2013 Actua Award for Leadership and Innovation

Each summer, Engineering Science Quest offers summer day camp programming for children entering grades 2 to 9. Our camp participants explore the world of science, engineering and technology through participation in hands-on projects. Each year, our staff of engineering, science and education university students develop exciting new activities for their camp that explore:

  • physics
  • chemistry
  • biology and health science
  • civil engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • electrical and computer engineering 

All our university level staff have received first-aid training within the past two years, and are screened via vulnerable sector police checks and an interview process. 

We run the majority of our programming at the University of Waterloo campus. We also have teams of staff that run virtual camps for those that cannot join us in person. The price of our programs depend on location and subject matter. All registration fees include the cost of materials and a camp shirt to be worn daily. Additional camp shirts are available for purchase at an extra cost.

ESQ will not operate on Canada Day and the August Civic holiday. 

Bursaries and awards are available for our camps. More information can be found on our Bursaries and Awards page.

Registration for In-Person Summer 2022 Camps will open January 24th at 12:00pm! We will have details for additional Virtual-Only camps available at a later date.
 

 Grade 4-5

Camp Name Price Dates
Suzuki (STEM) - A $290 July 4-8, July 11-15, Aug 2-5 (Four Days; $235), Aug 8-12
Suzuki (STEM) - B $290 *NEW* July 4-8, *NEW* July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, *NEW* Aug 2-5 (Four Days; $235), *NEW* Aug 8-12, Aug 15-19, Aug 22-26 
Hawking (Tech) - A $340 July 4-8, July 11-15, Aug 2-5 (Four Days; $290), Aug 8-12
Hawking (Tech) - B $340 July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug 15-19, Aug 22-26

 Grade 6-7

Camp Name Price Dates
Newton (STEM) - A $290 July 4-8, July 11-15, Aug 2-5 (Four Days; $235), Aug 8-12
Newton (STEM) - B $290 July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug 15-19, Aug 22-26
Strickland (Tech) - A $340 July 4-8, July 11-15, Aug 2-5 (Four Days; $290), Aug 8-12
Strickland (Tech) - B $340 July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug 15-19, Aug 22-26

Grade 8-9 

Camp Name Price Dates
Edison (STEM) - A $290 July 4-8, July 11-15, Aug 2-5 (Four Days; $235), Aug 8-12
Edison (STEM) - B $290 July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug 15-19, Aug 22-26
Tesla (Tech) - A $340 July 4-8, July 11-15, Aug 2-5 (Four Days; $290), Aug 8-12
Tesla (Tech) - B $340 July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug 15-19, Aug 22-26

Virtual Camps

Please note: Virtual camps will run the same content each week.

Camp Name Price Dates
Neutron (Grade 2 - 3, Kit-Based) $115 July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug 15-19, Aug 22-26
Proton (Grade 4 - 5, Kit-Based) $125 July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug 15-19, Aug 22-26
Quark (Grade 6 - 7, Kit-Based) $155 July 4-8, July 11-15, Aug 2-5 (Four Days; $125), Aug 8-12
Muon (Grade 8 - 9, Kit-Based) $155 July 4-8, July 11-15, Aug 2-5 (Four Days; $125), Aug 8-12

CLICK HERE FOR MORE VIRTUAL CAMP DETAILS


Optional Additions (In Person Camps)

Item Details Price
Cheese Pizza Slice Offered for one lunch per camp week $1.50+HST per slice
Pepperoni Pizza Slice Offered for one lunch per camp week $1.50+HST per slice
Gluten-Free Cheese Pizza Slice Offered for one lunch per camp week $2.00+HST per slice
Extra T-Shirt - $5.00+HST