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

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PLEASE READ PRIOR TO REGISTRATION:

Our online payment system is down. Please contact accounting@skillsontario.com to set up a time to process payment, or call 519-749-9899 ext. 222 or ext. 240. Your registration will be recieved once you have successfully completed the online registration form, and your spot will be officially confirmed once payment is processed. You will recieve an email notification after each step is completed. Thank-you for your patience and understanding. 

REGISTER HERE 

If you are interested in taking advantage of a camp with subsidized spaces, please read the below chart carefully and email campmanager@skillsontario.com 

** Please note that all SAMPLE Schedules are based on 2017 Summer Camps. The 2018 schedules may not reflect exactly what is indicated in these samples. All finalized 2018 schedules will be provided to registered participants prior to their registered week of camp. 

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

FULL

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

FULL

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

FULL

  Sample Schedule
Georgian College, Midland 649 Prospect Blvd Co-Ed Spots Available    Sample Schedule
George Brown College, Toronto 160 Kendal Ave  Co-Ed FULL   Sample Schedule
Loyalist College, Belleville 376 Wallbridge-Loyalist Co-Ed FULL   Sample Schedule
July 16-20          
Cambrian College, Sudbury 1400 Barry Downe Rd All-Girls' Camp FULL   Sample Schedule
Conestoga College, Kitchener/Cambridge 299 Doon Valley Dr All-Girls' Camp

FULL 

 

This camp will be hosted between the Doon and Cambridge Campuses. Sample Schedule
Bruce Power, Tiverton 3394 Bruce County Rd 20 Co-Ed FULL   Sample Schedule
Humber College, Toronto  205 Humber College Blvd Co-Ed

Only Sponsored Spots Available 


Students who register from the Toronto 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
July 19 & 20           

Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute, 

M'Chigeeng First Nation

 374, ON-551, M'Chigeeng First Nation, ON  Co-ED   Please contact campmanager@skillsontario.com to inquiry about registration   FNMI- Focused Camp   Sample Schedule TBD
July 23-27          
Centennial College, Toronto 75 Ashtonbee Rd Co-Ed FULL   Sample Schedule
Conestoga College, Guelph 460 Speedvale Ave W Co-Ed FULL    Sample Schedule
Humber College, Toronto  205 Humber College Blvd Co-Ed

Only Sponsored Spots Available 


Students who register from the Toronto 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
Georgian College, Owen Sound 1450 Eighth St E Co-Ed FULL   Sample Schedule
July 30 - August 3          
Algonquin College, Ottawa 1385 Woodroffe Ave Co-ED FULL   *New Location Sample TBD
Centennial College, Toronto 75 Ashtonbee Rd Co-Ed

FULL

  Sample Schedule
Mohawk College, Stoney Creek 481 Barton St Co-Ed

Spots Available 

The first seven students to register from the Hamilton Wentworth DSB and the first seven students to register from the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic 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 FULL   Sample Schedule
Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie 443 Northern Ave Co-Ed FULL   Sample Schedule
August 13-17          
Linamar, Guelph (All Girls Camp) 700 Woodlawn Rd W All-Girls' Camp Spots Available 

Students from the Wellington Catholic District School Board are eligible for a subsidized camp fee due to the generous support of this school board.  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
St. Clair College, Windsor 2000 Talbot Rd W Co-Ed Spots Available    Sample Schedule
Durham College, Whitby 1610 Champlain Ave Co-Ed FULL   Sample Schedule
Algonquin College, Ottawa 1385 Woodroffe Ave Co-Ed 

FULL

 

  *New location, sample to come
Collège Boréal, Timmins (French) 395 Theriault Blvd Co-Ed, Francophone Camp

 

Spots Available 

  *New location, sample to come

 

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 (519-749-9899 ext. 241).

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.