Queen’s University is excited to once again host a variety of summer camps on campus, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Along with the return of 10 in-person Queen’s camps, there are some exciting new programs being offered. Summer camp season kicked off July 4, with camps running throughout the summer. Queen’s Camps annually welcome over 3,000 youth through the camps and employ over 100 post-secondary students.
The Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) is offering a QSEA Girls Program, and a QSEA Black Youth in STEM program for the first time this year. Both programs are free of charge and are aimed at reducing barriers for these under-represented groups. Queen's Athletics & Recreation, the leading camp provider in the Kingston area with their Q-Camps, is offering some new camps including the Gaels Rugby: Junior & Senior Skills, Survivor Camp, jointly led Art & Sports Camps, and Code, Create & Play with Code Ninjas.
There are camps being offered for all ages and interests – from science to drama, art to eco-adventures, and from math to sports. The ever-popular Science Quest, run by the Queen’s University Engineering Society student group, has camps specializing in robotics, science, computing, and offers girls specific camps. Campers with the Agnes Art Camp will get to explore making art through sculpting, painting, print-making, collage, and more.
“We’re delighted to see a return of children and youth programming through Queen’s Athletics & Recreation this summer!" said Sarah Utting, Coordinator Youth Programs and Community Engagement, Queen’s University Athletics & Recreation.
Our ‘Q Camps’ programs offer a wide variety of camps from ages 5 to 18 with an emphasis on physical literacy and sport for life. We utilize the talents of our Queen’s University students and their backgrounds in physical activity, sport, teaching and instruction along with their own studies and interests, to provide a really diverse and exciting range of activity.” \
She added, “We hope the camps introduce youth in our community to a variety of ways to get active and delivered in a way that encourages a sense and spirit of discovery to build self-esteem, teamwork, and skill.”
Most camps have limited availability. Please visit the camp websites linked above for details.