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amps are a great way for kids to learn new things, develop new passions and make new friends. The Ottawa Valley and surrounding areas have camps for kids of all ages and interests, where they get to have fun doing a variety of things in safe and nurturing environments. With lots of options like extended care, expert instruction, and state-of-the-art facilities, your child is sure to have an exciting and memorable summer. In this section you will find information on a variety of awesome camps around the city for children of all ages and interests. It’s the best resource for planning your kid’s summer. We publish it nice and early because many of the camps in here fill up quickly! So read on and dive into summer.

4 Cat’s art camps are a great way to

introduce your budding Picasso to a wide variety of art styles and media. Professional artists run the studio yearround, and welcome kids ages three to 15 to their fourth year of half-day summer camps. Camps run Monday to Thursday, and each week is based around a theme and a variety of media, from ‘Sculptor’s Studio,’ to ‘Fairies Goblins and Gnomes,’ to ‘Shark week.’ Through each week, which runs both morning and afternoon sessions, campers get to experiment with professional-quality art supplies, creating sculptures, paintings and more. In an average week campers get to bring home four projects! Whether your child is an avid artist or has never held a paintbrush, 4 Cat’s summer camp is the place to develop skills and a passion for art. S.T.E.M. Camps are a new and rapidly growing learning model that integrates science, technology, engineering and math into one cohesive unit. Académie de la Capitale’s summer camp program, ‘AcadeCamp’, operates under a S.T.E.M. model with an added twist:

the addition of a fine arts learning program. They call their adaptation S.T.E.A.M. Campers aged three to 12 who attend any of the eight weeks of camp will learn in an ‘inquiry first’ setting. Focusing on learning skills before turning attention to the material itself, AcadeCamp aims to improve inquiry skills by conducting experiments, making art, and exploring material in order to learn without noticing it. Led by certified instructors, small age-based groups will explore a variety of material that is guided by that week’s theme. Close proximity to a splash-pad and outdoor park allows the camp to make frequent trips outside, so kids can get active throughout the day. Altitude Gym’s summer camps are a great way for your child to learn about the sport of rock climbing while polishing up their French skills. This French immersion camp, complete with trained bilingual counsellors, 34 climbing walls and a bouldering area, will teach your child the basics of rock climbing in a safe and fun environment. This summer’s revised program gives kids three hours of climbing per day,

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IS YOUR CHILD...

crazy about cats? delighted by dogs? Register NOW for some “Off-Leash” summer fun at the Ottawa Humane Society! • a behind-the scenes tour of the OHS • visits with our adoptable cats • animal-themed crafts/games/activities • small animal handling • volunteer dog visits • dog walking

...and so much more!

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Continued from page 10 where they will learn how to climb both solo and as a team. Parks and pools nearby ensure that campers get to enjoy some sunshine in between climbing lessons. More experienced climbers are invited to sign up for the Climbing 101 camp, which dedicates more time per day to learning advanced climbing skills. Open to children six to 13, this is Altitude Gym’s fourth year of camps and they are excited to get started! The Britannia Yacht Club knows

sailing. Their Learn to Sail program’s fully certified instructors have sent sailors to Canadian championships and even to the Olympics! Their sailing summer camps are the perfect opportunity for your child to learn this thrilling Olympic sport and have a great time while doing it. Campers from eight to 18 are invited to the BYC to learn the basics of sailing or hone skills they have learned in past summers. Campers will sail for several hours every day under the guidance of a fully certified instructor. The two- or four-week sessions are designed to safely and effectively advance your child’s sailing skills in a fun and engaging way. The camp day goes from 9:00 to 4:00, but 8:30 drop-off and 5:00 pick-ups are free with registration. Small sessions ensure your child gets the instruction they need, but hurry as they fill up fast. Happy Sailing! Camp Otterdale allows children to be independent by choosing which activities they do each day. With

