Enrichment & Summer Programs for High School Students

Do you want to experience what it is like to be a U of T student?

Enrichment and Summer programs are offered on all three U of T campuses in a wide range of topics. The programs below reflect Summer 2020/2021 offerings. Programs offered are subject to change at the discretion of each department/campus. Please refer to program site directly for any updated information.

Due to COVID-19, some of our summer program have been postponed or moved online. For a list of programs that will be offered online for summer or fall 2021, please refer to the programs below.


St. George Campus

Camp U of T

Campus & Department: St. George – Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Age Group: Gr 9 – 10
Program Dates: not running this summer
Residence component: No
Financial assistance/Scholarship: No Email contact: campuoft@utoronto.ca

We are looking forward to another fun and active summer at Camp U of T!

With 28 camp programs available for children ages 4 years to 16 years, Camp U of T offers a broad range of experiences and opportunities to try new things, make new friends and learn new ways to enjoy sport, recreation, and play.

Camp U of T is offering a Sport Business program for individuals in grades 7 – 10. Campers will get to explore the other side of sports and what goes on behind the scenes! 

Daniels Minecraft Camp

Campus & Department: St. George – John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Age Group: Gr 3-8 (ages 8-14). This summer program is designed for all participants aged 8 to 14 (grades 3 to 8) who are interested in design, technology, art, science, and engineering. Ages will be grouped (8-10 and 11-14). Participants have more fun when they’re grouped with their friends so please let us know and we can match accordingly. 
Program Dates: The Daniels Minecraft Winter program will be streamed into two levels. Students will have some live instruction and some time to work individually and in teams. Mentors will be monitoring and supporting students during their individual and team work.

Level 1: Cityscapes, Level 2: World Building and Game Design — We will be offering our camp as a 1-week full-day or 2-week half-day program. 
Residence component: Online
Financial assistance/Scholarship: No Email contact: nene.brode@daniels.utoronto.ca

Our Daniels Minecraft Camp is back and better than ever! This program uses your participant’s love of Minecraft to explore the fundamentals of design and architecture while building teamwork and communication skills. This summer, we have partnered with two student groups: UofT eSports and Applied Architecture, Landscape and Design Group (AALD) to bring you two NEW programs – Level 1 (Cityscapes) and Level 2 (World Building and Game Design).

Minecraft is not only a game but a powerful design tool. This program fosters design skills and collaboration with group work through both Minecraft and other digital platforms. The program will also include guest visits, virtual field trips and special lectures. Students will leave the program with a certificate given to them during the graduation ceremony Registration for this program is now open

Registration is now open: Click here

Daniels Design Bootcamp

Campus & Department: St. George – John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Age Group: Gr 11-12 (16-18+) The Daniels Design Bootcamp is designed for late high school (grades 11 and 12) and undergraduate students of all disciplines who are interested in architecture (Ages 16+). This program is open to all participants, including English-speaking international students.
Program Dates: Session 1: June 28 to July 23, 2021 Session 2: July 26 to August 20, 2021 (All courses run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participants are welcome to continue working online during the break.)
Residence component: Online
Financial assistance/Scholarship: No Email contact: nene.brode@daniels.utoronto.ca

How do we look at and document our surroundings, from our front door to the city? How do we draw geometries and translate them into inhabited forms? How do we turn a model into a platform, a shelter, a pavilion? How do we draw the city, and our projects in it? The Daniels Design Bootcamp provides a comprehensive introduction to the discipline of architecture, giving you the opportunity to experience different ways of seeing, thinking, and making through the lens of design. The program will develop your skills in a broad range of design tools and techniques, providing a strong foundation to explore your creative potential.

For anyone interested in a future career in design, the Daniels Design Bootcamp is a great opportunity to experience the intensive studio culture that characterizes most architecture programs. Our bootcamp courses allow participants to build up collections of drawings and models that will complement admissions portfolios.

