Summer camps

We provide summer camp experiences designed to allow children to explore and engage their passions in a safe, exceptional, educational environment. Registration is open for summer 2018!

Week-long camps run Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout July and August.

Outdoor activity breaks will be scheduled throughout each day (weather permitting). Costs include materials and supplies for projects, experiments and activities. Participants are expected to bring their own peanut-free lunches, beverages and snacks.

We welcome campers aged five to 12.

  • fee: $260 per week
  • before- and after-camp child care is available beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. daily for an additional fee.
  • additional fee:
    • one service for $10 per week
    • both services for $20 per week.
  • discounts: Are you a Georgian College student, staff member, alumni or a returning camper? You may be eligible for a discount of up to $50 per week. Call us for the promo code you can use to register.

For more information about summer camps please email summercamps@georgiancollege.ca or call 705.728.1968, ext. 5530.

Camp descriptions

Art: Creative Thinkers (Barrie Campus)

Campers learn new skills in this arts and crafts-based camp and will develop their painting, drawing, cutting, pasting and sculpting skills. The will also participate in themed days to enhance their artistic skill and work on pieces to display at their art show at the end of the week.

AGES five to seven

  • week 1: July 3 to 6
  • week 4: July 23 to 27
  • week 6: Aug. 7 to 10
  • week 8: Aug. 20 to 24
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Art: Urban Art (Barrie Campus)

In this advanced art-based program, campers will hone their existing skills, as well as develop new techniques in various aspects of fine arts. Campers will be engaged in themed days, providing them with the opportunity to immerse themselves in sketching, sculpting and painting.

AGES eight to 11

  • week 2: July 9 to 13
  • week 5: July 30 to Aug. 3
  • week 7: Aug. 13 to 17
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Crime Scene Investigation: CSI (Barrie Campus)

Youngsters will use their sleuthing skills to explore crime scene scenarios. Your child will learn basic forensic techniques and critical thinking skills through fun and interactive training exercises.

AGES nine to 11

  • week 2: July 9 to 13
  • week 3: July 16 to 20
  • week 5: July 30 to Aug. 3
  • week 8: Aug. 20 to 24
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Leadership Camp (Barrie Campus)

This energy boosting camp guides campers on a journey to reimagine what the world could be and how they as individuals can contribute and support that vision. Campers will participate in educational activities about self-esteem, social media and peer pressure, and will develop new strategies for promoting a positive outlook.

AGES nine to 12

  • week 5: July 30 to Aug. 3
  • week 7: Aug. 13 to 17
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Master Builders’ Camp using LEGO® (Barrie Campus)

Calling all Lego fans! This camp provides not only traditional Lego-based educational opportunities, but also engineering and technology. Campers will work together and on their own as learn about building with Lego and programming moving Lego “We Do” structures.

AGES five to seven

  • week 1: July 3 to 6
  • week 2: July 9 to 13
  • week 4: July 23 to 27
  • week 6: Aug. 7 to 10
  • week 8: Aug. 20 to 24
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Robot Academy using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® (Barrie Campus)

This advanced Lego camp incorporates technology, computer programming and engineering for older campers. Throughout the week, campers will work with Lego Mindstorms kits as they work to build and program their robots to follow specific commands, play songs and even be guided through obstacle courses.

AGES eight to 11

  • week 1: July 3 to 6
  • week 3: July 16 to 20
  • week 4: July 23 to 27
  • week 6: Aug. 7 to 10
  • week 7: Aug. 13 to 17
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Science: Explorers (Barrie Campus)

Lab coats, goggles and a real-world lab setting will make your child feel like a scientist for the week! Designed with younger learners in mind, this science camp will help your child get excited about the world of science. Junior scientist will learn the basics of science through interactive experiments in an inclusive and educational learning environment. Junior scientists will complete a group project to display at our weekly science fair.

AGES five to seven

  • week 3: July 16 to 20
  • week 6: Aug. 7 to 10
  • week 7: Aug. 13 to 17
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Science: Scientists in Training (Barrie Campus)

Calling all future scientists! In this science training program, young scientists will have the opportunity to learn the FUN-damentals of science in a real-world lab setting. Through collaboration and critical thinking, campers will put on their scientist hats and explore all aspects of science. Physics, chemistry and biology are only a few topics. Daily experiments and science fair projects will enrich the minds of our future scientists.

AGES eight to 11

  • week 1: July 3 to 6
  • week 5: July 30 to Aug. 3
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Theatre (Barrie Campus)

In this inclusive camp, counsellors help guide campers through the process of putting on a production. Campers will learn about different components of drama (monologue, singing, etc.,) and will participate in writing and producing their own screenplay, creating sets and performing their play at the end of the week for family and friends.

AGES eight to 11

  • week 2: July 9 to 13
  • week 4: July 23 to 27
  • week 8: Aug. 20 to 24
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