Camp OC activities move indoors due to heat and smoke

A reminder to employees: Camp OC activities are in full swing on campuses and you may notice more campers indoors and some additional noise from time to time. With new heat warnings and air quality advisories issued in the past week by Interior Health and Environment Canada, OC will continue to head MHO guidance and move camps indoors to avoid extreme heat and poor air quality conditions, as needed, for the weeks to come. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we seek to provide a fun, safe and rewarding camp experience again this year. 

Read for the latest alerts and notices about staying safe amid heat and wildlife smoke on OC's alerts page.

Camp OC availability

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Camp OC is off to a great start for the summer. With limited camp sizes, next week (Aug. 3 – 6) is likely the only week where the 50% off staff discount could apply to a few remaining camps in Kelowna.

To see the list of available camps, visit the website:

Grades 1 - 3
Grades 4 - 6

Find the tuition waiver details

Edible Garden
Edible garden project at OC’s Penticton campus to feed students, community members

June 29, 2021

A partnership between Okanagan College's Penticton campus and the Medical Arts Research Group is helping to root out food insecurity amongst students and local families. An edible garden program is being established on the north end of the Penticton campus, with the aim to provide fresh vegetables to OC students and food bank patrons in the community. Medical Arts Research Group donated the wood and fence material for the project. Raised garden beds were built in May by students in the Women in Trades Training program, and installed outside...

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GIS grad, Sarah Gravel
OC Advanced GIS grad dives deep into data to map shark population growth

June 18, 2021

When Sarah Gravel decided to sign up for geographic information systems (GIS) training, she was looking to broaden her skills in a way that would serve her Master of Marine Biology degree in a productive way. Now she is using those GIS mapping skills to understand the effects of climate change on sharks, rays and other fishes, along with developing models for population growth rates among those creatures. Okanagan College’s Advanced GIS Certificate program teaches students to structure, manage and analyze data within a map. The maps we’re...

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OC grad ceremony reaches international audience

June 8, 2021

Okanagan College hosted three virtual graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 5, conferring credentials and applauding the achievements and dedication of more than 1,500 students.  Students from the Arts and Foundational programs graduated at 10 a.m., Business students graduated at noon and students from Science, Technologies, Health and Social Development programs graduated at 2 p.m. A virtual guestbook garnered more than 540 messages to graduates. Comments ranged from local supporters to friends and family from across Canada and internati...

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Camp OC registration

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Camp OC 2021 registration opens Thursday, April 8. Due to outdoor gathering restrictions, Camp OC is running with limited capacity at all OC locations. With limited spots available, the 10% discount for OC employees who book for their children/grandchildren in advance is no longer being offered for summer 2021.

OC employees can still access the 50% discount when registering their child or grandchild for Camp OC the Friday before the desired camp begins. Read more information about this policy.

Visit the Camp OC website to view the summer 2021 schedules for each campus.

Please note:
If the CS offices are not open for face-to-face registrations by July, we will amend the Policy and Procedure.

ACSW certificate graduate Shannon Peltier
OC Aboriginal Community Support Worker grad reflects on making a difference

March 31, 2021

Upcoming info sessions spotlight learning and career opportunities for students Shannon Peltier was inspired to train to provide support to Indigenous youth and families by her Nohkom (grandmother). She found that opportunity through the Aboriginal Community Support Worker Certificate program at Okanagan College. The Aboriginal Community Support Worker (ACSW) program is just one of the College’s Continuing Studies certificate programs on display during info sessions this spring. The virtual sessions are designed to provide students with th...

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PAR/GNC Certificate Info Session

February 23, 2021

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Landscape Horticulture Certificate Info Session

February 23, 2021

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Aboriginal Community Support Worker Certificate Info Session

February 23, 2021

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Medical Office Assistant Certificate Info Session

February 23, 2021

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Esthetics and Nail Technology Certificate Info Session

February 23, 2021

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WorkBC | Okanagan College Career Exploration Session

February 23, 2021

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Fitness Instructor Info Session

February 18, 2021

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Education Assistant Certificate Info Session

February 18, 2021

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Autism Spectrum Certificate Info Session

February 18, 2021

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