The 2010 YSTOP camp was held from May 31st 2to June 6th 2010. It involved 24 students, 12 from TCDSB and 12 from SCDSB, in investigating environmental issues such as light pollution, the impact of invasive species, and the effects of various practices on water quality, bird habitats, and bee populations. Field and lab activities were led by experts including York University researchers, Dr. Paul Delaney, Dr. Dawn Bazely, Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, Seneca faculty member, Dr. Michael Gadsden, Dr. Brian Hickey of the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, and Sheila Colla, graduate student in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Education graduate student Gerrenne Gunthrope co-ordinated the camp with Corinne Sperling of FSE, and Education graduate students Amanda Allan and Afsana Reshmin assisted with administration. Natalie Axon, Claudia Chien, Becky Bridger, and Justin Kim – teacher candidates from the Faculty of Education were involved in planning and running activities with the students.
Students documented their experiences with digital photography and in writing; they created online journals and presented segments of these at the open house, which was attended by board personnel and parents.