Discovery Camps Registration 2021

Discovery Camps: Ages 4 - 11 (JK to Grade 6) 

Campers will enjoy a full day of traditional camp activities featuring a new theme each week, including workshops by subject area experts and theme-based activities, projects, and outdoor activities. Popular themes from previous camps have included: Vet Camp, Sweet Science, STEAM, ART and Dance Camp. All of our Discovery Camps are a full-day program (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.), with before and aftercare options available. Registration includes: Daily Snacks/Lunch, Camp T-shirt, All materials, Workshops and Guest Speakers.

Dates: Weekly July 5 to August 20 (no camp August 2)
Cost: $340 / full week and $275 / 4 day week of camp
Before Care: 8 – 9 a.m. (complimentary)
After Care: 4 – 5 p.m. ($7 per day and $35 per week)



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Why choose Elmwood Discovery Camps for Girls?

Between the exciting weekly camp themes, the guest visitors, the virtual field trips and the delicious Elmwood Bistro snacks and lunches, there are lots of things that make Elmwood Camps special.  Here are the top five, according to our parents and campers!

  1. New Friendships
    Elmwood Discovery Camps welcome girls from all over Ottawa. Whether they are ‘old girls’ of the school, starting at Elmwood the following year, or at another school, every girl will quickly find herself relaxing and making friends. Thanks to the support of the counsellors and their careful planning, all girls feel included and welcomed.
  2. Learn New Skills and Try New Things
    Each week has an exciting theme for campers to enjoy. Elmwood Discovery Camps create a caring and positive environment for girls to learn through exploration and play. They are provided with appropriate instruction and equipment to enable them to develop their athletic, creative, artistic and social skills. Whether they are trying a new food for snack or lunch, making a new friend or experimenting with a new material, our campers are sure to acquire wonderful new skills and experiences!
  3. Self Esteem and Independence
    During camp, the girls have the opportunity to make decisions without their parents or usual friends around them. They participate in activities that enable them to succeed and accomplish something new each day. Guided by our experienced counsellors, campers develop resilience, becoming more confident about themselves and their world.
  4. Stay Active
    Campers spend much of the day outside in Elmwood’s beautiful, green campus, moving, running, jumping and playing. Each day is full of action and new discoveries, providing a wonderful opportunity to keep physically active. Campers are also able to rediscover their creative side away from extended periods of screen time and other distracting technologies.
  5. Experienced, highly trained counsellors
    Our camp counsellors are experienced, highly trained and value each child as a unique individual. Covid safety protocols are in place during all aspects of camp, with small cohorts at each age group. Our youngest campers benefit from having a Registered Early Childhood Educators working alongside our Kinder Counsellor, while all three age groups have outstanding staff to student ratios.