Support U of T Engineering

Centennial Campaign for CAMP

Help restore history at Gull Lake.

Located near Minden, Ont., Civil and Mineral Practicals (CAMP) is a beloved and integral part of every Civil and Mineral Engineering student’s education. For nearly 100 years, the CAMP program has provided a journey of self-discovery, connections with others, and a creative, exploratory environment. CAMP complements conventional classroom learning with field-based experience, enabling students to engage in collaborative exercises to solve challenging engineering problems.

Since the inaugural CAMP in 1920, nearly 8,000 students have walked the trails of at either our Dorset or Gull Lake facilities. Today, as many as 250 Civil and Mineral Engineering students participate in CAMP each year — far more than our CAMP founders ever imagined!

With the support of generous benefactors, U of T has undertaken a series of renovations to maintain the facilities. However, with crumbling foundations, storm-damaged buildings and insufficient water/waste infrastructure, the site is in need of a comprehensive upgrade and expansion. Donations help to restore the historic structures and to build new structures to accommodate our growing needs.


Survey CAMP Centennial attendees
Photo by Phill Snel


  • CivMin students
  • High school students participating in Engineering CAMP each year
  • Graduate students who use the space for special research projects and retreats


Brent Sleep (CivMin)
Chair, Departmental of Civil and Mining Engineering

Brenda McCabe (CivMin)
Chair, Campaign for CAMP Committee


Kristin Philpot

Support Opportunties

Individual donations of any amount will be matched dollar for dollar

Contribute $1,000 or more to be listed on a donor wall in the new bunkhouse complex

Name a bench, bedroom, or larger space ranging from $7,500 to $250,000

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