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Beamish-Munro Hall, 45 Union Street, Room #200
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6
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Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)  

Beamish-Munro Hall, 45 Union Street, Room #200, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6

  • Type:
    Day camp, Overnight camp
  • Focus:
    STEM
  • Cost:
    $200 to $1,500/week
  • Ages:
    8 to 17
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    Varies
  • Programs:
    0 available; 2 TBD
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  • Summary Profile

    About Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

    The Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students to engineering design, STEM concepts, and a variety of engineering disciplines. Students participate in hands-on experiences within various research/lab facilities and the instructors use thought provoking engineering projects and labs to inform and engage students.

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    • Special needs: Not available


    COVID-19 Response 

    At the moment, Connections Engineering Outreach is offering a mix of in-person and virtual programs. Connections staff have and will continue to work with Queen's University (camp compliance group) and Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health in order to ensure that all of the necessary measures to ensure camper safety are implemented - including limited enrollment, maintaining distancing within sessions, disinfecting measures, staffing, etc.

    In the event that Connections Engineering Outreach has to cancel its in-person programs, participants will automatically be registered in the virtual version of that program. If they do not wish to participate online, registrants will be fully refunded.

    View recent COVID-19 updates from Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)


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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) currently has 0 program available; 2 TBD.

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    Type/Gender
    Specialty
    Location
    Date
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    Scratch|Technology|Virtual Reality|Math|Engineering|Health Science|Medical Science|Space|STEAM|STEM
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 14 - 17
    Engineering, STEAM
    $200 to $1,000
    AI (Artificial Intelligence)|Animation|Robotics|Technology|Leadership Training|LEGO|Math|Nature/Environment|Public Speaking|Architecture|Engineering|Skilled Trades Activities|STEM|3D Design|Debate



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes
    Maximum installments available 3

    Scholarships & awards:

    • QSEA and QSEA Jr. Bursary

      Amount: $1,275 Deadline: April 30, 2019 annually
      Type: Need based
      Details: Please contact [email protected] for details about bursaries.
      Application Details: Proof of parent/guardian income (T4) and a one-page summary from the student as to why they would like to attend QSEA
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

    our take

    For young people with a passion for engineering, attending the Connections sessions has the same gravity as, say, a child who loves basketball attending a week of practices with the Raptors. The setting, the staffing, the resources, the approach—it’s all the real deal, within one of the country’s foremost academic institutions. No punches are pulled, with attention to chemical, civil, electrical and computing, geological, mechanical engineering, and others. It’s not for everyone, to be sure, but, again, for the right child, it’s as exceptional as it is unique. Day and overnight options allow for a wider range of engagement, but the immersive overnight programs are a particular draw. Participants interact with peers of a like mind and academic ability, as well as academics and professionals in the field, all which can be both transformational and inspiring.



    Editor's Review

    Three Things: Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

    Hear the three things that Our Kids’ editors see when they look at Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)



    Questions for the Director

    We interviewed Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA). Here are their answers to:

    • [00:21] - What is unique about your program?
    • [00:55] - What type of student is successful in this program?
    • [02:06] - Is the schedule structured or is it more open?
    • [02:49] - How do your staff deal with behavioural issues?
    • [04:46] - What do participants value most about their experience in the program?
    • [05:55] - What advice would you give to a new participant of the program?
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    Insider's Perspective: Parent

    • 00:24 - What were you looking for when searching for camps?
    • 01:07 - What would you highlight about QSEA's programming, teachers, or curriculum, and what can you tell us about that?
    • 01:50 - What do your children like best or find most exciting about QSEA?
    • 02:41 - How and when did you know that QSEA was the right fit for your children?
    • 03:57 - Was there any change or noticeable personal growth you saw in your children after time at camp?
    • 04:23 - If you hadn't sent your children to this camp, what's the most important personal growth that they would've missed out on?
    • 05:08 - How can a parent support their child to get the most out of this camp?
    • 05:40 - How would you describe this camp to another parent?
    • 06:31 - What do your children say about the camp, either to you or to others?
    • show more


    User reviews of Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)


    Parent views about QSEA
    2018 Parent (Parent)

    "I wanted to congratulate you on the depth and breadth of your QSEA program. My child had a blast and was very impressed by the diversity of activities, and is very excited to come back next year." - QSEA parent

    Information about Engineering Disciplines
    2018 student (Camper)

    "I developed a more accurate interpretation of each branch of engineering and have discovered a few that I did not previously know." - QSEA student

  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    Beamish-Munro Hall, 45 Union Street, Room #200, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

    Accommodations

    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Dorm or Building

    Amenities

    • Electricity in Sleeping Area
    • Shower in Sleeping Area
    • Toilet in Sleeping Area

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)

    More details about accommodations: In years past, All QSEA Senior and QSEA Intermediate students have stayed in one of the premium residence rooms which means they are single climate-controlled rooms with a shared bathroom with one other person. An example of the residence rooms can be found using the following link: https://residences.housing.queensu.ca/our-buildings/building-descriptions/brant-house/



  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Scott Compeau, Engineering Outreach Manager
    PEng, MASc, BEd, OCT, PhD Candidate

    As a professional engineer, a qualified high school Chemistry teacher, and the Manager of Connections Engineering Outreach over the past 6 years, I take pride in properly designing our workshops to include important aspects of the engineering profession. Also, with a Masters degree specializing in engineering education focusing on school students' perceptions of engineering, I am aware of the mis-perceptions that some students hold about the profession and the team works towards providing accurate information about the profession to correct these perceptions.



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    Stories



    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) have good reviews?
    We interviewed families about their experience with Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA). Watch the video here. You can also read 2 reviews of Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) from past attendees.

    What types of programs does Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) offer?
    Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) runs: day camps, overnight camps. Programming specializes in: STEM, STEAM, Engineering. Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.

    What age does Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) start?
    Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) has programs for children aged 8 to 17.

    How much does is cost to attend Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)?
    Fees to attend Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) range from $200 to $1,500/week.

    Does Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) offer support for children with special needs?
    Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) does not offer support for children with special needs.

    Does Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) offer busing?
    No, Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) does not offer transportation.



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