Kids & Families

Little Princess Party Fun
Little Princess Party Fun has been bringing dreams to life in Ottawa for over 20 years! See the magic in your daughter’s eyes when you invite a REAL princess to her birthday party. Let us entertain, while you sit back, relax and watch the magic unfold. Parties include magic, face painting, balloon animals, singing, games and a craft. We also provide Pop Star parties for girls who want to be singing and dancing divas! Check out our website: or call 613-797-9586
Starr Gymnastics & Fitness
Every person deserves the very best that life has to offer on their very Special Day, and at STARR we aspire to give them the very best and then some! For full details on our packages please click here.
Parrot Party
Unique Kids Birthday Parties in Ottawa and surrounding areas. We are great for people who want a totally unique and fun party experience. You’ll love our feathered friends, big and small. When given the option between a cracker and a party, Polly always picks the party! Fun and Educational Birthday Parties at your home or in our ”Jungle Room” aviary. We entertain, educate, play games, do parrot themed crafts and take photographs with the birds. Our prices include craft materials and are a fabulous value. If you are looking for Ottawa Unique Kids Birthday Parties, call today!
Summit Entertainment Karaoke Party
Kids love to sing, so why not make them the STAR of their own Karaoke Party?  Summit Entertainment’s Karaoke Party in a Box, is a portable Professional Karaoke Machine, perfect for your son or daughter’s birthday.  The Karaoke Party in a Box, comes with 1000’s and 1000’s of songs (including Today’s Top 40), two microphones, and all the cables you need to connect to your TV or projector.  You can even connect the Karaoke Party system into your 5.1+ stereo, or just use it’s built in speaker to rock the house! Contact Summit Entertainment: | 613.797.7283
Busker Birthdays
Busker Birthdays provides fun shows / balloon artistry and circus workshops for kids parties in the Ottawa area. Shows include magic, interactive fun with the kids, juggling, and plenty of kid friendly comedy. Busker Birthdays provides Big Laughs, Big Fun for Little People.
Aerial Experience at Camp Fortune
Bring the kids ziplining for the utimate birthday celebration. Trapeze through the tree tops on monkey bridges, swinging on a Tarzan rope and more. Party packages for kids ages 5 to 14 on the children’s course  and the full course.  After their adventure, kids will celebrate their success and birthday with hot dogs, soft drinks and a birthday cake. Party supplies are included Located in the heart of the Gatineau park at the Camp Fortune Ski Centre, 15 minutes from downtown.. For details and pricing, call us at (819) 827-5517 or email us
FunLight Mobile Laser Tag and Mini Putt
FunLight can bring the joy of affordable Laser Tag and Mini Putt to your birthday party! Mobile laser tag is like bringing computer games people play in their basement on an Xbox or PS3 to life in the great outdoors. Players run around hiding behind trees and bunkers, tagging their friends while the computer keeps score. You get to decide when and where you play. It could be your backyard, a forest near your house, a sports field nearby or an indoor location. We use very safe infrared taggers that use the same technology found in your TV’s remote control – only modified to accurately travel more than 500 feet.
KidsCreate – The Birthday Party for Crafty Kids!
Honour your crafty child with a KidsCreate Party – perfect for birthdays and other special events. KidsCreate provides everything you need for a unique crafting party: expert instruction with Mrs Create, all materials, original craft ideas, custom designed invitation and party photos. Have KidsCreate come to your home or a location of your choice. Children love creating with their friends and you’ll love hosting a fun and stress-free party. Reserve your date today, call 613 836 0820 or for more.
Ottawa Super Parties
Ottawa Super Parties sends Ottawa’s most authentic superheroes straight to your home to make sure your kids have a super birthday! Choose from one of our four superhero characters, then sit back and relax as they perform live for sixty super minutes. Up, up and away!
Funhaven Birthday Parties
Kid tested – parent approved, Funhaven has the birthday for you! Our Funhaven scientists have discovered the secret formula for a memorable birthday party experience, whether you are turning 4 or 40. Here at Funhaven, we guarantee an amazing experience for all of our guests, particularly our guest of honour who gets the royal treatment on their special day. From beginning to end, our trained Fun Experts take care of everything. With such an amazing cast of multi-talented Fun Experts, just let us know if you have any special requests so we can find the perfect Fun Expert to host your perfect party!
Birthday Parties at Dovercourt Recreation Centre
The best Parties in Ottawa are right here at Dovercourt Recreation Centre! Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or team celebration, we’ll make your event a piece of cake! Choose one of our theme, pool or specialty party packages, check the party times and availability online, and then call 613-798-8950 ext. 0 to book.
Loot Bag Lady
The Loot Bag Lady makes funky unique quality loot bags for children’s parties. Check out my web site or call me at 613-720-2861.
Pedalheads® is a 10 level instructional bike safety and skills program for kids aged 2-12. From training wheels to trails, each level includes 5 learning categories: safety knowledge, safety skills, trail riding, street riding, and bike maintenance.
Nanny Perfect
Nanny Perfect is a Canadian online nanny placement service that puts Canadian families in touch with locally-based nannies. Families can use our website to find and contact candidates matching their requirements, without having to deal with an agency and at a fraction of the cost of a regular nanny placement service.  Search for matching nannies online, contact candidates to discuss requirements, and create a free profile to advertise your vacancy on our popular website.
