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Family camps

Register for Family camps

A recent research report from Let's Talk Science indicates parents are not discussing the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for their children’s futures. Parents need access to high-quality programs and resources to help encourage these conversations. They are often unfamiliar with activities and strategies that can stimulate this interest in their children.

Join us for these new summer programs where you can learn alongside your children and leave with a variety of practical activities and resources that can be done at home. Daily activities will be geared to the ages of the campers. You can register for one, two, three, four or all five days. Online resources will be available after the camp programs end.

All camp programs make use of laptops, digital cameras, science and engineering equipment and iPad technology. You will work as a family group to complete the activities.

Camps are offered at the university's north Oshawa location, 2000 Simcoe Street North, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Registration fee and information

  • Registration fee and information

    Registration fee

    The basic family registration is $60 per camp session for one adult and two children. Campers must be at least five years old.

    • Only $10 for each additional child (up to two additional children per family).
    • Only $10 for each additional adult/parent.

    There is a discounted registration fee for University of Ontario Institute of Technology or Durham College faculty and staff.


    Payment methods 

    • Credit card: Payment is made online (Visa or Mastercard only).
    • Cheque: Register online and choose the cheque payment method. Mail your cheque payment (see mailing information in the How to register - Payment by cheque section below).
  • Full camps and waitlists

    If a camp is marked as FULL on the Summer camp dates page, you can ask be added to a waitlist. If space becomes available for a requested camp, you will be notified and provided with instructions to register.

    Contact Sheila Rhodes to add your name to the waitlist.

  • Cancellations and refunds

    Cancellations must be submitted in writing or by email to and made at least seven calendar days prior to the start of the program to be entitled to a full refund, less a $10 fee for each camp session. Refunds will not be provided for cancellations received after this date.

How to register

  • Payment by credit card

    Fill out the form below and pay online with a credit card (Visa or Mastercard):

  • Payment by cheque
    1. Fill out the form below and choose the Cheque payment method:
    2. Mail your cheque payment to:

      Sheila Rhodes
      Faculty of Education
      University of Ontario Institute of Technology
      2000 Simcoe Street North
      Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre, Room 1038
      Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K4

      Cheques can be made payable to UOIT Summer Camps. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted. Please record the confirmation number (received after filling out the online registration form) in the memo section of the cheque. 

For more information, contact:

Sheila Rhodes
Faculty of Education
905.721.8668 ext. 2893