Summer camps

Every week at Youth University includes exciting discovery sessions, adventurous recreation, and full camp activities.  Our camps are for kids finishing grades 2-8.

Kids will:

  • Have a university student mentor lead exciting hands on experiences
  • Experience life on a university campus
  • Swim in the Brock University Pool (note the pool is closed for week 8)
  • Climb at our outdoor Rock Climbing and High Ropes Challenge Course
  • Participate in daily recreation and camp wide activities
Young boy holding bug

2018 Summer Camp Schedule

RoboticsTechnologyScienceArtsAdventuresLeaders in Training
Gr. 4 to 8Gr. 4 to 8Gr. 4 to 8Gr. 2 to 6Gr. 2 to 6Gr. 8 to 11
July 3-6Battle BotsCodingEarth & Enviro ScienceDIY Studio (gr. 2 to 8)Outdoor Survivors
July 9 -13Simple MachinesVideographyMini-MdPerforming ArtsAmazing Race: Ancient TimesLIT - 1 of 2
July 16-20VehiclesGame DesignEngineering (gr. 2 - 8)Canvas & ClayOutdoor SurvivorsLIT - 2 of 2
July 23-27AnimalsCodingFood ScienceCharacter DesignAmazing Race: PiratesLIT - 1 of 2
July 30 - Aug 3Battle BotsVideographyEngineering (gr. 2 - 8 )DIY Studio (gr. 2 to 8)Outdoor SurvivorsLIT - 2 of 2
Aug 7 - 10Simple MachinesGame DesignEarth & Enviro SciencePerforming ArtsAmazing Race: JurassicLIT - 1 of 2
Aug 13-17VehiclesCodingMini-MdCanvas & ClayOutdoor SurvivorsLIT - 2 of 2
Aug 20-24AnimalsGame DesignFood ScienceCharacter DesignAmazing Race: Ancient Times

Extended care

Extended care is available from: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $40/week. Pre-registration is required.

An optional, well-balanced meal plan may be purchased at the time of registration. Campers are welcome to bring their own lunches from home (in fact 50% of our campers do so).  Meal plan is not available at camps downtown.

Cost: $TBD + HST per week

Each camper will receive one YU camp shirt to be worn each day of camp. Additional shirts can be purchased for $10 during registration.

Available to qualifying families through the Niagara Region Children’s Services. To apply online, visit or call 905-984-3750. You may register for camp anytime.

$200 per week
$190 per week for Brock families or when registering for multiple weeks or multiple siblings

We will swim at the Brock University pool multiple times each week. Certified lifeguards are on duty and monitor our swim time, as well as our instructors will be in the water to monitor campers and play. Campers who are 9 years old and under who wish to swim in the middle or deep end of the pool (this includes the diving boards and tarzan rope) must complete a swim test administered by the lifeguards. Please note that swimming is NOT available in week 8 as the Brock pool is closed for annual maintenance.

Youth University campers will have the opportunity to climb at our Outdoor Rock Climbing Tower and Challenge Course once during their camp week. Although our trained ropes course facilitators will encourage campers to question their perceptions of what they believe they can accomplish, we would never push them too far where learning is replaced by fear. We encourage everyone to find a challenge that is right for them. (not applicable to camps downtown)

We recognize that life is full of surprises, but we also have obligations to our staff and suppliers.  Camps cancelled before June 19 2018 will be fully refunded. Between June 19 and one week prior to the start date of your child’s session you will be refunded partial fees (owing only a $50 administration fee). If you cancel less than a week before camp, fees become non-refundable. Please note, missed camp days cannot be made up.

The meal plan and extended care are optional but must be paid in full at the time of registration (and can only be added two weeks in advance).