A Canadian online service that connects families to local, pre-screen nannies and babysitters and other caregivers. Choose from many available candidates from Ottawa for all types of needs: occasional, regular, live-in, live-out. Each caregiver has a Mom reviewed detailed profile with contact details,  references and background checks. Select, contact and hire with confidence at a fraction a nanny placement agency would charge. We also offer candidates for Special Needs, Senior Care, Pet Care and Housekeeping. Also available in French as 
Funhaven is Ottawa’s newest and best entertainment centre destination. We offer a world-class Laser Tag Arena, award winning Comfyland toddler play centre, a jungle gym with built-in Ballocity cannons, the latest high-tech Mini Bowling Lanes, Video and Prize Games, Simulators, crazy fun Bumper Cars, Mission Impossible style Laser Frenzy and other award winning attractions that will leave you thrilled. Whatever you consider fun, you’ll find more of it at Funhaven, The Fun Experts!
Ottawa Parenting Times Magazine
An Ottawa based parenting magazine home delivered in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. Parenting Times covers issues and topics important to parents and families for helping to raise their children. Parenting Times strives to give parents the information they want on health, education, family fun, the arts, community profiles, and so much more. From interesting, and informative articles, Ottawa Parenting Times provides in-depth editorial and information for today’s busy parents.
If you’re expecting a baby, have recently given birth or would just like to get back into shape, FITMOM has a fitness class to suit you. We provide prenatal, post natal and beyond fitness classes to help you become lean and strong! Instructors are certified to help you safely exercise for the stage of life you’re in. We have been helping moms get fit and have fun for more than 8 years in Ottawa! For more information, please see or contact us at
actKIDvity provides a safe and comfortable van charter and transportation service that serves to provide busy and otherwise engaged parents, a Round Trip Pick-up/Drop-off service from home to after-school programs and activities (team sport practices/games/competitions, educational tutoring, artistic lessons, birthday parties, camps, field trips, amusement parks etc).
Tumblers Gymnastics Centre
Tumblers Gymnastics Centre has recreational and competitive gymnastics programs for children of all ages and skill levels. From Kinder classes that teach fundamental movements for children as young as 18 months, to youth recreational and competitive programs, special needs programs and day camps. For more information visit our website
Kids in the Capital
Kids in the Capital is a blog written by parents who share some of the activities, attractions, events, tips and tricks they love to do with their kids in the National Capital Region.
Ottawa Swordplay
Ottawa Swordplay is dedicated to teaching medieval European martial arts. The medieval warrior depended on these skills for survival; their systems and training were as elegant as any modern martial art. We offer both adults’ and childrens’ classes, as well as private events and birthday parties at our sword hall.
Nepean Corona School of Gymnastics
Discover Ottawa’s most innovative and dynamic gymnastic school offering something for everyone.   Corona has classes designed for beginners and the experienced, from babies to teens and for recreational and competitive gymnasts. We offer energetic birthday parties as well as camps and private lessons!  Explore our facilities and register for our winter session at
Camp Can-Aqua
Camp Can-Aqua is one of the greatest experiences you can give to your child. Situated on our very own private lake and surrounded by hundreds of acres of stunning Ontario landscape. A camp where your kids develop, grow & experience, the CanAqua world is safe, supportive & fun. Located 2.5 hours from both Toronto & Ottawa.
Golden Lake Camp
Golden Lake Camp (near Eganville, 1.5 hours from Ottawa) offers an exceptional summer camp program for ages 6 to 18. Options include cabins or tents (our Outdoor Adventure program). Rates are affordable, with subsidized rates on request. Activities: swimming, canoeing, archery, mountain-climbing, campfires, Talent Night, and much more. Details on our website.
Elmwood School Camps
Elmwood’s recreational day camps have the right mix of active play, learning and creative exploration for girls from 4 and 11. Each week features a unique theme with new knowledge and skills to acquire, and an exciting off-site excursion or special guest visit. Visit for details and to register.
Manotick Montessori Summer Camp
Let’s Play, Bake, Create, Dance and Learn! Summer daycamps in the Montessori tradition, run by professional staff. Manotick Montessori encourages children to explore independent and self-motivated work, aided through individual instruction and a wide variety of proven learning methods. We are located on 15 acres of beautiful woodland backing onto a private pond. Half day and full day programs available.
Spring Action Trampoline
For ages 5 to 15. Fun-filled, active days will expose participants to the wonderful world of circus and the exciting sport of trampoline. Activities, emphasizing Trampoline will also include: foam pit fun, stilts, juggling, diabolo, tight wire walking, unicycle, feather balancing, games and much more.
JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps
JCC Day Camp, (2-14) years old, includes instructional swim lessons and a daily free swim. Campers love art, drama and a different theme each week. Day Camp takes place at the Soloway JCC’s outstanding air conditioned facilities which include indoor and outdoor pools, gym and two multi-purpose fields.

