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Note: Camp fees are listed on a weekly basis unless otherwise noted and may or may not include GST. The GST must be charged on camps offered to ages 15 and older. There are often discounts offered for multiple siblings attending the same camp. Most camps and activities offer pre- and post-child care for an additional fee. Due to space limitations, not all camps could be listed.

GENERAL

Winners Day Camp

Ages 3-12 have fun playing cooperative games, sports, parachute, swimming, water fun, drama, arts and crafts, musical experiences. Children learn skills designed to develop their ability to think positively and work well with others from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Locations: Christ Church, 3861 Richmond Rd., Bells Corners and Nortel Networks, Skyline and Carling locations. Cost: $165/full days and $85/half-days. Call 613-860-1113.

Modelling Summer Camp

Models International Management offers two four-week modelling programs for young ladies ages 13-17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 30-July 25 and July 29-Aug. 22. (Tuesday to Friday). Achieve an amazing look, confidence and positive attitude in time for back to school. Also learn about the exciting modelling and fashion industry as well as learning what you need to succeed to become a top working model. Location: 256 Elgin St. Cost: $695 plus GST. Call 236-9575.

Junior Zoo Keeper Camp

Papanack Park Zoo offers an educational adventure designed for young people aged 10 years and up (a special camp for ages 8-12 on July 21-25), who have an interest in the world's wildlife. Get a 'behind the scenes' look at the daily life of a Zoo Keeper. Families attend a graduation ceremony Friday afternoon followed by your first assignment as a Junior Zoo Keeper. Level I: July 7-11, July 14-18, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 11-15. Level II: Aug. 18-22. Level III: Aug. 18-22. Location: 150 Nine Mile Rd., Wendover. Ask about the shuttle bus to and from the camp. Cost: $275. Call 673-7275 or 673-4973.

Funventure

Canadian Mothercraft of Ottawa-Carleton runs camps for ages 4 1/2 -6, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June 30-Aug. 29. Activities: field trips, fun at the park, wading pools, crafts, drama, sports, music and entertainment such as The Mad Science Guy, magicians, and musicians. Location: 475 Evered Ave. Cost: $160/week, $36/day. Registration fee of $25 is required. Call 728-1839 ext 241.

Churchill Carling Day Care

For ages 3 1/2 -10 , from 7:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., July 2-Aug. 29. Activities: museums visits, local zoo, Ottawa River Boat cruise, field trips, swimming, arts/crafts with numerous educational activities. Location: Westboro United Church, 450 Churchill Ave., N. Cost: $ 30/day or $150/week/ages 3 1/2 - 5 and $ 24/day or $120/week/ages 6-10. Call 613-722-0505.

Dovercourt day camps

A huge variety of camps all in one place. Includes daily swimming, sports, crafts, special events and guests, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 411 Dovercourt Ave. Call 798-8950. Here are a few:

- Kinder Camp: Ages 4-5 years. Activities: active games, crafts, stories, special guests, circle time, free play and swimming. Cost: $140/week. Weekly themes: Hawaiian Luau, June 30-July 4. L; Jeepers Creepers, July 7-11; Robotots, July 14-18; Pirates and Princesses, July 21-25; Down on the Farm, July 28-Aug. ; It's a Jungle Out There, Aug. 5-8; Raining Cats and Dogs, Aug. 11-15; Up Up & Away, Aug. 18-22; Pinata Parade, Aug. 25- 29.

- Theme Camps: Ages 5-12 years. Cost: $125/week. Aloha Summer, June 30- July 4. Build volcanoes, find out your Hawaiian name; Bump in the Night, July 7-11. Create costumes, haunted houses and ghoulish snacks; Matrix Mania, July 14- 18. In teams create your own mazes that others try to solve; Treasure Detectives, July 21-25. Find a hidden treasure daily and solve mysteries; Wild Wild West, July 28- Aug. 1. Find out how the west was won.; Fantasy Island, August 5-8. "Survive" the immunity and reward challenges and create your own fantasy island; Dog Days of Summer, Aug. 11-15. Create a different adventure daily to eliminate the summer hum drums; Out of This World, Aug. 18-22. Create your own planet, space gear and Martian partners; Mexican Fiesta, Aug. 25- 29. Join the Mexican Fiesta. Its party week the Mexican way.

- Specialty Camps: Culinary Camp, Campers learn basic cooking skills, kitchen safety, nutritional meal design and baking. Create meals and snacks from around the world. Not recommended for children with food allergies or specific eating requirements. Cost: $160/week; Girls Only Summer Series, ages of 12-15 will enhance their self-esteem, learn about health and fitness, try new sports and activities and develop friendships; Girls Only Community Leaders, Learn what options there is out there for your High School community involvement hours. Visit places and see how they work behind the scenes. How to fill out an application form, interview for a job and then finally land a part time job? Cost: $145/week.

Hunt Club Riverside Community Centre

Programs for ages 3-13. Location: 3320 Paul Anka Dr. Call 521-1392.

- Club House Half Day: Ages 3-5 play and learn through structured and non-structured activities that foster social, intellectual and physical play, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $15/day or $59/week.

- Summer Rocks Themed Day: Ages 5-7, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Junior day camp provides games as well as creative learning. Ages 8-10 attend awesome trips and create many exciting crafts.

- Summer Rocks Youth Troop: Ages 11-13, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hang out with your buds and enjoy rocking activities and events that you can help run. Responsibilities and leadership are built into every Youth Troop day. Theme days include: Monday: Get acquainted day-meet your new friends, Tuesday: Adventure day: enjoy swimming, parks, BBQs and more; Wednesday: Swimming Day- an afternoon of fun at our local park and pool; Thursday: Travel-day-if it's fun place for kids, we'll be there and Friday: Special event day-cap off your week with a rocking party.Cost: $110/week, $25/day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), $35/out-trip days (Tuesday, Thursday).

Jewish Community Centre of Ottawa

A wide variety of programs are available. A few are listed here. Locations: 21 and 31 Nadolny Sachs Private. Costs vary for members and non-members. Call 798-9818 ext. 265 or ext. 295.

- Day Camp: Ages 2-14, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., June 30 to Aug. 15. Activities: On-site recreational and Red Cross instructional swim, excursions, arts and crafts, music, sports, dance, (daily activities vary depending on the age of the group). Ask about Kaytana (age 2) half-day. two, three or five mornings per week and K'ton Ton (ages 3-5).

- Hapoel Sports Camp: Ages 7-12, 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., June 30-Aug. 15. Activities: Instruction in soccer, basketball, football, beach volleyball, gymnastics, T-ball, softball, badminton, racquetball, swim instruction, lacrosse. Try recreational sports: tennis, canoeing, water skiing, diving, mini-golf, golf instruction, bowling, archery, fencing, horseback riding, windsurfing, ice skating, water slides and wave pools. Outings to Expos, Lynx, Renegades games.

- Girl Power Adventure Camp: Ages 8-13, 8 a.m. -4 p.m., Aug. 18-22. Activities: Gymnastics, snorkeling, hip-hop, aquafitness, swimming, cardio kickboxing, cheerleading, crafts, outings.

- Maccabi Ottawa Basketball Camp: Ages 9-16, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Aug. 18-22. Daily activities: all fundamentals of basketball, individual defence and offence, shooting fundamentals, jump shot, passing and receiving, open court work, dribbling.

The Children's Welcome Centre

Fun for children aged 3-7. Weekly themes, outdoor play, special guests and Friday fun lunches, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 9 a.m. to noon, July 2-Aug. 29. Location: 2514 Innes Rd. in Blackburn Hamlet. Cost: $100/full days or $50/half-days. Call 834-7075.

Ottawa South Community Centre

Weekly programs for ages 3-14, from June 30 to Aug. 29. Location: 260 Sunnyside Ave. Call 247-4946

- Everything But The Kitchen Sink: Ages 3-5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 30-Aug. 22. Activities: games, crafts, stories and outings. Cost: $70/week.

- Campquest: For kids who have completed Sr. Kindergarten to age 9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes two out trips per week, sports, crafts, games, drama, cooking, theme weeks. Children will be divided into two camps, up to age 6 and ages 7 to 9. Cost: $110/week.

- Campquest Youth: '2 Hip 4 It' is for ages 10-14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore Ottawa and surrounding areas and all it has to offer including wave pools, swimming pools, water parks, beaches, movies, festivals. Cost: $110/week.

Adventure Day Camp

Lanark Baptist Church offers a program for ages 5-12, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 2-Aug. 22. Activities: swimming, hikes, sports, crafts, bible dramatization, singing and theme days. Location: Providence Point Retreat, 67 Paul Dr., Lanark. Cost: $18/day and includes lunch, snacks. Open House at Providence Point on May 24, 2 to 4 p.m. to meet staff and register. Call Alice at 259-2685 or Jeannette at 259-5016.

