Summer Camp

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

 

NEW FOR 2020! 
The same great camp, online! 

COVID-19 has made us think a little differently about camp this year, and shift in a new direction. We are thrilled to introduce: 

Animaniacs Online: Virtual Summer Camp at the Humane Society!

Animaniacs Online will offer an alternative to the traditional camp model; a camp where kids can still interact with friends, connect with a camp counsellors, and most importantly, learn about the exciting world of animals - all from the comfort of home!

 

JOIN US FOR A FREE DEMO DAY! 


 

Summer Camp GOES VIRTUAL!


Our summer camp is shifting online, to bring an amazing week of animal exploration to campers ages 6 and up.

This isn't just more screen time. Animaniacs Online includes presenters, field trips, crafts, team activities and so much more. Campers will be able to visit with animals from all over the world, from the comfort and safety of home! 

So how does it work? 

The week before camp, parents will pick up their child's “Camp in a Bag”, which will have all of the materials that they need for the upcoming week. If you live outside the area, please reach out, as we have options for you.

Each registrant will be in a group of campers. They will meet with their counsellor and group every morning for some "get to know you" activities, and meet as a larger group shortly after, where we will begin our day. 

Once a week, campers and their families will be invited to join our Family Fun Night, where we will do activities like Bingo, Trivia, Movie Nights, and craft nights. 

Location: Your home! As long as you have an internet connection, you can join our camp from anywhere in the world. 

Dates:

Join is on Thursday, July 2nd and Friday, July 3rd for a "Pay what you can" day, from $15 to $30

Weekly camp sessions begin on July 6th 

Pricing:
5-day week pricing: $150, taxes included
August 4- day week: $120, taxes included
Season's Pass: Join us for 4 weeks of camp for $400

Camp hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
No before or after care available, but each camp bag includes extra activities. 

VET CAMP (Ages 10+)

Vet Camp is July 27th to 31st 2020, and will be taking place online. 

Vet Camp will be online this year, and have the same great lessons from our in person camp.
Each day will include 1 - 2 hours of instruction by a veterinarian, 30 - 45 minutes of training in Pet First Aid, practical work, crafts, games, presentations, animal care, virtual field trips and much more. This week is designed for the future animal care worker and aspiring veterinarian.

Each camper will receive veterinary scrubs, a stethoscope and a notebook, along with everything else they need for their camp week, in the special addition of "Camp in a bag". This week is limited to 30 campers.

Camp hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
No extended care is available, but there will be additional activities in their camp bag which can be completed at any time. 


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

FREE DEMO DAYS July 2nd and 3rd Available
Underwater July 6 - 10 Available
Pet/Domestic Animals July 13 - 17
Available
Reptiles July 20 - 24 50% Sold
VET CAMP(10+) July 27 - 31 60% Sold
Insects and Bugs August 4 - 7 (short week) Available
Birds August 10 - 14 Available
Farm Animals August 17 - 21 50% Sold
Rainforest August 24 - 28 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