Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) was formed in the fall of 1990 when two Waterloo undergraduate students saw a similar program at another Canadian university. Taking what they saw to Waterloo, they ran their first camps for grades 5 and 6 students in 1991, and reached 200 students.
Since then, ESQ has grown to be recognized as a leader in Science and Engineering camps in Canada and now offers multiple summer camps for children entering grades 1 to 9. Annually the summer camp fills close to 3,000 spots and runs in various rural and indigenous locations in Ontario.
The Leader in Training (LIT) program builds leadership skills through group problem solving, hands-on program development and delivery, first-hand experience working with children and the opportunity to complete volunteer service hours. The program consists of a training session followed by a volunteer placement in one of our ESQ Camps.