Cosmic Adventures Camp

From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 30-Aug. 29, ages 4-12 enjoy endless play and organized games in their Space Age Indoor playground, which encourages kids to crawl, bounce, swing and slide through the multi-level soft structure which features ball pits, slides, tunnels, mazes, obstacle courses and more. Get creative in the Space Crafts room and bring home something special for the fridge! Outings to parks, water slides, hiking trails, Lac Philippe, and Splash Wave pool. Location: 1373 Ogilvie Rd. Cost: $125/week. Call 742-8989.

Kamp Agappae

Activities for ages 4-12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-11, July 14-18, Aug. 5-8, Aug. 11-15 include swimming, crafts, sports, weekly field trip, Bible lessons and adventure games. Location: Alta Vista Baptist Church, 887 Canterbury Ave. Cost: $90. Call 733-7207.

- Future Leaders: For youth completing grades 6, 7 or 8 who are ready to start training for leadership. Enjoy team building games, leadership skills training, bible studies, a field trip, swimming, sports and more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 5-8. Cost: $80 (includes camp t-shirt). Call 733-7207.

Township of North Grenville

Two programs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 30-Aug. 29. Cost: $85 before June 6, $95 after (also $25/day). Call 258-7612.

- Camp Summer side: Ages 6-8, do bus trips, arts and crafts, sports, games. Location: Kemptville Community Centre.

- Camp Oswegatchie: Ages 11-14 hang out with their friends, enjoy a weekly bus trip, bicycle excursions, free swim times, camping and outdoor adventures. Location: The Youth Centre, 221 Prescott St., Kemptville.

Kanata Research Park Family Centre

A project-based weekly theme camp for ages 6-12, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., June 30-Aug. 29. Each week three adult camp leaders will offer a different project with a focus on outdoor activity, creativity and exploration. Includes special guests, weekly field trip. Location: Kanata Research Park Campus, in Kanata North. Cost: $125. Call 591-1995.

Canada Aviation Museum

Camps from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-Aug. 22. and each includes hands-on workshops, leisure activities and a camp souvenir, wave pool swim and an awesome flight in an airplane. Location: The Canada Aviation Museum,at corner of Aviation and Rockcliffe Parkways. Cost: $150 ($140/Museum Members). Call 993-8109.

- Junior Aerotech: Dare to Explore. An exciting new camp for ages 6-8. Discover the wonderful world of flying machines, build fantastic take home flying crafts, and try your hand at some wild experiments on flight.

- Aerotech I: Ages 8-10 explore aerodynamics, aircraft controls, and communications. Design and fabricate a water rocket powered aircraft, do test flights and improve it to fly higher and farther. Tour the region in a Cessna 172.

- Aerotech II: Ages 10-12 build and launch a rocket-powered glider to take home and test your ingenuity in constructing a landing device to save an egg in the "Daredevilled Egg" competition. Take a flight in the Stearman open-cockpit biplane.

- Aerotech III: Ages 12-14 work in a team to assemble a real aircraft. Discover the thrill of flight by flying your very own electric powered model aircraft. Develop your craftsmanship by fabricating a take-home cross-section of a wing, and then soar high above the region in a de Havilland Canada Chipmunk.

Traditional Day Camp

This is where the fun and friendships begin for ages 6-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 14-18 and July 28-Aug. 1. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, swimming. Location: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. Cost: $131. Call 564-1070.

Discovery Day Camp

Counselors work with a group of about eight children ages 9-10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 30-Aug. 22, to plan the week's activities. Includes "discovery" outings around the city, plus sports, swimming, projects, crafts and cooking. The focus will be on safely and creatively nurturing the growing independence of this age group. Locations: Early Years Centre at 2330 Don Reid Dr. at Walkley Road and 195 George St. in the Byward Market. Cost: $150. Call 789-4100.

Manor Park Community Council

Several programs (including sports camps) are offered for ages 3-13 throughout the summer. Location: Manor Park Fieldhouse, 100 Thornwood Rd. Call 741-4776.

- Muggles Half Day Camp: Sports and games, imaginative play and use of the water splash pad for ages 3-5, 9 a.m. to noon, July 7-Aug. 15. Cost: $55.

- ART-cetera!: Much more than arts and crafts, for ages 3-5, from noon to 4 p.m., July 7-11, July 21-25 and Aug. 5-8. Program designed by Catherine Hughes, art educator, with experience at the Children's Museum and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Cost: $75.

- Ingenious 3-D Art: Ages 6-9 build 3-D castles, floating art, mobiles and mini worlds, July 14-18, July 28-Aug. 1 and Aug. 11-15. Lego builders and budding sculptors will love this! Cost: $75.

Rainbow Montessori School

Activities: Crafts, painting and circle time for ages 18 month to 6 years, July 2-Aug. 22. Weekly activities include sports week, cultural week, music week, French week, health and environment week. Location: 985, Pinecrest Rd. Cost: $175 (ages 18m-3 yr., 8-5pm) and $150 (ages 3-6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Half-day rates available. Call 596-3461.

Summer Shake Day Camp

Activities for ages 5-12, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 7-Aug. 22 include field trips to Mont Cascade water park, National Art Centre, Papanack Zoo, Storyland, Upper Canada Village, two swim times at Walter Baker Sports Centre, crafts, games, songs and sports. Location: Woodvale Pentecostal Church, 205 Greenbank Rd. Nepean. Cost: $99/week/child and $49/Aug. 18/morning Vacation Bible School. Call 829-2362.

National Capital YMCA-YWCA

Ages 6 to 9 years, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. take part in off-site adventures, water activities, adventure challenges, arts and crafts and theme weeks. Swimming is available for some locations. Call your local YMCA-YWCA. Cost: $117/members, $130/non members.

- Session 1: Community Heroes: June 30-July 4, explore the heroes who live right in our own backyards. Meet the police people who keep us safe, the fire people who teach us about fire safety, and have a special guest visitor!

- Session 2- Animal Adventures: July 7-11, a week is filled with animals, some you may have never seen up close.

- Session 3 - Wet and Wild: July 14-18, explore the joys of water, making sure to cool down in the summer heat!

- Session 4 - Sports of all Sorts: July 21-25, play the sports you love and challenge yourself with new ones!

- Session 5 - Radical Reptile Week: July 28-August 1, spend time with crawling creatures that will amaze you.

- Session 6 - Water Extravaganza: August 4-8, experience fun with water games and activities.

- Session 7- Let's Play Ball: August 11-15, try your hand at basketball, beach volleyball, top your last bowling score.

- Session 8 - Mission to Mars: August 18-22, explore the scientific wonders of the universe, and be amazed with a great magic show!

- Session 9 - Art Attack: August 25-29, campers will have a chance to focus on different forms of art including music, drama and crafts.

Summer Fun Camp and Kinder Camp

Offered by the Ottawa Carleton Catholic School Board at various locations. Open to students attending any school board. Includes: Summer Fun Camp, Kinder Camp, Soccer Camp, Basketball Camp, Multiple Sports Camp, Dramatic Arts Camp, Golf Camp, Tennis Camp, Robotics Camp and Game On!, Multi-Sports Camp. Activities: Co-operative games, computers, arts and crafts, theme days and water activities, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-Aug. 15. Cost: $119/Summer Fun (Grades 1-5) and $139/Kinder (JK and Sr.K). Call 228-3338.

CKCU FM Radio Camp 101

Ages 9-12 learn to: host a radio show, produce a play, record sound, edit sound, produce ads, conduct interviews and lots lots more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 30-July 4, July 7-11, July 21-25. Maximum of 8 campers per session. Location: Carleton University, Unicentre Building, 5th Floor, Room 517. Cost: $276.50. Call 520-3533.

Beacon Learning Centre

Weekly themes, field trips, museum and movie outings, theme lunches, Show and Tell, water and park activities, crafts for ages 2 1/2 -10 (MUST be toilet trained!), 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. or 9 a.m. to noon, July 2-Aug. 22. Location: 2379 Ogilvie Rd. Cost: $140/full days or $60/half-days. Call 741-3422.

Ottawa Public Library

The Ottawa library offers summer programs for children of all ages throughout July and August. Registration begins June 26. For complete program details, contact your local Ottawa Public Library branch or call 236-0303.

- TD Summer Reading Club: The Ottawa Public Library also kicks off the TD Summer Reading Club at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 26 at the Alta Vista, Blackburn Hamlet, Blossom Park, Elmvale Acres, Emerald Plaza, Main Library, Nepean Centrepointe, North Gloucester, Rosemount, St-Laurent and Sunnyside branches. This year's theme is 20,000 Reads Under the Sea. Visit your local Ottawa library branch to join the fun. You'll receive free posters, stickers, activity booklets and more.

Pioneer Pals Day Camp

A historical day camp offered by Upper Canada Village for ages 7-11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July- August. Pioneer Pals, become modern-day explorers discovering the past through fun and adventure. Activities: Fact-finding group explorations through Upper Canada Village, Historic-themed games such as "charades, Stealing Sticks, the Cat and the Mouse," storytelling of 19th century "adventures," dress-up and role-playing activities and heritage crafts such as tin-punching, a paper quilt, spinning tops. Location: Upper Canada Village Heritage Park. Cost: $160. Call 1-800-437-2233 or (613)543-4328.

