CME358H1 – Survey Camp

*NOTE: The worldwide pandemic, COVID-19, has changed the format and scheduling of CAMP since 2020.

Three one-week courses are planned for August 2021 and subject to public health and government guidelines. 

The U of T Survey Camp is located on the northern shore of Gull Lake near Minden, Ontario. In operation since 1920, the facility is used to train undergraduate Civil and Mineral Engineering students in the art and science of land surveying and engineering project management.  CIV201H1 - Introduction to Civil Engineering, also uses this unique facility.

At Survey Camp, students obtain extensive hands-on experience in the use of land surveying instruments and in the essentials of survey practice. Measurements of distances and angles, survey calculations, sources of error, and corrections and adjustments are introduced. Application exercises include route surveys, topographic mapping, and construction surveying. Concepts of higher order survey techniques and global positioning systems are reviewed and illustrated. Students attend Survey Camp split into two week camps prior to the start of Third Year Fall Session.


  • one week programs with reduced capacity are being considered for August 2021.

Further Information:

Forthcoming via email communication from CivMin

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