STEM Camps and Courses

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Future Engineers Summer Camp

Future Engineers Summer Camp

Most young Canadians are not choosing a career in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field. As the Spotlight on Science Learning reports, only about 27% of students are currently engaged in STEM-related post-secondary education and the percentage of applications in these fields has been decreasing where the need for qualified personnel in STEM careers, especially in  sustainable technology and health services, has increased dramatically.

This camp is based on an international science education program that is designed to inspire and foster a new generation of innovators and engineers.  Students will work in teams and will have the opportunity to design and create a model of future-energy tech cars using zero emission fuel cell technology. 

Future Engineers Summer Camp Project-Based Learning that Doesn’t Forget the Learning

The Future Engineer Camp is a Project Based Learning that Doesn’t Forget the Learning. In many ways, business, engineering, R&D and politics are team sports. Future Engineer and its partners have set out over 15 years ago to help students learn the skills to thrive in a team-oriented atmosphere while also learning why mathematics and physics are “pretty” helpful.

Through the Future Engineer Camp, middle and high school students who have a variety of interests organize, operate and OWN their own STEM company or team. Young men and women, supported by a community of mentors and educators, collaborate and create in ways that mirror business & marketing executives, engineers, technicians, green transportation designers and professional sports teams. 

STEM Professional Development

“Problem Solving” is a skill that can be learned.The Student Racing Challenge poses challenges thatcannot be addressed by trial and error, but must be tackled systematically through math modeling. How much weight to add so that the power is maximized?

Which gear ratio or tire type will minimize time? Getting the answers right doesn’t just get you an A, it means you have engineered a better team. In addition to training for educators who are actively implementing the Student RacingChallenge, FEC provides professional development for current and pre-serviceteachers that covers the following:

  • STEM Education methods; breakingdown subject-matter silos

  • Addressing core content and next generation standards

  • Applied STEM concepts and skills(real problem solving skills)

STEM Initiative: Future Engineer Camp

“Engineering” occurs at the intersection of science, math and technology. Not every one will be an engineer, but everyone will need the ability to think critically and apply lessons that STEM teaches us about turning ideas into reality.

The Future Engineer Camp is a project-based STEM curriculum, network and optional competition league through high school students practice the art of being professionals. Participants collaborate, create and compete in ways that mirrorbusiness & marketing executives, engineers, technicians, green transportation designers and motorsports teams.!fec/c1bl3


European Space Camp

Take part in a real-life rocket campaign. Where the sun doesn’t set. Surrounded by some of the brightest minds from around the world.

Sound too good to be true? Think again. Welcome to European Space Camp, where all of the above is possible and lots more besides.

European Space Camp enables students between the ages of 17 and 20 to take control of every aspect of a rocket campaign, including circuit making, telemetry and of course the launch itself, under the supervision of some of Europe’s best rocket scientists. The camp lasts one week at the Andøya Rocket Range in Norway, the northernmost permanent launch facility in the world. Participants are also privileged enough to listen to lectures on topics ranging from Rocket Physics to the Northern Lights from some of Europe’s best scientists.

However, it’s not all work and no play! There are a whole host of social activities organised throughout the week including swimming in the midnight ocean, a GPS treasure hunt and going on a whale safari.

Interested? More information can be found at Applicants should be fluent in English and have a passion for Space and Rocket Physics. A strong grasp of Mathematics and Physics is highly desirable.
Age limits: 17-20
Contact address:

Petnica International Summer Science School

If you are interested in studying different subject areas, Petnica International Summer Science School is ideal for you. The aim of this program is to enable the young scientists to practice scientific research by working on their own research projects and communicate their results and ideas. Students will also have a chance to attend various theoretical lectures and laboratory exercises, learn how to use some important software packages and experience work in the field. With a variety of subjects to offer, Petnica International gives you the opportunity to explore a range of topics and disciplines. You will attend daily lectures, and classroom sessions on a range of general topics. If you have a particular interest you may want to choose one of the possible projects that will be available soon.
Organiser: Petnica Science Center
Place: Valjevo, Serbia
Number of participants: 25
Level: International
Age limits: 17-20
Contact address:

London International Young Science Forum

LIYSF – London International Young Science Forum is a two week residential event in London which attracts over 300 of the world’s leading young scientists aged 17-21 years old from more than 60 participating countries.

The modern world still presents new challenges and the scientific advancements continue to increase. How science moves forward in the future with the thinkers of today and the questions to be asked comes from those attending LIYSF.

Participants join in a programme of:

  • Lectures and demonstrations from leading scientists
  • Seminars, debates and discussions on scientific topics of world concern
  • Visits to industrial sites and research facilities
  • Visits to academic research centres in London, Oxford and Cambridge
  • Visits to the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum
  • Opportunity to present project investigation work at our Science Bazaar
  • Social activities, including discos, inter-hall competitions, a light-hearted international cabaret and an evening of Songs of Home.
  • Optional sightseeing tours of London, Stonehenge and Salisbury, Windsor and Hampton Court
  • Optional visits to some of the best shows in London theatres
  • Accommodation is in London University Halls of Residence. Meals are provided throughout the Science Forum and free travel to all scientific visits and programmed events.

For two weeks, the participants living together as an international community can exchange their ideas and experiences of the world to fulfil the aim of the Science Forum: to give a greater insight into science and its application for the benefit of all mankind.

London International Young Science Forum

Organiser: ECE
Place: London, United Kingdom
Number of participants: 350
Level: International
Age limits: 17-21

Shad Valley

Shad Valley

Shad Valley is a four week summer enrichment program. Students spend a month living in residence at one of our host university campuses across Canada. The program is offered to students currently completing grade 10, 11 or 12, Quebec secondaire IV, V or CEGEP I, or the international equivalent.

