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Queen's Summer Camps

Update on 2022 summer camp planning

Camps will be returning this summer to in-person programming. The continued safety of our campers and counsellors is our top priority and as a result, all in-person camps will be required to align with the Queen’s University Covid-19 guidelines and polices. Based on our current guidelines and policies, camps are planning for the following:

  • All campers and camp staff must be fully vaccinated and provide proof as such in accordance with the university’s Vaccination Policy
  • Masks are required in all indoor locations; they can be removed while actively eating and drinking. Please refer to the university’s Masking Requirements
  • Each camp participants must perform active screening daily.

If any of these requirements are lifted for the university, the camp protocols can be revised to align with university protocols (e.g., if the university requirement for masking is eliminated masking requirements for camps will be lifted too). Note that individual camps have the freedom to put stricter protocols in place if they choose to.

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.


Queen's Enrichment Studies Unit

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!  

Contact Information 

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

 


Science Quest

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

www.sciencequest.ca
info@sciencequest.ca
613-533-6493


Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

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 

https://queensconnections.ca/summer-programs/
613-533-6000 x75640


Eco-Adventure Camp

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

https://ecoadventurecamp.ca
director@ecoadventure.ca 
613-533-6000 x77058


ASUS Summer Camps

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 5-8 to encourage interest in arts and science from a young age.

Contact Information

ASUS Camps on Facebook
camps.operations@asus.queensu.ca
camps.english@asus.queensu.ca
camps.french@asus.queensu.ca

613-533-6000 x77872


Barefoot Players Summer Theatre Camp

Dan School of Drama and Music
Barefoot Players Music/Theatre Workshops

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

Contact Information 

https://sdm.queensu.ca/community/barefoot-players
barefoot.players@queensu.com
613-533-2066


Agnes Art Camp

The André Biéler Studio is home base for Agnes Art Camp—week long day camps for children ages 6–12 that run through 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 exploring sculpture, painting, printmaking, collage and more

Contact Information

https://agnes.queensu.ca/participate/classes-workshops-camps/ 
aeacpa@queensu.ca


Math Quest

Math Quest is a residential mathematics camp for high school girls interested in math and science who have curiosity for exploring new ideas. We work (and play!) with hands-on activities that are completely different from problems you’d typically find in the high school math classroom. We’ll find mathematical structure and beauty in games, the arts, and the natural world -- among other places. Our counsellors are Queen’s students, grads, and undergrads, who give campers a real campus summer experience and allow them to make new friends from other parts of Ontario and across Canada.

Camp dates for this year are August 15-18.

Contact Information 

https://www.queensu.ca/mathstat/mathquest
mathquest@queensu.ca 
(613) 533-6000 extension 75730

 


McDonald Institute's Summer of Science

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 

https://mcdonaldinstitute.ca/summer-of-science/
Outreach@McDonaldInstitute.ca
613-533-6000 x 77182


Q-Camps

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 (5-18) 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 ensures a lot of fun! We offer sport specific camps as well as camps that are half STEAM focused and half sports focused. Whether it is rugby, coding, cycling or art camp, there is something for every child in Kingston throughout the calendar year.

All 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!

Contact Information

gogaelsgo.com/camps
queens.camps@queensu.ca
613-533-6000 ext. 77686
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