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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][kids at camp]

2019 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 Camp

Department of French Studies
613-533-2090
frenchcamp@queensu.ca
https://www.queensu.ca/french/queens-french-camp

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

Science Quest

Engineering Society
613-533-6870
info@sciencequest.ca
https://sciencequest.ca

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

Various weeks in July and August

Kindergarten – Grade 8

Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
eng.connections@queensu.ca
https://queensconnections.ca/qsea

With both residence and day options available, the QSEA program is an engineering-focused educational summer program that exposes your child to engineering design, as well as engineering fields such as chemical, civil, electrical and computing, geological, mechanical engineering, mining, and others. QSEA offers one-week programs in July and August for children in Grades 6–12

 
Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range
QSEA Junior
  • Engineering design for sustainable solutions: July 8-12; July 22-26; and August 6-9
  • Using robotics for Space exploration: July 15-19; July 29-August 2; and August 12-16
Going into Grade 6 or 7
QSEA Intermediate
  • Designing autonomous systems with coding and robotics: July 8-12; July 22-26; and August 6-9
  • Engineering design for sustainable solutions: July 15-19; July 29-August 2; and August 12-16
Going into Grade 8 or 9
QSEA Senior
  • Engineering 101: July 8-12; July 22-26; and August 6-9
  • Applied Science 101: July 15-19; July 29-August 2; and August 12-16
  • Designing a prosthetic limb: July 8-12; July 22-26; and August 6-9
  • Designing a hyperloop vehicle: July 15-19; July 29-August 2; and August 12-16
Going into Grade 10, 11, or 12

Eco-Adventure Camp

We offer educational summer day camps and a volunteer program at the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre (a campus of the Queen’s Biology Station).

We provide transportation at no extra cost (stops are available at Queen’s and along the way to camp).

Online registration and payment are available. Ask about our Refer a Friend Discount!

613-533-6000 ext. 77058
director@ecoadventure.ca
https://ecoadventurecamp.ca

Leader in Training Volunteer Program (40 Hours Guaranteed)

Our LIT Program is an advanced four-day overnight program for youth interested in advancing their leadership and outdoors skills. It includes first aid certification, canoe training, outdoors activities, and everything needed to help participants volunteer as a part of the Eco-Adventure team.

There’s also plenty of time for fun! Participants stay overnight at beautiful Elbow Lake and enjoy hiking, swimming, canoeing, campfires, and more (or should we say s’more?).

We guarantee at least 40 volunteer hours per participant!

The fee also includes food, accommodations, and Emergency First Aid with CPR B certification. We provide transportation (stops available at Queen’s and along the way to camp).

Eco-Adventure Day Camp

Try our educational day camp for children 10 – 14. Enjoy unique adventure every week from 12 July – 24 August!

We provide daily transportation at no extra cost (stops are available at Queen’s and along the way to camp).

Hands-on learning as well as traditional camp activities promote fun, fitness, and a love of nature. Camp includes outdoors activities like swimming and hiking, science experiments, arts and crafts, and guest presentations by experts from Queen’s and the community.

Need help? No worries – we have bursaries and are glad to assist. See our registration page or contact us for details.

  • Session 1: Things that Work Together
  • Session 2: Things that Move
  • Session 3: Things that Fly
  • Session 4: Things that Swim
  • Session 5: Things that Build
  • Session 6: Things that Make Noise
  • Session 7: Things that Hide

Family Night

Enjoy free weekly Family Night programming every Thursday evening! Learn about science and nature and experience Elbow Lake for yourself.

Family Night is open to everyone, including the public (no need to sign up for camp that week). Optional cabin rentals are available for $65. Cabins are limited, so book yours today!


ASUS Summer Camps

Arts and Science Undergraduate Society
613-533-6258
camps@asus.queensu.ca
https://www.asuscamps.com

ASUS Camps is a not-for-profit arts and science summer camp aimed at engaging the imagination and creativity of Kingston youth. Our interactive programming incorporates the standards of education that are present within the Ontario Curriculum and is designed for children aged 4-8. We have new and exciting themes for every week, each with different interactive activities to engage our campers!

Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range

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

Week 1: Treasure Island (July 3-6)
Week 2: Animal Kingdom (July 9-13)
Week 3: Superheroes and Villains (July 16-20)
Week 4: ASUS Olympics (July 23-27)
Week 5: Out of this World! (July 30-Aug 3)
Week 6: Land Before Time (August 7-10)
Week 7: When I Grow Up… (August 13-17)
Week 8: All Around the World (August 20-24)

Ages 4–8

Barefoot Players Summer Theatre Camp

Dan School of Drama and Music
613-533-2066
barefoot.players@queensu.com
https://sdm.queensu.ca/community/barefoot-players

Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range

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

  • Session 1: July 8-12
  • Session 2: July 22-26
  • Session 3: August 6-9
Ages 6–12

Explore Summer Camp

Department of Geography and Planning
613-533-6000 ext. 77214 (Kathy Hoover)
Fax: 613-533-6122
explore.geography@queensu.ca
https://www.queensu.ca/geographyandplanning/explore-camp

Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range
Explore Junior
  • July *2-5: Space Jam
  • July 15-19: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • July 22-26: Deep Freeze!
  • August 12-16: Community Helpers
SK–Grade 3
Explore Senior
  • July 8-12: Canada from Coast to Coast
  • July 29-August 2: We like to Move it, Move it
  • August 19-23: Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Grades 4–8

Agnes Art Academy and Agnes Art Camp

The André Biéler Studio is home base for Agnes Art Academy, a one-week course for teens and Agnes Art Camp, five one-week art day camps for 6-12 year-olds.
Register Online. 

Agnes Etherington Art Centre
613-533-2190
aeacpa@queensu.ca
https://agnes.queensu.ca/learn/summer-camps

Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range
Agnes Art Academy
July 2-5
Teens
Agnes Art Camp
July 8-12
July 15-19
July 22-26
July 29 - August 2
August 6-9
Ages 6–12

Math Quest

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

A program for high school girls interested in math and science who have curiosity for exploring new ideas – and Queen’s campus. With a focus on problem solving, our hands-on activities are led by female mathematicians, statisticians, and physicists and take place across campus, indoors and out.

Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range
Math Camp for Girls
August 20-23
Girls entering grades 9 or returning to high school for September 2018.

Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) Summer Programs

For more than 30 years, the Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen's University has connected students in grades 7-12 with challenging and inspiring academics alongside the dynamic learning and living environment of university life. Providing an inclusive and unmatched mix of opportunities, ESU makes an unmistakable difference: nurturing curiosity, fostering development, and enriching the potential of all students.

Residence and commuter options available in both May and August.

ESU is accredited through the Ontario Camps Association.

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

Program Details and Dates Age / Grade Range
Enrichment Mini Course (EMC): May 7-10
Students entering grades 9-12
Seven Eight Enrichment Days (SEEDS) Week 1: May 14-17 Students entering grades 7-8
Seven Eight Enrichment Days (SEEDS) Week 2: May 21-24 Students entering grades 7-8
Seven Eight Enrichment Days (SEEDS) Week 3: May 28-31 Students entering grades 7-8
Advanced Leadership Training (L3): August 11-16 Students entering grades 9-10
Intermediate Leadership Training (L2): August 12-16
Students entering grades 8-9
Core Leadership Training (L1): August 13-16
Students entering grades 7-8
Summer Enrichment Experience @ Queen's (SEEQ): August 11-16 Students entering grades 8-12

Q-Camps

Descriptions available at gogaelsgo.com/camps
Queen’s Staff Discount Save 5% with code CAMPSTAFF2019