The program will also include:

  • Lectures by practicing architects and faculty.
  • Virtual field trips to local buildings and professional offices.
  • One-on-one instruction and feedback.
  • Training in representation, model-building, and related skills.
  • Periodic reviews where participants present their work to practicing architects and other design professionals.

Registration for this program is now open: Click here

Daniels Architecture & Film Bootcamp

Campus & Department: St. George – John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Age Group: Gr 11-12 (16-18+) The Daniels Design Bootcamp is designed for late high school (grades 11 and 12) and undergraduate students of all disciplines who are interested in architecture (Ages 16+). This program is open to all participants, including English-speaking international students.
Program Dates: Session 1: June 28 to July 23, 2021 Session 2: July 26 to August 20, 2021 (All courses run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participants are welcome to continue working online during the break.)
Residence component: Online
Financial assistance/Scholarship: No Email contact: nene.brode@daniels.utoronto.ca

Explore the world around you through the lens of architecture and film making. The solitude of moving through a narrow passage, the joy of arriving at a discovered garden, the abstraction of a new creating an exciting new world. These are the moments we seek to craft in our interpretations of the built environment.

The Daniels Faculty is delighted to collaborate with faculty member, architect and production designer, Jay Pooley in creating this 4-week intensive bootcamp divided into single-week courses. Students can take 1, 2, 3 or 4 courses. Jay’s unique background was recently featured in U of T News. Participants will be guided from conception to production of a film using architecture as an integral part of the story. Participants will leave the program with a creative project that could be included in a portfolio.

The program will also include:

  • One-on-one instruction and feedback
  • Workshops in representation and documentation architecture
  • Film screenings themed around architecture
  • Virtual field trips to local production facilities
  • Peer reviews where participants present their work to practicing architects and other design professionals 
  • Lectures by practicing architects and faculty.

Registration for this program  is now open: Click here

Daniels Digital Design Camp

Campus & Department: St. George – John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Age Group: Gr 7-9 (12-14). This summer program is designed for all participants aged 12 to 14 (grades 7 to 9) who are interested in design, technology, art, science, and engineering.
Program Dates: The Daniels Digital Design Camp is a being offered as 2-week half-day sessions and 1-week full days sessions throughout the summer
Residence component: Online
Financial assistance/Scholarship: No Email contact: nene.brode@daniels.utoronto.ca

We are pleased to announce that we will be working with the University of Toronto staff and faculty to digitally design projects that respond to five sites on campus. The intention is to design these five sites as built areas that would support outdoor classes in response to COVID-19. Students will learn about how the University of Toronto has been built over time and contribute ideas to how the campus can be redesigned to accommodate outdoor learning during the pandemic. These designs will be presented to staff and faculty, who will provide feedback during the design process. This program will give participants experience with real project management while fostering a greater sense of community involvement and responsibility. From concept to presentation, participants will gain collaborative skills and learn the importance of partnership in fun and creative ways.

This one-week summer camp will introduce the technology and skills necessary to complete a complex design project. Friends and family will be invited to join the final presentation online, allowing participants to practice their presentation skills. This experience could be used by participants in any future portfolio. We will have 10 participants with 1 leader.

The future of work is constantly evolving. Creativity and the ability to communicate your ideas will always be an essential set of skills. This camp gives participants opportunities to engage with the latest digital technologies, and to develop their design skills in a post-secondary environment. This program will help them think through a design problem and communicate the solution both visually and verbally using graphic software such as Sketchup, and other photo editors.  Participants will also receive access to the Adobe Creative Cloud during the program.

The program will also include: 

  • Lectures by practicing architects and faculty. 
  • Virtual field trips on campus. 
  • One-on-one instruction and feedback. 
  • Training in representation, model-building, and related skills. 
  • An interim and final review with University of Toronto staff and faculty to present their ideas and designs. 

