CAMP Programs

Registration for all camp programs is open now. Click here for online registration and registration policies.

 

CAG supports access to its programming, including camps, by offering fee assistance to families and individuals who are eligible. The purpose of the fee assistance policy is to reduce financial barriers to participation in programming offered by CAG and it is designed to ensure that all residents of Old Ottawa East have access to programming, regardless of ability to pay. Please apply at Old Town Hall by completing the Financial Assistance Policy and Request Form. You must be a resident of Old Ottawa East to qualify and residents are eligible on a first come, first served basis. The Financial Assistance Request Form includes a list of streets defined as Old Ottawa East.

SUMMER Camp 2019

We have refreshed our camp offering for 2019 to offer variety to the community. In order to ensure we were meeting community needs we conducted two surveys, the results of which can be found here.

 

We are happy to be able to offer a small group setting for your child in these camps.

 

Registration for Summer Camp 2019 is now open. Click here for online registration and registration policies.

 

CAG SUMMER CAMP 2019 Enrollment Form will need to be completed for each child attending camp. This form includes terms and conditions related to attending CAG camp. Please read and complete before your child's first day of camp.

 

For all your questions about camp, including what to bring each day, how to reach us and much, much more please read our CAG Camp Handbook

JUMP Start Summer (5 - 10 years) - Cancelled!

A highlight reel of our camp offerings for those children whose school year ends earlier.  Children will learn to explore their theatrical side, become mad scientists and master chefs, and get all the great activities you’d expect at a traditional camp. We take advantage of the camp’s location to play daily at the splash pad and in the park.

Theme Days

Mad Scientists – campers will learn how to make slime, volcano explosions, and learn to write in invisible ink!

Theatre Day – bring on the drama as campers make their own masks and costumes to bring their imaginations to life. This day encourages children to write or illustrate their own stories and present them to their group.

Circus – Children will play games under our parachute, make creative masks and costumes, and participate in a talent show.

Master Chefs – children will get in touch with their inner gourmet by cooking themselves and their friends a lunch, decorating their own snacks, and building a recipe book to take home.

Camp Extraordinaire - all the highlights of camp jam packed into one day – make forts, friendship bracelets and navigate obstacle courses.

Minimum number of participants for camp to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street

June 24 - 28 (5 days)

Monday – Friday,

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., $220

Children's Garden

CANOE Kids (7 - 12 years)

Learn to paddle this summer at Canoe Kids day camp! Children will spend half the day with Rideau Canoe Club learning how to canoe and kayak safely and practice their skills while exploring the Rideau River. This camp is suitable for beginners as well as those with some paddling experience – returning campers are definitely welcome! The fun continues in the other half of the day with our fun theme day activities.
Canoe Kids is offered in partnership with the Rideau Canoe Club.

On the water:

Water Safety and intro to Canoe: Children will learn water safety and canoe basics including steering. This followed by games and activities on the water where they practice skills learnt in a fun and safe manner.

Water Safety and intro to Kayak: Children will learn kayak basics and water safety on the river, followed by water games from the kayaks to practice skills taught.

Long paddle: This is always a highlight of the week, when the group set off on a longer paddle and adventure along the Rideau River.   Usually scheduled for Thursday so that if conditions do not permit, we still have Friday!

Scavenger Hunt: New kayaking tricks and skills and once more in a canoe for an on water scavenger hunt.

Theme days

For the other half of the day for Canoe Kids
Wet and Wild – children will have fun playing watery games and racing , playing poolside on the slip and slide.

Space Explorers – children will explore the galaxy by making lava lamps and chalk rockets.

Camp Extraordinaire - all the highlights of camp jam packed into one afternoon – make forts, friendship bracelets and navigate obstacle courses.

Mad Scientists - campers will learn how to make slime and learn to write in invisible ink!

Team Up – Together children will compete in tug-o-war, scavenger hunts, capture the flag, and dodge-ball for an afternoon packed with friends, racing and fun.

