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Queen's Summer Camps

Update on 2021 summer camp planning

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic the decision has been reached to cancel any in-person Queen's camps for minors Summer 2021.

Queen's will host a number of virtual/online camps for summer 2021. Details are posted below and questions can be directed to the various camp organizations about their virtual camp options.

The following Queen’s Camps are running virtual/online programming for Summer 2021. Please visit their website for further information:

Agnes Art Camp
ASUS Summer Camp
Barefoot Players Summer Theatre Camp
Eco Adventure
Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU)
McDonald Institute’s Summer of Science (previously MI-QUARKS)
Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)
Q-Camps (Athletics)
Science Quest

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.

Oversight: 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 application procedures.

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Summer Programs

Camps are subject to change. Some dates not yet available.
Please contact the group/department noted for more details, to confirm dates, and to register.

Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) Summer Programs

ONLINE for 2021

For the last 30 years, the Enrichment Studies Unit at Queen’s University has connected students in grades 5-12 with fun and challenging activities all kinds of subjects like engineering, biology, psychology, politics, creative writing and more!

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Queen's French Camp

NO CAMPS for 2021

Department of French Studies

Science Quest

ONLINE for 2021

Science Quest offers high-quality, interactive STEM content, including Kinder Creators, Junior Thinkers, Tech & Coding, Science & Engineering, Girls Quest, and Robotics camp. These camps are run by Queen’s University Science and Engineering students who create brand-new camp content every year and can’t wait to share it with you! Sign up today!

Contact Information

Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

ONLINE for 2021

Connections Engineering Outreach offers a variety of summer programming options through our Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) for students currently in grades 1 to 11.

Contact Information
613-533-6000 x75640

Eco-Adventure Camp

ONLINE for 2021

Eco-Adventure Camp offers educational summer day camps and a volunteer program at the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre (a campus of the Queen’s University Biology Station). Our Leader in Training Program (LIT) is an advanced four-day program for youth aged 13-18 interested in improving their leadership and outdoors skills. This includes an opportunity for LITs to volunteer during our day camp and gain volunteer hours. Our Day Camps is for children aged 8 – 13 which highlights hands-on learning as well as traditional camp activities that promote fun, fitness, and a love of nature. Camp programming includes outdoor activities, science experiments, arts and crafts, guest presentations by experts from Queen’s and the community, and more.

Contact Information
613-533-6000 x77058

ASUS Summer Camps

ONLINE for 2021

ASUS Camps is a not-for-profit, student-run summer camp aimed at engaging the imagination and creativity of Kingston youth. We offer camp programming for children ages 4-8 to encourage interest in arts and science from a young age.

Contact Information
613-533-6000 x77872

Barefoot Players Summer Theatre Camp

ONLINE for 2021

Dan School of Drama and Music

Barefoot Players Virtual Music/Theatre Workshops

The Dan School's Barefoot Players focuses on topics related to music and theatre performance.

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Explore Summer Camp

NO CAMPS for 2021

Department of Geography and Planning
613-533-6000 ext. 77214 (Kathy Hoover)
Fax: 613-533-6122

Agnes Art Camp

ONLINE for 2021

Agnes Art Camp at Home provides a welcoming camp experience over four weeks in July. Agnes art educators and assistants guide small groups of campers in process-based artmaking and interpretation. New and exciting themed activities are planned for each week such as sculpture, drawing, painting, and collage.

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Math Quest

NO CAMPS for 2021

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.

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
(613) 533-2432

McDonald Institute's Summer of Science

ONLINE for 2021

The Summer of Science enrichment program for high school and middle school students (including students graduating this June). The Summer of Science program is led by undergraduates and joined by scientists at the McDonald Institute. Participating students explore through hands-on activities a variety of science content and practices that are part of the every-day job of the astronomers and particle physicists at the McDonald Institute.

Contact Information
613-533-6000 x 77182


ONLINE for 2021

Queen's Athletics & Recreation is the leading camp provider in the Kingston area, with over 1,500 annual summer participants! Q Camps offers a variety of theme and sports camps for all age groups and skill levels (4-18) that provide a welcoming and inclusive environment. From our beginner preschool camps to our Gaels high-performance camps, our Q Camps program develops friendships, promotes a healthy and active lifestyle, improves athletic skills, and most of all have ensures a lot of fun! There is something for every child in Kingston throughout the calendar year.

All theme and sports Q Camps are developed with the Canadian Sport for Life physical literacy model in mind and are instructed by our sport-minded mature university students and Gaels student-athletes, who are trained and ready to lead an amazing and memorable experience!

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