Archi·North Summer Camp

New for July 2023, Archi·North is the McEwen School of Architecture’s in-person summer camp program.

Curious about a career in architecture? Want to learn more about how the world around you gets designed and built? Interested in a unique pre-university academic experience in Northern Ontario? Archi·North is a remarkable opportunity to expand your horizons at Canada’s newest school of architecture.

With English and French sessions available, and instruction from faculty and recent graduates, Archi·North offers an introductory experience in architecture, design, drafting and drawing to high school students entering Grades 11 and 12 in September 2023.

 Register now!

Sessions are filling up quickly! Thanks to popular demand, we will be setting up two additional sessions: a second English-language session from July 31 to August 4, and a second French-language session August 7 to 11. Email to be put on the waiting list and be notified when registrations open or if additional spots become available. Please note, second sessions will only open if existing sessions are full.

About Archi-North

Archi·North is a bilingual, tricultural and in-person architecture summer camp run by Canada’s newest architecture school, the McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian University.

Open to students who are entering into Grades 11 or 12, Archi·North consists of English- or French-language 5-day sessions at MSoA’s award-winning campus. Each week-long session will consist of activities and instruction guided by faculty and recent graduates, with the goal of a broad introduction into the architectural process and design thinking in an academic environment.

Archi·North participants will have access to the MSoA’s extensive facilities for activities ranging from instruction in drafting and drawing, architectural design, physical modelmaking, and digital software. At the end of every session, students will prepare an exhibition of the week’s work for viewing by family and the community.

As part of the first bilingual architecture school in Canada, Archi·North is dedicated to offering an unconventional pre-university experience that challenges participants to exercise new ways of seeing – and re-imagining – the world around them.

Camp Details

Archi·North is open to high school students who are entering into Grades 11 and 12 in September 2023. No other qualifications are required.

We will be offering up to four in-person sessions in 2023:

July 17, 2023 – July 21, 2023 – FULL

July 24, 2023 – July 28, 2023

July 31, 2023 – August 4, 2023 – FULL
English-language – 2nd session

August 7, 2023 – August 11, 2023
French-language – 2nd session (waiting list)

Registration costs $350 + HST and include a $50 nonrefundable deposit.

Each session consists of five days that run between 9 AM and 5 PM at the McEwen satellite campus in Sudbury, with an hour break from noon to 1 PM. Lunch is not provided.

Click here for more information about the McEwen School of Architecture’s facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there any supplies that need to be purchased in advance?

Archi·North will supply everything needed.

Are accommodations available?

There are limited accommodations available in the West Residence located at Laurentian University’s main campus (935 Ramsey Lk Rd) for participants coming from outside the Greater Sudbury area. Any participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of their stay in residence (1 adult per 4-bedroom apartment required). Participants must stay for a minimum of 5 nights – $50 per person per night + HST.

Reservations can be made directly with the Laurentian’s Conference Services, by emailing Archi·North is not responsible for activities outside the scheduled camp hours. Reservations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accommodations at the West Residence are fully booked for the month of July 2023.

Is there a difference between the sessions?

Archi·North is proud to be Canada’s first bilingual architecture summer camp. As a result, the only difference between our two planned session is the language of instruction. All activities and events otherwise remain the same!


Registration is now open!