James (Jay) Wengle

Project Director

James (Jay) Wengle, MSc, B.Ed has spent 10 years with the York Region District School Board as a High School Science teacher and has co-authored a health and nutrition book from his 4 years working in research/education at Sick Kids Hospital while working as a professor at York University. His vision for the STEAM Project is to create and expand the program to inquisitive children, and to give the opportunities unavailable to him as a child.


“When I was younger, I spent most of my time tinkering with computers and electronics. I took apart most of my toys to see how they worked and redesigned them.” - Jay


In the 20 years prior to his work with at-risk youth alongside The York Centre from 2007-2010, Jay spent his summers working with Camp Manitou as head of staff/director, program designer, and counselor. He has also produced curriculum for The Learning Partnership, CAPHERD, and Right To Play.

Important Update

In person classes postponed until further notice. Please see virtual classes.

The STEAM Project
Summer Camp
Summer Lower Campus (JK-Gr. 2)

11570 Yonge St.

Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3N7

Summer Upper Campus (Gr. 3-9)

121 Elgin Mills East

Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 3A8

Main Campus & Makerspace

561 Edward Ave. Unit 1

Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 9W6

P. (289) 819-0178

E. info@thesteamproject.ca