impressive land and water-based activities that include sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, mountain biking and bouldering, the hardest part of your child’s day will be choosing what to do tomorrow. This year the family-run operation is adding even more to their activity repertoire: a brand new wood burning pizza oven, a blacksmithing program, karate lessons, and kayak fishing. There is also a new community farm where children can care for a variety of farm animals and crops. Each session at Otterdale has a different theme, so returning veterans and new campers alike will have new experiences. Still not convinced? For the past six years, 100% of the Otterdale staff has been comprised of returning campers. Join campers from around the world for an unforgettable summer experience at Camp Wabikon. Established 70 years ago, Wabikon prides itself on providing activities for children of all ages that promote personal development, friendship, confidence and independence. Located on a breathtaking island in Temagami Ontario, and restricted to 150 campers per session, Wabikon offers a traditional camp experience and the opportunity to build friendships that transcend borders. Flags are hung up in the dining hall to represent the home country of each of the campers. There are currently 48 flags and that number is sure to increase this summer! Challenge your child’s imagination with a week of fun and learning in a bilingual environment at the Canadian Museum of History. Geared for Continued on page 12

Q+A What do campers at the Canadian Museum of History do? Each day’s camp activities engage both the gross and fine motor skills, include indoor and outdoor activities, and feature special guests. Based on parents’ suggestions from previous years, the museum has developed this special camp with activities that allow children to get more involved in the their spaces and exhibits, and to explore the fascinating work being done by our knowledgeable staff. Why did you start the Ottawa International Children’s Festival? The goal of the event is to expose as many people as possible to the world of performing arts. We know that arts have become less of a priority for schools, and we encourage classes and families to come out to the festival. Many of the performers and exhibitors travel the world performing, so it really is a great opportunity for the whole family to come out. Last year was the Meredith Centre’s first year of camp, how did it go It was great! Our staff work year-round and we saw lots of familiar faces and lots of new ones as well. It was awesome watching the children explore the surrounding area, making friends and gaining confidence along the way. We especially loved to see campers who had never skated before doing laps of our arena by Friday afternoon. Everyone who works here is super excited about the upcoming summer!

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Tennis Camps 6-14 yrs March Break and Summer Camps

Kids learn all the skills from certified Tennis Canada Tennis Professionals 3-5 hours of instruction per day and end of week singles and doubles tournaments. Excellent for the beginning to intermediate young tennis player. Includes other activities; visit website for details on our 5 tennis club locations.

Sail & Serve Camp 8-14 yrs Summer Camp

This premier Tennis and Sailing includes 5 hours of introductory sailing lessons per week (weather permitting) and 3-4 hours of daily tennis instruction, all from Certified Tennis and Sailing Instructors. Daily swimming on-site, outdoor adventures, co-operative games, theme days, arts and crafts, and plenty of team building activities at scenic Britannia Yacht Club.

Mountain Bike 8-14yrs Summer camp

Each fun-filled day the group will ride trails, use maps, and explore the area’s trail system. Along the way stops may be made for hiking, snacks, looking for frogs, and more. Instructors will teach participants safe riding technique, balance, ascending/descending, braking and bunny hopping. Campers are grouped by age and ability, and receive plenty of individual attention from coaches. Note: bike rentals are available. 2 locations: Camp Fortune (transportation included) and Kanata Lakes

Survivor Camps 8-14 yrs March Break and Summer Camp

This fun filled week will be full of physical and mental challenges, outdoor adventures, co-operative games, theme days, arts and crafts, and plenty of team building activities that will bring “SURVIVOR” to our campers! Our goal is to show our campers how positive thinking and leadership will help them build future success in their own lives. Activities Include: Aerial Park , Physical and Mental Challenges, Food Challenges, Immunity Challenges, Tribal Council (no one gets voted off!) Hiking, Archery, Team Building, Orienteering, Beach Volleyball, Swimming at Meech Lake and Much Much More. Survivor Camp at Camp Fortune (transportation included)

Go Girl 8-13 yrs (girls only) March Break and Summer Camps

Campers will learn to love their mind, body & spirit. This exciting program helps girls develop to their fullest potential through leadership, service and wellness. Girls participate in activities such as Yoga, Self Awareness, Pilates and Swimming. They play age appropriate games, and engage in important discussions on issues that matter most to them. The topics covered include body image, self esteem, healthy living and media awareness. Group projects strengthen team building and create lasting friendships. Instructors are certified teachers.

