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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 2018 

We're going to make summer 2018 a fantastic experience for our campers. We can't wait to see old faces and welcome new ones! If you’ve never been to Firehall 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 Firehall experience is a positive and fun one.


For more details and our full list of camps, check out our 2018 Summer Camp GuideIf you want to know a bit about our staffing, safety procedures, and behavioural management strategies, download our 2018 Parent Reference Booklet. Please note that registration is on-going. 


Download the pdf Summer Camp Waiver Package (470 KB) pdf Here (470 KB) . All parents/guardians must fill this out and bring it to the camp coordinator on the first day that their child attends camp with us.

Week 8 Programming Highlights

Trailblazers: Jr Camping Camp (You can download a copy of the Packing List  pdf here (81 KB) and a copy of our Codes of Conduct pdf here (135 KB) )

LEGO Electronics Full Day Camp

Jr Staff Trainee Camp

Camp Quest: Everyday Explorers

EBTKS: Adventurous Adventurers

Youth Pottery

Dance in the City ​​​​​​​

Week 9 Programming Highlights

  pdf EBTKS: Firehall Classics (1.76 MB)

  pdf CampQuest: Firehall Classics (1.13 MB)

  pdf Trailblazers: Firehall Classics (1.55 MB)

  pdf Youth: Firehall Classics (1.22 MB)

  pdf Young Rembrandts Cartooning (995 KB)

  pdf Youth Pottery Week 2 (1.36 MB)

What to Send to Camp Each Week:

Back-Pack with Lunch (no peanut/nut or peanut/nut by-products), Running Shoes, Snacks, Water Bottle, Sunscreen (SPF 30+), Hat, Bathing Suit & Towel (PLEASE LABEL YOUR CHILD’S BELONGINGS). Please do no send electronics like cell phones, iPods, cameras, or tablets. OSCA is not responsible for any damaged, stolen, or lost items.

General Camp Information

Registration for summer camps opens is ongoing and open until the Thursday before the camp start date. If a camp is full, you may place your child on a waiting list and you will be contacted if a space becomes available.

To register, log in to your account

Note: When registering, please refer to the grade your child will be entering in the 2018/2019 school year. You’ll notice we set our ages one year over and one year under most children’s typical grade ages. This is to ensure that parents can register for the proper camp if their children are a little bit older or younger than the grade age at the time of registration. For example, if your child is entering Gr. 3, he or she should be registered for Trailblazer camps, even if he/she is only 7 at the time of registration.

Refund Policy:

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

All 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.

  • Administrative fee for all camps is $25
  • Refunds will not be issued if it jeopardizes the operation of a camp.
  • Requests received after the deadline will automatically be denied.

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, OSCA’s Preschool, Child, and Youth Program Director, for a subsidy application. If you have any questions about subsidies please call 613-247-4946 or email sarahc [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca

PD Days

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Don’t know what to do when your children have PD Days? Well, look no further because OSCA offers a full day recreation 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 Winterlude, 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

***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.




Last modified on Tuesday, 21 August 2018 11:09


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