Travelling Sports Camp exposes children (grade 2 – 9) to a variety of sports and takes them to the city’s coolest summer spots. Educational and creative Specialty Camps include Spy Kids, Music Video Camp, Radical Junior Science Camp, If We Could Talk to the Animals, LEGO, Horseback Riding, Boot Camp, Claymation Animation, Girls on the Go, The Great Adventure, Band Camp, Tennis Camp, Summertime Splash, Basketball, Girl Power, Silent Motion Pictures and Last Blast.
Pirate Adventures Birthday Party
Ahoy Maties welcome to Pirate Adventures on the Rideau, a unique, unforgettable experience for the entire family, aboard a pirate ship in the heart of downtown Ottawa along the Rideau Canal (by Mooney's Bay Beach), Canada's newest World Heritage site.
Pirate Adventures
Ahoy Maties welcome to Pirate Adventures on the Rideau, a unique, unforgettable experience for the entire family, aboard a pirate ship in the heart of downtown Ottawa along the Rideau Canal (by Mooney's Bay Beach), Canada's newest World Heritage site.
Little Voice was written and illustrated by both Ottawa natives Amanda Bernardo and Samantha Clusiau-Lawlor. Though written to inspire children, this short picture book is truly intended to inspire all those who read it. Little Voice offers a message of encouragement, inspiration, perseverance and motivation.
The scenarios offered within the book are familiar settings in which we all can relate. These settings are reflective of moments where one may feel defeated, alone, ashamed or simply lacking the inspiration needed to feel accepting of who they are and the goals they strive to chase after.

