Welcome to Engineering Science Quest

Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) envisions a world where interest in science and engineering is common among everyone. 

Our goal is to empower youth to be the change our world will need in the future by creating opportunities for them to increase confidence in their science, engineering and technology abilities.

We do this through engaging kids in hands-on activities that serve to explore the science behind their world!

About Us

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 2 to 9.  In addition to summer programs ESQ offers year-round programming including March Break camps, After School programming, in-school workshops, special events and community programming. Annually ESQ is able to reach over 10,000 children and youth.