Summer Adventure Camps

Calabogie Peaks Resort offers a program for ages 7 to 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-Aug. 29. Activities: Mountain biking, climbing, golf, canoeing, kayaking, low ropes, team building and orienteering. Location: 30 Barrett Chute Rd., Calabogie. Cost: $42/day, $125/2-days (includes 1 overnight) and $210/week (overnight options available). Call 1-613-752-2720, ext. 1705 or 1-800-669-4861, ext. 1705.

Camp Gan Israel

Daily activities for ages 3-14, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 12:15 for preschoolers, June 30-Aug. 15 include Red Cross swimming, trips, sports, Jewish learning, drama, crafts, karate and pottery. Location: Jewish Youth Library Building, 192 Switzer Ave., near Carling and Kirkwood. Cost: $155/week, plus $36 registration per child. Call 729-7712 or 729-1619.

Best I Can Be Camps

Several programs are offered at various locations. Call 613-989-3810.

- Kids Kan Kamp: Ages 4-7 and 8-12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Weekly themes, sports, special guests, crafts, swimming, bus trips and movies. Cost: $95/week or $25/day. Locations: Chesterville and Winchester arenas, June 30-July 4 (Dairy Days, trip to Kemptville College); Chesterville arena, July 7-11 (Be a Sport, Ottawa Renegades player appearance); Winchester Arena, July 14-18 (Lights, Camera, Action, trip to Upper Canada Playhouse); South Mountain, Nationview Public School, July 21-25 (Weird Science, Join the Mad Scientist); Winchester arena, July 28-Aug. 1 (Piggin Out, fun flavourful snacks every day); South Mountain,Nationview Public School, August 5-8, (Wet 'n' Wild, trip to the beach); Chesterville arena, Aug. 11-15, (Adventure Days, Ontario Anglers & Hunters Tackle & Share Tour); Morewood Community Centre, Aug. 18-22, (Weird Science, Join the Mad Scientist).

- Day Trippin': Ages 7-14 jump on the bus for a day of fun with your friends at cool destinations, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: July 28 Laser Quest, July 30 Mont Cascade Waterpark, Aug. 1 Biodome in Montreal. Cost: $40/child/trip, $25/adult/trip. Pick ups in Chesterville, Winchester, Morewood and South Mountain.

- Camp Create: Ages 7-14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 7-11. Activities: jazz/hip hop; kickboxing and self defense; photography and flare and fashion, crafts, swimming, outdoor games and a trip to the movies. Location: Winchester Arena. Cost: $130/week or $30/day.

- Explorer's Camp: Ages 4-7 and 8-12 explore the great outdoors, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 11-15. Activities: nature hikes, discovering wildlife species and a visit from the South Nation River Conservation and the Ontario Anglers & Hunters Tackle & Share tour, sports, crafts, swimming, and movies. Location: South Mountain-Nationview Public School. Cost: $95/week or $25/day.

Gee-Gees Summer Camps

At the bilingual Gee-Gees Summer Camps, participants take part in a variety of sports, games, activities and recreational swims. Ages 6-18 chose from 28 different camps divided into three categories: Sport , Education and Specialized Camps. Prices range from $130 to $325. Camps are one-week and run from June 23 to Aug. 22. Participants can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 5:15 p.m. Call 562-5800 ext. 4477.

Ray Friel Centre

A variety of camps are offered for ages 3-17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 1585 Tenth Line Road. Call 830-2747, ext. 240.

- Camp-O-Rama: ages 8-12, theme weeks, games, crafts, wave swims, skating, out trips. Cost: $115/week, $25/day.

- Jr. Camp-O-Rama: ages 4-7, theme weeks, games, crafts, wave swims, skating. Cost: $115/week, $25/day.

- Nature's Explorers: ages 5-12, arts and crafts relating to nature and environment. Cost: $115/week, $25/day.

- In the Spotlight Drama Camp: ages 7-12, theatre and improv games, improve acting skills and perform a play. Cost: $92.

- Survivor Camp: ages 10-14, two-week camp including one week of wilderness survival and one week of overnight camping. Cost: $475/two-weeks.

- Leaders In Training Program: ages 14-17, 9. a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $175/two-weeks.

SPORTS

GCGC Gymnastics

Full day and half-day camps for ages 5 and up, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (9 a.m. to noon program for pre schoolers, $75), June 30-Aug. 22. Includes four hours of gymnastics instruction, trampoline, crafts, weekly games and outings, weekly presentations/shows and bilingual coaches. Location: GCGC, 5510 Canotek Rd., Units 8-9. Cost: $140. Call 747-4242.

Nepean-Corona School of Gymnastics

Programs for ages 3-4, 9:15 a.m. to noon and for ages 5 and older (mornings of gymnastics), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 30-Aug. 29. Activities includes full morning of gymnastics, arts & crafts, games and daily swimming at Carleton University. Special outings Friday afternoons. Location: 155 Colonnade Rd. S. Cost: $176/full days/week and $350/two-weeks and $100/half-days/week or $190/two-weeks. Snacks included. Call 224-6524.

Tumblers Gymnastics Centre

Campers ages 4 and up will enjoy gymnastics, active games, crafts, weekly special guests and more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m., July 2-Aug. 22. Location: 330 Vantage Dr., Orleans. Cost: $125/full days and $75/half-days. Call 834-4334.

Starr Gymnastics Camp

Activities: trampoline, tumbling, mini tramp, vault, tarzan ropes, foam pit, swimming, tennis, basketball, arts and crafts and games, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., July 2-Aug. 29. Location: (140 Morrison Dr. or 2766 Lancaster Rd. Cost: $150/full days and $80/ half-days. Call 721-4868 or 523-6555.

The Ottawa Athletic Club

Three camps are offered for ages 3-13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 30-Aug. 29. Includes daily Aquaquest swimming lessons. Location: 2525 Lancaster Rd.

- Tennis camp: Ages: 6-13 learn to develop and improve their tennis skills with qualified coaches and are introduced other sports. Cost: $195/week/members, $235/week/non-members. Call 523-1540, ext. 226.

- Golf Camp: Ages: 6-12 receive instruction from a team of Canadian Professional Golfers Association professionals. Includes four golf outings weekly, learn the game through on-course training, fun activities and instruction. Cost: $230/week/members, $270/week/non-members. Call 523-1540, ext. 230.

- Sports Camp: Activities for ages: 3-12 include basketball, floor hockey, beach volleyball, soccer, racquetball, squash, tennis, golf, track, talent shows, scuba, karate, kids aerobics, baseball and weekly field trips. Cost: $195/week/members,$235/week/non-members. Call 523-1540, ext. 232.

The Ottawa Rowing Club

Athletes ages12-17 learn basic, intermediate and advanced rowing skills, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 23-Aug. 22 (no camp the week of Aug. 4). Rowing in a crew is a team sport and rowers will learn the importance of working together. The ORC offers Youth Camp I for new rowers and Youth Camp II for rowers with some experience. Fun day with a BBQ and regatta on Fridays. Open House on Saturday, May 3. Location: 10 Lady Grey Dr. Cost: $150/week (includes a t-shirt and certificate), $600/8-weeks. Call 241-1120.

Nepean-Ottawa Diving Club

All ages are welcome for a program that consists of one hour of gym skills and one hour diving but must be comfortable in deep water. The four weekly sessions run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., July 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-15. Location: Nepean Sportsplex pool, 1701 Woodroffe Ave. Cost: $80. Call 228-9270.

Titans Water Polo Day Camp

Ages 8-12 learn basic water polo skills, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 25-29. Includes: 15 hours of water polo skills and a mini-tournament, complemented by games, sports (volleyball, soccer, baseball, basketball, etc.) and 2-3 pool sessions daily. Players must be strong deep-water swimmers with a minimum of Aquaquest 10 or Star 4. Grouped based on gender, age and skill. Location: Nepean Sportsplex Pool, Woodroffe Ave. Cost: $180/week. Call 733-5325.

Canoe Kids Day Camp

The Rideau Canoe Club's program for ages 7-12 runs 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 16-Aug. 22. Activities: learn canoe and kayak skills, water safety skills, games on and off the water, do a one-day canoe trip and crafts. Location: Rideau Canoe Club, Hogs Back Road and Prince of Wales Drive. Cost: $160. Call 722-7965.

Canoe Kids Day Camp

The Ottawa River Canoe Club offers ages 8-12 sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 30-Aug. 15. Aquaquest 6 swimming is a requirement. Activities: paddling/safety skills in kayaks, canoes, dragonboats, war canoes, pleasure canoes, and a voyageur canoe on the Ottawa River, do crafts and games. Location: Bonnenfant Outdoor Centre (Y Camp location), 1620 Sixth Line Road, rural Kanata. Call 832-1820.

