OHS Camps  

Is your child crazy about cats? Delighted by dogs? Or interested in all sorts of small animals? Then day camps at the Ottawa Humane Society are the purr-fect place to be!

Want to learn more about our camp programs? Check out our camp pages:

Our unique camp programming is designed for children between the ages of six through 10. Day camp at the OHS is animal-themed and packed full of interactive and educational four-legged fun! During a typical OHS camp program, children may participate in the following activities (these vary by season and date):

  • Behind-the-scenes tours
  • Cat gallery visits
  • Small animal handling
  • Dog walking
  • Volunteer dog visits
  • Dog treat baking
  • Wild Bird Care Centre presentation
  • Plushy toy surgery
  • OHS Animal Olympics
  • Animal-themed crafts
  • Animal-themed games
  • Scavenger hunts
  • And so much more!

Minimum Age Restriction: six years old.

Maximum Age Restriction: 12 years old (although programming is designed primarily for children between the ages of six through 10).

Online registration will immediately guarantee your child a space at camp. Payment is required upon registration.

OHS Camp Refund Policy: For registration fees paid, all refunds and transfers are only available two weeks prior to camp commencement (less a $25 administration fee).

For more information, please contact our supervisor: programs by phone at (613)725-3166, ext. 298 or by email at programs@ottawahumane.ca.

Book On MyTime

We are using a new system for program registrations! If you have feedback or issues using the system, please email programs@ottawahumane.ca.

Download the OHS Program Waiver.

Click here to read FAQs about the OHS camp experience!

Feedback from previous campers!

“My son loves the program and doesn’t want to go anywhere else.”

“I had two daughters in the program (6 and 8 years old). They both loved the programming and the counsellors.”

“My son has had behaviour issues, and anxiety through all camps he has ever attended. Never has he ever been excited about a camp and asking when he can return, until this one. THANK YOU!!!”

“My girls were so excited about their time with the animals, and so excited to share what they did and learned with us.”

“Thank you for offering these camps, my daughter loved it!”

“I couldn’t be more excited about this camp. It isn’t near our house, and resulted in an extra hour of driving in the morning for us, and an hour in the evening. However, we will do it again in a heartbeat. This is the first camp our 6 year old has enjoyed. He craves adult attention, his anxieties are soothed by animals, and loves learning. This camp did all of the above. Thank you.”

Camp Cancellation Policy

Cancellations without penalty must be submitted seven days prior to the program start date. If a cancellation is required, parents are responsible for contacting the supervisor: programs or by submitting a cancellation request through MyTime.

Cancellations within seven days of the program start date will result in an administrative fee being charged automatically through the MyTime system:

  • $75 for single-day camps
  • $150 for week-long camps

The OHS reserves the right to cancel any youth program at its discretion and without penalty. In the event of an OHS directed cancellation – the program will be cancelled through MyTime and registration fees will not be collected.