Amazing Race 8-14 yrs

The Camp includes a series of challenges with a geographical base, 5 days, 5 countries, 5 Adventures. Its main purpose is to encourage diversity, education and understanding. For example one day of camp may be based on Italy. The campers would be encouraged to wear the colours of the flag, lunch we may have Italian pizza; They will follow Italian inspired challenges that are races against the other teams, and try to get to the amazing race carpet first; which will be towards the end of the day. Everyday they will gather and discuss team work, cooperation, and leadership.

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Continued from page 11 children aged six to 10, they will learn how museums decide what to collect, how they create fascinating exhibitions, and how they house and care for precious artifacts. Campers will meet experts and get exclusive, behind-thescenes museum access. Working in teams, children will build, restore and preserve an inspiring collection. Is your young collector up to the challenge? Capital City Dance’s

June 23-27 Living Lego

July 21-25 Stop Motion

June 30 & July 2-14 Sound of Silence

July 28 – August 1 Amazing Animations

July 7-11 Pixelism

August 5-8 Transform It!

July 14-18 Proxy Performance

August 11-15 Photo Frenzy

FUSING ART & STEM

Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 Académie de la Capitale, IB World School, conducts bilingual inquiry-based sessions blending Visual Arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Team sports, K2 Martial Arts Jiu-Jitsu and Play, all make AcadeCamp a well rounded summer adventure!

summer camp programs are the perfect way for young boys and girls ages four to 13 to learn a variety of dance styles in a safe and fun way. Located in the Westgate Mall, Capital City Dance’s impressive 10,000 square-foot studio houses four fully equipped rooms that campers rotate through for lessons in dance styles like hip-hop, ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap and lyrical. Campers are separated into groups based on age to ensure lessons are accessible, and everyone gets together for lunch to share what they’ve learned! Instructors are all professionally trained in the style they teach, and most work yearround, so if your child loves camp they can attend lessons during the year led by their camp instructors. If your teenager is hungry for a unique and engaging way to learn how to cook, then Andrée Riffou’s C’est Bon Cooking is the place for them. Andrée is a Cordon Bleu trained chef, who believes the kitchen should be a fun and relaxed place to be. With an eye toward local and sustainable products and a passion for teaching people to cook, Andrée has been putting her unique spin on cooking lessons since 2008. Perfect for teenagers who often find themselves having to fend for themselves at meal time, or who will soon be living on their own, C’est Bon’s state-of-the-art kitchen, paired with Andrée’s expertise, will have

them cooking up a storm in no time. Starting with kitchen safety and knife skills, and working with ingredients like eggs, chicken and fish, your child will learn cooking skills and kitchen confidence. The camp is for teens aged 15 to 18 and runs from 1 to 4 pm Monday to Friday. Last but not least, campers will enjoy the fruits of their labour at the end of every afternoon. Yummy! Dovercourt offers one of the largest

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Q+A My child is interested in going to Otterdale, but we think two weeks away might be too long. What options do we have? We offer several one-week sessions throughout the summer. This is a great way for kids to experience camp and discover what Otterdale is all about. Your child will participate in all the same activities as the other campers. But be careful, once they’re here, one week might not be enough! My child is interested in attending Atltitude Gym’s camps, but we’re not sure her French is good enough. Not to worry! All of our staff are bilingual. The camp is set up as French immersion, so instructions are given out first in French, but we are aware some children are not fluent yet, so we can happily clarify anything in English afterwards. We want campers to learn French, but having fun, being comfortable and being safe are our first priorities! How do you choose which animals the campers at the Ottawa Humane Society will interact with? Our animals are carefully screened before they take part in the camp program. All animals that participate in the “Off-Leash” day camps are temperament-tested for suitability in being with children, as well as healthchecked by our animal-care team. Additional animals may be brought in through the Humane Education program, or accompanying our guest speakers.


