Summer Camps

We are planning to reintroduce our summer camp program in 2022! Online registration for 2022 summer camps will launch on March 25, 2022.

About OHS Summer Camps

OHS summer camps each feature a special theme and are a great opportunity for children to get a more in-depth behind-the-scenes OHS experience, while visiting with shelter animals. OHS summer camp highlights include:

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

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.

Note: Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required for all children attending camp.

 

SUMMER CAMP 2022

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

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

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.

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).

Summer Camp programming includes:

  • Humane education presentations
  • Behind-the-scenes tour, including our Shirley Kearns Memorial Adoption Centre
  • Cat gallery visits
  • Small animal visits
  • Volunteer dog visits and/or dog walks (weather permitting)
  • Guest speakers
  • Educational lessons
  • Animal-themed crafts
  • Animal-themed games
  • Quiet free-play time

Click here to read FAQs about the OHS camp experience!

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

COVID-19 Safety Protocols: In order to create a safe environment for all children, youth and staff, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, daily pre-screening, masking and physical distancing will be required to participate in this program.

Upon arrival to the OHS for all camp programs, a parent/guardian must present the child or youth participant’s valid COVID-19 vaccine certificate with official QR code. The OHS reserves the right to turn away participants that are not fully vaccinated and/or unable to show valid vaccination certificates (refunds will not be applicable).

Summer Camp Cancellation Policy: Refund requests received 48 hours in advance of the scheduled program are eligible for a refund (a non-refundable $25 administration fee applies). Refund requests received within 48 hours of the scheduled program are not eligible for a refund. Note: Full refunds will be issued in the event the OHS has to cancel a scheduled program.

For more information, email programs@ottawahumane.ca or call 613-725-3166, ext. 298.