The complete camp experience – at home!

To make STEM even more accessible for youth, Virtual Ventures has brought back its virtual camps for youth in grades 1-11 this summer. Campers will receive an at-home kit with curbside pick-up and delivery options, containing all the supplies needed to complete unique activities. Campers will be able to participate in a live daily virtual camp, paired with counsellors and other campers. There are two camp types that you can register for:

  • General virtual camp (understanding the basic concepts of programming, electronics and multimedia applications)
  • Engineering virtual camp (hands-on engineering challenges, demonstrations and experiments)

Schedule

General Virtual Camp

Discover new and exciting aspects of technology and engineering! Understand the concepts of programming, electronics and multimedia applications. Apply your new skills to create websites, build robots, design apps, develop 2D or 3D computer graphics, design engineering projects in mechanical, biomedical or civil engineering, etc. Our range of activities will satisfy every curious and adventurous mind!

Each week will have the same activities! Choose 2 different camps to see new activities each week!

Age suggestions are based on the grade completed in June 2021

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5* Week 6
Camp Kit Time Grade July 5-9 July 12-16 July 19-23 July 26-30 Aug 3-6* Aug 9-13
Explorers 9:00-10:00AM 1-3  Open  Full Open Open Open
1:00-2:00PM 1-3  Open Open Open Open Open
Nybbles 9:00-10:30AM 4-6    Full     3 Open Open Open
1:00-2:30PM 4-6  Open Open Open Open
Innovators 9:00-10:30AM 7-8  Open Open Open Open
1:00-2:30PM 7-8  Open Open Open Open Open
Destination Discovery 1:00-3:30PM 9-11  Open Open Open Open Open Open

*There will be no camp on Monday, August 2, 2021 (Week 5 is a 4-day Tuesday-Friday camp)

Engineering Virtual Camp

Dust off your lab coat and get on your safety goggles, because this week is full of experiments and excitement! Join us for Engineering camp, a week with all off-computer activities filled with hands-on engineering challenges, exciting demonstrations, and captivating experiments.

Age suggestions are based on the grade completed in June 2021

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5* Week 6
Camp Kit Time Grade July 5-9 July 12-16 July 19-23 July 26-30 Aug 3-6* Aug 9-13
Clever Creators 9:00-10:30AM 4-6  Full  Full Open Open Open Open
1:00-2:30PM 4-6 Open Open Open Open
Brilliant Builders 9:00-10:30AM 7-8  Open Open Open Open
1:00-2:30PM 7-8  Open Open Open Open Open

*There will be no camp on Monday, August 2, 2021 (Week 5 is a 4-day Tuesday-Friday camp)

— No session being offered this week/time

How the kits work

Every day, campers will be provided with live instruction and demonstration of how to use the items within the kits. The kits include all the supplies that are required to participate in the activities. Items include: Interactive activities, collaboration with camp peers, hear from Industry role models, activity walk throughs, and support from Instructors (even tape, all you may need is your own scissors!)

How you will receive the kit

Your kit will be delivered right to your home (Ottawa, Quebec, and GTA delivery only). Deliveries will go out the week before your scheduled virtual camp. Delivery costs are based on your address, and there is FREE curb side pickup available at Carleton University.

Read more about how the kits work!

View camp fees, delivery options and cancellation policy