OHS Summer Camps

OHS summer camps are a great opportunity for children to learn all about animals, get a more in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the OHS, while visiting with shelter animals. OHS summer camp highlights include:

  • Humane education presentations
  • Tour of the OHS, including our Shirley Kearns Memorial Adoption Centre
  • Cat gallery visits
  • Small animal visits
  • Volunteer dog visits and/or dog walks*
  • Guest speakers
  • Educational lessons
  • Animal-themed crafts
  • Animal-themed games
  • Water games and sprinkler activities
  • Quiet free-play time
  • And so much more!

* Subject to availability of volunteer dogs.

All of our activities are geared towards teaching campers about animal care, handling and welfare. We try to have at least three 20-minute 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.


  • Stay tuned!
    Registration will open in Spring 2023.

To be placed on an interest list for OHS Summer Camps 2023, please register your contact information by selecting the “Interest List” button below. Choose the calendar date (March 31, 2023) and time (11:59 pm) and select “Book Now”.

Interest List Registration

  • Cost: Five day camps:$325/week (+ optional $25 for extended care)
  • Four day camps: $285/week (+ optional $25 for extended care)

Includes Friday lunch (with two slices of cheese pizza, a fruit cup and juice).

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

Camp Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Extended Care: Available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. & 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for an additional fee of $25/week. Must be selected and paid for upon registration.

Minimum Age Restriction: six years old.

Maximum Age Restriction: 10 years old.

Read the FAQ about the OHS camp experience!

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

COVID-19 Safety Protocols:  To ensure the safety of OHS staff, volunteers, participants and animals, we ask that campers stay home if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or live with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last five days. At this time, masking is not required for OHS programs, although children who feel more comfortable wearing masks are encouraged to do so. We are regularly monitoring public health regulations and will update our COVID-19 safety protocols if anything changes.

Summer 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 programs@ottawahumane.ca or call 613-725-3166, ext. 298.