March Break and Summer Camps

Ignite your curiosity with UTS Camps!


Registration is now open for Summer 2024!

Are you looking for an enriching and fun-filled experience for your child? Look no further! We are thrilled to introduce our exceptional lineup of March Break and summer camps that promise to ignite your child's curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking skills.

Questions? Get in touch at [email protected]

Summer 2024

Changemakers

Learn. Advocate. Do.

Grade in September 2024 8 to 10
Fee$425
DatesJuly 15, 2024 to July 19, 2024 

Calling all changemakers! Do you feel passionately about a cause or injustice in the world? Do you want to learn tangible skills to affect actual change in your community? Then this is the camp for you. Dive into the heart of exciting non-profit initiatives. Craft and pitch your passion project to change the game. Get your hands dirty making a real difference in our community every afternoon. Let's make waves together!

Register today!

Hands on Math
Grade in September 2024 4 to 6
Fee$400
DatesJuly 8 to July 12 

 

Do you love math? Does Sudoku tickle your brain? Expand your understanding of math and how to apply it in the real world as you build intricate 3D structures and learn ways to solve puzzles with logic.  Get to know different ways of using math in new and unexpected ways. Math is everywhere, so sign up for Hands on Math to see it in a new light.  Please note that this camp is similar to the one that ran during March Break 2024.  Students are welcome to register again, but the programming will not be significantly different.  

This program welcomes all math skill levels.

This camp is now full. Please explore our other options or join our mailing list at the bottom of this page to be informed of new openings!

 

Getting into Character: Drawing Skills for Character Design

Getting into Character: Drawing Skills for Character Design

Grade in September 2024 5 to 7
Fee$425
DatesJuly 15, 2024 to July 19, 2024 

Who creates the characters in your favourite games, comics and films? Who decides what they look like and how does the visual appearance of these characters help tell the story? In this introduction to character design, campers will build their creative thinking and their drawing skills as they invent and develop a visual character design. In addition to learning about the creative process of character designers, campers will work in the art studio and develop their observational and figure drawing skills, how to use and control colour (pencil crayon and digital options) and other key visual literacy strategies.

This is a laptop optional camp.  Students who bring one should already be familiar with their programs (photoshop, GIMP etc), teaching will focus on the process, not the software.  All physical materials will be provided.

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Global Health Mini-Masters
Grade in September 2024 7 to 10
Fee$475
DatesJuly 8 - 12 

 

At this camp, you get a taste of graduate-level learning from faculty who will help you unpack the most pressing global health issues facing the most vulnerable populations around the world. Their real-world global health experience and expert investigative skills, will show you what it takes to master global health!

With the Mini-Masters you'll explore the importance of global health access guided by the themes of diversity, equity, justice and kindness. You'll hone your critical thinking skills and unleash your creativity to address the most urgent global healthcare challenges today and come up with solutions of your own!


Global Health Mini-Masters is offered in partnership with Postgraduate Medical Education, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. For more information about Global Health Mini-Masters, please visit their website.

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Integrative Thinking

Problem-Solving for the 21st Century

Grade in September 2024 7 to 9
Fee$450
DatesJuly 2, 2024 to July 5, 2024 

Partnering with the I-Think Institute, this camp invites curious minds to harness the power of Integrative Thinking (a problem solving approach developed by Roger Martin at the Rotman School of Business) to solve real world problems.  In this program, participants will take on the role of environmental consultants to Dufferin Mall to help develop their sustainability practices.  Working in small groups, they will research the issues (including a trip to Dufferin Mall) and develop solutions, culminating in presentations on the final day (parents and guardians welcome to attend).

Register today!

Maximum City
Grade in September 2024 5 to 8 (Intermediate)
9 to 11 (Senior)
Fee$550
DatesIntermediate and Senior
July 8 to July 12
July 15 to July 19

Intermediate only
July 22 to July 26 

Maximum City camps offer hands-on learning and discovery of what makes cities work. Topics include design, architecture, health, sustainability, and climate change. Campers explore these issues through a series of field trips and collaborative activities led by experts. Our camps have operated on the University of Toronto downtown campus since 2011 and in satellite locations around the world.


No prior knowledge is required. Learn more here or contact Maximum City at [email protected].

This camp is for students who want to learn:

  • How to design
  • How to collaborate
  • How to build community
  • How to solve problems


Register today!