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Continued from page 12 to 17, the selection is quite impressive. Innovative programs like the new Fishing Camp and overnight Youth Zone camp, along with a dizzying array of theme and speciality camps, highlight Dovercourt’s focus on pushing the envelope while delivering the highest level of service possible. Older campers are encouraged to take advantage of the leadership camps, and it is not at all uncommon for counsellors to be Dovercourt camp alumni who couldn’t get enough. All campers start and end the day together, and daily ‘giddy-up get-ups’ are sure to get your child excited for the day and foster the communal atmosphere in which Dovercourt prides itself. For over 75 years Elmdale Tennis Club has been a staple in the Kitchissippi

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community. Their camp program is a big part of their operation and is evolving every year. Designed for children ages six to 12, Elmdale campers get three hours of tennis instruction on high-quality clay courts, learning the basics of the game and an array of tennis skills. Along with playing tennis, campers will get to use the new Fisher Park, complete with an updated play structure and splash pad. Camps will also take outtrips to the many parks and outdoor pools that are close by, and the week culminates in a tennis tournament and lunch-time BBQ. Last year the camps sold out, so if your children are looking to improve their game in a comfortable, safe and fun atmosphere make sure to register early!

Camp Otterdale An overnight summer camp for 160 boys & girls aged 7-15

30 Frayn Road Lombardy, ON (613) 284-2700

Located midway between Ottawa & Kingston

Registration Forms are online now for 2014!

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ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS

& Craft •Arts •Fix-it •Drama Woodworking •Archery •Sailing •Windsurfing •

Farm •Camp Etching •Glass •Climbing •Swimming •Hiking

“Special Programs” and lots more!

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Teen Chef Classes — a week of fun, a lifeTime of value. C’est Bon Cooking’s Teen Chef classes fully engage young people in an intensive and entertaining culinary arts experience. Over five fun and food filled days, they’ll work closely with master chef Andrée Riffou and learn a variety of essential kitchen techniques. It’s a great way to make March Break or Summer Vacation memories and give teenagers the cooking skills and confidence they’ll need for life in university and beyond.

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What can campers at 4 Cats expect from the various themes over the summer? Campers use a variety of art media for all of the themes, but each week’s focus is slightly different. Our wildly popular ‘Pixel Craft’ theme gets campers to create pieces inspired by classic video games, while themes like ‘sculptor’s studio’ and ‘wonder emporium’ allow children to explore different media while taking advantage of our in-house kiln. All of our weeks are a great way to learn more about art, our themes are designed so that each week is new and exciting.

•Snorkeling Tennis •Mountain •Kayaking Biking •Waterskiing •Canoeing •Survival Skills •

Call 613.722.8687 or book online at cestboncooking.ca

March 3-7 (in French) March 10-14 (in English)

July 7-11 (in English) July 11-15 (in English) July 14-18 (in French)

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm $450 per participant (minimum 15 years of age). Includes free apron. epicurean adventures aventures culinaires

Britannia Yacht Club Learn to Sail Program The BYC Learn to Sail Program is a great opportunity for any child to master the art of sailing. We use only CYA Certified instructors to ensure your child gets the most out of each lesson. They work with each student to develop their individual sailing skills. Your child will have a blast and make lots of new friends!

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While enjoying a break, your child also has the opportunity to swim in the Ottawa River. In partnership with the National Tennis School, we also offer a tennis add-on which enables your child to play for 1 hour, twice a week. Programs are available for ages 8 to 17 and we offer courses from Beginner to Advanced. Classes range from two week to four week courses. They operate Monday to Friday through July and August, 9am to 4pm.

