Camps

When children hold a kitten in their arms or shake paws with a dog, they are fostering a humane ethic.  Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society Camps focus on humane education through animal interactions, games, activities, learning exercises, and guest presenters.  Camps promote the intrinsic value animals have on improving quality of life, and teach children how to advocate for the respectful and compassionate treatment of all living things.

Summer Camp (Ages 6-12)

Animaniacs Summer Camp is an outdoor, fun-filled week of animal themed activities for children ages 6 – 12 years.  Camp includes special guest presenters, field trips, animal visits, games and pizza lunch on Friday.  Our trained camp counsellors are first aid certified with a ratio of one counsellor per ten campers.  Our counselling staff is enhanced with dedicated volunteer Counsellors in Training.

Pricing:

Super Early Bird Special! Regular weeks are $220 for the month of January
Regular Pricing: $240 after 4:00pm on January 31st

VET CAMP! Vet camp will only be available for one week of the summer, and strictly for ages 10+. Each day will include 2 hours of instruction by a veterinarian, 1 hour of training in Pet First Aid, practical work, crafts, games, presentations, animal care, and much more. This week is designed for the future animal care worker. Each camper will receive veterinary scrubs, a stethoscope, and a notebook. This week is limited to 25 campers.

Camp hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Drop off: 8:30am – 9:00 am
Pick up: 4:00pm – 5:00pm. All pick up after 5:00pm will be charged an additional fee of $10 until 5:15pm

 

See Refund Policy below

Campers will need to bring:

  • A peanut-free, nutritious lunch and at least two snacks each day (pizza lunch provided Friday),
  • Sunscreen (spray only)
  • Insect Repellent (spray only)
  • A large, labelled water bottle and any other beverages,
  • Outdoor clothing,
  • Extra change of socks,
  • Towel (to sit on, dry off on water day)
  • Any required medication with instructions attached (please note that counselors are not qualified medical professionals, and will not administer medication)
  • Any personal items required

 

 

Dates for KWHS Summer Camp 2019

  •  July 2 – 5 – Ocean
  • July 8 – 12 – Boreal Forest (2 spots left)
  • July 15 – 19 – Desert (10 spots left)
  • July 22 – 26 – Big 5  (4 spots left)
  • July 29 – August 2 – Rainforest (10 spots left)
  • August 6 – 9 – Tundra
  •  August 12 – 16 – Vet Camp – 1 SPOT LEFT
  • A̶u̶g̶u̶s̶t̶ ̶1̶9̶ ̶-̶ ̶2̶3̶ ̶-̶ ̶ ̶G̶r̶a̶s̶s̶l̶a̶n̶d̶s̶   SOLD OUT
  • August 26 – 30 – Freshwater

 

Holiday Camp (Ages 6-12)

Children learn all about animals, both domestic and wild. They will also learn what it means to be humane and the importance of being a responsible pet owner. These camps feature special guests, games, activities, crafts and animals! Ideal for children grades 1 – 6

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sign-in: 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Pick-up: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Price: $45.00 per day

 

Themes:

January 2nd: Fly into 2019! Today, campers will learn all about animals that fly!

January 3rd: Amazing Animal Adaptations. What do animals do in the winter? Sign up for Thursday to find out.

January 4th: Vet Day! Learn what it takes to be a vet! Campers will learn from our Vet team about parasites, x-rays and healthy animals! PLEASE NOTE: This day is filled with in-class lessons, just like in school, so participant should be ready to learn! Vet Day is best suited for campers who can concentrate in class, and who enjoy lectures.

Campers should bring:

  • a lunch with two snacks and drinks (peanut-free, please)
  • indoor/outdoor shoes
  • outdoor clothing
  • any medication required

See Refund Policy below

 Holiday Fun Days:

January 2nd, 2019
January 3rd, 2019
January 4th, 2019

March Break Camp (Ages 6-12)

Spend March Break with us!! March Break Camp is a fun-filled week of animal themed activities for children currently in grades 1 through 6.

Humane Education topics are the focus of the week while children learn how to humanely interact with animals, become responsible pet owners and practice animal safety within their communities.  Campers enjoy activities, guest speakers, animal visits, and a pizza lunch on Friday.

Dates: March 11th – 15th 2019
Price: $240 full week (no single day options available at this time)

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sign-in: 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Pick-up: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. All pick up after 5:00pm will be charged an additional fee

See Refund Policy below

Campers should bring:

  • A peanut-free lunch each day (except for Friday- – Pizza provided),
  • 2 snacks each day,
  • Water bottle and any other beverages,
  • Outdoor clothing (warm jacket, boots, hat, mitts),
  • Extra change of socks,
  • Any required medication,
  • Any personal items required,
  • Be ready to have FUN!

P.D Day Camp (Grades 1 – 6)

Throughout the 2018/2019 school year, we provide animal learning and interaction for children ages 6 through 12 on specified school P.D. Days. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (sign-in is between 8:30 and 9:00 pick-up is between 4:00 and 5:00).

Extended supervision is not available outside of this time frame.

  • Choose one, all or any number of P.D. Days. Each session’s program is unique!
  • Children can enjoy special guests, games, activities, crafts and animals!
  • Children learn all about animals, both domestic and wild. They will also learn what it means to be humane and the importance of being a responsible pet owner.

Cost: $45
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sign-in: 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Pick-up: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. All pick up after 5:00pm will be charged an additional $10 fee, per child.

 

P.D. Days Dates 2018/2019:

September 21st Sold Out
October 26th Sold Out
November 16th Sold Out
January 25th Sold Out
April 12th
May 31st
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Refund Policy:
Refunds must be requested in writing, by fax or email and will be refunded in accordance with our policy. The Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society reserves the right to grant exceptions to the stated policy in extreme situations.

No Refunds for Partial Attendance:
We do not give refunds when someone chooses to leave a program part way through, for any reason, as our expenses are incurred before the start of the program, and cannot be recovered.

Weather Conditions:
Camp will take place in all weather conditions – should camp need to be cancelled due to extreme weather – campers will be notified the morning of the program and offered a refund for that day only.

Accommodation:  We aim to ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive through the camp experience.  The Humane Society offers a fee assistance program for qualifying families to assist with registration costs on week-long programs. Children who require their personal support worker to attend camp with them will be accommodated.

Please contact communityprograms@kwsphumane.ca to discuss accommodation needs including our fee assistance program.

Refund Guidelines:
15 days or more notice for refund – 10% program fee deducted, per participant.
14 days’ notice or less for refund – 50%
Once program has begun – no refund
Any switch from one week of camp to another may be subject to an administration fee