Water Skiing Experiences

Water skiing rides and certified coaching for all ages and for beginner to advanced skiers. By appointment, weekdays, from early June through August. World class tournament boat. Location: Echolands Park. Cost: ranges from $15 to $30 per ride. Call 792-1252.

Good Times Wakeboard School

Camps for all ages, all levels, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June30-July4, July14-18, July28-Aug. 1, Aug. 18-22. Sanctioned by Waterski Canada with certified level 1 and 2 coaches. Location: Rideau River, just south of Manotick. Cost: $525, includes t-shirt, pizza lunch,fun tournament, 3 times daily wakeboarding, trampoline training, and other fun activities behind the boat. Call 613-826-9955.

Tall Ship Sailing Adventures

No experience necessary. Bytown Brigantine is dedicated to providing youth with the opportunities of challenging and rewarding experiences that build character, leadership, and self esteem through the adventure of traditional tall ship sailing. Call 596-6258.

- Black Jack Island Adventure Camp: Activities for ages 12-15 include: tall ship sailing on the Black Jack, traditional navy whaler sailing, boating adventures, swimming, camp fires, land based adventure games and more. Location: on the Ottawa River near Fitzroy Provincial Park. Cost: There are four 10-day voyages at $650 each, and one 7-day voyage at $525.

- Fair Jeanne: Ages 14-19 in the Fair Jeanne program will learn to sail the 110' brigantine. They will haul on sails, climb in the rigging, free a sail, pull up the anchor, keep watch, steer the ship, and compete against other tall ships from around the world in a race around the Great Lakes. Port visits will include: Cleveland, Toledo, Chicago, Kenosha, Bay City, and Sarnia. Cost; There are four voyages ranging in length, from 10 days to 18 days, with prices starting at $1,000.

Learn-to-Sail

A safe hands-on learn-to-sail program for ages 8-17 which follows the standards of the Canadian Yachting Association. Includes national standards for White Sail to Silver Sail proficiency levels. Small classes stress the practical approach to training with as much on-the-water practice as possible, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campers must be able to swim 50 metres with a life jacket, and also tread water and must supply his or her own M.O.T. approved personal flotation device of the proper size. Professional tennis instruction will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays after sailing at a fee of $5 per week. Location: Britannia Yacht Club, Britannia Bay. Cost: ranges from $325 to $675. Registration in person May 18, noon to 4 p.m. or by phone at 828-5167.

Nepean Sailing Club

Youth courses run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ask about the Bronze Sail 5, Silver Sail 6 and the Graduate Program. Location: Nepean Sailing Club, 3259 Carling Ave., Dick Bell Park. Call 828-1081.

- White Sail 1: A two-week course for ages 8-15 (June 30-Aug. 22), introducing the beginner to sailing. Safety, seamanship, rigging and basic boat handling skills will be covered. Cost: $260/NSC members, $280 non- members.

- Windsurfing and Sail Combination: This course combining windsurfing and sailing offers one and two week options for ages 13-18, July 1-Aug. 23. Students wishing to achieve Sailboard Novice Level will require two or more weeks.Cost: 1 week: $150 NSC members/week, $170 non-members or $260 /two-weeks NSC members, $280 non-members.

- White Sail 2: A two-week course introducing terminology and additional seamanship and boat handling skills from June 30-Aug. 22. Open to students who have acquired White Sail 1 certification. Cost: $260 NSC members, $280/non-members.

- White Sail 3: A two-week course introducing the student to double-handed boats and providing them with the minimum ability to sail competently without supervision from June 30-Aug. 22. Open to students who have acquired White Sail 2 certification. Cost: $260 NSC/ members, $280/non-members.

- Race Camp: A two-week course designed to prepare students for Bronze Sail by refining boat handling and introducing racing from June 30-Jul11 and July 28-Aug. 8. International Optimist Dinghies are used and are available for participation in regattas and additional training. Coaching and support is available for regattas and local racing. Open to those who have acquired White Sail 3 certification, are 15 years old or under, and who are less than 125 lbs. Cost: $240/ NSC members, $270/non-members.

- Bronze Sail 4: A four-week course introducing sail trim, boat tuning and advanced sail theory from June 30-July 25 or July 28-Aug. 22. Open to students who have acquired White Sail 3 certification. Cost: $520/ NSC members, $560/non-members.

Ottawa New Edinburgh Club

Tennis and sailing camps available with unique programming for ages 7-16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 30-Aug. 29. Includes cooperative games, alternate and rainy day activities. Learn valuable skills from qualified, experienced instructors. Location: Ottawa New Edinburgh Club. Cost: $190. Call 746-8540.

Specialized Badminton Camps

Camps run by Soong Badminton Academy for ages 7-14 for Skill development (June 30-July 4, July 7-11, 14-18) and Intermediate (July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 5-8, 11-15) and ages 12-18 for Competitive (June 25-29, Aug. 18-22). Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily activities: focus on developing and refining badminton techniques and includes footwork, stroke production and game strategies. Drills, exercises, contests, mini-tournaments and games will be integrated to add a competitive and fun element, and to measure individual progress. Location: Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues St. Cost: $160/skill development and intermediate, $175/competitive. Includes badminton birds, souvenir t-shirt, prizes. Call 244-4470 or 580-2588.

Queenswood-Fallingbrook Tennis Camp

Program for ages 6-15 runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., (full days) June 30-July 4, July 7-11, July 21-25, Aug. 5-8, Aug. 18-22 and (half-days) July 14-18, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug 11-15. Activities: two objectives are fun and tennis improvement, different tennis skills taught on court, wide range of off-court activities such as swimming, soccer, tennis baseball, and capture the flag. Location: Queenswood Fallingbrook Community Centre (Corner of Amiens St. and Duford St.). Cost: $150 + GST/full days and $90 +GST/half-days. Includes daily lunch and camp t-shirt. Call 276-4307.

Rideau Tennis Fun Camp

For juniors ages 6-13 looking to improve their tennis skills, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 23-Aug. 22. Includes 4 hours on court daily, develop tennis skills using drills and tournament match play, soccer, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, capture the flag, and a cool-off in the pool for at least 1 hour daily. Juniors are divided by age group. Location: Rideau Tennis and Squash Club, 1 Donald St. Cost: $185. Call 749-6126.

National Tennis Camp

In cooperation with the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Carleton Catholic School Board, a tennis camp is offered for ages 6-14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 30-Aug. 29. At the beginning of each week, tennis athletes will be "granted citizenship" in a nation for which they will participate in fun, group-oriented competition throughout the week. Activities: 2-4 hours of tennis per day, tennis ball golf, water fights, karate, Fun Olympics, World Cup soccer, Air band and/or crazy clothing day, road hockey, basketball, swimming, baseball, capture the tennis balls. Campers compete in a tennis tournament and receive a tennis evaluation report. Locations: Stittsville Tennis Club; General Burns Tennis Club, Nepean; Barrhaven Tennis Club, Nepean; Blossom Park Public School; Sandy Hill Community Centre, Dovercourt Community Centre. Cost: $160/week, includes daily BBQ lunch and t-shirt. Call 723-1101.

Smash Tennis School

Summer tennis camps are held at various tennis clubs for ages 5-15. Activities: 2 1/2 hours of daily tennis instruction as well as other sports and activities, an olympic-style tournament at the end of the week with lots of prizes, pizza lunch each Friday and a report card. Location of the Camps and time it runs: Craig Henry Tennis Club: June 30-Aug. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m.; Trend-Arlington Tennis Club: June 30-Aug. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m.; Valleystream Tennis Club: June 30-Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $100/participating club members and $110/non-members. Call 829-9842.

Orleans Tennis Club

Weekly bilingual tennis camps, ages 6-16, 8:30 a.m. to noon, June 30-Aug. 18. Two to 2 1/2 hours of tennis instruction daily, combined with other recreational sports. Location: Pierre Rocque Park, St. Pierre Street off St. Joseph Boulevard, behind Presault School. Cost: $70 for club members and $75 for non-members. Call 837-2845.

Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club

Junior Tennis Fun Camp for ages 6-15, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 23-Aug. 29. Camp philosophy: to adhere to its four basic principles of fun, participation, skill development and fair play. Activities: tennis, swimming, lawn bowling, soccer, baseball and more. Location: Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club, 176 Cameron Ave. Cost: $179/members and $199/non-members, lunch included. Call 730-7207.

Spring Hill Soccer Academy

A skill enhancement soccer camp for competitive players ages 10-18, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 30-Aug. 29. Activities revolve around skill development for soccer. Other activities include swimming, horseback riding, and go-carts. Location: 2329 Dunning Rd. Cost: $138. Call (613)833-0345.

Whirl Soccer Camps

From June 30-July 22, this soccer development program caters to players born between 1986 and 1997. Runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for beginners to competitive players, and includes specialized elite player and goalkeeper training. Location: J.S. Woodsworth High School (Viewmount and Chesterton). Cost: $170. Call Don Phillips at 228-7478.

