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Our awesome counsellors are a big part of the fun at OSCA's PD Days and Camps
Our awesome counsellors are a big part of the fun at OSCA's PD Days and Camps

Camps & PD Days

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Summer Camps at the Firehall

OSCA's 2019 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

Click here to download a copy of the 2019 Summer Camp Guide

General Information

We’re excited for another summer at OSCA! Last year will be hard to top, but we’ve been planning lots of fun adventures and activities for you in 2019! We offer weekly themed camps for our little ones such as Everything But the Kitchen Sink for 4-5 year olds and CampQuest for 6-7 year olds. We also offer more specialized camps for campers up to 14 years of age (e.g., Junior Engineering for ages 9-12). We try to make sure there’s a little something for everyone.

 

Here are some of our OSCA Favourites:

Everything But the Kitchen Sink, CampQuest, Paul Armstrong’s Basketball Camp, Youth Camping Camp at Lac Philippe, H2O, Out & About, Ukulele, Young Explorers, What’s Cookin’, Junior Camping Camp, Gamers, Bike Camp, Dance In The City, Kids Clay, Kinderclay, and Youth Pottery

 

Here are some of our amazing new camps:

Junior Life In Balance, H2O2, Youth Bake Boss, Steam Aviation’s Junior Island Escape, 3D Game Programmer Jr. with FutureKids, and Chess Camp with the Chess’N Math Association.

 

We’re going to make the summer of 2019 a fantastic experience for you. We can't wait to meet all of our awesome campers! If you have not been to OSCA camps before, feel free to come visit us or email us if you have any questions. We are always willing to help our campers feel safe and comfortable so their OSCA experience is a positive and fun one.

 

What to Bring to Camp

Each day, ALL campers - including those in Specialty Camps - must bring the following items in a backpack (please make sure all items are labelled):

  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Lunch/Snacks (Must Be Nut-free)
  • Comfortable Running Shoes
  • Bathing Suit
  • Towel
  • Extra Clothes
  • Sunscreen (Must Be Nut-free)
  • Appropriate Clothing To Suit The Weather
  • Plastic Bag For Wet Clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Anything else that counsellors advise parents to bring
  • Please note that campers registered in Camping Camp will be emailed a separate list one week prior to camp

Camper Support

OSCA is a judgement-free zone and accepting of everyone’s unique qualities. If your child has a special need, you are concerned that he or she should be in a younger camp, or may need more assistance from counsellors, please let us know. We will try our best to make accommodations. If you are unsure of which camp your child should be registered in or if you have any questions/requests for accommodations, please email Sarah Cybulski at sarahc [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca for assistance.

 

Waivers & Parent Manual

 

To download a copy of our 2019 Summer Camp Waiver Package, please click HERE

 

To download our Parent Reference Manual, click HERE

 

Registration and Refunds

 

Registration

Registration for summer camps opens online and in-person January 31st at 12:00PM and is ongoing. If a camp is full, you may place your child on a waiting list by calling the Firehall at 613-247-4946 and asking the Front Desk staff for assistance. You will be contacted if a space becomes available. To register for camps, click HEREWhen registering, please refer to the grade your child will be entering in the 2019/2020 school year.

 

Refund Policy

There will be no exceptions to the refund policy so please read carefully.

  1. All refund requests, including After-Care refund requests, must be submitted at least one week prior to the start of the camp. Therefore, you must submit the request by 9:00AM on the Monday the week before the camp is scheduled to begin.
  2. Administrative fees for all camp refunds is $25.
  3. Refunds will not be issued if they jeopardize the operation of a camp.
  4. Requests received after the deadline will automatically be denied.  
  5. All refund requests must be sent to oscaprograms [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca

Program Subsidies

OSCA is able to set aside a small amount of money to subsidize spaces in programs. None of the funding comes from Municipal, Provincial, or Federal government grants.

  • Applications for subsidies will only be considered prior to registration.
  • Full payment is required for all programs in order to register.
  • Subsidy amounts - if applicable - will be issued upon approval of the application.

Please contact Sarah Cybulski for a subsidy application. If you have any questions about subsidies, please contact Sarah Cybulski at sarahc [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca.

 

Camp Hours

All camps, unless otherwise noted, run from 9:00AM to 4:00PM

 

SUMMER CAMP PRE-CARE

Pre-care takes place before OSCA Summer Camps start between 8:00AM-8:45AM. Pre-care is available each week. Please note that single day options are not available.

  • $8/week for 4-day weeks
  • $10/week for 5-day weeks

SUMMER CAMP AFTER-CARE

After-care takes place at the end of the day between 4:00PM-5:30PM. After-care is available each week. Please note that single day options are not available.

  • $37/week for 4-day weeks
  • $46/week for 5-day weeks

REPORTING ABSENCES

If your child will not be attending camp on any given day, please email firehallcoordinators [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca or call us at 613-247-4946 to let us know. Our answering machine is on 24 hours/day. We check messages each morning at 8:00AM, so please leave a message before then.

