YukonU Youth Moving Mountains
Science • Technology • Engineering • Art • Math • Trades

We offer programming designed to inspire children and youth across the Yukon in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics, and Trades (STEAM) through creative hands-on activities. Our programming provides fun, engaging, culturally enriched activities that encourages children and youth to explore their sense of wonder. Children are introduced to hands-on, exciting activities that promotes discovery, rewards curiosity, and leaves children amazed at what they can do.

Summer STEM camps and workshops 2024

Whitehorse 2024

Register for summer camps 

** Priority registration for Indigenous youth opens on Monday March 4th at 12:00pm (noon)

** General registration opens Monday March 11th at 12:00pm (noon) for our summer camps.

Keep an eye on our social media and on this webpage for updates! 

Camp and workshop schedules and descriptions are now available. 

Summer schedule at a glance

For a more detailed description of each camp/workshop, please take a look at the following information!

Week 1 (4 day camp week)

Week 2

Week 3 (Engineering week)

Week 4 (All girls and non-binary youth week)

Week 5

Week 6 (Sustainability week)

Week 7

** Please be aware that summer camps and workshops are beginning a week later this year as YukonU is hosting the 12th International Conference on Permafrost.

Community Camps 2024

YMM is proud to present summer camps throughout the Territory in partnership with various organizations. Registration is done different depending on the community - please read through the list and reach out to camps@yukonu.ca with any further questions! If your community isn't listed below, please know that dates are being confirmed for other communities, and be sure to check back regularly. 

Carcross: July 12-18th, in partnership with the C/TFN Literacy Camps. Call Gisela at the YukonU Campus at (867) 821-8800 for more information. 

Carmacks: June 24-28th, in partnership with the Carmacks Recreation. Call (867) 863-6271 or email recreation@carmacks.ca to register. 

Dawson City: July 15-19th, in partnership with the City of Dawson. Registration through the Amilia system and call Ashley at the YukonU Campus at (867) 993-8800 for more info.

Faro: July 22-25th, in partnership with Faro Recreation Centre. Call Tina at the Rec Centre at (867) 994-2375 to register and for more info.

Haines Junction: August 12-16th, in partnership with CAFN Youth Centre and BGC Haines Junction. More information to come about registration. 

Marsh Lake: June 24-28th, in partnership with Marsh Lake Recreation. Registration through the Amilia system. Call Roby at the Community Centre at (867) 660-4999, or email at recreation@marshlakecommunity.ca for more info. 

Mayo: July 15-19th. Call Sandy at the YukonU Campus at (867) 996-8800 to register and for more info. 

Pelly Crossing: June 24-28th, in partnership with the Pelly Recreation Centre. More information to come about registration.

Ross River: August 6-8th. More information to come about registration.

Teslin: August 12-16th, in partnership with Teslin Recreation Centre. Call Lindsay at the Rec Centre at (867) 390-2530 to register and for more information. 

Frequently Asked questions - Summer Camps


  • Why have the camps increased in price? 

YMM’s camp costs have remained the same since 2018. The steep increase in associated operational costs, especially over the last few years, has put YMM in a difficult position. Despite this increase, our camps remain amongst the more cost-effective options in Whitehorse, and the variety in programming and themes, as well as our talented and capable staff, make them a great experience for any youth who attends them. 


  • Why are there more spots available in each camp?  

Increased capacity around community-based camps aligns these offerings more fully with the values guiding STEAM and trades programming, as well as with Yukon U’s commitments to reconciliation as outlined in the current Academic Plan. Though fewer camps will be open to the general public in Whitehorse, YMM has made the decision to increase the number of spots available in each camp to ensure the opportunity to engage with STEAM and trades, while maintaining an exemplary facilitator-to-camper ratio. This increase translates into more spots overall for youth to register than in previous years! 


  • Why is the registration split by gender?  

To create more equitable opportunities for youth in STEAM and trades, registration now split into "Registration for Female-Identifying and Non-Binary Participants" and "Registration for Male-Identifying and Non-Binary Participants". If the participant you are registering identifies as non-binary, please list their “gender” as non-binary, and select any available spot. Please note that although registration is split, both groups will be mixed in one co-ed camp (unless otherwise stated for all-girls and non-binary camps). 


  • How does the waitlist work? 

When a camp or program is full you may add your participant to the waitlist. If a spot in the program becomes available, everyone on the waitlist will be emailed and the spot will be filled by the first individual to register. We strongly recommend using this waitlist feature.


  • Extended care 

Unfortunately, extended before or after care will not be available for summer camps or workshops.


2024-25 Youth Moving Mountains Funders


YMM is proud to work with Mastercard Foundation's EleV program, continuing to expand the work of transforming education and supporting Indigenous youth participation and success in the Yukon.

Yukon University, in collaboration with Yukon First Nations partners, including the Assembly of First Nations Yukon Region, the Yukon First Nations Education Directorate, and the Training Policy Committee, is undertaking a range of initiatives that focus on systems change, including YMM's STEM and trades community programming.


Actua is a leading Canadian science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) youth outreach organization. Each year, the Actua network engages over 375,000 youth in 600 communities across Canada in transformative STEM learning experiences that build critical skills and confidence. Please visit www.actua.ca.

As a part of the Actua Network, Youth Moving Mountains would like to recognize the Actua's national funders.