Minimum number of participants for camp to run: 8
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow

Dates 

July 2 – 5, (4 days)          

Tuesday – Friday

8:30 – 5:30 p.m., $235

July 8 – 12, (5 days)        

Monday – Friday

8:30 – 5:30 p.m., $295

July 15 – 19, (5 days)      

Monday – Friday

8:30 – 5:30 p.m., $295

July 22 – 26, (5 days)      

Monday – Friday

8:30 – 5:30 p.m., $295

Pre-requisites for Canoe Kids Camp

  • Campers must be the required age by the end of the camp session
  • No paddling experience is required
  • Participants must demonstrate minimum swimming abilities. Campers will have to complete a swim assessment to continue in the camp. Prior to getting in boats participants must show they have the ability to roll into the water and swim 50 metres (any stroke) and stay afloat (tread water) for 1 minute, as per the National Lifesaving Society Swim to Survive standard. Swim ability is assessed without a lifejacket or other floatation device. If your child is nervous about this process we welcome you to swim along with your child to ease their nerves. Instructors will assess swimming ability at the Rideau Canoe Club, 804 Hog’s Head Road at any of the following times:
    Saturday June 8 and June 15 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Saturday July 6, 13, and 20 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

What to bring to camp:

All paddling equipment provided though, participants may bring their own PFDs providing they fit correctly.

Two changes of clothing will be required: clothing should be comfortable, loose fitting and preferably made of quick drying fabric (they do get wet!) and a hoodie or sweater as wet children get cold too.

Running shoes are required for dry-land activities, water shoes are useful.

Sunscreen, a hat, a water bottle, a lunch and snacks are needed for each camp session.

Instructors:

All instruction in the water is provided by qualified canoe/kayak instructors from the Rideau Canoe Club. The coaches are certified in First Aid and CPR and a Police Record Check. All staff have their National Coaching Certification, and are fully qualified to coach canoe/kayak.

Campers receive half day instruction on the river complemented with traditional camp games and activities to round out the great day by the river. Participants will be on the water rain or shine; alternate indoor activities will be offered in the event of a thunderstorm.

CAMP Brantwood - Nature Week (4 - 8 years)

Does your child love nature and the outdoors? This is the camp for them! Children will learn about their local natural surroundings through a trip to the Children’s Garden, exploration around the park, and by planting their own seeds in a take home garden. This camp focuses on being outside and incorporates the outdoors into crafts, activities and games.

Theme Days

The Wonders of Nature - kids will collect items from around the park to make magic wands and decorate a planter to use through the week.

Arts and Crafts - Arts and crafts meet the great outdoors, today we will plant seeds in our newly painted planters and paint pet rocks.

Biology Day - Learn about the science of plants. Children will conduct experiments on different types of plant, leaves and flowers, as well as find natural items around the park to place in their gardens.

Identification Day - Children will learn to identify leaves and plants and what makes each plant special. They will craft their own collage and identification booklet to bring home.

Ecosystems Day - Children will visit the children’s garden to apply everything they have learned this week. We finish off learning about ecosystems and playing predator prey tag.

Minimum number of participants for camp to run: 8
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow

July 29 - August 2 (5 days)

Monday – Friday,

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., $220

CAMP Brantwood - Live Wires (7 - 12 years)

This is the camp for your active child who loves nothing more than to be on the run and on the go! We promise them a week full of active fun and you that you will pick them up tired and smiling at the end of the day. A new adventure every day and lots of active play!

Theme Days

Field Day Fun – games in the park taken to a whole new level - children will spend the day running, hiding and teaming up playing  clothes pin tag, cops and robbers, manhunt and more.

Wet and Wild – all day water play - children will have fun playing watery games and racing, playing poolside on the slip and slide.

Sports Frenzy –  kickball, ultimate frisbee, soccer and volleyball will put children's coordination, speed and agility to the test in our ultimate sports day.

Team Up – Together children will compete in tug-o-war, scavenger hunts, capture the flag,  Olympic challenges and dodge-ball for a day packed with friends, racing and fun.

Minimum number of participants for camp to run: 8
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow

August 6 - 9 (4 days)

Tuesday – Friday,

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., $180

ARTS and Science Camp (5 - 10 years)

Does your child love to learn, tinker and create? This camp is for them! Each day children will explore a different field, from experimenting as mad scientists to exploring the outer reaches of space and learning to become amateur actors.

Theme Days

Space Explorers – children will explore the galaxy by making lava lamps, chalk rockets and their very own astronaut helmet.

Theater Day – bring on the theatre arts as campers make their own masks and costumes to bring their imaginations to life. This day encourages children to write or illustrate their own stories and present them to their group.

Mad Scientists - campers will learn how to make slime, volcano explosions, and learn to write in invisible ink!

Nature Experts – campers will take a walk on the wild side in the park and make themselves animal masks and bird feeders. They’ll also pot their own seeds and take them home to grow!