Intermediate

Senior

Parliamentary Debate (Introduction)
Grade in September 2024 5 to 7
Fee$500
DatesJuly 8 to July 12 

If you are new to debate, and are looking to build a set of foundational skills in these areas, this camp is for you!  Run by experienced debaters and coaches, this camp will teach you the basics of argumentation, refutation and rebuilding and provide an introduction to Canadian Parliamentary debating.  Whether you are looking to get involved in competitive debating, to build confidence in public speaking or just wanting to build a solid foundation for your future English and humanities courses, this program will have something for you.  No experience necessary.

Please note: this program is offered as a free co-curricular to all Foundation students at UTS during the school year.

This camp is now full. Please explore our other options or join our mailing list at the bottom of this page to be informed of new openings!

Parliamentary Debate (Expansion)

Argue, refute, deliberate, with style!

Grade in September 2024 8 to 11
Fee$500
DatesJuly 22 to July 26 

If you have some experience with debate and are looking to build upon your current skills in Canadian Parliamentary Debate, this camp is for you!  Run by experienced debaters and coaches, this camp will teach you how to construct analyzed arguments, provide compelling refutation and rebuilding, and persuade judges. Whether you are involved in competitive debating, enjoy speaking in front of your peers, or just like arguing, there is something for everyone! For students entering Grade 8-12, students with no experience still welcome. 

This camp is now full. Please explore our other options or join our mailing list at the bottom of this page to be informed of new openings!

 

 

Tech Apps & Coding
Grade in September 2024 6 to 8
Fee$450
DatesJuly 15 to July 19 

Hey there, future technology thinkers and app developers! Ready to embark on an epic techy adventure this summer? This program unlocks the secrets of coding fundamentals, hot topics in tech, and the creation of mobile apps! Immerse yourself in a fun and interactive learning environment, where an expert mentor will guide you through exciting activities. From designing sleek user interfaces and adding cool app features to diving into tech ideas and artificial intelligence, you'll gain both analysis skills and hands-on experience to bring ideas to life! Don't miss this chance to enhance your tech skills, team up with new friends, and unleash your creativity! Sign up now for the app-tastic summer of a lifetime! (Note - this program will be similar to that offered in Summer 2023.  If you attended that program, please explore our other programs). 

UTS is a Bring-Your-Own-Device school, thus participants are required to provide their own laptop - phones are optional but recommended.

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The Story Jam
Grade in September 2024 4 to 6
Fee$375
DatesJuly 15, 2024 to July 19, 2024

Whether you're new to creative writing or want to hone your story-telling skills, The Story Jam welcomes you for a week of writing, reading and exploration. Come with enthusiasm and leave with a completed short story at the end of Camp. We’ll break down the history and importance of stories and the way we tell them while taking a look at our favourite novels, games, comics, movies and zines. Take the first step of your wordsmithing journey and join the Jam!

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Important Details

Getting here

University of Toronto Schools is located on the corner of Spadina Ave and Bloor St. W. at 371 Bloor Street West.  The main entrance is located off of Washington Ave. (one block south of Bloor).  

  • The two closest subway stations are Spadina and St. George.
  • Street parking is limited in the area; there is a small paid parking lot (run by the University of Toronto) located behind the building and accessible from the northbound lane of Spadina Ave.  
  • If arriving by bike, there are several bike posts surrounding our school.
Lunch

  • UTS does not offer a purchasable lunch program.  Students should bring a packed lunch or be prepared to purchase in the neighborhood.
  • In general, participants currently in Grade 9 or lower eat their lunch on site under supervision; while participants currently in Grade 10 or higher are unsupervised during lunch.  Younger students can be given permission to leave the building during lunch, but with the understanding that they will be unsupervised.
Extended Care

UTS is pleased to offer a complimentary extended care program for the convenience of parents and guardians.  It runs from 8:00 a.m. to camp start, and from camp end to 5:00 p.m. 

Cancellation Policy

University of Toronto Schools (UTS) reserves the right to reschedule or cancel any Experience Innovation @ UTS program. We strive to let clients know if a program has to be rescheduled or cancelled well in advance of the start date.

  • If UTS cancels, clients will be contacted and rebooked for another program of the same or similar program. In the case of a UTS cancellation, registrants may also request a full refund.
  • If a client cancels, all cancellations prior to the cancellation deadlines listed below, are subject to a fee of $50. No refunds will be issued after June 15th for summer programs and February 15th for March Break programs.
  • Cancellation requests may be submitted by phone, email, online or in person. If you have any questions or concerns about our cancellation policy, please contact us at [email protected].

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