Soccer Fun Camps By Umbro

The camps are designed for ages Rookies 6-8, Selects 9-11 and Stars 12-15 at all soccer levels and run weekly from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-Aug. 15. Camp participants will take part in soccer games and drills that have been created to develop their skills in the areas of passing, trapping, shooting, dribbling and field positioning. Participants have the chance to measure their skills against some local top soccer players. Location: TBA. Cost: $160. Call 224-3000.

Vision Sport+

Soccer camps for ages 6-18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 23-27, June 30-July 4, 7-11, 14-18, Aug. 4-8, 11-15, 18-22. Includes: tennis-soccer, technical training, video session, small-sided games while building individual technique, reading the game, self-confidence. Grouped to age and skill level. Location: Ecole secondaire Mont-bleu, Hull and Terry Fox Recreation Centre, Ottawa. Cost: $175 or $40/day, $110/half-days/week and $120 (Coaches in Training), includes a camp t-shirt, personal written evaluation and skill contest prizes , awards. Call (819) 663-8933.

Carleton University

Ages 4-18 can choose from a variety specialty camps at various costs. Call 520-4480.

- Summer Sports Camp: Activities: basketball, archery, fencing, European handball, ultimate frisbee, squash, tennis, soccer, rugby, touch football, badminton, volleyball, golf, swimming, softball, co-op games, and arts and crafts, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 8:30-11:30 (ages 4-6), June 30-Aug. 22. Activities are age appropriate. Cost: $385/two weeks or $212.50/one week for regular sports camp and for ages 4-6, $200/two weeks or $120/one week.

Ottawa Lions Track and Field

Two camps are offered June 30-Aug. 22. Location: Terry Fox Athletic Facility (located in Mooney's Bay). Call (613) 247-4886.

- Track Camp: Ages 8-13 develop and refine the fundamental skills of running, jumping and throwing, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Certified coaches encourage development of all track and field events, including sprints, hurdles, throws, jumps. Cost: $200/two-week.

- Super Summer Multi Sport Program: Ages 7-13 are coached in a variety of sports including soccer, track and field, basketball, inline skating, beach volleyball, badminton and tennis, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Focus is on developing physical fitness in a fun, team centred environment. Cost: $80/half day/week or $130/full days/week.

Ultima Sports Camp

Activities for ages 5-13 include: daily swimming, soccer softball, basketball, badminton, touch football, handball, lacrosse, ultimate, touch rugby, bambooball and games of low organization, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 30-Aug. 16. Location: A.Y. Secondary School, 150 Abbeyhill Dr., Kanata Cost: $159.99. Call 596-9837.

Dovercourt Camps

A minimum of three hours of specialized instruction daily and traditional camp activities. Daily swimming is included. Programs run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the summer. Location: 411 Dovercourt Ave. Call 798-8950.

- Sports Camp: Ages 5-13 develop skills through instruction, demonstration and participation in various drills, exercises and games related to the sport(s) of the week: Sports Mix, Outdoor Sports Mix and Dovercourt's own "Land Hockey" (road hockey, floor hockey and inline hockey). Cost: $145.

- Tennis Camp: Camp is in partnership with National Tennis School. Includes 2-4 hours of tennis daily focussing on developing basic skills and coordination, improving tennis technique and encouraging good sportsmanship. Fee includes a camp shirt, a fun tournament at the end with prizes. Cost: $160.

- Scuba Camp: In partnership with Dolphinos. Includes three hours of Scuba instruction daily by one of Dolphinos certified scuba instructors. Become part of the PADI seal team and participate in daily missions. For the remainder of the day enjoy traditional camp activities with a "Under The Sea" focus. Fee includes use of SCUBA equipment, video and memberships into the PADI Seal Team Club. Camp runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. due to pool availability. Cost: $295.

- Extreme Camps: for age 12 (must be 12 years of age by the first day of camp) and older, develop team skills and improve their leadership potential by taking part in these extreme activities. Help create the activities for the week, set out on new adventures and have a say in what you do. Cost: $152/Extreme Sports, Extreme Leader/Survivor, Extreme Scuba or Girls Only Extreme Sports. $145/Extreme Cycle.

- Girls Only Sports Mix: Both group and individual sports will be introduced this week. No skill required! Friendly competition and skill development activities will help boost your confidence. Could include touch football, aerobic classes, ultimate, in line skating, hip hop dancing and soccer. Cost: $145.

City of Ottawa -- Ottawa South

The city offers a wide variety of camps at various locations. Here are a few sports camps: Call 580-2424 ext. 41208. Inquire about others like Above The Rim; Athletic Summer Camp; Soccer Development Summer Camp.

- Tec-Tac International Summer Hockey Camp: This camp attracts the competitive hockey player at the Novice, Atom, Pee Wee and Bantam level and provides the best technical and tactical instruction to raise the athlete from excellent hockey to hockey excellence, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 28 to Aug. 29. Location: Nepean Sportsplex. Cost: $350.

- Bob Byrnes 31st Annual Summer Hockey Camp: Ages 6-14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 6 p.m. for goalies/extra instruction), Aug. 4-29. Sessions are also led by Brian Kilrea, coach of the Ottawa 67's. Location: Nepean Sportsplex and Walter Baker Centre. Cost: $252.

- Summer Golf Program and Elite Summer Golf Program: Golfers ages 7-14 , of all playing levels, get an introduction or review of the rules of golf, chipping, driving, and the golf swing. Session ends with a mini-putting tournament. A separate elite program is also run to attract the intermediate golfer in this age group who is interested in taking his or her game to the next level. These two hour clinics run through July and August. Location: Barrhaven on the Green, with Ollson's Golf Clinics. Cost: $109.

- In-Line Skating: Inline skating one of the fastest growing sports. There have been a large number of accidents that can be attributed to lack of instruction and attention to various safety precautions. These spring/summer courses (June/advanced, July/beginner and August/intermediate) for ages 5-12 help to prevent in-line injuries. Participants learn the basics of inline skating- coordination, balance, starting and stopping, safety, falling and style. Location: Nepean Sportsplex. Cost: $37.

Thunderbird All-Star Sports Camp

Variety of sports for ages 6-13 include tennis, swimming, soccer, whiffleball golf, basketball, touch football, volleyball, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., from June 30-Aug. 29. Location: Thunderbird Golf Club, 1927 Richardson Side Rd. Cost: $179.99, includes a t-shirt, daily lunch. Call 836-4150.

Amberwood Sports Camp

Variety of sports including tennis, swimming, soccer, whiffleball, racquetball, basketball, touch football, volleyball and much more for ages 6-13, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-Aug. 29. Location: Amberwood Golf and Country Club, 54 Springbrook Dr. Cost: $179, includes lunch. Call 836-2581.

Kids of Steel Triathlon Camps

The Bytown Triathlon Club has activities for ages 6-16. Learn swimming, biking and running skills through a combination of drills, games and contests. Also learn proper nutrition and training considerations as well as triathlon rules and regulations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-Aug. 15. Location: 8 Eagleview St., Kanata (Kanata, Nepean and Ottawa). Cost: $150. Call (613) 364-4253.

Naismith Summer Sports Camp

Ages 6-14 will receive instruction in and play 11 different sports, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 2-Aug.22. Camp features basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, tae kwon do, badminton, track/field, soccer, softball, handball, and touch/flag football. Location: Almonte High School. Cost: $100 and a nutritional lunch program is available for $25. Call (613) 256-0492

Sportscan camps

Programs run between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Hopewell Ave. Public School. at Bank and Sunnyside. Call 248-1638.

- Initiation VB Camp: An intensive program designed for athletes ages 11-13. Key offensive and defensive basic skills for players wanting to start competitive volleyball, Aug. 18-22. Offensive and defensive fundamentals will lead to six-on-six team play. Athletes will be introduced to strength training, nutrition and goal setting to enhance their on-court experience. Special guests help athletes learn the importance of training and practice. Camp includes: basic skill sessions, basic tactical sessions, physical training , nutrition and mental training sessions, 4 hours of court time daily, 4 on 4 volleyball tournament, daily snacks, camp t-shirt. Cost: $225.

- Right Start VB Camp: An intensive program for athletes ages 12-15 (Aug. 11-15) that have a background in competitive volleyball. It's designed to introduce and refine key offensive and defensive skills to players familiar with competitive volleyball. Lectures on strength training, nutrition and goal setting for volleyball will enhance the on-court activities. Special guests teach the importance of training and practice. Includes technical and tactical sessions, mental training sessions, 4 hours of court time daily, beach volleyball session, 4 on 4 volleyball tournament, snacks, camp t-shirt. Cost: $225.

