Exploring the Trades Camp

Exploring the Trades camp offers students who have completed Grade 6, 7 or 8 a fun, hands-on experience with a focus on strengthening trade-related math skills.  During this program, students will explore the fundamentals of trades areas in construction, carpentry, transportation and communication.  The day will emphasize safety and proper use of tools and equipment while having fun.  

Students will explore personal interests and careers in the skilled trades, learn about the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs in pathways exploration activities.

Experiential learning camps “enhance the already rich learning environments of our schools, providing students with alternative ways of engaging in their learning.” Through the Experiential Learning Cycle students will actively participate, reflect and apply their learning. “The development of a reflective mindset gives students the ability to turn every experience into a learning experience.” Community-Connected Experiential Learning, Ministry of Education, pages 8 & 9.

Questions and answers

Do students need any special knowledge or skills?
No. Students will gain the knowledge and develop and apply the skills during the program.

What does my child need to bring to camp?
Students need to bring a lunch and their enthusiasm and imagination.

Dates for Camp

The camp will be offered:

  • July 17 - 21, 2023 


Monsignor John Pereyma CSS
316 Conant St., Oshawa


9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 


There is no cost for this program.  Due to high demand, this camp is offered to current DCDSB students only.

DCDSB Students Registration  

Please note that camp enrolment will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis as space is limited.  Students will be put on a wait list and notified if the camp is full. 

For questions, please contact cont.ed@dcdsb.ca