Registration for this program is now open: Click here

DEEP Summer Academy

Campus & Department: St. George – Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
Age Group: Gr 9-12
Program Dates: not running this summer
Residence component: Residence optional
(includes tuition, six nights accommodation, daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, supervision and evening activities. Students staying in residence for more than one week receive their seventh night and Saturday excursion free)
Financial assistance/Scholarship: Yes
Email contact: outreach@ecf.utoronto.ca

The Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP) is designed for highly motivated high school students with an aptitude for science and math. DEEP provides students from around the world with the opportunity for advanced study in a variety of engineering, technology, business and science disciplines.

DEEP Summer Academy offers a wide variety of courses to students. While we have broken down our course offerings into several streams related by areas of study and subject matter, students are not only welcome but encouraged to select from any of the various course offerings. A few examples of the engineering streams are:

– Engineering a Healthier World,
– Manufacturing the Future,
– Not Your Average Robot: Autonomous Systems and Robotics,
– Smart Everything: Intelligent Systems
– The Not-So-Basic Basics: Fundamental Physics & Engineering

Participants have the opportunity to stay in residence while attending the program. The residence is located just a short walk from U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, where courses will be held. Students will dine together in the residence dining hall. A trained staff of residence dons will live with the participants. The residence program is a great opportunity to explore Toronto and gain some insight into what university life is really like!

DEEP Spring Seminar Series

Campus & Department: St. George – Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
Age Group: Gr 9-12
Program Dates: not running this summer
Application Dates: February to March
Residence component: Residence optional
(includes tuition, six nights accommodation, daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, supervision and evening activities. Students staying in residence for more than one week receive their seventh night and Saturday excursion free)
Financial assistance/Scholarship: Yes
Email contact: outreach@ecf.utoronto.ca

DEEP Spring Seminar Series is modeled after DEEP Summer Academy. The DEEP Spring Seminar Series schedule (two weeks) is designed to give students the full DEEP Summer Academy (four weeks) experience in just two weeks! Course length is halved to allow each student to complete up to four courses in the two weeks of DEEP Spring Seminar Series. Students living in residence will take part in an enhanced excursion program. There are different options for the timing of courses in order to accommodate students who may have exams or other prior commitments.

Like the DEEP Summer Academy, the DEEP Spring Seminar Series offers the same wide variety of courses to students. While we have broken down our course offerings into several streams related by areas of study and subject matter, students are not only welcome but encouraged to select from any of the various course offerings. A few examples of the engineering streams are:

– Engineering a Healthier World,
– Manufacturing the Future,
– Not Your Average Robot: Autonomous Systems and Robotics,
– Smart Everything: Intelligent Systems
– The Not-So-Basic Basics: Fundamental Physics & Engineering

Participants have the opportunity to stay in residence while attending the program. The residence is located just a short walk from U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, where courses will be held. Students will dine together in the residence dining hall. A trained staff of residence dons will live with the participants. The residence program is a great opportunity to explore Toronto and gain some insight into what university life is really like!

UofT Engineering Academy

Campus & Department: St. George – Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
Age Group: Grade 9 – 11
Program Dates: not running this summer
Residence component: Residence Optional
Financial assistance/Scholarship: Yes
Email contact: outreach@ecf.utoronto.ca

The U of T Engineering Academy is an opportunity for motivated high school students to engage with high school Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math curriculum in the lecture halls and labs of Canada’s leading engineering school. Through a rigorous combination of classroom and experiential learning, including educational excursions throughout the city, students will prepare themselves for university while discovering the University of Toronto.

The U of T Engineering Academy is pleased to offer participants the opportunity to experience what life living in a university residence is all about. Students can opt in for the residence program for during the weeks they are registered in. Details about this new offering can be found below. We hope you’ll consider having your child join us for this immersive experience.

Engineering High School Saturdays

Campus & Department: St. George – Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
Age Group: High School
Program Dates: Multiple times during the year (fall and winter sessions)
Residence component: No
Financial assistance/Scholarship: Yes
Email contact: outreach@ecf.utoronto.ca

High School Saturday Program encourages students to begin to explore science, engineering, math and technology in a community-oriented, confidence-building environment. Classes are divided by grade. Registration for Session One and Two are separate. Participants do not need to register for both sessions. Please read the course descriptions carefully to see which courses are offered to which grade group.