- Mini Volleyball: A style of teaching volleyball that is rooted in the following key concepts: maximize the number of times each student (ages 6-12, Aug. 18-22) gets to contact the ball -- activities are designed to let athletes experiment with contacts (eg. lots of one person, one ball exercises); learning to contact the ball in a variety of different ways they will be better able to adapt to changing circumstances during game play. Athletes have a chance to experiment with different ways of controlling the ball. Includes 1 1/2 hour court time each half day, each lesson includes drills and games, a fun tournament, fun/active outside games, make-it and take-it crafts. Cost: $150/half-day (ages 6-7, 8:30 to noon) or $175/ages 8-12 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Ashbury College Coed Sports Camp

Ages 8-13 are instructed in basketball, volleyball, soccer and ultimate Frisbee by professional teachers who provide skill development and assessment, from 9 a.m. to 4 .m., June 23-27, June 30-July 4, July 7-11. Campers benefit from daily skills competition and guest coaches, and enjoy weekly off-site expeditions. Location: Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Ave. and Elmwood School, 261 Buena Vista Rd. Cost: $195, includes camp t-shirt. Call 749-5954.

Skateboarding

This extreme camp offered by McNabb Recreation Centre for ages 8-14, will focus on learning new tricks, jumps and riding the half pipe, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 14-18, July 28-Aug. 1. Participants must supply their own boards and safety equipment. Location: Sandy Hill Arena. Cost: $131. Call 564-1070.

Sports Challenge

Love to play sports? Introduces ages 6-12 to the basic rules of various sports, foster team spirit, leadership, problem solving and safety, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 7-11, Aug. 11-15. Location: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. Cost: $131. Call 564-1070.

Manor Park Community Council

Sport programs are offered for ages 6-9 (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and ages 9-13 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Friendships. Games. Smiles. Kids of all athletic abilities are welcomed because the focus is on fun! Each theme provides a framework for a week packed with activities and surprises. Pack a swimsuit and towel. Location: Manor Park Feildhouse, 100 Thornwood Rd. Call 741-4776.

- Soccer Camp: Imagine soccer games with 2 balls and 3 nets!, winning the Soccer World Cup!, turning tag and bingo into soccer games! Ages 6-9, July 14 to 18. Cost: $65.

- Ball Hockey Camp: The same game you love on ice! Great prep for the fall season. Helmet with cage and stick required. Ages 6-9, August 11-15. Cost: $65.

- Baseball Camp: Come on out to the ballpark for home runs and hot dogs! Batting t's provided. Players learn all positions. Glove is required. Ages 6-9, July 28-Aug. 1 Cost: $65.

- Tennis Camp: Basic strokes and court positioning for beginners. Small groups. Expert instruction. Ages 6-9, July 7-11, July 21-25. Cost: $125.

- Cycling Camp: Fun training developed by the Cdn. Cycling Assn. Classroom and on-bike instruction for ages 9-13. Includes bike maintenance! Bike and helmet required. Citizens for Safe Cycling instructor. Cost: $75, Wednesday to Friday, July 2 to 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or $55 for Tuesday toFriday, Aug. 5-8.

Above the Rim

More than 30 hours of instruction in basketball fundamentals including shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and team play. Competition through game play, contests and scrimmages. Ages 7 -16 at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels are welcome and will be placed into groupings according to age/ability. Optional swim program is available in the afternoons. Locations: Bell High School, July 7-11, 14-18, 21-25; AY Jackson High School, August 5-8; Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, July 7-11, July 28-Aug 1. Cost: $168. Includes t-shirt, group photograph, pizza on the last day and prizes. Call City of Ottawa at 580-2588 or Craig Dunn at 613-258-9761.

Algonquin Thunder Basketball Camp

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., ages 9-12, July 14-18 and ages 13-15, July 21-25 develop and build skills to improve their game. Promotes sportsmanship through team work. Location: Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Ave. Cost: $125. Call 727-4723, ext. 7709.

Girls Summer Basketball Camp

Hosted by the Barrhaven Girls Basketball Association for girls ages10-16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 9 a.m. to noon, 10-16, Aug. 18-29. Improve your game through skills development: drills, shooting, ball handling, team play, lots of fun-filled activities. Location: St. Joseph Catholic High School, 3333 Greenbank Rd., (Barrhaven), Adrienne Clarkson Elementary School, 170 Stoneway Dr. (Barrhaven). Cost: $170/full day, $85/half day. Call 825-0360.

Township of North Grenville

The Township of North Grenville has sports camps for ages 5-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 258-7612.

- Gymnastics Camp: Ages 5-12 learn the basics of gymnastics in a fun environment, July 28-Aug. 1 and Aug. 11-15. Location: Oxford on Rideau Public School. Cost: $75.

- Multi -Sports Camp: Juniors 6-8 and seniors 9-12 are introduced to a variety of sports with skill, technique and games included, June 30-July 4. Cost: $95.

RA fencing camp

RA fencing camp, ages 10-16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 25-29. Fencing skills, techniques and bout strategies provided for novice, intermediate and advanced level fencers. Instruction will be provided in foil and epee. Location: RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Dr. Cost: $175. Call 829-9187.

Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Board

A variety of sports camps are offered through the OCCSB at various locations. Call Call 228-3338.

- Soccer Camps: The Mateas School of Soccer Excellence runs this camp for ages 6-13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 30-July 18, Aug. 18-29. Includes: individual skill development through unique and fun drills (a ball /player), soccer specific motivational games, recreational swimming, and small sided games (mini World Cup) and full field scrimmages. Locations: Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave.; Sacred Heart, 5870 Abbott St., Stittsville; Lester B. Pearson, 2072 Jasmine Cres., Gloucester; Brewer Park, 100 Brewer Way; Walter Baker Center, 100 Malvern Dr.; Notre Dame, 710 Broadview Ave. Cost: $159, includes a t-shirt, daily swim.

- Basketball Camp: Rautins-House International Basketball School runs camps for ages 7-16, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-11, Aug. 11-15. Activities: participate in skill development, games and daily contests. Instruction is provided by top local and out-of-town coaches and each registrant will receive a Rautins-House T-Shirt, a player profile, and prizes from Nike. Locations: Mother Teresa High School 440 Longfields Dr. and St. Peter High School, 750 Charlemagne Blvd. Cost: $199.

- Multiple Sports Camp: Camp is run by CANXL Camps for ages 9-12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-Aug. 15. Activities: Campers will enjoy an organized program of varied sport activities such as indoor soccer, floor hockey, badminton, volleyball, weird Olympics and other sports, suitable for participants of all skill levels. Strong emphasis on individual self-esteem development, game play, teamwork. Locations: Lester B. Pearson, Sacred Heart, Holy Trinity. Cost: $189, includes daily lunch.

- Golf Camp: Ages 8-10 and 11-13, from 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m., June 30-Aug. 22, receive golf lessons taught by CPGA professionals, work on golf swing, chipping, driving, putting and a Friday fun competition with prizes. Clubs available if necessary. Location: Danielle Nadon Golf School located at Orleans Golf Academy, 1705 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans. Cost: $125.

St-Laurent Complex

Several camps such as Sport & Swim Camp, Gymnastics, Summer Hockey and Soccer. Camps are offered for ages 3 and older. Full day camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 525 Cote St. Call 742-6767.

- Aqua Camp -- Junior and Senior: A full day camp for ages 5-8 and 8-12, from June 30-Aug. 29. Develop swimming skills and progress through the Red Cross swimming badge levels. Includes free swim and a variety of crafts and active games. Cost: $100-$110.

- Basketball Camp: Offers excellent instruction in the basketball basics for ages 6-12, July 7-11, Aug. 5-8. Basketball activities generally take place at Rideau High School and include drills to develop basic basketball skills as well as game play. Other activities include various indoor and outdoor games and daily swimming. Cost: $105-$116.

- Extreme Water Sports Camp: Extreme fun activities include kayaking, canoeing, underwater hockey, snorkeling, lifesaving, obstacle courses, a trip to the beach and more - complemented by awesome 'dry' activities, July 14-18. Ages 8-12 must have completed level 8 of Red Cross swimming levels or equivalent. Cost: $131.

- In Line Hockey Camp: Safety and skill building is the focus, July 7-11 Ages 7-12 spend two to three hours developing their skating and stick-handling skills through various drills and game play. Other activities include various indoor and outdoor games and daily swimming. Participants must provide their own skates, helmet, protective pads, and hockey stick. Cost: $116.

- Just for Girls Sports Camp: This camp introduces girls ages 5-12 to a variety of sports, including soccer, basketball, volleyball, and ultimate frisbee, June 30-July 4. Other activities: arts and crafts, games, and daily swimming. Cost: $100.

Eastwind Budo Life CenterCamp Kicks

Ages 4 and older learn basic karate skills tailored to all levels from beginners to advanced, including weapons and sparring techniques from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 30-July 4, July 14-July 18, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 11-Aug. 15. Includes a variety of games to heighten awareness and coordination, daily trips outside to the park area for games, a karate grading to assess new skills learned during the week, a pizza lunch and a karate kata competition with awards. Location: Eastwind Budo Life Center 3310 McCarthy Rd. Cost: $139.95 plus GST, before May 31 and $159.95 plus GST after. Call 613- 913 6833.

