Past Summer Camps

We are sorry to say that all in person summer camps have been cancelled due to health risks associated with COVID-19. We are offering online options with details here. Please email us with any questions or concerns.

About Our Camps

Our group sizes are kept small at 12 campers (and under)

Camp activities are created by teachers and scientists

Our staff to camper ratio is 1:7 (at the most)

Each lesson involves a hands-on activity or game and are new every year

We welcome in STEM specialists/mentors to do presentations and activities

Our goal is to spark an interest in STEM while developing life skills


2020 Summer Camp Schedule

Camp is offered Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm with extended care from 8am to 5pm.

**Activities are new each year even if the camp title is the same as last year**

  • Location: Kortright Hills Neighbourhood Group Community Room (23 Ptarmigan Dr)

  • Days: Monday - Friday

  • Time: 9am - 4pm (8am - 5pm extended care for an additional $10/day)

  • Ages: 4-11

  • Cost: $180 for a 5 day week

  • Theme: See camp descriptions below

  • * is a four day week at a discounted cost of $140

Shanty Bay

  • Dates: August 17 to August 21

  • Times: 9am to 4pm

  • Location: St. Thomas Anglican Church Hall at 28 Church St, Oro-Medonte (Shanty Bay)

  • Ages: 8 to 12

  • Cost: $200 per camper

  • Description: This summer, Life Gears founder Sarah Stubbs , a Math and Art teacher, is working with Jackie Bennett, a retired Drama and Music teacher, to create an educational and fun week of camp. From slime and building challenges to acting and drawing, this camp will be packed with fun topics from the Arts and Sciences.

Camp Descriptions

STEM Gamers

Like playing games and also like STEM? This camp includes board games and group games that use STEM to win the game! Examples include Mousetrap teaching Engineering/ Forces/ Energy and Battleship teaching math and statistics.

Jr. Builders and Young Engineers

Explore different types of Engineering while learning what it takes to problem solve and make inventions of their own. Join us for a week of designing and building while thinking about how we could use STEM to make improvements.

Under the Sea

Ever wondered about all of the amazing creatures that live under water? We'll watch spectacular videos and create our own dioramas of an under water ecosystem.

Crafts and Games

This week is filled with fun and games inside and outside where you even get to make your own game to keep! You will also get to do some beautiful and useful arts and crafts.

Girl STEMpowerment

Empowering young women to realize their potential and to discuss their presence in STEM fields. This is designed for anyone who identifies as a girl and who wants to come together with other girls to discuss ways that they can make a difference.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Team

With Airplanes, Towers, Slime and more, this camp gets your hands and mind into various topics in STEM while exploring Music, Visual arts, and other arts!

Magic STEM

Ever felt like STEM is full of magic? This week you’ll learn some magic tricks and optical illusions with the help of STEM!

Nature Explorers

If you think insects, animals, plants, and digging in the dirt is awesome, then this is the camp for you! This camp will be spent mostly outdoors on the school grounds.

Mystery Dr.

Tackle the mysteries of the human body while learning about various types of medicine/doctors and how they treat the body. We will explore different illnesses and try to determine what "patients" might have based on their signs and symptoms.

Jr. and Sr. Detective

This camp is full of puzzles, riddles, and escape rooms that are sure to get your mind turning!

Camp Activity Schedules

Camp activities run from 9am to 4pm with a snack break at 10am and 2pm and a lunch break from 12-1pm.

We only release our camp activity schedule if there is a medical or behavioural reason that it has to be known. This is for a few reasons but mostly because, as most people in education know, things don't always go as planned and the schedules tend to change. We would hate for your camper to be excited about something that doesn't end up happening. We also spend a lot of time and money on developing our schedules and would be in trouble if they were shared with other groups. If you have questions about the schedule, please feel free to contact us with a specific question and we will be happy to discuss what to expect.