With workshops and lectures that focus on the sciences, engineering, technology and entrepreneurship, the program provides an academically stimulating, mind expanding adventure for top well-rounded students. Students will also enjoy team-building exercises, recreational activities and the opportunity to explore local attractions.

For over 30 years, Shad Valley has provided over 13,000 students with some of the most challenge, fun and inspiration they’ve ever experienced, a network of friends and connections for life, and a competitive advantage in planning their future.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology – Summer Camps for Kids

The Faculty of Education at UOIT is offering a variety of unique summer camp programs in July and August. Additional camps for younger children have been added this year! A low camper to counsellor ratio ensures maximum involvement. A girls-only week is available which allows them to share their interests in science, technology and the environment with like-minded girls.

Camp programs make use of laptops, digital cameras, science and engineering equipment and iPad technology. Campers share the equipment. Each camp has a different focus and theme. All camp sessions include outside games and activities. An Aboriginal perspective has been infused into the Science and Nature camps with campers creating a variety of crafts and artifacts.

Counsellors are Concurrent Education students and graduates of UOIT’s Faculty of Education program.

  • Camps are offered at the university’s north Oshawa location at 2000 Simcoe Street North, daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Before and after care (8 to 9 a.m. and/or 4 to 5 p.m.) is available for an additional fee.
  • An Optional Meal Plan is also available at an additional fee.

Complete information about dates and registration can be found using the left navigation menu. Please direct all inquiries to , Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Education at 905.721.8668 ext. 2893.

Science, Technology, Engineering Camps

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Unionville Montessori Private School

UMS Summer Camps

The UMS Camps are designed to provide a variety of unique, fun-filled experiences in a safe environment. With plenty of field trips, wild visitors, and exciting activities, our camp aims to share precious memories with all our campers; memories we know they will carry with them for a lifetime.

We run two camps, one for younger aged children (3-6) and one for older children (7-12). In each of these camps, campers are divided into age-appropriate groups supervised by a qualified childcare professional. We keep their minds and bodies occupied as they then rotate through a number of engaging morning and afternoon activities.

Both  of our camps can also work with our Tutoring Program. Children who want to be better prepared for the next school year can be registered in  our Tutoring  or Tutoring + Camp Options.


U of T Deep Summer Academy

DEEP Summer Academy is designed for exceptional high school students with an aptitude for science and math. DEEP provides students from around the world with the opportunity for advanced study in a variety of engineering, technology, business and science disciplines.

Organized by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, DEEP offers a diverse range of pre-university engineering and science courses.

DEEP Summer Academy will run from July 7 to August 1, 2016 at U of T’s St. George Campus, located in downtown Toronto.

DEEP is open to students currently in grades 9 to 12.

Inspiring Bright Young Minds

Since its inception in 2003, DEEP has brought together over 10,000 like-minded students to explore some of the most innovative topics in engineering and science today—taught by some of our faculty’s top alumni, PhD candidates, and Master’s and undergraduate students. The program is designed to expose bright young minds to concepts usually presented in the upper years of an undergraduate degree or in graduate school.

Get a head start on exploring your options for a university degree and career. Complement your current academic studies with this unique engineering experience.


York University Science Enrichment Program

The Science Enrichment Office offers innovative and engaging programs designed to inspire youth and discover exciting topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Out of the Faculty of Science at York University, our programs use a discovery and inquiry-based learning approach that is focused on ‘learning by doing’. Our outreach model provides students with a chance to work in small groups on a variety of projects that will help foster problem solving, critical thinking, and an overall passion for STEM.

Our programs take place within the Faculty of Science at the Keele Campus of York University, within schools, community centres, and other education institutions. Within the university environment, this gives students the unique opportunity to learn and discover the world of science and engineering. In each of our programs, whether in day-long workshops or week-long camps, we enrich the learning experience with demonstrations from various student groups, faculty presentations, laboratory visits, and hands-on workshops.

SciX Science Explorations

SciX Camps are offered at 3 levels: grades 3-4, grades 5-6 and grades 7-8. Students register for grades they will have completed as of June 2016 (for example, if they will have completed Grade 4, you would register them for Grade 3-4 camps.

There are four unique weeks of camp for each level.

Our new camps are also topic specific, meaning students can study topics ranging from veterinary science to chemistry to physics and space science. Each of our camps promise high-energy, hands-on learning, and include a broad exposure to a variety of topics in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM).

Helix Summer Science Institute

Helix is a high school enrichment program designed exclusively for high performing students who have a strong interest in science and mathematics. Helix consists of a series of week-long, noncredit courses, for students in Grades 9-12 that run for the month of July.

Helix is designed to be intense and academically rigorous. Students will study advanced topics in science and applied mathematics that draw upon the research strengths of the Faculty of Science at York University. Students will be guided through cutting-edge interdisciplinary topics through a series of lectures, hands-on workshops, experiments, demonstrations, and field trips. Courses are developed and delivered by professors, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and graduate students.

An optional residence program provides the opportunity for students from across Canada and around the world to participate.  Interested students will stay in one of York University’s dormitory style residences, will be supervised by residence program staff, and share a room with another Helix student (in same-gender rooms).

York Science Saturdays

Science Explorations is proud to present York Science Saturdays – workshops available for students in Grade 3-8 for one Saturday in December, January, February and March. Each week will explore a major concept in science and engineering that introduces participants to cutting-edge research through exciting, interactive, and most importantly hands-on activities.  All workshops run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Our Fall-Winter York Science Saturdays schedule will be published in September 2015.