Canadian Hockey Academy

Day camps are offered at St Laurent Arena during the week of Aug. 18-22, at Potvin Arena, July 28-Aug. 1, and at Ray Friel Centre, Aug. 4-8, 11-15, 25-29. In the west camps are offered in Stittsville Aug. 4-8, Kanata, Aug. 4-22. Cost: $250/Skill Development/ages 6-16; $235/Basic Camp/ages 4-9; $280/Advanced/ages 9-15; $380/Goalie Camp/ages 8-18 and $155/Power Skating/ages 7-16. Call 833-9090.

Carleton University

There's a wide range of camps offered by the university including Junior Basketball camp, Junior/Intermediate Soccer camp, High Performance soccer camp, Leadership camp, and a variety of swim/lifesaving camps. Call 520-4480.

- Carleton University Summer Sports Camps: Provides instruction in various activities that will benefit ages 7-14, not just as an athlete but as a well-rounded person, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 30-Aug. 22. Includes cafeteria lunch, t-shirt, daily swim. Cost: $385/two-weeks. The camp is broken down into three sections: Junior Sports Camp for ages 7-8 Instruction in a variety of lead-up games in many activities including soccer, swimming, volleyball, basketball, tennis, European handball, fencing, co-operative games, and arts/crafts.; Intermediate Sports Camp for ages 9 -11. Instruction: in fencing, field hockey, softball, basketball, squash, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, European handball, ultimate and co-op games. and Senior Sports Camp for ages 12-14. Instruction: in basketball, squash, archery, rugby, european handball, touch football, badminton, ultimate, volleyball, fencing, swimming, golf.

- Competitive Basketball Camp: An intensive five-day program for ages 14-17, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 23-27, designed to introduce and refine key offensive and defensive systems to players familiar with competitive basketball. A progression of offensive and defensive fundamentals will lead to five-on-five team play giving the player the chance to hone previously learned skills. Lectures on strength training and goal setting for basketball will enhance the on-court activities. Cost: $230.05.

- Squash Camp: Camp provides instruction and training for ages 10-17, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 25-29. Stress is on squash skills, conditioning and strategy at all levels. Includes three hours of on-court training, lecture and video sessions and conditioning. Cost: $215.

- Athletic Development Camp: Camp will provide motivated teenagers ages 14-16 (Aug. 11-22) with a challenging goal-oriented program. The sports of concentration will be basketball, volleyball and soccer; other sports such as rugby, touch football, ultimate and aerobics will be included as recreational options. The program will include theory, practical and video-highlight sessions. Explore: exercise physiology, aerobic and anaerobic fitness, stretching and flexibility, strength training, nutrition, mental training and sport-injury prevention. Training sessions will include the development of advanced skills, game tactics, strategies (offense and defense), team work and communication. Cost: $411.95.

Sports and Creation Summer Camp

Activities: soccer, tennis, basketball, hiking, playground/park play, crafts, drama, swimming, weekly trips, special guests, bowling, scavenger hunts, cooking, games, dress up for ages 4-8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 14-18, July 21-July 25, Aug. 5-Aug 8, Aug. 11-Aug. 15, Aug. 18-Aug. 22. Location: Counterpoint Academy West School, 35 Beaufort Dr., Kanata. Cost: $160. Call: 271-6356.

Camp Kanawa

A fun-filled week for ages 7-12, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 21-25, Aug. 4-8, Aug. 8-22. Activities include: canoe lessons, games, and paddling sessions. Along with on-water activities, do on-land nature walks and games, large group activities as well as arts and crafts. Location: at the Ron Johnstone Paddling Centre in Merrickville. Cost: $195. Call 613-269-2910.

East Ottawa Sports Camps

Community Pentecostal Church and Athletes in Action are working together to provide several sports camps in the East Ottawa (Orleans). Students will receive: high quality sports instruction, camp T-shirt, water bottle, daily Freezies, team photo, sports bible, wrap-up BBQ and speaker and Sports Spectrum magazine. Call 837-3555 Ext. 332.

- Basketball: July7-11, for ages 12 and older, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Community Pentecostal Church, Gymnasium, 1825 St. Joseph Blvd. Cost: $80/before June 7 or $100 after.

- Soccer: July 14-18, ages 6-14, 8a.m. to noon. Location: Ray Friel Centre Fields, 1585 -Tenth Line Rd. Cost: $75/before June 14 or $80 after.

- Softball: July 21-25, for ages 6-14, 8 a.m. to noon. Location: Pierre LaRoque Park, 1257 St. Joseph Drouin Ave. Cost: $75/before June 21, $80 after.

- Soccer: August 11-15, for ages 6-14, 8 a.m. to noon. Location: Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, 1515 Tenth Line Rd. Cost: $75/before July 11, $80 after.

- Massive Skate Camp: July 14-18, for ages 12 and older, from noon to 4 p.m. Location: Orleans Skate park. Cost: $125 (deck included).

- Extreme Sports: Aug. 18-22, for ages 12 and older, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking. Location: Various locations each day. Cost: $200 (plus individual insurance coverage a must).

Best I Can Be Camps

Two camps are offered at the Winchester Arena. Call 613-989-3810.

Sports Fanatic Camp: For the ultimate sports fanatic. Ages 8-15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 21-25 test their ability at different sports. Guests instructors will join in and teach the fundamentals of the following: Monday, golf; Tuesday, basketball; Wednesday, archery; Thursday, baseball, trip to Ottawa Lynx game; Friday, All Sports Day, street hockey, soccer, baseball. Other activities will include swimming and outdoor games. Cost: $145/week or $35/day.

- Summer Hockey Camp: Participants (ice time: Initiation,1.5 hours/day; Novice, 2 hours/day; Atom, 2 hours/day; PeeWee/Bantam, 3 hours/day) will receive qualified power skating instruction, puck handling, passing, shooting, goaltender instruction from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 25-29. Half-day participants will receive the same amount of ice-time as full day participants. Game day is Friday! Off-ice activities will include: structured off-ice soccer program, sports, aerobics, dryland training, swimming, videos and special guests. Cost: $150/half-day, $190/full-day for Initiation; $160/half-day, $200/full-day for Novic/Atom and $235/full-day for PeeWee/Bantam.

Athletes in Action Soccer Day Camp

Camp runs from Aug. 18-22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 8-14. Focus is on developing the "Total Athlete," physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. Soccer is the focus through daily skills, drills and games. Location: Greenbelt Baptist Church/Shefford Road Park, 839 Shefford Rd., Gloucester. Cost: $65 before July1, $75 after. Call (613) 742-8500.

Jewish Community Centre of Ottawa

Programs for ages 8-14, 9 a.m to 3:45 p.m. Location: 31 Nadolny Sachs Private, Jewish Community Campus. Call 798-9818 ext. 265 or ext. 295.

- Hapoel Ottawa Hockey Camp: Ages 8-14, Aug. 18-22, 25-29. Activities: power skating, puck skills, game situations, conditioning, goalie training, (offered in conjunction with the Huron Hockey School and the University of Ottawa Gee Gees Men's Hockey Team). Location: University of Ottawa, 801 King Edward Ave.Cost: $300/members, $345/non members.

- Scuba & Water Adventure Camp: Ages 8-14, Aug. 25-29. Activities: introduction to Scuba diving, water sports such as snorkeling, water polo, synchronized swimming, lifesaving, underwater hockey. Location: The Joseph and Rose Ages Family Building, 21 Nadolny Sachs Private. Cost: $290/members, $335/non members.

Ottawa South Community Centre

Paul Armstrong's Basketball Camp for ages 7-14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 14-18, will focus on the fundamentals of the game: footwork, passing, shooting, ballhandling, will be taught with a focus of fun and skill development. Video analysis will help teach the key skill of shooting to campers. 'Hot Shot', 'NBA Two Ball' and other competitions will help all players apply learned skills in high-tempo game situations. Each player receives a Player Profile at the end of the camp. Camp Director Paul Armstrong is former Head Coach of the Carleton University Ravens men's team and a Level III NCCP Certified Coach. Head Instructor is Alex Overwijk, Ass't Head Coach of the Carleton University Ravens women's basketball team. Camp includes: T-Shirt, video analysis, player profile and guest speakers. Location: Hopewell Public School. Cost: $145. Call 247-4946.

Camps Canada

Camps Canada (formerly ABC Sports Camp) offers a wide variety of camps such as Multi-Sport Camps, Arts and Crafts Camps, Computer Camps, Golf Camps for ages 5 to 12 and Survivor/Leadership camp for teens, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June 30-Aug. 15. Location: Barrhaven Public School, Earl of March High School, Kanata. Cost: $175. Call 613-270-0149.

Ray Friel Centre

A variety of camps are offered throughout the summer for ages 7-13. Location: 1585 Tenth Line Road. Call 830-2747, ext.. 240.

