March Break Camp

Our PAW-some March Break Camp is back for 2024!

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Thank you for your interest in our 2024 March Break Camp! All spots have been filled for this program, but if you would like to register your child for a future OHS Camp Week you can sign up for our 2024 Summer Camp interest list here.

Campers who attend our March Break Camp will work together to complete a variety of “Shelter Helper” missions! They will do everything from creating their own custom animal enrichment toys, to making frozen dog treats, to designing posters to help get our animals adopted. With a few guest speaker visits and some time with the animals, it will be a busy week for these campers!

March Break programming includes:

  • Humane education presentations
  • Guided tour of the Shirley Kearns Memorial Adoption Centre
  • Cat Gallery viewings
  • OHS-themed games
  • Small animal circles
  • Meet-and-Greet time with a volunteer dog*
  • Guest speakers
  • Animal enrichment crafts

* Subject to availability of volunteer dogs.

Cost: $325 (+optional $40/week for extended care)

Location: The Ottawa Humane Society (245 West Hunt Club)

Capacity: Up to 20 campers

Camp Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Extended Care: Available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. & 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for an additional fee of $40/week.
  • Must be selected and paid for upon registration.

Minimum Age Restriction: Currently enrolled in grade one

Maximum Age Restriction:  Currently enrolled in grade four

Check out our OHS March Break Camp Information Guide!

Animal Interactions:

All our activities are geared towards teaching campers about animal care, handling, and welfare. We try to have 45 minutes of animal interactions every day, but that can sometimes vary depending on animal availability and behaviour. Our top priority is the well-being and safety of both the campers and our animals. We provide a fun, inclusive and safe learning environment for our campers, and one that is free of undue stress on the animals.

We encourage all parents and guardians to discuss the needs of our shelter animals with their children to ensure they know what to expect from the camp programming. If ever we cannot find an appropriate animal for meet-and-greets, we do pack in a couple of bonus games and activities to keep the campers’ spirits high!

All proceeds above and beyond the costs to run camp go to the animals at the OHS!

March Break Camp Cancellation Policy: Refund requests received 7 days in advance of the scheduled camp program are eligible for a refund (a non-refundable $25 administration fee applies). Refund requests received within 7 days of the scheduled camp program are not eligible for a refund. Note: Full refunds will be issued in the event the OHS has to cancel a scheduled camp program.

For more information, email or call 613-725-3166, ext. 298.