Off-Leash Camp  

Go “Off-Leash” with the OHS!

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!

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
  • Reptiles’ Rock! presentation
  • Wild bird Care Centre presentation
  • Veterinarian visit
  • Dog behaviour assessment viewing
  • Plushy toy surgery
  • OHS Animal Olympics
  • Animal-themed crafts
  • Animal-themed games
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • And so much more!

Participants registered in week-long camps have the option to purchase a pizza lunch on Friday for $5. Lunch includes two slices of cheese pizza from Gabriel Pizza, juice and a fruit cup.

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.

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.”

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PD DAY CAMPS:

PD Day Camps (7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m): $75/day. Extended care is now included.

Upcoming dates:

  • April 27 – Animal Welfare
  • June 8 – Shelter 101

All OHS camp programs only have 40 spots available – so don’t miss out!

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Summer Camp

Registration for summer camps opens Tuesday, March 6 at 9 a.m.

“Off-Leash” Summer Camps (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.): $300 (5-day week); $265 (4-day week).  Extended care hours (7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) are available for an additional $25 fee for week-long camps.

Week 1: July 2-6, 2018

Week 2: July 9-13, 2018

Week 3: July 16-20, 2018

Week 4: July 23-27, 2018

Week 5: July 30-Aug. 3, 2018

Week 6: Aug. 7-10, 2018

Week 7: Aug. 13-17, 2018

Week 8: Aug. 20-24, 2018

Week 9: Aug. 27-31, 2018

Themes and programming for our summer camps will be posted soon!

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.

Download the OHS Camp Waiver.

Click here to read FAQs about the Off-Leash experience!

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