Please note that our Engineering High School program does not offer an in-depth investigation of a single-topic area. Motivated students interested in condensed study in a particular discipline should consider our DEEP Summer Academy program.

All classes run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, with a short break at halfway point at the instructor’s discretion. Students are welcome to arrive from 12:30pm onwards.

EngLIFE

Campus & Department: St. George – Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
Age Group: Grade 10 – 11
Program Dates: not running this summer
Residence component: No
Financial assistance/Scholarship: N/A (Free Program)
Email contact: englife@engineeringoutreach.ca

Engineering Leadership to Inspire Further Education (EngLIFE) is a free 4-week program targeting Black/African/Afro-Canadian high school students who have expressed interest in STEM, potentially curious to learn more about Engineering and hope to further their education after high school.

The goal of this program is provide and nurture opportunity for students to further enhance their leadership skills, to be exposed to various fields of engineering, and to explore the life and opportunities of a U of T Engineering Student. Through our collaborative partnership with John Polanyi Collegiate, we are able to offer this program that allows participants to:

• Learn STEM theories and principles through hands-on design workshop experiences
• Develop greater understanding of the various fields of engineering and the potential
career opportunities
• Develop leadership skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and
conflict management and apply those skills in a range of settings.
• Be exposed to the various Faculty and University supports for students
• Gain access to a University student mentor
• Learn pathways to various post-secondary STEM education options
• Earn a credit towards their high school diploma (GPP)

Blueprint

Campus & Department: St. George – Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
Age Group: Grade 10 – 11
Program Dates: July 6 – August 7, 2020
Residence component: Online Program for Summer 2020
Financial assistance/Scholarship: N/A (Free Program)
Email contact: outreach@ecf.utoronto.ca

Blueprint is an academic enrichment program that was designed for highly motivated black students in Grades 10 and 11 who are interested in careers in Science, Technology Engineering and Math with a strong interest in Engineering. The program includes 5 weeks of summer programming and yearlong student engagement including monthly webinars and scheduled meet-ups. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art teaching facilities and labs at Canada’s top engineering school and have the opportunity to hear from students and researchers in the fields.

This program runs from July 6th– August 7th. Our course features a selection of inspiring lectures, current research discussions, hands-on activities and field trips. The last week of the program is Design and Innovation Week, where students get to explore the engineering design process and stretch their imaginations to create solutions to real-world problems. Students will leave with a basic understanding of the skills required to be in a STEM career specifically Engineering.

Unfortunately, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, all in-person scheduled aspects of the Blueprint program will be moved online.

UC Summer Drama for International Students

Campus & Department: St. George – University College
Age Group: Ages 15 – 20
Program Dates: 3 weeks, July 18th to August 8th
Residence component: Yes (single rooms)
Financial assistance/Scholarship: No
Additional items: Evening events, Weekend trips, extracurricular excursions to professional theatre productions, opportunities to work with technical equipment
Email contact: summer.drama@utoronto.ca

UC Summer Drama for International Students introduces participants to training that is offered in a post secondary theatre program. 

There are two streams of the program.  The first stream focuses on intensive acting workshops ranging from voice, movement, improve, scene study, stage combat, performance, and more.  Students will also explore acting for the camera as well as incorporating emerging technology in stage performance.  The second stream focuses on intensive sound design workshops that explore capturing, recording, editing and incorporating digital sound and media into performance.  Students can choose to participate in one of the two streams. 

Students in both streams will also participate in “Embodied English” classes, a unique ESL program developed at the University of Toronto that uses theatrical techniques to improve intonation, vocabulary and articulation.  For native English speakers, additional theatrical workshops would be provided in the afternoons. Evenings and weekends allow the students to explore Toronto’s rich and diverse cultural and artistic scene through group outings and activities.

Our program culminates in a Closing Ceremony where students present what they’ve worked on during their stay with us.

