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Queen's Summer Camps

A wide variety of camps for children of all ages are offered at Queen’s in spring and summer. From sports to geography, art, and eco-adventures — there is something for everyone.

Only the camps listed on this website have been approved by the Queen’s Camp Compliance Oversight Group (CCOG). For more information, please refer to the university's Policies and Procedures for Activities Involving Minors or contact CCOG at camps@queensu.ca.

Please use the individual camp contacts for information on specific programs and aplication procedures.

[ESU football camp, Fine Art Program and Eco-Adventure Camp photo collage][photo of kids at camp]

2017 Summer Programs

Camps are subject to change.
Please contact the group/department noted for more details, to confirm dates, and to register.


Queen's French Camps

Department of French Studies
613-533-2086
frenchcamp@queensu.ca

Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range
  • 4–5 day sessions in July and August
  • Language learning and cultural activities through traditional camp recreational programming
  • No French experience necessary
SK–Grade 3
(Ages 5–9)

Science Quest

Engineering Society
613-533-6870
info@sciencequest.ca

Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range
  • Science Camp
  • Tech Camp
  • Girls Quest
  • Girls Quest Tech
  • Eco Camp
  • Robotics Camp
  • Science Camp Jr.
  • Science Quest in Brockville, Perth and Trenton
  • Science Quest en Français
  • Impact and Brainstorm (overnight camps!)

Various weeks in July and August

Grades 1–8

Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
eng.connections@queensu.ca

Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range

With both residential and day options available, QSEA is an engineering-focused educational summer program that exposes participants to a selection of engineering fields, such as Chemical, Civil, Electrical & Computer, and Mechanical.

One-week and two-week programs in July and August.

Grades 10–12

Eco-Adventure Camp

Hosted at Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre
kelly.buckholtz@queensu.ca

Early-bird discount available before April 22.

Program Details and Dates (2017) Age / Grade Range

Eco-Adventure Camp offers a variety of programming for all ages! Check our website for more on session dates, transportation, registration etc.

Leader in Training Week (3 - 6 July)

An advanced four-day program for older youth interested in advanced outdoors activities and developing leadership skills. Includes first-aid training and an overnight component at the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre. LITs are welcome to apply as helpers at our regular day camp for Ontario Secondary School volunteer hours.

The fee includes transportation, room and board, and the first-aid training from the Queen's University branch of St. John Ambulance.

Age 15-18

Eco-Adventure Day Camp

Our day camp for children 10 - 14. A new adventure every week  from 10 July - 25 August! Hands-on learning as well as traditional camp activities promote fun, fitness, and a love of nature. Includes swimming, hiking, critter-catching, and guest presentations by ecology experts. Daily transportation provided at no extra cost (see our website for details).

Session 1 (10 - 14 July)
Session 2 (17 - 21 July)
Session 3 (24 - 28 July)
Session 4 (31 July - 24 August)
Session 5 (8 - 11 August)
Session 6 (14 - 18 August)
Session 7 (21 - 25 August)

Age 10-14

Family Night

Rent a cabin for Family Night (held on Thursday of your session) and experience the Elbow Lake for yourself!

All ages welcome

ASUS Summer Camps

Arts and Science Undergraduate Society
613-533-6258
camps@asus.queensu.ca

Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range

One-week Arts and Science camps over eight weeks. Each week has a different theme and activities.

Ages 4–8

Barefoot Players Summer Theatre Camp

Department of Drama
613-533-2104
queensbarefootplayers@gmail.com

Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range

Theatre, acting, dance, music, puppetry, and masks.

Ages 6–12

Explore Summer Camp

Department of Geography
613-533-6000 ext. 77214
explore.geography@queensu.ca

Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range
Explore Junior
Each camp has a different theme:
  • Storm Chasers & Weather Watchers
  • World Travelers
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Wonders of the World
  • Under the Sea
SK–Grade 3
Explore Senior
Each camp has a different theme:
  • Natural Resources
  • Cultural Conquest
Grades 4–8

Summer SmARTs Camp

Agnes Etherington Art Centre
613-533-2190

Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range
Teen Art Course Teens
Art Day Camp Ages 8–12

Math Quest

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
(613) 533-2432
mathquest@queensu.ca

Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range
Math Camp for Girls Girls entering grades 9–12

Enrichment Studies Unit Summer Programs

Two programs offered each summer:

Enrichment Studies Unit
613-533-3181
esu@queensu.ca

Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range

4–6 day programs in August
See Program dates and fees

Students entering grades 7–12

Q-Camps

Descriptions available at gogaelsgo.com/camps

Athletics and Recreation
Call 613-533-2500 to ask about our staff and member discounts
qcamps@gogaelsgo.com

