Spring Break Camps 2022

The University of Toronto offers a range of camp programs for children during March Break. Please be advised that this list is for information purposes only. The Family Care Office does not run camp programming for children. Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact the camp provider directly. Due to limited resources, only University of Toronto camps are listed on this page.

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO CAMPS

Department of Mathematics

40 St George St, Room 6290, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4
Tel: 416-978-4948
Email: outreach@math.toronto.edu

Math Outreach Programs

https://mathplus.math.utoronto.ca/home/online_courses

Bursaries are available for these programs. Further information can be found on Bursary Application page.

We are offering new project-inspired camps for students in Grades 1-10 during March Break (March 14 – 18) and various and enrichment courses in the Spring term. The spring programs will be online, and the Summer programs will be offered both online and in-person. Please see details here: Math Outreach Programs. <https://mathplus.math.toronto.edu/home/online_courses>

March Break Camps

The March Break Camp program is designed to keep students engaged in learning math and explore math in real-life and hands-on scenarios. Campers will spend the morning learning fun math concepts, and will regroup for in the afternoon working on the hands-on aspect of creating projects.

  • Project-Based Math Camps for Grade 1 – 10

Spring Math Enrichment Courses

  • Grade 1/2: Real Life Mathematics
    · Grade 3/4: Math Circle Problem-Solving Club
    ·  Grade 4/5: Math in Architecture (Geometry-Focused)
    ·  Grade 5/6: Breaking Secret Codes (Cryptography)
    ·  Grade 6/7: Math in Data Analysis
    ·  Grade 7/8: Mathematical Applications in Real Life
    ·  Grade 8/9: Math in Outer Space
    ·  Grade 9/10: Math Circle Problem-Solving Club
    ·  High School Advanced Math Club (Grade 10 – 12): Fractals & Dynamical Systems

Spring Enrichment Courses: https://mathplus.math.toronto.edu/home/full_course_descriptions_online_courses2

Summer Math Enrichment Camps

Summer Math Enrichment Camps are here! Our week-long day camps expose students in grades 1-10 to math in a fun, interactive, and hands-on way. We intend on offering virtual and in-person camps during certain weeks of July and August. Note: Please register your child into the grade they are going into in September.

  • Term 1 (July 11-15, In-Person): Math Circle Problem-Solving Camps (Grades 1-10)
  • Term 2 (July 25-29, Online): Math in Algorithm & Coding Camps (Grades 1-10)
  • Term 3 (August 16-20, Online): Enrichment/Project-Based Math Camps (Grades 1-10)

Dates and Schedule

  • March Break Camps: Week of March Break (five days)
  • Enrichment Courses: May 10 – June 17, 2022 (six weeks)
  • High School Advanced Math Clubs: May 28 – June 18 (four weeks)

Course Streams

Enrichment Courses – These courses are designed for students who are confident in math concepts at their grade level and are looking for greater challenges and new ways to stimulate their interest in math. For those already familiar with our past “Enriching Minds” clubs and camps, these courses will be in a similar vein, adapted for the online experience. We will be offering some special themes and formats this Spring.

Math Circle Camps – Math Circle provides students with an opportunity to learn to solve problems that foster mathematical thinking. Campers will get creative when investigating problems that are “easy to pose, challenging to solve, require connections among several concepts and techniques, and lead to significant math ideas.” (Wikipedia).

Project-Based Math Camps – Campers will discover the endless connections of mathematics to the world around us through the project-based camps. Through mini activities, crafts, and games, campers will build meaningful hands-on math projects.

Algorithm & Coding Camps – The strong and beautiful relationship between Algorithms, Coding and Math will be introduced to young coders in this camp. Building on math knowledge, like geometry, solving math puzzles, and learning key programming concepts, students code together to solve challenges and mini projects.

Technical Requirements

Online classes will be taught live on Zoom, and materials will be organized on Google Classroom. Both platforms are free, and students will receive an invitation link a week prior to the course start date.

Program Fees and Financial Support

  • Junior Courses & Camps: $225
  • High School Courses & Camps: $240+tax
  • High School Advanced Math Clubs: $325+tax

We have adjusted our bursary process in order to maintain accessibility for families financially impacted by lay-offs and reduced hours. If you are unable to pay the full program because you have been financially affected by the COVID-19 situation or are otherwise low-income, please apply for a bursary. Further information and an application form can be found here: https://mathplus.math.utoronto.ca/home/bursary

Refund Policy

There is a $50 administrative fee for cancellation requests. Cancellations made 48 hours before the first class will receive a full refund minus the administrative fee. Requests for refunds after the deadline will not be processed. Refunds will not be issued for absences or missed days or due to removal of a student from the program.

Registration

To register for any of these classes you must create an account on our registration system. Enrollment will close at midnight on the Wednesday before the first day of each term.

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

35 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1A4
Tel: 416-946-0816
Email: outreach@engineering.utoronto.ca

Virtual Girls’ Minecraft: Build, Design, Discover! Grades 5 – 6 | $400 | February 26th – March 19th

This immersive experience aims to build students’ digital literacy skills through gamification using Minecraft Education Edition in a girl-developed, girl-led, and girl-empowering setting. Occurring over the course of four Saturdays, students will be introduced to the world of Minecraft and learn how to navigate, design, and build in this world. Students will have the opportunity to work with their peers online to develop interactive prototypes and complete challenges using their critical thinking skills. They will learn about the Engineering Design Process throughout the week and apply this learning in their designs within a shared virtual world!

Please Note: This program is the same as our Minecraft: Build, Design, Discover! programs offered last summer. If you have participated in these classes with us before, you may find the content to be too similar.


Virtual
 | STEM Enrichment Courses |  Grades 9 – 12  | $250 | February 26th – March 19th (Cohort 2)

The STEM Enrichment Courses aim to challenge and excite highly-motivated students from grades 9 through 12 in various areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Led by upper-undergraduate and graduate engineering students, students explore advanced engineering topics and the range of projects engineers work on in order to build a better society. Students will realize what it means to be a well-rounded engineer in this community-oriented, remote and accessible virtual environment.

  • Grade 9/10 – Ethics in Modern Medicine and Biotechnology 
  • Grade 11/12 – Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
  • Grade 11/12 – Forensic Engineering: Investigating Engineering Materials

For more information on the program and to register, please visit our webpage.

Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

55 Harbord St., Toronto, ON M5S 2W6
Tel: 416-978-3436, ext. 0
Email: campuoft@utoronto.ca

All Camp U of T programs can be found here, and March Break Camps can be found here.

Important Information

It is recommend reviewing the Camp U of T policies prior to registering to ensure you are aware of refund policies, age and grade policies and discounts available.

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University of Toronto Scarborough

Camp U of T Scarborough will offer several virtual camps to be enjoyed over the March Break week.

*All virtual camps will be conducted on the Zoom Video Conferencing platform.

Virtual Programs: Afro-Caribbean Dance, Baking, Cooking, S.T.E.A.M. Lego, Magic Show & Workshop and Visual Arts!
Age Group: 5-12 years
Date: March 14-18

Registration Opens: 9AM February 14
Financial Assistance/Scholarship: N/A
Email Contact: camp.utsc@utoronto.ca

Camp Website & Registration Portal:  https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/retail-conference/camp-u-t-scarborough

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