Ultimately, Little Voice is a reminder of the voice each of us has within us but that we often times forget.
Personalize private high school
RPNS offers preschool and nursery school classes for children aged 18 months to four years. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, RPNS is a cooperative, non-profit nursery school that offers a safe, educational and fun, integrated-learning environment. Children have fun and socialize with others while developing essential skills that will prepare them for kindergarten and grade-school. Centrally located, RPNS has been serving the communities of Hunt Club, Riverside Park, Alta Vista, Manotick, and Riverside South, Ottawa East, South Keys, as well as other parts of the Ottawa region for over 40 years.
Birth doula services for women and their families in Ottawa
Blyth Academy is a flourishing private high school conveniently located in the heart of beautiful Westboro Village. Blyth Academy Ottawa is surrounded by art galleries, boutiques, and parks. Westboro is one of the most vibrant and active neighbourhoods in Ottawa, focusing on outdoor and fitness activities through its close proximity to cycling and hiking trails, and the Gatineau Hills. Our campus offers a comprehensive full-time high school program, as well as part-time, private, semi-private and summer school classes. Our Ottawa campus is a school of 70 students. This allows us to be personally in touch with every individual, yet large enough to offer a broad range of courses. When combined with first-class care and great teaching, wonderful things happen and our students flourish. Come tour our campus and learn more about our unique programming.
My name is Derek McKinley and I am a singer and children's entertainer and the creator of SING SONG PARTY TIME, a super fun musical time with a focus on environmental awareness.
Mobile spa parties for kids, teens and ladies
March Break computer camps in Nepean, Kanata and the Glebe CC.
Computer camps in 8 locations in Ottawa. Since 1996.
Does your daughter or son enjoy watching movies, telling stories or performing for others? Does your child show an interest in filmmaking? Learn from local filmmakers the process of making a Super 8mm short film. This week-long Camp gives kids the opportunity to gain hands on experience using (emulsion) film stock supplies and original filmmaking equipment. Cost $350, taxes included. Only 6 spots available!
An Ottawa-based French language school offering tutoring services to children and adults. We believe that second language training is most effective in a positive and open learning environment. All our programs are based on this principle, and our students have achieved outstanding success as a result while learning necessary language skills in an enjoyable and lasting manner. With experience teaching hundreds of government employees across many government departments, as well as supporting hundreds of children through French immersion, we have the experience to help you succeed in French.
Experience a unique and exciting tall ship adventure! Step aboard a traditional tall ship for a day, a week or a month.  We offer summer camps for kids (12-14), tall ship voyages for teens (13-18) and adults and 1-day tall ship quests for ages 12+.  Set sail on the Ottawa or the St. Lawrence Rivers - an experience you can’t get anywhere else!
For a summer ON TOP! Come have fun at Altitude day Camp!

The UNIQUE climbing EXPERT in Outaouais’s region.

A breathtaking experience to build your skills and become an awesome climber!

Rain or shine, come discover the amazing sport of climbing in an extraordinary location!
(GNAG) is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit community group located in the Glebe Community Centre in the heart of the Glebe (Ottawa).
I photograph maternity, newborn, baby, child, family & cake smash photos.
For six days in March, young girls who are 10-16 years old are invited to the agency to learn the basics of modeling! The March Break Camp is a great introduction to the modeling world and is offered to ALL teen girls (no height restrictions). The camp is taught by one of our top models, who becomes quite the role model for our teen girls. The girls learn everything there is to know about the modeling industry; poise and posture, runway skills and techniques, how to move in front of the camera,visual presentation and style, nutrition, fitness, make-up tips and hair tricks. This program is excellent for improving confidence and self esteem. What's great about this program is that they do their very own fashion show for friends and family and a professional photo shoot is included.
Ottawa based birthday party entertainment for kids of all ages! Magic, face painting, balloon twisting, loot bags, giant games and more! is where the FUN begins! Service bilingue disponible.
Cheer Sport Sharks offer competitive and recreational cheerleading for all ages and levels. Join us for one of our amazing tumbling classes or our PD Camps, March Break Camps and Summer Day Camps!
“Teaching Children to Win in Life”
What if there were no losers? What if children were taught to feel great?
These possibilities are a reality at Winners Day Camps! Winners Day Camps places emphasis on fun, participation and enhancing self-esteem of 3-12 year olds. Our unique approach provides children with life skills emphasizing relaxation, positive thinking, visualization, and goal setting, for application to sport and life.
Winners employs highly qualified certified teachers as head counsellors and the camp director is on site all day, every day! A different theme is featured every week so children never get bored! Flexibility unlike any other with half day options, and multiple week/ multiple child discounts!
Everyone's a winner at...Winners Day Camps!!
632 Phoenix Squadron is proudly based out of Orleans, Ontario. Since it was founded on January 1st, 1991, the squadron has become one of the largest youth (12-18) organisation in the east end of Ottawa. Aside from participating in fundraising activities, the program is at no cost to the cadet. This is one of the many reasons cadets has been acclaimed the "best kept secret". Cadets that have transitioned through the program successfully have found themselves fully prepared for the challenges that bring adulthood. This includes the right attitude, reputation, experience such as leadership and public speaking, and network that has helped them to achieve their education, career and other life goals. Up for the challenge?
March Break programs 3, 4 or 5 days. Starting as low as $70.
Spring break is an ideal time to ski with the kids. Make the most of it with a 2 –hr lesson, and then ski all afternoon. Your lift ticket is valid for the day.
Themed Indoor Adventure Camps that keep our Friends excited to come back and that you can rely on to be Safe, Nurturing and Fun!!
Kanata Montessori School offers March Break and Summer Camps for children 3 to 12 years of age. KMS camps have excellent child to staff ratios with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities in a safe environment.
Cedar Ridge is a traditional summer camp for boys and girls aged 6-16. Our skill-based program is highlighted by canoeing, rock climbing, and horseback riding. Other activities include archery, biking, kayaking, sailing, hiking, sports, crafts, outdoor education, wilderness trips, swimming, and much more.

