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Gateway Academy launches Summer Boot Camps

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Explore your interests in Summer Boot Camps!

In partnership with Alberta Labour, the Town of Whitecourt, Community Futures, Woodlands County and Living Waters Schools, NGPS is proud to introduce the following unique and challenging Summer Boot Camp experiences for students currently in Grades 9-12. All classes will be held at Hilltop Jr/Sr High School in Whitecourt.

Gateway Academy SUMMER BOOT CAMPS! Encouraging youth to explore and develop their skills and talents in hands-on educational camps over the summer!

There is a $25 registration fee for each course - click on the link to register now!


Culinary Arts July 4 - 14 (4 credits)

Designed for cooks and bakers with a passion for food, this camp starts with the basics: food safety and sanitation, cooking, baking and an exploration of foods.

Coding an App July 4 - 14 (5 credits)

Like to code? Want to develop an app? Students will explore hardware, software and associated processes at an advanced level. They will extend their understanding of software development by moving from procedural programming approaches to an object-oriented approach.

Class 1 Truck Driver Training July 4 - 14 (3 credits)

The transportation industry is one of the fastest growing industries in our province and there are jobs waiting for qualified individuals. If you are 18 years of age and already have a class 5 drivers license this may be your opportunity to find a full time rewarding career.

Art July 4 - 14 (5 credits)

Throughout the grades, an articulated Art program involves students as creators, historians, critics and consumers. This hands-on camp will enable students to enhance the depth and breadth of their expression and intuitive response to art.

Robotics, July 4-8 (3 credits)

Robotics is a rapidly growing field that will have a significant impact on our workforce and society. Students will learn real world robotics and programming skills with the world’s most powerful, versatile, and easy to use robot platform.

Forestry and Forestry Equipment Operation July 4 - 14 (5 credits)

Learn about the forest industry as you work through various forestry courses; then use the forest equipment simulator to explore careers in the forestry sector including the operation of equipment including forklifts.

Cisco Networking Academy July 4 - 14 (5 credits)

IT Essentials covers fundamental computer and career skills for entry-level IT jobs. This course includes hands-on sessions that provide practical experience to prepare students for enterprise networking. Simulation tools will help students develop troubleshooting skills and practice what they learn.

Construction July 4 - 14 (6 credits)

The Construction Boot Camp will provide students with a greater understanding of the many career possibilities in the construction industry. Students will have the opportunity to develop a variety of hands-on construction skills.

Medical Minds July 10 - 14 (3 credits)

Take a journey through the medical system and explore the multitude of careers available in the medical field. Students will receive certification in First Aid and CPR.

Safety Certification, July 4-8 (5 credits)

If you need your safety certification to get the job you want, this is the camp for you. Join a class taught by industry professionals and receive a 3-year certification in H2S Alive, Confined Spaces, Detection and Control of Flammable Substances, WHMIS 2015, Ground Disturbance, Fall Protection and Transportation of Dangerous Goods. 

First Aid for Animals, July 10-14 (1 credit)

This Pet First Aid course will provide participants with a basic knowledge of first aid for dogs and cats including the prevention of illness and injury.

Business Enterprise July 10 - 14 (3 Credits)

Students will have the opportunity to learn about business, engage in an in-depth program, develop a business plan and present their business concept on the final day to members of the business community. Build your future business while still in high school!


All boot camps will be held at Hilltop Jr/Sr High School in Whitecourt.

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Leslie klassen


Is it still possible to register a student for medical minds class ?
Thank you and I look forward to your reply .
Kindest regards,
Leslie Cowan-klassen

Northern Gateway Public Schools


Hi Leslie, unfortunatley Medical Minds has been cancelled for next week due to low enrolment.

Vicki Simpkins


Good afternoon, my son Dorian attended the safety ticket boot camp in Valleyview the first week of July. We have yet to receive his safety tickets and the temporary cards have now expired. Jut wondering when we could expect them as Dorian needs them to finish his work in the oil field for the summer. Company will not accept an expired card. Thank you.
Vicki Simpkins

Northern Gateway Public Schools


Hi Vicki, we have forwarded your question on to our Dual Credit/Summer Boot Camp leads. Someone will get back to you shortly.