Welding Camp

In partnership with the Canadian Welding Foundation, the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) is pleased to offer a Welding Camp that is a fun, hands-on experience with a focus on numeracy for students who have finished Grade 7, 8 or 9. During this week-long camp, students will learn about the skilled trades and apprenticeship pathway with a focus on the basics of welding in a safe environment.

The camp is taught by a certified Durham Catholic District School Board technological education teacher.

Each day will include a safety talk, shop demonstration and a welding project. Students will learn both SMAW and GMAW techniques. Students will also participate in numeracy and experiential learning activities. The focus is on a fun and safe environment filled with learning!

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.


The Welding Camp is available the following weeks:

Week 1: July 4 - 8 - FULL
Week 2: July 11 - 15 - FULL
Week 3: July 18 - 22 - FULL

Please note that students can participate in more than one camp, but are asked to not register for welding camp more than once.


9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Monsignor Paul Dwyer CSS
700 Stevenson Road North


Parents and guardians are responsible for transportation to and from the camp.

Questions and Answers

What does my child need to bring to camp?
Students are asked to bring a hat and water bottle to camp every day.  Safety in the workshop is important and students must wear pants and non-slip closed toe shoes while at camp.

Does my child require any special equipment for camp?
No.  Students will be provided with the required safety equipment (welding jackets, goggles, helmets and gloves).  

Is there a cost for this camp?
No. There is no cost for welding camp.

Registration - all weeks are now full

DCDSB Student Registration

Non-DCDSB Student Registration

Please note that camp enrollment 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 or call 905-683-7713.