Discovery Camps March Break: CANCELLED

In response to the advice from Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Elmwood has made the decision to close the school from March 14 to April 5. In light of this, we will also cancel the upcoming March Break Camp scheduled from March 16 to 20.


March 16 - 20, 2020 

Activities and experiments will take the girls on a week-long journey through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, building creative and analytical thinking for a truly fun experience. This week-long adventure of inquiry, scientific method, building, designing and artistic exploration will feature workshops in our newly opened Art Studio and Science Labs. 

What to Bring:

It is important that Elmwood campers feel comfortable during their participation in a variety of activities in different environments. 

Below is a list of what to bring.  All clothing items should be clearly labelled.

  • Completed Camp Waiver- please see attached at the end.

  • Winter boots, winter jacket, snow pants, hat, scarf, mittens or gloves

  • Refillable water bottle

  • An old shirt or apron to protect clothing from project materials

  • Comfortable clothing for active play

  • A change of clothing

  • Comfortable footwear (indoor)

  • Medications (if needed) - these must be handed directly to the Camp Coordinator with clear instructions

  • Backpack to store belongings

  • KINDERS ONLY – light blanket and stuffie (optional) for quiet time, and a labelled Ziploc containing a change of underwear (in case of accidents)

Please Note: Elmwood Camps are tech-free.  Please ensure that your daughter leaves her phone, her iPad and/or her laptop at home!

Drop Off and Pick Up:

Drop off: Campers are to enter the front entrance of the Junior School building and make their way to the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) on the third floor. Stephanie Hanratty, Elmwood’s Director of Co-Curricular Learning, will be there to greet the campers, take attendance and supervise. Camp starts promptly at 9 a.m. with complimentary drop-off available after 8 a.m. If you arrive after 9 a.m please drop your daughter off at her homeroom class in the Junior School (see below). There is no camp supervision before 8 a.m. Please do not leave your child unattended unless an adult staff member is present in the MPR. 

Pick up: Camp activities finish at 4 p.m. Pick-up will take place in the MPR from 4 – 4:20 p.m. If you have signed up for our extended care, pick-up is available until 5:30 p.m. If someone other than a parent is picking up your daughter you must let Stephanie Hanratty know.  Please note that all campers must be picked up before 5:30 p.m. As with most camps, Elmwood Camp for Girls will charge a flat rate of $20 for late pick-up, and then a dollar a minute for pick up after 5:30 pm. Occasionally, if a child is picked up after 5:30 p.m. more than a few times, a family may no longer have access to the aftercare program. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Camp facilities:

Camp will be conducted primarily in the Junior School building

  • Kinder Group – Room 1.13 
(first floor)

  • Junior Group – Room 2.07 (second floor)

  • Senior Group – Room 2.04 (second floor)

We will also be using the Senior School gymnasium, the science labs, the art studio, as well as the outdoor schoolyard and sports field.

Lunch & Snacks: **

The Elmwood Bistro provides both lunch and two healthy snacks. Lunch includes a main dish and a drink.  Drink choices include fruit juice, chocolate milk or regular milk. Please find our menu for next week below – if your daughter does not like the food on a particular day, please be sure to pack her a lunch from home:

Monday, March 16: Spaghetti with Mixed Vegetable Tomato Sauce

Tuesday, March 17: All Beef Hotdog with Potato Wedges, Veggies and Dip

Wednesday, March 18: Grilled Cheese with Tomato Alphabet Soup

Thursday, March 19: Roasted Chicken Legs with Chow Mein Noodles, Peas & Carrots

Friday, March 20: Cheese Pizza  with Caesar Salad

*If you did not list your daughter’s food allergies or required dietary accommodations when registering her for camp, please let Stephanie Hanratty know as soon as possible so that we can make the appropriate accommodations. 

**Your daughter is welcome to bring her own lunch or snacks if she prefers. Please remember that Elmwood is a nut-free and sesame seed-free environment. 

Contact Information:

Camp Director: Stephanie Hanratty can be reached in her office at 613-749-6761 ext. 239 or on her mobile phone at 613-854-2806. The main Elmwood switchboard number is (613) 749-6761.

Camp Waivers:

Please take the time to read and fill out this waiver and bring it to camp on Monday morning. The information you provide is confidential and will only be used by Elmwood Camp staff to ensure that proper care and attention is given to the health, safety and well-being of your daughter.  

Thank you again for choosing Elmwood School Camp for Girls. We look forward to having your daughter join us at camp on Monday, March 16th! 


What is STEAM Camp?     

Activities and experiments will take the girls on a week-long journey through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, building creative and analytical thinking for a truly fun experience.

Join us for a week long adventure of inquiry, scientific method, building, designing and artistic exploration in our newly opened Art Studio and Science Labs.

STEAM helps your child grow and navigate through everyday challenges while developing projects that incorporate art and science for a new perspective on real world applications.

Elmwood’s popular March Break Discovery Camp will combine challenging STEAM-focused activities and experiments in addition to a winning blend of arts, crafts, games and sports.

This dynamic program will be delivered by our talented and caring counsellors, in addition to insight and hands-on workshops with guest subject matter experts!

Who: Girls age 4 - 12 (JK through Grade 6)
Cost: $305 (includes before-care, delicious daily lunch and snacks, and a camp t-shirt)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Elmwood’s Junior School.
Complimentary early drop off from 8 – 9 a.m.
Pick up is from 4 – 4:30 p.m., with extended care offered from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
($7 per day – games, crafts, reading and quiet time)

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