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Hilltop Summer Discovery Program outdoor education

Auxiliary Programs

At Pickering College, we are proud to offer a range of enriching auxiliary programs for Grades 1 – 12 to complement your child’s regular school program.   

Students in high school will appreciate the opportunity to enrol in our online credits which are taught by experienced online educators and offer the perfect blend of synchronous and asynchronous activities to keep learners engaged and on track.  

In addition, we are offering two Advanced Placement (AP) Preparation Courses: AP Macroeconomics and AP Statistics

Students who would like to work on improving their English or who require an English Proficiency Score for either a secondary school or university application will be interested in our TOEFL course

For Summer 2022, we are excited to launch our first Global Leadership Overnight Camp for aspiring leaders ages 12-17.  Check out the application as soon as possible – we are only offering this opportunity to 18 students.  

See our Hilltop Summer Discovery Program page to learn more about our day camp. Campers looking for a fun way to spend their summer days will love our camp with its combination of traditional camp activities, fun projects and outdoor education.

Pickering College is an expert in educating young learners and leaders, since 1842, and we look forward to working with your child.  For more information, Please contact Auxiliary Programs at auxiliaryprograms@pickeringcollege.on.ca.

Please note: These programs are open to both current Pickering College students, and students in the wider community. Minimum numbers must be reached to run programs.


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Online Courses

OSSD Credits, Advanced Placement Courses, TOEFL Courses 

Students in high school grades will appreciate the opportunity to enrol in our online credits which are taught by our experienced online educators using integrative and inquiry-based teaching methods to capture student interest.

Weekly synchronous lessons and multiple extra help opportunities allow students to interact with their teacher and check their learning in real time. Independent asynchronous tasks allow students to work at their own pace and organize their time in a way that works with their own schedule.

Online Courses information, schedules and registration


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Campus Day Camps and Programs 

Campers looking for a fun way to spend their summer days will love our camp with its combination of traditional camp activities, fun and exciting projects and outdoor education. Pickering College has a long history of offering exceptional experiential education to students, and we are proud to incorporate these principles which build resilience and leadership in our camp program. Our camp is located on our main campus, a beautiful 42-acre space with ample outdoor recreation space including several wooded areas, four large fields, a baseball diamond, a rubberized surface track, and several outdoor classrooms. Each week campers will visit our nearby Blue & Silver Farm for a full-day camp activity and cookout day. Come join us for fresh air, healthy activity and to meet new friends. 

Campus day camps and program information, schedules and registration



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Global Leadership Summer Camp 

Develop your global leadership skills while staying at one of Canada's oldest independent schools. Pickering College’s ideal location for the Global Leadership Summer Camp combines leadership development and global competencies with a summer vacation in Ontario, Canada. The camp will allow students to explore what kind of world they want to live in and what kind of leaders they need to be, through exciting and dynamic activities.

  • Personal leadership style profile, goal setting and development program
  • 21st Century Solution Carousel including app design, 3D printing, social media campaigns, community outreach, education program and prototype creation
  • 2-Day Model UN-style conference
  • Podcast creation and presentation on our radio station 102.7 CHOP FM 
  • Experiential leadership activities at our outdoor education campus, the Blue & Silver Farm 

Global Leadership camp and program information, schedules and registration