For more information or to register please contact us: www.byc.ca • 613-828-5167 • info@byc.ca


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Elmwood School is Ottawa’s leader in girls-only programming and education, and their summer camps are no different. With programs for girls aged four to 12 and volunteer opportunities for older girls, Elmwood School is looking forward to another summer of fun. Many counsellors are trained and certified teachers, and the ‘learn through play’ camp structure is designed to provide a flexible and comfortable camp experience. Each week of camp at Elmwood will feature a unique out-trip centred on a different theme, including Summer Science, Art Attack, What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’ and many more. Small group sizes allow counsellors to get to know their campers well and adapt activities based on what works for each group. Bistro style lunches and snacks are prepared fresh on site, and any dietary restrictions are happily accommodated.

There is something for everyone at the JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps. With camps for children from ages two to 15, the wide variety makes the JCC of

Challenge your child’s imagination with a week of fun and learning — in a bilingual environment — at the Canadian Museum of History!

Ottawa a one-stop shop for campers this summer. Campers in the travelling sports camp will take a different trip every day to enjoy activities from wind surfing to go-karting, and everything in between. State-of-the-art pre-school facilities and ECE-certified staff provide a safe and engaging environment for young children. There are new themes for preteens every week, from ‘Crime Science’ to horseback riding and more, ensuring new and returning campers stay entertained all summer. Many of the summer camp staff run the JCC’s school year programs, so parents can expect a comfortable atmosphere where quality and continuity of service is the first priority. The Meredith Centre is a new community centre in Chelsea, just outside of downtown Ottawa. A quick commute from the Ottawa core gets you to this wonderfully rural area, where marshlands and trails are just a stone’s throw away. The Meredith Centre is an easy city getaway that boasts an impressive array of facilities, including soccer fields,

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Registration starts Monday, February 24 at 9 a.m.

How was your time at C’est Bon Cooking School? We had a wonderful experience and meal! The four of us had a great time. AndrÊe was great with the kids. Their experience was pretty much all they talked about up until bedtime. Thanks to AndrÊe for making our experience at C’est Bon Cooking School a wonderful one! – The Beaudry Family, July 2013

819-776-7014

information@ historymuseum.ca

100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC historymuseum.ca/summercamps

What is special about Ottawa Athletic Club summer camps? We believe that it is never too early to benefit from an active and healthy lifestyle. Our camps are designed to deliver excellent instruction in a fun and safe way that promotes personal growth and fosters friendships. Our counsellors are all trained and first-aid certified, and our instructors are highly regarded in their fields of expertise. Tennis camps are led by tennis pros, highly recognized golf teachers lead golf camps, and our karate camp leader is a karate world champion.

The Elmdale Tennis Club 2014 Summer Camps: July & August

Ages 6-12 Half Day or Full Day Tennis and Multisport Camp available

Online registration opens March 1, 2014 Located in Wellington Village 184 Holland Ave. 613-729-3644 elmdale.ca


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Continued from page 14 studios, and an indoor skating rink! Camps, open to children aged five to 12, are bilingual and have a new theme every week. Local specialists, like artists and musicians, visit the camp to enrich that week’s theme. During their time at the Meredith Centre, campers will explore the surrounding forest trails and marshlands, do arts and crafts, play lots of sports, and of course skate! The National Tennis School has been

teaching tennis in Ottawa since 1985, and has seen a whopping 100,000 people attend their lessons and camps. This husband and wife duo leverage their experience and expertise to run camps out of multiple locations across the city, allowing parents to pick the best locations for them. The NTS offers much more than tennis camps. Survivor and Mountain Bike camps bring campers by bus to Camp Fortune every day to let children explore their adventurous side on the mountain’s trails and other facilities. Sail and Serve camps head over to Britannia Yacht Club, where they spend half the day playing tennis and receiving expert sailing lessons in the afternoon. Be sure to check out their camps for kids of all

