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.

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, each camp participant must perform active screening daily.

 

Oversight

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 details, to confirm dates, and to register.
  • Camps are subject to change.
  • Some dates not yet available.

Summer Engineering Academy

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.

Summer Engineering Academy

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 art-making and interpretation.

New and exciting themed activities are planned for each week exploring sculpture, painting, printmaking, collage and more

Agnes Art Camp

Eco-Adventure Camp

Eco-Adventure Camp offers educational summer day camps at scenic Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre (a campus of the Queen’s University Biological Station) for children aged 8-12, and a Leader-in-Training program for youth aged 13-18.

Our day camp incorporates outdoor adventure activities, such as canoeing and hiking, with science experiments, arts and crafts, special guests, and much more!

Our Leader in Training Program (LIT) is an advanced four-day, 3-night program for youth interested in improving their leadership and outdoors skills. This includes an opportunity for LITs to volunteer during our day camp and gain volunteer hours towards their high school diploma.

Eco-Adventure Camp

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.

ASUS Camps

Barefoot Players

The Dan School of Drama and Music presents the Barefoot Players Summer Theatre Camp.

The Barefoot Players workshops focus on topics related to music and theatre performance.

Barefoot Players Summer Theatre Camp

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.

Math Quest

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!

Science Quest

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.

McDonald Institute's Summer of Science

Q-Camps

Queen's Athletics & Recreation is the leading camp provider in the Kingston area, with more than 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!

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