Virtual International Summer Academy

Due to COVID-19, the in-person International English Programs (IEP) and Pre-University Programs (PreU) have been cancelled for the summer of 2020. In place of these programs, we have launched the Virtual International Summer Academy (Virtual ISA).

The Virtual ISA is designed for high school students age 15 – 18, with a minimum of an Upper-Intermediate level of English. We are offering three virtual courses. See below for a detailed list of all courses:

Global Citizenship Challenge

Campus & Department: St. George – New College International Programs
Age Group: Ages 15-17
Program Dates: 1 week programs, 2 sessions
July 13, 2020 – July 17, 2020
July 20, 2020 – July 24, 2020

Class Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time 
English Requirement: 
CEFR upper B1 or IELTS 5
Residence component: No – online only
Financial assistance/Scholarship: No 
Email contactsummer.programs@utoronto.ca 

Fees: CAD$310.00 per week

The Global Citizenship Challenge is a one-week intensive experience in team-building and problem-solving for motivated students aged 15-17 ready to take on real-world problems. Guided by program instructors, participants will study essential principles of teamwork and design thinking. Then, working in teams of three to five, they will apply this knowledge to create their own solutions to an unsolved problem affecting our global community. Students are supported throughout the course by real-time interaction with instructors and facilitators. At the end of the course, students will present their solutions to program staff, community leaders, and family and friends. 

IELTS Online Intensive Course

Campus & Department: St. George – New College International Programs
Age Group: Ages 15-18
Program Dates: 1 week programs, 2 sessions
July 13, 2020 – July 17, 2020
July 20, 2020 – July 24, 2020

Class Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time 
English Requirement: 
CEFR upper B1 or IELTS 5
Residence component: No – online only
Financial assistance/Scholarship: No 
Email contactsummer.programs@utoronto.ca 

Fees: CAD$330.00 per week

The IELTS Online Intensive course offers one-week of intensive training for students interested in taking the IELTS test (Academic). This course is suitable both for students with previous IELTS experience and for those new to the test. Students will review the test components and question types and learn strategies for success through three hours of daily practice with qualified and experienced IELTS instructors. Individualized feedback and score estimations on two complete speaking and writing sections will be offered, and students will have access to extensive online resources for additional practice. By the end of the course, students should be familiar with all aspects of the test and know what they need to do to improve their score. 

Discussions Without Borders

Campus & Department: St. George – New College International Programs
Age Group: Ages 15-18
Program Dates: 1 week programs, 3 sessions
July 13, 2020 – July 17, 2020
July 20, 2020 – July 24, 2020

July 27, 2020 – July 31, 2020

Class Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time 
English Requirement: 
CEFR upper B1 or IELTS 5
Residence component: No – online only
Financial assistance/Scholarship: No 
Email contactsummer.programs@utoronto.ca 

Fees: CAD$125.00 per week

Discussions Without Borders offers participants the chance to engage in casual conversation with students from around the world in a supportive, inclusive and culturally sensitive environment. The class will open with structured discussion activities led by an instructor from UofT’s International Programs. Students will then move to breakout rooms to take the conversation in their own direction and will be joined by a UofT student facilitator. Discussion topics will be chosen based on general interest, and student suggestions are welcomed. The maximum class size is 12 students. An individualized speaking level assessment can be provided if the student requests it.

There are also a variety of fun Social Activities that are available free of charge for students interested in connecting with our summer programs community! The International Programs Office will host a number of Newscasts and Clubs that everyone can participate in throughout July & August 2020. For more information, visit: https://internationalprograms.utoronto.ca/2020summer/activities/

Pre-University Programs – Global Citizenship Program (GCP)

Campus & Department: St. George – New College International Programs
Age Group: Ages 15-18
Program Dates: cancelled
Residence component: Yes
Financial assistance/Scholarship: Yes
Email contact: summer.programs@utoronto.ca

The Pre-University programs are designed to prepare students and expose them to the skills and critical thinking required at the university level. The GCP in particular is modelled using project-based learning, where students will tackle a Global Challenge over the course of three weeks, working in small teams to research and address world issues, formulate a solution, culminating in a final project presentation at the end of the program.