ages. Sorry parents, NTS programs are for kids only! Make it an active, sporty and fun summer at the Ottawa Athletic Club. The club’s fully air-conditioned facility houses eight indoor and six outdoor tennis courts, four squash/racquetball courts, indoor golf, indoor and outdoor salt-water swimming pools, along with beach volleyball and basketball courts. Sports Camp (ages four to 12) is a great way for kids to learn new skills in a variety of sports such as tennis, golf, squash, volleyball and more, not to mention daily Red Cross swim lessons. OAC Tennis Camp is designed for a range of skill levels, from first-time to intermediate players, and is taught by certified instructors. OAC Golf Camp offers professional instruction for beginner and intermediate golfers, where they will learn everything from swing basics to golf course etiquette. Campers at the OAC Karate Camp receive professional karate instruction and build character in a fun and safe way. Campers in the Tennis, Karate, and Golf camps get to swim every day in the OAC’s salt-water pool!

Q+A Does Turnbull have any programs for older children this summer? Definitely! Our high school prep program is designed for boys and girls who will be entering high school in September. Campers will learn English and research skills to jump start their high school education, and will have the opportunity to come back to Turnbull the first four weekends of the school year to share their experiences with their summer group. Camp Wabikon has been operating for over 70 years. Who runs it now? Camp Wabikon has been owned and operated since 1980 by Margaret and Marcello Bernardo, with their children Mari-Beth, Megan and Matthew. During this time Wabikon has consistently offered an outstanding camp experience and grown to include a wide range of programs and some of the finest facilities and activities coveted in a well-equipped summer camp. Why did Académie de la Capitale choose to run a S.T.E.A.M. style camp this summer? We are an International Baccalaureate school that focuses on inquiry-first learning. S.T.E.A.M. camps are gaining popularity across the world, and we believe that using this model is a great way for us to integrate learning into a summer camp in a way that fits our school’s philosophy. We want campers to learn in a variety of fields with a variety of materials without even noticing it! Salamander Theatre focuses on theatre for young audiences. How do you do that? By telling stories from a child’s perspective, we ensure that our work remains relevant to and reflective of their experience growing up in the world today. Our program allows children and youth to not only be audience members, but to also learn the practical hands-on skills and techniques to practice the art form and be active participants in the theatre through drama education. Our aim is to expose children to the wonderful world of acting. How is Dovercourt able to develop new programs year after year? We love to take advantage of all the great resources the city has to offer! We have partnerships with organizations all over the city, like Just For Kids Fishing and Rogers TV. This allows us to create awesome programs by ensuring expert instruction in everything we do.

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613-761-1515 Call to register & for more information.

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Continued from page 15 Is your child crazy about cats? Delighted by dogs? Sign your animallover up for camp at the Ottawa Humane Society! With days packed full of animal interaction and animal-themed activities, these camps give children aged six to 11 the chance to experience life at the Ottawa Humane Society. A typical camp week usually involves a behind-the-scenes tour of the OHS, visits with our adoptable cats, small animal handling, volunteer dog visits, animal-themed crafts, games and activities, dog-walking and so much more! All summer camp programming begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. – with optional extended-care hours available if needed. Spaces fill up quickly, so register now to reserve your spot today! The folks who run the Ottawa International Children’s Festival

believe that the arts are important for every child. The aim of the festival is to present performing arts to families and children who might not get to experience these performances anywhere else. The four-day festival features seven shows by worldrenowned performance artists, along with numerous exhibits, roaming artists, and even an ‘instrument petting zoo,’ where attendees can try out a variety of instruments. The festival is designed to be entertaining for both children and adults, and about 20,000

people are expected to attend. Ottawa International Children’s Festival runs from May 9th – 14th. The Ottawa Museum Network has

