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A Pathway for Success

Explorations Camp was founded with children in mind

McGill Explorations Camp was founded in 1982 by a group of McGill University Professors. Founding goals included research on “giftedness,” the development of a model program and a general support for teacher education -- a camp which engaged children in a rich learning environment and where learning and fun were synonymous. Activities continue to be led by certified teachers who are specialists in the fields of mathematics, fine arts, technology and media, science, music, physical education, environmental studies and early childhood education. The camp also engages local senior High School and College students who participate as Camp Assistants. Many are former Explorations campers.
Children are grouped by age and interests. Exposure to guest “experts” and participation in field trips further enrich this unique camp experience. Our Senior Panorama of Science program includes visits with local scientists, universities, hospitals and private labs. Our newly established partnership with McGill Physics will feature hands-on engagement with McGill Graduate students.
The Administrative Team is led by Director James Officer (former McGill Faculty member and former Head of a local Independent School) and includes Karen Poulsen, Registration and Business Office (and former Explorations parent) and James Feith, Science Coordinator and Social Media Manager.

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What Makes Explorations Unique?

Expert Leaders

All our activities and programs are led by certified teachers or experts in their fields.

Unique Programs

Our intermediate campers build their own schedule and pick activities that they will love to discover!

Pathway for Success

We work with Universities and Colleges to design hands-on experience for your children.

Great Location

Explorations Camp is hosted in at Trafalgar School in the heart of downtown Montreal, Quebec.

Summer Camp near the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
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In the Heart of Montreal

Explorations Camp is hosted at Trafalgar School on the corner of Dr. Penfield and Simpson Avenue. Within walking distance of Mont-Royal, McGill University and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this amazing venue allows our Activity Leaders to bring the kids on all kinds of unique field experiences.

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2017 Fees and Registration

Registration for Explorations Camp 2017 is open. We offer two sessions and three programs. Fees are $600 for Session 1 (July 3 to July 14) or Session 2 (July 17 to July 28), or $1020 for Both Sessions (a 15% discount). All fees include a $75 non-refundable administration fee.

INTERNATIONAL FAMILIES are welcome at Explorations Camp. When the Application forms ask for the Quebec Medicare number, please fill the box with 000s and provide us with the travel medical insurance information when it is available.

Junior Program is for campers ready to enter Kindergarten up to those entering Grade 3 in September 2017. You can register for Session 1 or Session 2 or Both Sessions, as well as the Extended Care option at the same time.

Intermediate Program campers, those entering Grade 7 to Grade 9 or Secondary III in September 2017, can register for Session 1 and/or Session 2 and, if Both Sessions, will receive the 15% discount at checkout.  The Access Code for Activity Selection is on the Registration Receipt. After consulting the online Catalogue of Intermediate Activities and using the Printable Activity Schedule, you are ready to return to Amilia and make your Activity Selections, one for each of the three Periods daily, for each Session.

Senior Program campers, entering Secondary IV to CEGEP, can register for Session 1 and/or Session 2 and, if Both Sessions, will receive the 15% discount at checkout. There is nothing more to select, you will receive detailed information about the planned activities closer to camp time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will Explorations Camp be offered in 2017?

    Explorations Camp will be hosted from July 3 to July 28, 2017 at Trafalgar School in Montreal. Session 1 will run from July 3 to July 14, and Session 2 will run from July 17 to July 28.

  • What are the fees for Explorations Camp?

    Registration fees are $600 for Session 1 or Session 2 (two weeks). If a child is registered in Both Sessions, there is a 15% discount, bringing the cost to $1020 (four weeks). Our fees include a non-refundable $75 administration fee.

  • When does registration open?

    Registration is now open. Spaces are limited so we recommend that you register as soon as possible. Intermediate campers are able to select their activities immediately after registration is complete.

  • Who are the Activity Leaders?

    Explorations Camp’s Activity Leaders are either certified teachers or professionals in their field. If you are interested in offering a program at the camp, please contact us at info@explorationscamp.ca

  • Do you offer extended care?

    Explorations Camp offers extended care from 4 pm to 5 pm or 6 pm. Parents can choose to register their children for extended care during the registration process.

  • How do I Drop off and Pick up my Child?

    Parents are invited to drop off their children in a “kiss and Go” zone which will be located on Simpson just below Dr. Penfield. This area will be reserved for parents who will simply pull up and let their child(ren) disembark. We will have clearly identified Explorations staff waiting on the side walk to make sure that all campers get inside the building safely. Intermediate Campers will be taken directly from your car to the Gym, Juniors to the cafeteria, by a Camp Assistant where they will meet with their first period Activity Leader.

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Contact Us

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Reach Us Online

By Phone (514) 550-0354
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Email: info@explorationscamp.ca