related workshops, demonstrations, virtual tours, speakers and presentations. Sessions are led by Skills Ontario staff and volunteers/partners via Microsoft Teams (unless otherwise noted).

Virtual workshops are open to all ages, however are typically suited to grades 7, 8, and 9. See each event’s individual registration page (found via the calendar below) for details regarding difficulty level and required skills. The full calendar for August will be available on June 21st. Parent/guardian supervision is strongly recommended for all of our virtual sessions.

Events take place 9:00-4:30 during spring and summer break, and in the evenings throughout the school year. Participants are encouraged to sign up for the sessions that pique their interest, and build their own summer/spring break camp schedules. Check out the calendar below for upcoming events and details. To register, select any workshops you're interested in through the calendar and follow the link in the description!

 

Upcoming Virtual Workshop Sessions

Session Dates Registration Opens
July July 5-30 NOW OPEN
August August 3-20 June 21, 2021

 

Please navigate to the month of July on the calendar below to see the workshops we’re offering! Select the workshops you’re interested in, and follow the registration links for more information.

Stay tuned for additional sessions! You can receive program updates by email if you subscribe to our e-newsletter herePlease note all times below are in EST.

 

 


Regional Summer Camps 

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 workshops led by Skills Ontario counselors and industry/college professionals 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.

Due to the present COVID-19 pandemic, Skills Ontario is not currently planning to run regional (in-person) events for the 2021 summer camp season. We encourage all interested participants to take advantage of our virtual workshop sessions, and build their own summer camp schedule. Registration opens May 31st, 2021. If you have any questions regarding the Skills Ontario Summer Camp program, email campmanager@skillsontario.com.