Camp

Our summer camps are a fantastic way for children and youth to learn about responsible pet ownership, animal handling and daily care. We offer fun, field trips and furry friends - you can’t beat that!

 


 

Summer Camp (Ages 6-12)

Our 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

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

VET CAMP (Ages 10+)

Vet camp will only be available for one week of the summer. 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

Camp week availability

Theme

Date

Availability

Ocean July 2 - 5
Boreal Forest July 8 - 12
SOLD OUT
Desert July 15-19

"Big Five" July 22 - 26 SOLD OUT
Rainforest July 29 - August 2 SOLD OUT
Tundra August 6 - 9
Vet Camp August 12 - 16 SOLD OUT
Grasslands August 19 - 23
SOLD OUT
Fresh Water August 26 - 30 Available

Camp Refund Policy

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