Athletics and Recreation
Call 613-533-2500
qcamps@gogaelsgo.com

General Sport and Theme Camps

Program Details and Dates (2018) Age / Grade Range
Little Explorers
July 15 - 19, 2019
August 12 - 16, 2019
Ages 4–5
Little Learners
July 8 - 12, 2019
August 6 - 9, 2019 (No camp on Monday, August 5, 2019)
Ages 4–5
Mini Sport
July 2 - 5, 2019 (No camp on Monday, July 1, 2019)
July 29 - August 2, 2019
August 26 - 30, 2019
Ages 4–5
Music In Motion Peewee 
July 8 - 12, 2019 
Ages 4–5
Super Hero Camp
July 22 - 26, 2019
August 19 - 23, 2019
Ages 4–5
ActiveFUNdamental
July 2 - 5, 2019 (No camp on Monday, July 1, 2019)
July 8 - 12, 2019
July 15 - 19, 2019
July 22 - 26, 2019
July 29 - August 2, 2019
August 6 - 9, 2019 (No camp on Monday, August 5, 2019)
August 12 - 16, 2019
August 19 - 23, 2019
August 26 - 30, 2019
Ages 6–8
Music in Motion
July 15 - 19, 2019
August 12 - 16, 2019
Ages 6–8
Junior Gardening – NEW!
August 6 - 9, 2019 (No camp on Monday, August 5, 2019)
Ages 6–8
Cooking Around the World
July 2 - 5, 2019 (No camp on Monday, July 1, 2019)
August 6 - 9, 2019 (No camp on Monday, August 5, 2019)
Ages 6–12
DANCEPL3Y Dance Camp
July 29 - August 2, 2019
Ages 6–12
Soccer Camp
July 8 - 12, 2019
July 15 - 19, 2019
Ages 6–12
Track Run, Jump & Throw
July 15 - 19, 2019
July 22 - 26, 2019
Ages 6–12
Basketball Camp – Boys or Girls
August 12 - 16, 2019
Ages 7–10
Mini Gaels Football Camp
July 29 - August 2, 2019
Ages 7–10
Coding for Kids
July 22 - 26, 2019
August 12 - 16, 2019
Ages 8–12
Ukulele & Sports Camp
July 22 - 26, 2019 (Beginner)
July 29 - August 2, 2019 (Intermediate)
 
1/2 Basketball & 1/2 Volleyball
July 8 - 12, 2019
July 22 - 26, 2019
Ages 8–12
Field Sports Camp
July 2 - 5, 2019 (No camp on Monday, July 1, 2019)
Ages 8–12
Just for Fish
August 12 - 16, 2019
Ages 8–12
Red Cross Swim Kid Lessons and Sports
July 22  - August 2, 2019 (2 weeks)
Ages 8–12
Cycle Skills & Safety Camp
July 8 - 12, 2019
Ages 9–12
On Your Mark, get set, READ! – NEW!
August 12 - 23, 2019
Ages 9–12 
Sport + Splash
August 19 - 23, 2019
August 26 - 30, 2019
Ages 9–12
Sports Camp
July 22 - 26, 2019
August 6 - 9, 2019 (No camp on Monday, August 5, 2019)
August 26 - 30, 2019
Ages 9–12
Swim & Gym
August 6 - 9, 2019 (No camp on Monday, August 5, 2019)
Ages 9–12
Adventures in Creative Writing
August 6 - 9, 2019 (No camp on Monday, August 5, 2019)
Ages 10–14
Basketball Academy for Boys or Girls
August 19 - 23, 2019
Ages 10–14
Fitness for Girls
July 2 - 5, 2019 (No camp on Monday, July 1, 2019)
Ages 10-14
Racquet Sports Camp
July 2 - 5, 2019 (No camp on Monday, July 1, 2019)
Ages 10–14
Travel Our City
July 15 - 19, 2019
July 29 - August 2, 2019
Ages 10–14
Youth Gaels Football Camp
July 29 - August 2, 2019
Ages 11-13
Red Cross Babysitting Course
Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26 (10 am–3 pm)
Ages 11–15
Leader in Training
July 8 - 19, 2019
August 12 - 23, 2019
Ages 13–17
Volleyball – Player Development Camp
August 19 - 23, 2019

Jr. Ages 12-14 (Daytime)
Sr. Ages 15-17 (Evening)

Basketball – Elite Boys Academy
Tuesdays & Thursdays from July 2 - August 1, 2019 (7–9 pm)
Ages 13–16 / Grades 9–11
Basketball – Elite Girls/Women Training and Scrimmage Gr. 9
Thursdays from May 23 - July 25, 2019 (7–9 pm)
Ages 13–15 / Grade 9
Basketball – Elite Girls/Women Training and Scrimmage Gr. 10, 11, & 12
Thursdays from May 23 - July 25, 2019 (7–9 pm)
Ages 15–18 / Grade 10–12
Elite Football Camp
July 31, August 1 and 2, 2019
Sessions are: Wednesday evening, Thursday morning and afternoon; Friday morning
Ages 14+
Queen's Cross Country ID Camp
Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11, 2019
Friday, August 9, 2019 (5pm - 7pm)
Saturday, August 10, 2019 (9am - 12pm and 3pm - 6pm)
Sunday, August 11, 2019 (9am - 1pm)
Ages 14-18 / Grade 9-12
Volleyball - Men's Elite Camp
Tuesdays & Thursdays from July 30 - August 15, 2019 (7pm - 9pm)
Ages 15-18 / Grades 10-12
Volleyball - Women's Elite Camp
Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25, 2019
Ages 15-17 / Grades 10-11