Master Chefs - children will get in touch with their inner gourmet and the culinary arts by making themselves and their friends a lunch, decorating their own snacks, and building a recipe book to take home.

Minimum number of participants for camp to run: 8
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow

August 12 - 16 (5 days)

Monday – Friday,

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., $220

CHILDREN'S Garden Camp (5 - 10 years)

Children will spend every morning in the Children’s Garden learning about their natural surroundings, plants and nature. Afternoons are spent at Brantwood with garden themed activities and crafts and enjoying the pool.

Theme Days:

Water Works – everything to do with water: how it works, what lives in it, and why it is so important in nature. Pool time, slip and slide, races and obstacle courses will round off the day with some watery fun!
Creepy Crawlies – bugs. They’re everywhere. Today we learn about why they are so important, learn the bee dance and make some crafts that include our minuscule friends.
Ooze and Goos – the slimy stuff. We learn about mud, algae, what makes it a habitat and who lives in such a goopy home. Crafts will get sticky as we make our own slime and round out with pool time.
Flowers and Plants – an expedition around the park will introduce us to the local plant life. We will collect leaves, branches and twigs to identify as we learn about the forest around us and make crafts out of natural objects.
How Things Grow – everything in the garden is growing. Today we will learn about the different stages of life for a plant, decorate some pots and plant seeds of our own to take home and grow.

Minimum number of participants for camp to run: 8
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow

August 19 - 23 (5 days)

Monday – Friday,

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., $220

CAMP Refund Requests

Please note:

o A camp refund request that would take registration below minimum numbers is only accepted up to two weeks prior to the start of camp.
o A refund request that does not take camp below minimum numbers will be accepted up to two business days prior to the start of camp.
o A prorated refund is available at any time on presentation of a medical certificate.
o Partial refunds will not be issued for temporary absences from the camp.
o All participant requested refunds will incur a $25 admin fee per camp per registrant.

For all other policies related to your registration in camp please see our registration page here

Registration for all camp programs is open now. Click here for online registration.

BEHAVIOUR Management at Camp

CAG is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and inclusive Camp program that strengthens and builds each child’s self-esteem and provides a creative program that will capture your child’s attention and keep them positively engaged.
Camp rules are shared with the children on the first day of camp. The overriding principles are safety, cooperation and respect.
Our first line approach to behaviour management is prevention. Staff are trained to keep an eye out for any developing issues and to distract and redirect before a situation develops. With the same end goal of prevention, we endeavour to present activities each day that keep the children productively engaged.
If a situation escalates, we do give consequences appropriate to the severity of the behaviour. Our goal is always to manage behaviours in a positive, constructive manner.
For more detail please see our Behaviour Management Policy and Policy on Suspension or Termination of Enrollment

LIFE Threatening Allergies and Medication at Camp

If your child has a life threatening allergy or requires medication at camp, please read the applicable policy and complete the associated form for your childs first day at camp.
CAG Anaphylactic Policy and Life Threatening Allergy Alert Form and CAG Medication Policy and Medical Administration Form

Please email cworkun@OttawaEastCAG.ca if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

MARCH Break Camp (5 - 10 years)

Break through the winter blues at the Old Town Hall at March Break! Let your child’s imagination run wild – this camp has an exciting new theme every day, from superheroes to circus performers. Rain or shine, inside and out, we will have active games, crafts and group activities that keep campers happy, engaged and enthused!

Theme Days:

Superheroes – children will create their own alternate superhero identities and masks as well as ‘radioactive’ slime.

Space Explorers – children will explore the galaxy by making lava lamps, chalk rockets and their very own astronaut helmet.

Camp Extraordinaire – all the highlights of camp jam packed into one day – forts, friendship bracelets and obstacle courses.

Circus – Children will play games under our parachute, make creative masks and costumes, and participate in a talent show.

Medieval Times - Time travelling at camp! Children will make hats and medieval disguises, play knights and brigands, and test their skills with trebuchet building and pool noodle jousting.

Minimum number of participants for camp to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street

March 11 – 15, (5 days)

Monday – Friday,

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., $220

 

Registration for March Break Camp 2019 is open now. Click here for online registration and registration policies.

 

CAG MARCH BREAK CAMP 2019 Enrollment Form will need to be completed for each child attending camp. This form includes terms and conditions related to attending CAG camp. Please read and complete before your child's first day of camp.

 


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