Cedar Ridge provides a perfect setting for participating in adventure activities while developing friendships. At Cedar Ridge, campers learn to live comfortably with each other and develop an appreciation for the natural world and confidence in themselves. Our professional staff provide a safe and friendly atmosphere for campers to make memories that will last a lifetime.
We are a family-centred riding school located right in the city, 5 minutes from South Keys and/or the airport. Children from ages 5 - 14, from beginners to experienced jumpers will learn the wonder of horsemanship with our herd of loveable ponies and show horses.

Full details are available on our website. Visit us on Facebook.

Our summer camps generally fill up by May. Please register early
Hey Kids! Want to take over the airwaves?  Join us at CKCU 93.1 FM for a truly unique camp experience this summer. CKCU's Radio Camp is the only camp in Ottawa that teaches kids between the ages of 10 and 14 how to be a real live radio star. CKCU has presented this very unique week long march break & summer camp to kids in the Ottawa area since 2001.
Everyone participates in an hour of trampoline and circus fun! Young or old Spring Action has the party for you. Whether it is for a birthday or a group of friends looking for an hour of fun;
Spring Action Trampoline Centre is the place to be!
For ages 5 to 15 (we also have kinder camp for ages 4 to 5). Fun-filled, active days will expose participants to the wonderful world of circus and the exciting sport of trampoline. Activities, emphasizing TRAMPOLINE will also include acrobatics, foam pit fun, juggling, diabolo, double mini-tramp, games and much more! At the end of every two week session participants have the opportunity to participate in the Grand Finale Circus Show! With a new foam pit and beautiful parks within walking distance it is sure to be one of Ottawa's TOP camps! If you have 4 or 5 year old we also have half day Kinder Camp!
March Break and Summer Camps
June 29 to August 28: The ultimate introduction to spying! Children ages 7-12 learn the basics of codes, disguise and stealth as they sneak around the museum and uncover the mystery of Agent X. Week-long camps with topics varying weekly.
March 16 to 20: The ultimate introduction to spying! Children ages 7-12 learn the basics of codes, disguise and stealth as they sneak around the museum and uncover the mystery of Agent X.
Our camps are all about horses and ponies. At our farm in west Ottawa, children aged 7 to 14 will ride two times each day, learning new skills and playing games to build confidence and have fun. Daily horsemanship activities will include learning about safety and horse care. We'll even build a model of a horse! Topics will vary from week to week. Each session will finish up with a mini-horse show, BBQ and demonstration. Discounts are available when booking early, enrolling more than one sibling in one week or when booking multiple weeks.
Brand new KID ROCK band camp for beginner & experienced young musicians aged 7-14.
Technology and Engineering summer camps
Tennis and much more! OTLBC Summer Camps offer children ages 5-13 a unique summer escape to our cottage in the city. Our campers spend their days playing and developing new tennis techniques, building their teamwork skills and having fun with outdoor activities, and cooling off in our newly renovated outdoor pool. Our counselors are bilingual, lunch is included, Pre & Post Care is available (free for members) and Red Cross After Camp Swimming Lessons are offered during Post Care (additional fees).
Welcome to the Ottawa River Canoe Club, a non-profit paddling organization in operation since 2002 and located in the west-end of Ottawa. We offer a variety of recreational and competitive paddling programs for everyone, including SUP, recreational canoe / kayak, sprint racing, Masters, PaddleAll, adventure racing, outrigger or dragon boat. ORCC has programs for everyone.