Students will take morning Communication Classes and afternoon Global Citizenship Workshops, learning about different methods of critical thinking and analysis, as well as practical application of those skills. As an all-inclusive residential program, students will also participate in evening activities and weekend excursions during the program. This program accepts both international and domestic students, and has a minimum English level requirement, as there will be no English language support during the program. More info about the language requirement can be found here.

Pre-University Programs – Advanced Academic Program (AAP)

Campus & Department: St. George – New College International Programs
Age Group: Ages 15-18
Program Dates: cancelled
Residence component: Yes
Financial assistance/Scholarship: No
Email contact: summer.programs@utoronto.ca

The Advanced Academic Program (AAP) provides an opportunity for students to challenge themselves in an academic university setting during the summer months. Designed for high school students with a strong level of English, the Advanced Academic Program will immerse students in engaging projects and discussions using course material and activities typical of a Canadian educational institution.

During this 4-week all-inclusive program, students will be immersed in an English language environment at Canada’s top university, and learn about, analyze, and discuss a range of concepts related to the subject they are taking. The course will culminate with an independent research paper and academic presentation. Students have mandatory morning and afternoon courses, and will participate in cultural activities in the evening and weekend excursions.

Students are expected to have a high-intermediate level of English to take part in the AAP. More info about the language requirement can be found here.

Morning Courses: World Economics / Language & Literature
Afternoon Courses: Law, Ethics & Society / Film & Cinema Studies / Critical Thinking in Statistics

Pre-University Programs – Engineering University Preparation

Campus & Department: St. George – New College International Programs
Age Group: Ages 15-18
Program Dates: cancelled
Residence component: Yes
Financial assistance/Scholarship: No 
Email contactsummer.programs@utoronto.ca

The Engineering University Preparation is a summer program that is designed for international high school students with an interest in engineering and a strong command of English. In partnership with the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, this program challenges students in engineering topics from biomedical studies to robotics to artificial intelligence through individual and group work, modeled after typical university assignments.

During this 4-week all-inclusive program, students will be immersed in an English language environment at Canada’s top engineering faculty and gain a deeper understanding of engineering fields. While developing leadership, interpersonal communications, and teamwork, students will work in groups and develop design thinking and understanding in the engineering design process. Students will have both morning and afternoon courses and will be participating in co-curricular activities in the evening and weekends.

Students are expected to have a high-intermediate level of English to take part in the Engineering University Preparation. More info about the language requirement can be found here.

Science Unlimited

Campus & Department: St. George – Department of Physics
Age Group: Students in grade 10 or 11 – students must have completed grade 10 or 11 by August 2021
Program Dates: 1 week, August 9-13
Residence component: No
Financial assistance/Scholarship:  $150 (Financial assistance in the form of bursaries and scholarships available, contact outreach@physics.utoronto.ca for more information before the application deadline)
Email contact: outreach@physics.utoronto.ca 

Science Unlimited offers high school students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a week of workshops from the Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Math, Physics and the School of the Environment.

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, for 2021, Science Unlimited will run a 50 participant, one-week virtual camp with half day workshops. 25 students will have their workshop in the morning and 25 will have their workshop in the afternoon.

Math Academy

Campus & Department: St. George – Department of Mathematics
Age Group: Gr 9-12 (flexible, based on merit)
Program Dates: March Break and 1 week in August, TBD
Residence component: No
Financial assistance/Scholarship: Yes, based on financial need
Email contact: outreach@math.toronto.edu 

Math Academy is Toronto’s most elite math course for high-school-aged students. Students compete for a place by writing a challenging problem set designed to assess the creativity of their mathematical thinking. New curriculum is delivered each session and is non-overlapping with the Ontario math curriculum. Throughout the week, students will delve deeply into a topic, giving them a glimpse of what math is like at the university level. The problem set will be posted early in the new year each year and due the first weekend in February.

