Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science and Department of Athletics host this two week program to introduce campers to the fundamentals of 3D design. Campers learn how to use multiple programs – including SketchUp, Enscape, and Adobe Photoshop – through a range of self-directed creative projects. Each camper will create multiple projects that expand their digital design skills.

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.

3D Design Virtual Camp

For 3 – 5 hours / day, aspiring 3D Designers will enjoy a unique camp experience right from their home. Campers (ages 9 – 17) are guided through the fundamentals of 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.

3D Design 1.0: Campers (ages 9-14) learn foundational skills of 3D graphics software including SketchUp, Enscape, and Adobe Photoshop through a series of engaging lessons and creative projects. Does your camper dream of designing their own 3D sculptures? How about building an entire city from the ground up? If yes, this camp is for you!

Example of projects from 3D Design 1.0

3D Design 2.0: Campers (ages 15-17) learn intermediate 3D design skills through live lessons and self-directed creative projects. Additionally, all campers receive individual feedback and guidance on their personal portfolio from current Ryerson students and faculty in the Department of Architectural Science and Design.

Example of projects from 3D Design 2.0

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

3D Design 1.0: August 4* – August 14, 2020 (weekend excluded)

3D Design 2.0: August 17 – August 28, 2020 (weekend excluded)

*Ryerson is closed on Monday, August 3, 2020 for Civic Holiday Day

Weekly Fees

Demo Week $150 (3 camp days)

3D Design 1.0 – $500 (9 camp days)

3D Design 2.0 – $550 (10 camp 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)

3D Design 1.0 – all genders, ages 9 – 14 (as of December 31, 2020)

3D Design 2.0 – all genders, ages 15 – 17 (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 for the two-week 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 Friday, June 12th!

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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