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 eight campers.  Our counselling staff is enhanced with dedicated volunteer Counsellors in Training.

 

We are very excited to introduce , 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, 2 hours of training in Pet First Aid, resulting in each camper being officially certified by Walks n Wags Pet First Aid by the end of the week, 1 hour of 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

Please note:
Campers registered for 4-day weeks will not be going on a field trip.

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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 Animaniacs 2017

  • July 4 – 7 (Short Week)
  • July 10 – 14
  • VET CAMP (Ages 10+, July 17 – 21)
  • July 24 – 28
  • July 31st – August 4th
  • August 8 – 11 (Short Week)
  • August 14 – 18
  • August 21 – 25
  • August 28 – Sept 1

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. Children who require their personal support worker to attend camp with them will be accommodated.

Please contact communityprograms@kwhumane.com 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

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 ages 6 to 12.

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: $37.00 per day, or $220.00 for all seven days.

Campers should bring:

  • a lunch with two snacks and drinks (peanut-free, please)
  • indoor/outdoor shoes
  • outdoor clothing
  • any medication required
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2016-17 Holiday Fun Days:

December 28th
December 29th
December 30th
January 3rd
January 4th
January 5th
January 6th

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. Children who require their personal support worker to attend camp with them will be accommodated.

Please contact communityprograms@kwhumane.com 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

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 ages 6 – 12 years. 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 13th – 17th, 2017
Price: $205

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.

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!
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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. Children who require their personal support worker to attend camp with them will be accommodated.

Please contact communityprograms@kwhumane.com 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

P.D Day Camp (Ages 6-12)

Throughout the 2016/2017 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 available in the afternoons from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee.

  • Choose one, all or any number of P.D. Days. Each session’s program is unique!
  • Sign up for three or more sessions and get a 20% discount! (Contact us for more information.)
  • 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: $37.00 per session
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.

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Available P.D. Days:

Friday, November 18th Public and Catholic
Friday, January 27th Public and Catholic
Friday, April 7th Public and Catholic
Friday, May 5th Public and Catholic
Friday, June 2nd Public and Catholic

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. Children who require their personal support worker to attend camp with them will be accommodated.

Please contact communityprograms@kwhumane.com 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