At Bumbini, we love to help families start with cloth diapers. You can start out with our online cloth diaper workshop to get the basics, browse our great selection of diapers and accessories! Take advantage of our newborn rental package and diaper trial program to get a great start.
AcadeCamp is an innovative bilingual summer program incorporating all the elements of S.T.E.A.M. allowing children to explore hands-on science and technology activities, experiment, and get messy.
The Sleep 'n Cuddle Wrap wearable baby blanket is an all in one solution that will ensure your baby stays cozy, comfortable and warm both day and night. Its revolutionary design replaces both a sleep sack that can be confining for older, active babies and regular blankets that seem to constantly come off in the middle of the night leaving our little ones chilly. This versatile blanket is also great for keeping your baby warm while playing or relaxing because it is designed to allow babies to crawl, walk, or stand. Car seat, stroller & shopping cart compatible to keep your little one warm while on the go.
French Language Training & Cultural Centre. Learn French with Alliance Française of Ottawa. For more information, visit our web site:
Specialized Newborn Baby Photographer. Pure, Natural & Timeless Newborn Portraiture. Also offering Maternity and Birth Photography. Located in Gatineau, Quebec just a short drive across the bridge from Ottawa, Ontario.
The 2015 March Break Photography Workshops offer a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about photography and their cameras in a fun and hands-on environment. The two workshops on offer: Photography 101 and Winter Photography give students the opportunity to create and photograph a variety of subject matter either in the studio or outside. Each workshop offers small groups to ensure quality instruction and is run by a professional photographer who is certified and has 18 years teaching experience. The workshops are designed for any teen with a love for photography and would like to improve their skills. For more information please visit:
We have beginner friendly riding camps on March Break and in the Summer for children age 5-16
Dovercourt offers an extensive and unique selection of Camp programs for ages 3-teen. Programs include visual, culinary, and performing arts, sports, youth and leadership, preschool, outdoor adventure, science and technology, and more.
Clip 'N Climb; climbing wall meets theme park, a stunning action packed activity with individually themed climbing challenges that provide healthy challenging fun for everyone! Find out more about school groups, fundraising, work socials, birthday parties and more!
Rain or shine, come discover the amazing sport of climbing in an extraordinary location! Many activities await you: climbing workshops, Clip ‘N Climb sessions, outdoor games, arts and crafts, and much more!
Face painting, Glitter tattoo, Balloon twisting and more coming soon to add a FUN color to your special event.

Quality and Professionalism for a Great Price for your special event

Birthday parties, Festive Holidays, Family bbqs, Bridal shower, Baby shower Corporate,
Fundraising events and much more!

Service available but not limited to, South-West of Ottawa,Kanata, Nepean and surrounded areas

Little Voice was written and illustrated by both Ottawa natives Amanda Bernardo and Samantha Clusiau-Lawlor. It is a story that offers an inspiring and encouraging message which focuses on the reader’s inner voice. This inner voice teaches children to be confident, creative, ambitious and proud of who they are.
The characters struggle with their doubts and fears, feeling alone, discouraged, uncertain and scared, but in listening to their little voice they are reminded of their intelligence, creativity, drive and inner strength. More importantly, their little voice motivates them to believe in themselves and to fulfill their dreams. Though intended for children between the ages of six and twelve, Little Voice is a story where every reader, young or old, can feel inspired by its positive, inspiring and motivating message.

