Regional Camps and Virtual Workshops

 

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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, service, 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 reaching out to youth identifying as First Nation, Metis, and Inuit are also available at some locations. For more information, please email campmanager@skillsontario.com, and feel free to visit our FNMI Initiatives page! Through our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Initiatives, we do our best to ensure that our programs are led by and inclusive of Indigenous peoples. As we connect youth to Indigenous community members, we develop and deliver programs with this as our top priority. Skills Ontario is dedicated to respecting Indigenous culture; we try to employ FNMI peoples in positions relating to FNMI youth where possible and consult with local First Nations communities when we run events in their area, seeking mentors, elders, and youth to participate. If you have any feedback regarding Skills Ontario’s representation of FNMI culture, please contact braymond@skillsontario.com.

Please stay tuned for details on the 2023 Summer Camp season. If you have any questions regarding the Skills Ontario Summer Camp program, email campmanager@skillsontario.com.
 


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 Zoom (unless otherwise noted).  

Virtual workshops are open to all ages, however, are typically suited to grades 7, 8, and 9, unless otherwise noted. Please reference the event details for more information on the difficulty level for each event. Parent/guardian supervision is strongly recommended for all our virtual sessions. 

Each participant should register individually and complete a separate registration request for each event. Registration confirmations and event links will be emailed to the participant within 2 business days of the registration request. Please note that spaces are limited. 

All participants are required to follow Skills Ontario's Code of Conduct and are encouraged to complete the Virtual Workshop Safety Checklist before each event. Stay tuned for upcoming workshops!