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Want to get a sneak peak at this year’s most exciting virtual camps before the summer even starts? Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science and Department of Athletics host this three-day demo program to give campers a taste of two upcoming virtual camps: Digital Creativity and 3D Design. Each day campers learn the fundamentals of both 2D and 3D graphics software.

Note: this program teaches campers how to use industry-standard tools to create imagery and models, and thus has specific requirements for parents & guardians related to computer hardware and software. Please review these requirements carefully prior to registering.

What is a virtual camp, anyway?

A virtual camp brings all the things you love about camp – fun, learning, and community – right to your home. We all know that nothing can replace being together in person, so virtual camp is our way of making sure our families can still enjoy some of the magic of summer camp from a distance.

Demo Week: Digital Creativity & 3D Design

For 3 – 5 hours / day, your creative genius will experience an engaging camp program right from their home. Campers (ages 11 – 14) are guided through the fundamentals of 2D and 3D design via live video lessons from their counsellors, coupled with 1-on-1 support, group time with fellow campers, and camp-style fun & games.

Example of project from Digital Creativity

Example of a project from 3D Design


Demo Week: June 22 + 24 + 26 (3 days)

Camp Fees

Demo Week: $150 (3 days)

Registration closes five (5) days before the start of a session, OR when that program is full.

Please note our program, “last minute” registration, transfer, refund, and dismissal policies found here.


Demo Week: all genders, ages 11 – 14 (as of December 31, 2020)

Requirements of Parents & Guardians

In order to ensure the best possible experience for campers, we ask that parents & guardians:

  • Ensure their camper can access SketchUp, Enscape, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign for the five-day period (see the SketchUp website and Enscape website for details on free trials, and the Adobe website for license pricing)
  • Provide their camper with access to a computer capable of running the above software during the camp day, along with a mouse**
  • Ensure a grownup is present in the home at all times during the camp day
  • Provide a phone number where they can be reached
  • Intervene with camper if contacted by camp staff
  • Support their camper with technology needs (e.g. accessing lessons / video calls)
**Beyond having a strong and stable Internet connection, campers participating in the Digital Creativity and 3D Design virtual camps should have access to a mouse and computer capable of performing modest visualization tasks. Students will be using industry-standard tools to create imagery and models in these respective camps. In general, the minimum specifications would be as follows:
  • Intel or AMD processor with 64-bit support at 2 GHz or faster processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB of hard drive space
The requirements for the most intensive of the software (Photoshop) may be found here:

Online Registration

Registration opens Monday, June 8th!

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Ryerson Summer Day Camps
c/o Ryerson University
Department of Athletics
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Camp Office – (416) 979-5000 ext. 3258
Recreation & Athletic Centre – (416) 979-5096
Camp Coordinator - (416) 979-5000 ext. 3334