Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning

Summer Camp!

At Explore, you will find enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who are looking forward to starting your camper's summer off with a ton of excitement, creativity and fun! At Explore, we maintain a camper to instructor ratio of 7:1. Together we will engage in exciting experiments, travel all over the world to learn about different cultures and people, meet new friends, play games, spend time exploring the outdoors, do arts and crafts and most importantly—have an AMAZING SUMMER EXPERIENCE!!

To sign-up for Explore Camp, you can drop off a completed registration form to the Queen's University Department of Geography and Planning, Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Rm. E208 or you can mail it to 68 University Avenue, Kingston ON K7L 3N6.

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Explore Juniors have the chance to see the worlds like never before! Each week there will be a unique program where we explore different themes ranging from Canada, to natural disasters, to oceans and space! Our learning sessions at camp are based on the Ontario Curriculum so campers will be learning while having fun!

Each week, we go to the Queen's pool and the Splash Pad at City Park. We also feature a field trip every week so your campers gets the most out of their camp experience!

This interactive, hands-on camps is an adventure you don't want to miss!


Space Jam - Tuesday, July 2nd-Friday, July 5th

Space Jam written over background of rocket going to the moon with stars in the background

This week is going to be out of this world! Grab your space suit and join us as we learn about moons, planets, astronauts, rocket ships and all things outer space!  

Dawn of the Dinosaurs – Monday, July 15th to Friday, July 19th - Full and no longer available

Dawn of the Dinosaurs text with image of dinosaurs on the sides of an erupting volcano

This week we are going back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the Earth! This week as archeologists, we will be exploring dinosaurs, fossils and natural disasters! Grab your hammer, chisel and brush – let’s get digging!

Deep Freeze! – Monday, July 22nd to Friday, July 26th - Full and no longer available

Deep Freeze text over background of various designs of snowflakes

This week is going to be really cool – literally! Join us as we explore everything cold! We will explore some of the coldest places on earth, learn all about snow and ice and animals that love sub-zero temperatures! Make sure to pack your mittens!

Community Helpers – Monday, August 12th – Friday, August 16th 

Community Helpers text with world with heart-shape on it surrounded by home, ambulance, police car, bus, fire truck etc

Join us as we explore close to home, learning all about helpers in our community! This week we will learn all about the important jobs done in our community by firefighters, teachers, police officers, doctors, construction workers and more!

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Monday, August 19th – Friday, August 23rd 

Oh the Places You'll go text on background with passport, boarding pass, and map of world

“Today’s the day, we’re on our way! We’re off to great places, we’re off and away!” – Dr. Seuss 
We are off to explore the wonders of the World on a whirlwind tour of countries in 5 continents – South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Arctic! This week we will explore the different cultures, foods, celebrations, traditions and music. Grab your passport and away we go!

EXPLORE SENIOR (ages 9-13)

Explore Senior is awesome for campers who want to be outdoors, doing exciting experiments, meeting new friends, and participating in our own version of The Amazing Race: Explore Edition!  With team-oriented activities and challenges, everyday is an adventure as we learn about geography and the diverse world we live in!

Each week, we go to the Queen's pool and the Splash Pad at City Park. We also feature a field trip every week so your campers gets the most out of their camp experience!


Canada from Coast to Coast – Monday, July 8th-Friday, July 12th

Canada Coast to Coast text with mountains, trees, maple leaf, hockey sticks and flag of Canada

Oh Canada! Get ready for a cross-Canada road trip! This week we will travel from coast to coast learning all about what makes our country so great! We will explore Canada’s history, geography and Canadian heroes!

We Like to Move It, Move It – Monday, July 29th – Friday, August 2nd 

We Like to Move It, Move It text over background of interconnected cogs with images of people, buses, bikes, boats etc inside the cog

Buckle up! Get ready to move and groove as we explore movement and transportation through cars, trucks, planes, trains, rocket ships, busses and more!