Ultimately, Little Voice is a reminder of the voice each of us has within us but that we often times forget.

A portion of each book sale is donated in support of the Alzheimer Society of Canada!
Our 10-day camps for young string, brass, wind and percussion musicians are led by some of Ottawa’s finest professional musicians and teachers. Daily ensemble playing, group lessons, theory and ear training, for beginner to advanced players, lead up to a concert on the final day. Sports, crafts and recreation activities balance music studies for a fun and fulfilling camp experience.
March Academy is a small private elementary school located in Kanata for students in grade one to six. March Academy celebrates individual difference, recognizes strengths and teaches students to use their strengths to be effective learners.
Académie de la Capitale is offering its well-rounded unique camps for children ages 6 to 14.

AcadeCoders is a series of challenging summer camps for techy kids. Each week campers will explore concepts, acquire new skills, work on projects, and progress through more complex adventures.

K-2 Martial Arts keeps things well-rounded!

This summer let your children express their inner creative minds!

Register now to ensure a spot.
Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre offers an intense two-week theatre training for children 6-15. All classes are located at the Theatre Department, University of Ottawa.
Young participants learn to act, sing, dance, improvise, construct costumes, apply make-up, and design sets. The program runs from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm daily, Monday to Friday for two weeks. We provide our students with experienced instructors that work in theatre, dance and art industry in Canada and Europe.
For more than 30 years, Camp Awakening has been a leading provider of integrated outdoor recreation programs for youth with physical disabilities. We partner with traditional camps across the province to provide accessible summer camp experiences for youth with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy and amputation. Campers enjoy a wilderness adventure on canoe trip and in-camp activities such as land sports, swimming, kayaking, archery, challenge course and handicrafts!
Children choose a plush animal, stuff it, insert magical wishing star, complete a birth certificate, sign a promise of love, color a t shirt and take home bag.
March Break Programs: Settlers through Time

Daily drop-in: Monday March 16 – Friday March 20, 9:00am – 12:00pm (with early drop off at 8:30am)


Join us for one morning or all five! Each day will take your child on a different journey through time:


Monday, March 16 - A Wooded Wilderness (1810-1811) CB: 955418

Kids will investigate and read maps, examine helpful and dangerous animals and plants, and build a log cabin out of Lincoln logs and pretzel sticks!


Tuesday, March 17: Settled Soldiers (1812-1818) CB: 955422

Kids will draw inspiration from the exhibition, War Craft: Art and Memorabilia from the Great War, to create their own toy or household item from recycled materials, as the soldiers and veterans would have made.


Wednesday, March 18: Settler Survival (1818- 1830) CB: 955424

Kids will learn to identify poisonous, edible and medicinal plants. Through hands-on experiments, they’ll discover how to dehydrate food and make preserves. They’ll event get to bring those preserves home!


Thursday, March 19: Pioneer Pastimes (1830s-1850s) CB: 955425

Dress in layers for this day! Kids will broaden their winter sports skills with snowshoeing and ice hockey. They’ll warm up inside with more games and activities such as curling, charades, marbles, and jacks.


Friday, March 20: Building Boom (1850s -1870s) CB: 955426

Through hands-on discovery of museum artifacts, kids will investigate the various roles of settlers in the community by exploring buildings like stables, lumber mills, blacksmith shops, and post offices. From their experience, kids will write a postcard to a settler offering advice from the future to help make their work easier.


Age: 5 – 7 years

Cost: $6/child per day

Location: Nepean Museum



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Resources for kids

  • Child & Youth Friendly Ottawa
    CAYFO strives to engage, inspire, support, and celebrate children and young people in our community.
  • Kids Help Phone
    1-800-668-6868. Available anytime of the day or night, in English and French, by phone and by web, it is the go-to resource for kids in Canada from five to 20 when they need help or trustworthy information on issues that are difficult to discuss with anyone else.
  • Turn Around Project
    Helping youth and their families to deal better with the prevalence of dugs and drug use.
  • Youth Canada
    From the Government of Canada, resources for teenagers and older youth.

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Special Thanks

Thanks to Andre Ouellette for his assistance in creating our Kids Guide.