Have you ever wonder what poly-vinyl-alcohol is? Or how cold liquid nitrogen is? Or how to turn a penny into brass? Or how blood flows through the heart? Or… There are a lot of questions out there, and Engineering Science Quest helps children learn the answers in a fun and exciting way. The University of Waterloo’s Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) program held its first summer camp back in 1991, with a simple mission: engage kids in engineering and science through fun and exciting hands-on activities. During that first summer, ESQ reached approximately 200 grade 5 and 6 students. Since then ESQ has not lost sight of this mission as it has grown to offering nine distinct engineering-science camps and three technology camps for children entering grades 1 to 9. ESQ is annually reaching over 2,000 children per summer. ESQ also offers a variety of year-round programming such as Saturday clubs, March Break camps.
"In my opinion, ESQ sets the standard for camps in this region. From the 1st interaction with ESQ to the last, everyone is professional, helpful and friendly. The camp content is amazing and my son constantly talks about the fun experiments that he did. I always compare our other camp experiences to the ESQ camp to see how the others 'measure up'. Well done!"