More information can be found here: https://mathplus.math.toronto.edu/home/ma
For information on other Math+ programs, visit: https://mathplus.math.toronto.edu/

Youth International English Program (Youth IEP)

Campus & Department: St. George – New College International Programs
Age Group: Ages 12-18
Program Dates: cancelled
Residence component: Yes
Financial assistance/Scholarship: No Email contact: study.english@utoronto.ca 

The Youth IEP is a 3 or 4 week summer camp aimed at helping international ESL students improve their English. The program is designed for students with all English language abilities, from beginner to advanced levels. Students will take a mandatory morning course, and have the option of taking an afternoon course. Students who do not take an afternoon course will participate in afternoon activities. All students will participate in evening activities as well as weekend excursions.

Morning Courses (Mandatory): General English Course / Academic Preparation Course
Afternoon Courses (Optional): Extended English Course / TOEFL Preparation / IELTS Preparation

Youth Summer Program – Law (Law YSP)

Campus & Department: St. George – Faculty of Law
Age Group: Gr 10-12
Program Dates: 7 (2 repeated) 1-week modules, June 28 – August 13 (online)
Residence component: No
Financial assistance/Scholarship: Restricted – if students inquire about scholarship, refer them to Law YSP
Email contact: ysp.law@utoronto.ca

In partnership with the Faculty of Medicine, every summer the University of Toronto Faculty of Law offers high school students from across North America and around the world a unique summer camp opportunity to explore their curiosity and interests in the field of law. During the Law YSP, students currently enrolled in grades 10 through 12 can spend between one and five weeks at the law school discussing advanced legal concepts, learning about the reality of the Canadian legal system, and applying their knowledge in a variety of simulations.  For high school students interested in law and legal issues, the Law YSP offers an unprecedented opportunity to spend time in the fascinating world of Canadian and international law, legal thinking and advocacy.

The camp is scheduled to run over seven weeks from June 28 – August 13 2021 based on the following weekly modules: Criminal Law, Law and Politics, International Law, Corporate Law, and Trial Advocacy.

The Law YSP will be offered online during Summer 2021.

Youth Summer Program – Medicine (Med YSP)

Campus & Department: St. George – Faculty of Medicine
Age Group: Gr 10-12
Program Dates: Four 1-week modules, July 5 to 30, 2021 (Online)
Residence component: No
Financial assistance/Scholarship: Yes. For more info please click here
Email contact
: med.ysp@utoronto.ca 

Does medicine = doctor? Often times that’s how it is perceived but even before you get into medical school you’ll need to choose a program of study at a unviersity. The Faculty of Medicine’s Youth Summer Program  (MED YSP) at University of Toronoto offers an engaging, educational, and fun program to learn about science, research and the wide array of medical careers.

This summer meet students from across Canada and over 10 different countries; talk to instructors, professors; do at-home activities; get tips on how to prep for university; compete in The Great Game Show; have a chance to win prizes, and much more!

Choose from four disciplines to explore your curiosity or to expand on your knowledge:

1) In the physiology module, understand how your body works; whether it’s from filtering 180 L of blood a day to keeping your body in balance or how all your systems spring into action during a fight-or-flight situation.

2) In molecular biology, get down to the DNA level and learn how a single base pair change in our DNA can have catastrophic consequences. With recent advances in genetics the future of personalized medicine will be yours.

3) In pharmacology & toxicology, learn how drugs work and how your body responds. Why is it that the same drug can save someone and kill another person?

4) In microbiology, whether it’s SARS, COVID19, MERS, Ebola, or the next unknown bug, you’ll learn how microbes are transmitted; how beneficial they are to us; and how they can turn against us.

Visit ysp.utoronto.ca/med for more information. Registration is open for Summer 2021 and on first-come first-served basis.