been in operation since 2007 and represents 11 community museums. Each of these museums is independently run, so every visit is a unique experience. From the Diefenbunker’s Spy Camp and Pihney’s Point Ecology camps, to Cumberland Heritage Museum’s History camps, the Ottawa Museum Network is your resource for finding community camps with a local and unique atmosphere. The Ottawa Museum Network is a great way to discover local activities for children aged three to 13, as well as exciting day and evening events for parents and the whole family. If you are looking to get connected with this great city in a local, communal and fun way, look no further than the Ottawa Museum Network. Since 1993, Salamander Theatre for Young Audiences has offered young aspiring actors the opportunity to receive intensive theatre training from our company’s seasoned professional artists.  Taking place at the picturesque Billings Estate Museum, Salamander Theatre offers Ottawa’s only outdoor theatre summer camp for youth. Both The Tempest and a selection of scenes and songs from the musical Pirates of Penzance will give fledgling performers the opportunity to act, sing, dance, move, fight (stage fight, that is!), and work within an ensemble to bring the Continued on page 17

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What is the Ottawa Museum Network’s goal for this summer? We know that each of our member museums has something great and unique to offer just about anyone. This summer we want to work with each museum to grow their programs, while maintaining their individual identity. Be sure to check in with us throughout the summer to stay on top of all the fun stuff going on! Do campers at Capital City Dance need a dance background to attend camps? Definitely not, our camps are designed for children with little to no dance experience. Campers try out a variety of dance styles, learning the basics of each. We encourage both boys and girls to attend, and we have both male and female dance instructors. Hip-hop lessons are always a hit with the boys as they include a breakdancing component! My children have never sailed before, what can they expect at Britannia Yacht Club sailing camp? We get lots of new sailors every year! As long as they have a lifejacket and a lunch, they are good to go. Campers hit the water in small groups under the supervision of certified instructors, and by the end of the session they will have received their first level certifications! While the camps are definitely focused on sailing, we take breaks for games and swimming, and campers can also sign up for an extra tennis component. What makes National Tennis School’s tennis lessons special? Many of our lessons take place in an air-conditioned bubble. This has many great advantages, chief of which is that Ottawa’s unpredictable weather won’t get in the way of tennis lessons. Combine the air-conditioned facility with our expert instruction and your child will be off to Wimbledon before you know it!


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Continued from page 16 characters of these two bright and fun-filled plays to life!  Both camps culminate in a beautiful outdoor evening performance for family and friends. To ensure the quality of training and experience, space is limited to 20 participants per camp, so be sure to register early! Turnbull Summer Learning program

offers your child a unique combination of academic and recreational activities. Experienced teachers lead the morning sessions, which are dedicated to academic skill booster programs on a variety of subjects for various ages. From English to research

communication skills, children have an opportunity to catch up or get ahead in a unique, hands-on, small class experience. After the learning is done, campers can select from a variety of cafternoon activities led by Turnbull partners . Dovercourt Recreation Centre’s highly trained staff lead day camps; multi-sport camps are led by a mix of experienced phys-ed teachers and coaches; badminton camp is led by certified coaches; and the computer programming camp is led by trained computer programmers. Turnbull’s mixture of learning and fun is designed to ensure your child gets an academic boost while enjoying all the benefits of summer camp. Continued on page 18

Q+A What do campers at the Canadian Museum of History do? Each day’s camp activities engage both the gross and fine motor skills, include indoor and outdoor activities, and feature special guests. Based on parents’ suggestions from previous years, the museum has developed this special camp with activities that allow children to get more involved in the facility’s spaces and exhibits, and to explore the fascinating work being done by our knowledgeable staff. What makes Elmwood School such a unique experience? Elmwood is a place where girls feel safe and secure, a place where girls can find their voices, and a place where girls dare to dream big. Many of our campers and their parents really appreciate that the programming is specifically designed for girls-only groups.

TURNBULL SUMMER LEARNING

CALLING ALL ASPIRING YOUNG CHEFS! KIDS COOKING CAMP AT THE URBAN ELEMENT MARCH BREAK TEEN CULINARY BOOT CAMP

Grades 1 to 8 July & August

27 28 successful summers of academics and recreation

Summer at Turnbull Offers TURNBULL SUMMER LEARNING Something for Everyone!

