Summer Camp

Registration for Summer Camp 2017 is open now, click here for online registration and registration policies. Enrollment forms can be found here.

The Ontario Ministry of Education has developed and passed new regulations (the Child Care and Early Years Act) that affect how child care will be offered in Ontario. With immediate effect we are no longer able to accept three year olds in camp however we can, and are, still taking children aged 4 and 5 years in camp.

Note our camp day has been extended until 5:30 p.m. at the request of members of the community.

Kinder Camp (4 - 6 years)

A great intro-to-camp experience for those attending their first camp or a fun half day option for those that want to go to camp but do not want or need a full day option. A morning full of fun, laughter, games and traditional camp activities in your neighbourhood park. Children should bring a snack, water bottle, and a hat. This is a drop-off program. Children must be independent in the bathroom.
Minimum number of participants for course to run: 8
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent
August 8 - 11 (4 days), no program August 7
Tuesday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – noon
$80
This camp is no longer able to accommodate three year olds as previously advertised, see Information regarding New Child Care and Early Years Act

Jump Start Summer (5 - 10 years)

For those children whose school year ends earlier. Children will participate in games, crafts, cooking and more. We will also take advantage of the splash pad at the Old Town Hall.
Children should bring a lunch, 2 snack, water bottle, hat, bathing suit, towel and sunscreen.
Minimum number of participants for course to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
June 26 - 30 (5 days),
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
$190

Camp Brantwood (4 - 8 years)

Lots of fun and games and traditional camp activities in your neighbourhood park. The morning full of active games and play tailored to suit the interests of the children. Afternoons focus around the wading pool and traditional camp games and crafts.
Children should come with running shoes, bathing suit, towel, hat, sunscreen, lunch, snacks and a water bottle. Children must be independent in the bathroom.
Minimum number of participants for course to run: 8
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent
July 31 - August 4 (5 days),
August 21 - 25 (5 days),
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
$190

Nature and Art Camp (5 - 10 years)

Is your child curious about the world around them? Let us help them discover the magic and wonder of nature in their own back yard. Children will be led through an age appropriate series of scientific adventures on the riverbank and around the park. On alternate days campers will use nature to create some amazing art works.
Children should come with running shoes (rubber boots if its wet), bathing suit, towel, hat, sunscreen, lunch, snacks and a water bottle.
Minimum number of participants for course to run: 8
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent
August 14 - 18, (5 days),
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
$190

Canoe Kids (7- 12 years)

Canoe Kids is a fun-filled week-long day camp that will provide instruction in all aspects of safe paddle sports. In the mornings campers will explore the Rideau River, by both canoe and kayak, with qualified instructors from Rideau Canoe Club. They will learn techniques of both canoeing and kayaking, and learn about water safety. Afternoons will focus on fun times in the park, in the wading pool and games and crafts.
This camp is suitable for beginners as well as those with some previous paddling experience. Return campers very much welcomed and encouraged - build on the skills learned last season!
All equipment provided, PFD’s mandatory. See below for pre-requisites.
Camp presented by CAG in partnership with Rideau Canoe Club.
Minimum number of participants for course to run: 8
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent
July 4 – 7, (4 days), no program July 3
Tuesday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.
$230
July 10 – 14, (5 days),
July 17 – 21, (5 days),
July 24 – 28, (5 days),
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
$285

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 swim ability, if campers cannot complete the swim assessment they will not be able 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 meters (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 flotation 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 Rideau Canoe Club, 804 Hog’s Head Road at any of the following times:
Saturdays: June 17 & 24, July 8, 15 & 22 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Report to the dock with the swim test coordinator.

What to bring to camp:
All paddling equipment provided though participants may bring their own PFD’s 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.
Sun screen, hat, water bottle, lunch and/or snacks are needed for each camp session

Instruction:
All instruction in the water provided by qualified canoe/kayak instructors from the Rideau Canoe Club. The coaches are certified in First Aid and CPR. All staff have their National Coaching Certification, and are fully qualified to coach canoe/kayak.
The full day 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.

Registration for Summer Camp 2017 is open now, click here for online registration and registration policies.

PLEASE NOTE: The City’s Environmental Remediation Unit recently found shallow soil contamination at Robert F. Legget Park and the Ottawa Children’s Garden at 321 Main St. in Old Ottawa East (full story www.ottawaeastcag.ca/garden). CAG has suspended our usual Children's Garden Camp until such time we have more information from the City.