Virtual Ventures Programs – COVID 19 Update

July Update:

After extensive consideration, we unfortunately will not be offering any August camps in Summer 2020.

June Update:

Following extensive consultation, it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel all Virtual Ventures camps for the Summer 2020 season due to concerns regarding the safety of providing in-person programs in the coming months. We would like to emphasize that this decision was not made lightly, as we understand it affects each and every one of our campers, parents, and staff. Please note, Virtual Ventures operates separately from other Carleton on-campus camps (such as Ravens Sports Camp).

All Summer 2020 registered participants should have received an email from us on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (to the email(s) provided in your online account). If you did not receive this email please email us at vv.director@carleton.ca.

Looking ahead to late summer, we are currently examining the possibility of opening new reduced capacity camps during the month of August, providing they can be offered in a manner that adheres to safety guidelines developed by Ottawa Public Health, the Ontario Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and the Public Health Agency of Canada. A decision will be made regarding reduced capacity camps by July 1, 2020.

While we are saddened that campers will not be joining us on campus at Carleton University, we are extremely excited to announce that we will be taking Virtual Ventures truly virtual this summer by offering a set of at-home camp kits for a variety of age levels and interests. Our instructors are hard at work developing engaging content for our campers, with registration/orders for these camps/kits set to open on June 15, 2020 (additional information to follow shortly).

Payments made towards Summer 2020 camps will be refunded automatically (processed in order of camp week). We ask for your patience as we carry out a high volume of refunds and would like to assure you that camp refunds will begin to be processed as soon as our system allows.

If you would like to retain your fees as a credit on your online account (which can be applied towards virtual programs/kits or future programs with Virtual Ventures) in lieu of a refund for Summer 2020 camps, please let us know by Sunday, June 6 by emailing vv.director@carleton.ca. Should you choose to receive a credit, and do not enrol in any virtual programs/camp kits, you can request a refund of this credit at a later date.

Thank you again for your support of our programs. We look forward to hosting you on campus in the future!

We invite you to follow along with our daily STEM activities on Twitter (@VirtualVentures) and Facebook (facebook.com/VirtualVentures) during this time.