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U of T Daniels DigiFab Summer Camp

IMPORTANT UPDATE (April 30, 2020): 

We have moved this in-person program online as instructed by the University (see below). Families who have already registered will be contacted for a full refund or to transfer your registration to our NEW online program, see here for details.

"The University has been assessing our summer programming in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and changing circumstances, as well as our paramount concern for the health and safety of our community, and the guidance of public health officials.   
Given the uncertainty as to when and how government restrictions will be eased, and because we would have to start working right away to prepare, we asked divisions to be consulted about this summer’s camp schedule. We are reluctantly confirming that in-person summer camps and related programming for summer 2020 should be cancelled. Divisions may wish to consider offering virtual programming."


DigiFab - Summer 2020
The Daniels DigiFab Summer Camp will allow participants between ages 12 and 14 to work on a collaborative project in partnership with a local community organization. Participants will work together to digitally design and physically build a final product, which will then be placed with a community partner (details TBA). Leaders will assist in cutting materials using our CNC router. The product will be determined collectively (it could be something like a seating area or a cart). We may incorporate physical computing elements using Arduino. This program will give participants experience with real project management while fostering a greater sense of community involvement and responsibility. From concept to creation, participants will gain collaborative skills and learn the importance of partnership in fun and creative ways.  

This two-week summer camp will introduce the technology and skills necessary to complete a complex design project. Friends and family will be invited on the final day to see the group's work, allowing participants to practice their presentation skills. This experience could be used by participants in any future portfolio.

This summer program is designed for all students aged 12 to 14 (grades 7-9) who are interested in design, technology, art, science, and engineering.

The future of work is constantly evolving. Despite these changes, there will always be a need for designers. This workshop gives students opportunities to engage with the latest digital technologies, and to develop their design skills in a post-secondary environment.

This program will be hosted at 1 Spadina Crescent, located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus, just north of College Street. Read more about our iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition.

Dates and Times

Digifab Session 1: Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 31, 2020

Digifab Session 2: Monday, August 10 - Friday, August 21, 2020

The program runs daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extra care will be available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sample Day
8 - 9 a.m. - Optional: Before Care
8:45 - 9 a.m. - Drop Off
9 - 9:15 a.m. - Introduction to the Day
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. - Activity
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. - Guest Speaker
10 - 10:45 a.m. - Introduction to Afternoon Activity
10:45 - 11 a.m. - Break
11 - 11:30 a.m. - Athletics
12 - 1 p.m. - Lunch
1 - 2:45 p.m. - Activity
2:45 - 3 p.m. - Break
3 - 3:45 p.m. - Activity
3:45 - 4 p.m. - Clean-up / Program Ends
4 - 4:15 p.m. - Pick Up
4 - 5 p.m. - Optional: After Care

Fees and Registration
$900 for two-week program
$45 for a.m. or p.m. care, or $90 for both
Late pickup fee $50

Register here

Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions about this program, please contact:

Nene Brode
Manager, External Relations and Outreach

Photo Credit: Harry Choi