Fall 2023 Programs

Get ready for a STEM-filled Fall!

Engineering Outreach's Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) programs are a mix of hands-on science and engineering projects, design challenges, and mentorship opportunities. All clubs and camps are taught by passionate Engineering or Science university students. We are pleased to announce ESQ’s Fall line-up of clubs, family workshops, and PD day camps.  

Registration for our Fall 2023 programs is now open!

To register for the programs below you will have to create an account with our registration system. If you already have one created, perfect! If you have not created an account with us yet, you can do so by following our registration guidelines.

techquest clubs with details mentioned below

ESQ TechQuest Clubs

4-Week In-Person Programs

When: Weekly on Tuesday evenings, Starting September 26th

  • Junior Clubs: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    • Grades. 5-6 - Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17
    • Grades 3-4 - Nov 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Senior Clubs:  6:30 - 9:00 pm
    • Grades 7-8 - Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17
    • Grades 9-12 - Nov 7, 14, 21, 28

Location: UWaterloo Main Campus

Program Pricing: $120 (+HST for grades 9-12 club)

Inviting all technology and robotics enthusiasts! Introducing ESQ’s TechQuest series, an after-school club for youth in Grades 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12, which will run throughout the fall. In an inquiry-based curriculum, participants will create and problem-solve using different tech platforms with a focus on computer programming. Your child will be taught the fundamentals of coding and get the opportunity to work on a variety of fun coding projects over the four-weeks, such as creating their own interactive games and building robots. Are you ready to jump on the AI train and create systems that will automate our world? Join us!

Drop-off for all after-school clubs begins as early as 20 mins before the start time.

Registration will open Friday September 1st @ 12:00 pm EST and can be found under 'ESQ Fall 2023' in our Registration System

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ESQ Early Birds Saturday Clubs

5-Week In-Person Programs

When: Weekly on Saturday Mornings, 9:00-11:30 am (see session dates below)

Location: UWaterloo Main Campus
Program Pricing: $140 

Wake up and start your day off with ESQ! Join ESQ’s Saturday Morning Early Birds Club, and let’s explore what it’s like to be an engineer! Over the five-week program, your child will use inquiry-based learning in fun weekly themes, such as mad scientist and all things STEAM. We invite youth in Grades 1-3 to imagine, experiment, and create with us!

Drop-off is from 8:45-9:00 am for each club session.

Session Dates:

  • Grades 2-3: Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11  
  • Grades 1-2: Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16 

Registration will open Friday, September 1st @ 12:00 pm EST and can be found under 'ESQ Fall 2023' in our Registration System

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Family STEM Drop-in Nights

Family Drop-in STEM Workshops

When: Monday evenings, 6:30 - 8:00 pm (see workshop dates below)

Location: UWaterloo Main Campus

Workshop price: $15 

Calling all parents/guardians! Join ESQ Family STEM Night sessions on Monday nights throughout the fall. ESQ will be hosting 1.5 - 2 hour STEM workshops for youth and families with kids in Grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. The evening will challenge the whole family to use creativity and the engineering design process in hands-on workshop themes related to Climate Action, Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Affordable and Clean energy!

Workshop Dates: 

  • Grades K-1: Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 20 
  • Grades 2-3: Oct 2, Oct 30, Nov 27 
  • Grades 4-5: Oct 16,  Nov 6, Dec 4 

Registration will open on Friday September, 1st @ 12:00 pm EST in our registration system. We welcome siblings to attend alongside kids identified in the ages above. 

ESQ PD Day camps with details mentioned below

PD Day Camps

Full-day Camp

Professional Development Days for WRDSB/WCDSB 

When: 8:30 am-4:30 pm 

  • Friday, October 6  
  • Monday, November 13  

Location: UWaterloo Main Campus

Camp price: $80 

ESQ is offering full-day PD Day camps for youth in grades 3-5. Our camp participants explore the world of science, engineering and technology through participation in exciting hands-on projects. Put your thinking caps on, and let’s explore all things STEM in this day of fun!


Registration for October 6th will open on Friday, September 1st @ 12:00 pm EST, and can be found under 'ESQ Fall 2023' in our Registration System. November registration will be announced in an upcoming newsletter.