March 14-15: Two Day Culinary Camp, ages 13-15, $250 + HST 9am-4pm daily program includes: hands-on instruction, full breakfast, lunch, beverages, and copies of all recipes. Each day will focus on new theme/ cuisine and feature local and regional products.

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Grades 1 to 8 July & August

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A wide variety of programs to choose from:

Summer at Turnbull Offers Something for Everyone! • High School Prep • SkillBoosters for: - Language Arts - Math - French

• Writing and Research Skills A wide variety of programs • Dovercourt Rec at Turnbull to choose from: Soong Badminton •• High School Prep Camp

our dynamic day camp includes:

• daily trips to farmers markets to shop for fresh produce • healthy breakfasts, full lunch, snacks, some take home food, beverages, and recipes • each day focuses on a new theme/cuisine • emphasis on knife skills, safe food handling, farm to table philosophy and local regional products highlighted in recipes • culinary offsite tours last day of camp (local farm for younger campers, city foodie tour for teens) • maximum 16 participants per camp R0011316072

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Continued from page 17 Once they spend time at The Urban Element’s Culinary Camp, kids will never look at how they eat the same way! Our budding chefs will learn basic cooking skills and techniques, food safety, ingredient selection, and recipe reading and interpretation. They’ll take breaks from the kitchen to select fresh ingredients from the neighbourhood farmer’s

market; in summer they’ll go one step closer to the food source by visiting a local farm at week’s end or they’ll set out on a delicious foodie city tour.

Whether you choose a day or an overnight camp, for a week or a month, many programs fill up quickly so start looking at options as soon as possible with your children to ensure they enjoy an exciting, funfilled and memorable summer.

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With themes like Summer Science, What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’ and Art Attack, girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 will experience unique challenges, develop new skills and make friends at Elmwood’s safe, active and fun camps!

March Break Camp: March 10 – 14 Summer Camps: Weekly from June 16 – August 22 Camps run weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $290 per week and includes lunch, excursion or special guest, and a camp T-shirt.

Visit camp.elmwood.ca or call (613) 749-6761 for details and registration.

What’s happening at the JCC of Ottawa for older children this summer? A lot! Older campers are encouraged to take part in our leadership opportunities. This summer we have two leadership camps, one for our recreational day camps and another specifically for sports camps. This way, campers can develop leadership skills in their area of interest. Who says you have to stop going to camp just because you’re a teenager? What is included in The Urban Element’s Culinary Camp? Daily camp includes: breakfast each morning to fuel each camper’s busy day, a full lunch, hard copies of all recipes, snacks, beverages. Some food prepared during the day may be packaged for take home. The last day of the camp includes a field trip to a local farm (ages 9-12) or a foodie city tour (ages 13-15). Elmdale Tennis Club’s camps sold out last year. What makes them such a hit with kids? Elmdale has a really welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. We’ve been a part of the community for a long time, and a lot of tennis players have learned and honed their game here. We want to teach kids tennis, but also give them a passion for the sport that will last a lifetime. We have access to some great parks and pools, and now we neighbour a splash pad. Our friendly and fully trained staff are also a big part of what makes our camps so much fun.

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF Get the whole Ottawa story by visiting our 11 community museums.

Choose your adventure at OttawaMuseumNetwork.ca Children’s camps & activities: Billings Estate

Goulbourn Museum

Children’s programming in July and August

Monthly family craft day

BYTOWN Museum

Osgoode Township Museum

Thursday evenings in July and August: Let us entertain you with free storytelling sessions

Drama camp in August

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Children’s programming in July and August

Children’s programming in July and August

Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum Spy camp: daily in July and August

Pinhey’s Point Historic Site Vanier Museopark Summer day camps in July and August

Watson’s Mill Mini Wheats Camp daily in July and August


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