Each year, Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, La Cité Collégiale and St. Paul University offer a week-long enriched learning experience to bright and highly motivated students in grades 8-11 (Ontario) and Sec. 2-5 (Québec). More than 3,000 students participate in this program annually, and Carleton hosts about 1000 students.

About fifty mini-courses are offered at Carleton University to students from grades 8 – 11. These students come from various school boards in eastern Ontario and western Quebec. The mini-courses are taught by instructors and graduate students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty Public Affairs, Sprott School of Business, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Design.