GENERAL SPORT AND THEME CAMPS

Program Details and Dates (2017) Age / Grade Range
Music In Motion Peewee – NEW
(In partnership with Queen's Community Music)
1/2 day - July 4–7 (no camp on July 3)
Ages 4–5
Mini Sport
July 4–7 (no camp on July 3)
July 31 – August 4
August 8–11 (no camp on August 7)
August 28 – September 1
Ages 4–5
Little Explorers
July 10–14
Ages 4–5
Super Hero Camp
July 17–21
August 14–18
Ages 4–5
Little Learners
July 24–28
August 21–25
Ages 4–5
ActiveFUN
Offered weekly July 4 – September 1
(no camp on July 3 or August 7)
Ages 6–8
Soccer Camp Junior – NEW
July 4–7 (no camp on July 3)
July 17–21
Ages 6–8
Music in Motion
(In partnership with Queen's Community Music)
July 10–14
July 24–28
July 31 – August 4
Ages 6–8
Mini Gaels Football Camp – NEW
April 22 - June 10 (Saturdays) & Sunday, June 18
Ages 6–9
Cooking Around the World – NEW
July 4–7 (no camp on July 4)
Ages 6–12
Basketball Camp for Girls
August 14–18
Ages 7-10 (Grade 2-5)
Basketball Camp for Boys
August 14–18
Ages 7-10 (Grade 2-5)
Fitness for Girls
July 4–7 (no camp on July 4)
Ages 8-12
Football Camp
July 4–7 (no camp on July 4)
Ages 8-12
Ukulele & Sports Camp
July 10–14
August 21–25
Ages 8–12
1/2 Basketball & 1/2 Volleyball
July 10–14
July 24–28
Ages 8–12
Field Sports Camp
July 17–21
August 8–11 (no camp on August 7)
Ages 8–12
Red Cross Swim Kid Lessons and Sports
July 17–28
Ages 8–12
Just for Fish
August 8–11 (no camp August 7)
Ages 8–13
Sports Camp
July 4–7 (no camp on July 3)
July 24–28
July 31 – August 4
August 14–18
August 28 – September 1
Ages 9–12
Soccer Camp Senior – NEW
July 10–14
July 24–28
Ages 9–12
Music in Motion Senior
(In partnership with Queen's Community Music)
July 17–21
Ages 9-12
Sport + Splash
August 14–18
August 21–25
Ages 9–12
Swim & Gym
August 28 – September 1
Ages 9–12
Dance Camp
July 10–14
Ages 10–14
Girls Club
July 17–21
Ages 10–14
Travel Our City
July 17–21
August 21–25
Ages 10–14
Adventures in Creative Writing
July 24–28
Ages 10–14
Boys Club
July 31 – August 4
Ages 10–14
Volleyball – Fundamentals Camp
July 31 – August 4
Ages 10–14
Drama & Improv Camp
August 8–11 (no camp August 7)
Ages 10–14
Glee Club & Sport Camp
August 14–18
Ages 10–14
Basketball Academy for Boys
August 21–25
Ages 10–14 (Grade 6–8)
Basketball Academy for Girls
August 21–25
Ages 10–14 (Grade 6–8)
Fencing Camp
August 8–11 (no camp August 7)
Ages 10–16
Babysitting Course
July 31 – August 4
Ages 11–14
Basketball – Elite Girls/Women Training and Scrimmage
Thursdays 7–9 pm, May 25 – July 27
Ages 13–15 (Grade 9)
Leader in Training
July 10–21
August 14–25
Ages 13–17
Athlete Conditioning
July 31 – August 4
Ages 13–17
Volleyball – Player Development Camp
August 8–11 (no camp August 7)
Ages 13–18
Football Elite Passing and Defence Camp
August 4–6
Ages 14+
Basketball – Elite Girls/Women Training and Scrimmage
Thursdays 7–9 pm, May 25 – July 27
Ages 15–18 (Grade 10–12)
Volleyball – Women's HP Identification Camp
June 3 & 4
Ages 16+
Volleyball – Men's Elite Weekly Training
Tuesdays 7–9 pm, May 16 – July 18
Ages 16+
Volleyball – Men's Elite Training Camp
August 19–20
Ages 16+
Basketball – Elite Boys Academy 2017
Tuesdays 7–9 pm, July 4 – August 3
Ages 17+ (Grade 9–11)