Welding Camp

In partnership with the Canadian Welding Foundation, the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) is pleased to offer a Metal working 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 Metal working and Motive Power 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 practical exercises. Students will learn to use basic hand tools, learn both SMAW and GMAW welding techniques as well as basic maintenance of an automobile. Imbedded in all these activities are various opportunities to show meaningful examples of numeracy and basic scientific principles. 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.


Monsignor Paul Dwyer CHS (Oshawa)

July 4 - 7 - FULL

July 10 - 14 - FULL

9:00 am to 2:30 pm

St. Mary CSS (Pickering)

July 17 - 21 - FULL

July 24 - 28 - FULL

9:00 am to 2:30 pm

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


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 - Camp and Waitlist is Now Full

DCDSB and 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.  Please allow 4-5 business days to receive confirmation of a spot in the camp.


For questions, please contact cont.ed@dcdsb.ca or call 905-683-7713.