 

Weekly Schedules

Schedules that include the hours of camp, pick-up/drop-off locations, a brief list of what to bring, and programming highlights are posted online at least one week prior to the start of camp. These are meant as a guide to help parents prepare their children for camp. *Please note that these schedules are subject to minor changes

Spring PD Days 

For JK-Grade 6

Don’t know what to do when your children have PD Days? Well, look no further because OSCA offers a full day recreational program for PD days for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, the Ottawa Catholic School Board, le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est and le Conseil des écoles publique de l’Est de l’Ontario.


In addition to arts and crafts and sports activities, we also offer a variety of out trips on PD days to places the children love to explore like Cosmic Adventures, the Science and Tech Museum, and Glow in the Dark Mini Putt. Each PD day is programmed in advance so you and your child can see what activities they will participate in. Please see below for the scheduled activities for each PD day.

Drop-Off (Unless otherwise noted): The Firehall, 8:00 - 9:00 am

Pick-Up: The Firehall, 4:00 pm unless you’ve registered for After-Care, which runs from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

***After Care for PD Days is included for those who are registered in OSCA’s After 4 program***


*Important Note* Registration for PD Days closes one business day prior to the PD Day (Thursday at 9:00 am for PD Days on Friday; Friday at 9:00 am for PD Days on Monday). After the deadline, children will be put on a waiting list. If additional staff are available, you may be contacted for a space. This new policy is meant to ensure that appropriate staffing is in place to provide optimal safety for the participants.


Dates and Details

 

le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est et Le Conseil des écoles publique de l’Est de l’Ontario:


Journées Pédagogiques #1: Voyage au Parc Brewer (CECCE seulement)

Quoi de mieux que de passer une journée à jouer à un de nos parcs préférés…Brewer! Nous allons jouer sur les structures de jeux, créer de l’art extérieur et jouer a des jeux et des sports sur les terrains.

Vendredi, le 5 avril

9:00 h-16:00 h $60

Après 16:00 h-18:00 h $11

491


Journées Pédagogiques #2: Voyage au Parc Brewer (CEPEO ONLY)

Quoi de mieux que de passer une journée à jouer à un de nos parcs préférés…Brewer! Nous allons jouer sur les structures de jeux, créer de l’art extérieur et jouer a des jeux et des sports sur les terrains.

Lundi, le 8 avril

9:00 h-16:00 h $60

Après 16:00 h-18:00 h $11

492


Journées Pédagogiques #3: Voyage au Musée de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation du Canada

C’est le temps de se rendre à la meilleure ferme que la ville nous offre! Oui, c’est ça, nous allons au Musée de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation du Canada!

Vendredi, le 7 juin

9:00 h-16:00 h $60

Après 16:00 h-18:00 h $11

493


Journées Pédagogiques #4: Voyage au Parc Vincent Massey

Le parc Vincent Massey va être transformé en notre propre forêt magique. Nous allons explorer tout ce que la nature nous offre, prendre avantage des BBQs et fournir un lunch de chiens chauds. Nous encourageons les enfants à apporter des breuvages et des collations.

Vendredi, le 21 juin

9:00 h-16:00 h $60

Après 16:00 h-18:00 h $11

494


Ottawa Carleton District School Board and Ottawa Catholic School Board


PD Day #1: Trip to the SuperDome

Join us for a morning of fun activities at the Firehall followed by active play and sport in an indoor sports dome!  

Friday, April 12

9:00 am-4:00 pm $60

After Care 4:00 pm-6:00 pm $11

495


PD Day #2: Brewer Park Fun-Day (OCSB ONLY)

What better way to spend a day than playing at one of our favourite parks…Brewer! We will be playing on structures, creating outdoor art, and playing games and sports in the fields.

Friday, May 17

9:00 am-4:00 pm $60

After Care 4:00 pm-6:00 pm $11

496


PD Day #3: Trip to the Canada Agriculture & Food Museum

Time to get a ‘moooove’ on and hit up the best farm the city has to offer! That’s right, we are on our way to Canada’s Agriculture and Food Museum!

Friday, June 7

9:00 am-4:00 pm $60

After Care 4:00 pm-6:00 pm $11

493


PD Day #4: Trip to Vincent Massey Park

Vincent Massey Park will be transformed into our own magical forest.  We will be exploring all that nature has to offer and taking advantage of the BBQs and providing a hotdog lunch.  Children are still encouraged to bring drinks and snacks.

Friday, June 28

9:00 am-4:00 pm $60

After Care 4:00 pm-6:00 pm $11

497


PD Day Pottery Workshops

Children will be introduced to creative handbuilding techniques, drawing on the seasons for inspiration. Projects will be selected to appeal to both beginners and more experienced students.  Includes a half-day of instruction (9:00-11:30 am) and a half-day of camp activities. All projects will be ready for pick up generally two weeks after the PD Day, after bisque firing and glazing by the instructor.


le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est et Le Conseil des écoles publique de l’Est de l’Ontario:


Gr. 1-6

Journées Pédagogiques #1: Vendredi, le 21 juin

9:00 h-16:00 h $65

Après 16:00 h-18:00 h $11

498


Ottawa Carleton District School Board & Ottawa Catholic School Board


Gr. 1-6

PD Day #1: Friday, April 12

9:00 am-4:00 pm $65

After Care 4:00 pm-6:00 pm $11

499


PD Day #2: Friday, June 7

9:00 am-4:00 pm $65

After care $11

500

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