Mississauga Campus

Math Circles

Campus & Department: UTM – Mathematical & Computational Sciences
Age Group: Gr 10-12
Program Dates: not running this fall
Residence component: No
Financial assistance/Scholarship: N/A – this program is FREE
Email contact: ugmcs.utm@utoronto.ca

Math Circles runs every Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:30 pm, and is aimed at engaging students who are interested in Math and would like to challenge themselves. Students will work together with professors and department members on puzzles and problems from a wide range of fields within mathematics, while developing problem solving skills and understanding of research techniques.

Camp U of T Mississauga

Campus & Department: UTM – Recreation, Athletics & Wellness
Age Group: Ages 14-16
Program Dates: not running this summer
Residence component: No
Financial assistance/Scholarship: No
Email contact: camp.utm@utoronto.ca 

Summer Camp at the beautiful University of Toronto Mississauga Campus. We offer a wide range of sport and recreation-based camps as well as academic themed opportunities for children and youth aged 4-16.

Our youth programming focuses on building the leaders of tomorrow with Leadership Camps (levels I & II) for youth aged 14-16. These camps are two-week programs focused on developing communication, team building and cooperation skills through activities such as overnight camping trips and rock climbing as well as shadowing and teaching lessons in our sport and recreation-based camps. Our newest camp, SciBiz offers youth aged 12-14 the chance to explore their interests in science and business, all while experiencing the fun recreational activities that summer camp has to offer!

Summer High School Pre-University Virtual Program

Campus & Department: UTM – Department of Language Studies
Age Group: High School
Program Dates: Session 1: July 6-20, 2021 and Session 2: July 26-August 8, 2021
Email contact: Liz Coulson (director) liz.coulson@utoronto.ca Wing Lu (coordinator) qy.lu@utoronto.ca

Summer High School Pre-university Program for secondary students on the University of Toronto Mississauga campus https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/language-studies/summer-programs-2-week

Are you a high school student wondering what skills you need to be successful in university? Are you looking for advice and direction about your post-secondary pathway, or are you seeking to improve your language and communication competencies?
In the Summer High School Pre-University Program, students will receive an introduction to university life.

This two-week leadership program includes one-on-one and small group pre-university coaching and includes language and communication training. The program will allow you to join the rigorous academic environment at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) where you will receive instruction from world class professors.
Leadership training, career planning, coaching, and academic study skills will be delivered by the university’s expert instructional team. Participants in the program will be assigned an undergraduate student mentor.

At UTM Summer High School, come prepared to meet peers from around the world as you enhance your credentials and chart your future.

A University of Toronto Certificate is awarded upon completion of the program.

Check out more details at https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/language-studies/sites/files/language-studies/public/shared/pdfs/FINAL%20Summer%20School%20Program%20Flyer%202%20Week%202r.pdf

Scarborough Campus

Camp U of T: Virtual Camps for Children

This year marks the second summer season that UTSC will offer a diverse curriculum of virtual camps for children that greatly resemble the traditional on-campus programs offered in past years.  All virtual camps and programs are conducted on the Zoom Video Conferencing platform, with the exception of the Robotics program, which will operate on Google Meet. 

Programs: Baking, Cooking, STEAM Lego, Robotics, Magic Shows, Indigenous Culture and Visual Arts!
Age Group: 5-12 years old
Program Dates: 1 month (July 5 – 30)
Residence component: N/A
Financial assistance/Scholarship: N/A
Email contact: camputsc@utsc.utoronto.ca 

The 2-week Leaders-in-Training Development certificate program for youth ages 13-15 will operate virtually for the first time this summer in the month of August. The Leadership program provides a series of comprehensive character-building workshops such as “Characteristics of a Leader”, “Entrepreneurship”, “Civic Engagement” and more!                                               

Age Group: 13-15 years old
Program Dates: 1 month (August 2 – 27) (session 1 Aug 2-13 & session 2 Aug 16-27)
Registration Opens: May 3 at 9AM
Financial assistance/Scholarship: N/A
Email contact: camputsc@utsc.utoronto.ca