- Wild Week of Sports: ages 7-12 - Variety of sports every day, swimming and skating. Cost: $120/week, $26/day.

- Hockey Camp: ages 7-13, work on hockey skills, at various levels. Must supply own equipment. Cost: $199, includes a jersey.

- Rim Rockers Basketball Camp: ages 7-13, work on skills, swim and other games. Cost: $125.

- Bottom of the 9th Baseball Camp: ages 7-13, work on skills, swim and other games. Cost: $125.

- Super Strikers Soccer Camp: ages 7-13, work on skills, swim and other games. Cost: 105.

Girls 'N' Women and Sport Program

Several programs are offered through the City of Ottawa. Call 798-8160.

- Golf for Girls: Ollson's golf professionals give ages 10-12 an introduction to an exciting sport that challenges only you, Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., May 13-June 10. Location: J.A. Dulude Arena. Cost: $74.

- Softball -- Girls Skills and Drills: All-Stars skills and drills for ages 7-12, Wednesdays, from 6:15-7:15 p.m., May 7-18. Location: J.A. Dulude Arena. Cost: $32.

- Hockey -- Girls Conditioning Clinic: Ages 7-17 get ready for their next hockey season. An intensive half-day workout on and off the ice, from 9 a.m. to noon (ages 7-12), and 1-4 p.m. (ages 10-12, 13-17), Aug. 25-29. Location: Goulbourn Recreation Complex. Cost: $121.

- Hockey -- Girls Goalie Clinic: Ages 7-12 and 13-17 learn to improve their skills, noon to 12:50 p.m., Aug. 25-29. Location: Goulbourn Recreation Complex. Cost: $47.

Trampoline and Circus Camp

Spring Action offers their specialty trampoline and circus camps for ages 7 and older, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 30-Aug. 29. Fun-filled, active days will expose participants to the wonderful and exciting world of the circus arts as well as the sport of trampoline. Activities, emphasizing trampoline will also include: acrobatics, juggling, stilt-walking, mini-trampoline, Diabolo, unicycle, double-mini trampoline, devil sticks, feather balancing, trapeze and more. All participants get to participate in the grand Finale Circus Show at the end of every session! Location: 151 Chapel St. Cost: $310/two-week, $180/week. Call 761-9620.

Ollson's Hockey Clinics

Ninth Annual Summer Hockey Clinic

Aug. 4th to 8th, Walter Baker Centre (100 Malvern drive) Barrhaven. Open to all levels from hockey starters to Bantams. A five day program with 2 hours on ice instruction and 1 hour. off -ice instruction per day. Call 226-1674

- Competitive Players: Aug. 11-15, Walter Baker Centre, Competitive players. Open to all initiation and novice player, Atom to Bantam competitive experienced players only. Five-day program, 2 hours. on- ice plus 1 hour off -ice per day. Aug. 18 - 22,

- Elite Competitive Players: Goulbourn Rec. Centre, Shea Drive, Stittsville. Open to elite competitive A/AA players from Atom to Midget/Junior. 5 day program consisting of 1 hour. on-ice instruction per day. Specialty goaltending, scoring, and defensive zone clinics also available.

ARTS

Gloucester Pottery School

Pottery classes for ages 6-12, 10 a.m. to noon or 1-3 p.m., July 7-11. Students make four to five pieces using the three handbuilding techniques. Bird forms, mugs and masks are part of this varied program. All work will be glazed and can be collected at a later date. Cost: $76 (includes materials.) Location: Cyrville Community Centre, 4355 Halmont Dr. Call 749-8109.

Planet Dance Inc

Dance, vocal, and drama camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 6-20 and 9 a.m. to noon for ages 3-5. For beginner and experienced dancers/singers/actors. Includes: jazz, tap, hip hop, ballet, singing, acting, visual arts and an end of week performance, July 14-18 and Aug. 11-15. Location: Planet Dance Inc., 1061 Merivale Rd. Cost: $175/full day, $85/half days. Call 715-9333.

Greta Leeming Dance Camp

Programs for all levels of dance. Location: 1460 Merivale Rd. (Loblaws Superstore Plaza). Call 225-5355.

- Dance camps: run for 1, 2, 3 or 4 week sessions for ages 4-14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. to noon, July 7 to Aug. 1. Programs include classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, character dance, drama, arts and crafts, stage make-up and more. Cost: $160/full days, $86/half days.

- Intensive dance course: for the experienced dancer, ages 9 and older (with a minimum of 2 years training), Aug. 11-22 with world class teachers. Cost: $125 to $550.

Ottawa/Kanata Music Academy

Several programs are offered and instruments, teaching materials, and all other supplies are provided. Location: 2 Lorry Greenberg Dr., Suite 200 , Conroy Plaza, or 701 Eagleson Rd., Stonehaven Plaza, Units 5&6, Kanata. Call 739-5757 or 591-8638.

- Music is Fun: Pre-school camp for ages 3-5, available July 28-Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. Rhythm and an appreciation for music will be developed. Activities include singing, playing music games, playing rhythm instruments, and participation in fun arts and crafts. Cost: $115.

- The Musical Adventure camp: A two-week camp for ages 6-12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 7-18, Aug. 4-15. Activities include singing and acting, creating props, sets and costumes, voice training, music games while participants learn how to produce a musical. A public performance ends the session. Cost: $350.

- Talent Quest Camp: Ages 5-12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 2-4, July 21-25, Aug. 25-29, uncover hidden musical talent, interests and strengths by trying out and learning the basics of a number of instruments. Participants will be playing the piano, keyboard, drums, violin, guitar, recorder, as well as some vocal training. There will be music games, some of which are computer games, to help learn rhythm, counting and note reading. Cost: $ 115/3-day session and $195/week.

- The Jammin' Anyone camp: Ages 8-14 get a great start to guitar and drums, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 18-22. Students will learn basic guitar chords and methods of drum patterns. Small groups ensure individual attention. Cost: $195.

- Theory Classes: Starting July 2 and classes are arranged depending on the availability of students. Students may choose to be prepared for Royal Conservatory of Music examinations or Trinity College of London examinations. Rudiments, harmony and history classes are available. Cost: $135/10 hours of Preliminary, Grade 1, and Grade 2 Rudiments; $365 for 28 hours history or harmony grade 3 and 4.

Dovercourt Arts Camps

A minimum of three hours of specialized instruction per day as well as traditional camp activities. Daily swimming included. Programs run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 411 Dovercourt Ave. Call 798-8950.

- Art Camp: Explore your creativity and use your imagination. An art specialist will provide daily instruction in basic art theory and techniques participants will create various projects such as mixed media, crafts, drawing, painting and sculpting. Cost: $150.

- Dance Camp: Join this camp and participate in jazz, ballet, hip hop and tap. Age appropriate drama activities will also be presented to help develop stage presence. Dancers will enjoy current music and creative routines in a fun environment and end the week with a dance show. Cost: $145.

- Pottery Camp: Spend the morning exploring your creativity with hand building, wheel throwing and glazing. Create unique masterpieces or copy sample projects. No artistic talent required. Cost: $160.

Leeming Danceworks Dance Camp

One and two-week dance camps for ages 4-5 (9 a.m. to noon) and ages 6-12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from July 7-18th. Campers will take classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and musical theatre. As well as dance, the students will learn about costume design, music, stage makeup, hair styling and create dance related art and craft projects. Location: 1420 Youville Dr., Orleans. Cost: $82/half-days and $155/full days. Call 830-5230.

National Gallery of Canada

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., ages 6-8 (July 7-11, July 21-25, Aug. 11-15) and ages 9-12 (July 14 to 18, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 18-22 enjoy Summer in Paris Camp. Share incredible experiences in a festive 18th-century spirit and discover the magic of the theatre, cartooning, sculpture and, of course, painting! Explore the National Gallery's special exhibition The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting and let your imagination and creativity run wild! Location: 380 Sussex Dr. Cost: $150/non-members, $140/members, includes gallery visits and materials. Call 998-8888.

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography

Two programs are offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 1 Rideau Canal. Cost: $150/non-members, $140/members, includes gallery visits and materials. Call 998-8888.

- Photomania: Ages 9-12, from July 7-11 and July 21-25 have fun with photography. Draw with light, make a photogram, create a very special photo album, construct a motion picture device out of cardboard and polaroids, and participate in a fun photo expedition. Friends and family are invited on the last day for a one-of-a-kind vernissage.

- Focus on Photography: Ages 13-17 , from Aug. 11-15, use a camera to see the world differently! Explore contemporary photography and ideas. Light and shoot a portrait, create an art work using a scanner, assemble a 3D photo-based sculpture and learn to take and develop your own black and white photography.

New Star Performing Arts

Two performance camps for ages 7-14. Location: Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave. Call 523-3264.

- Broadway in Concert: A two-week campfrom Aug. 5-15, featuring excerpts from three plays: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Chorus Line and Les Miserables. Cost: $350.

- Cats (the musical): From Aug. 18-22, learn how to sing, dance and act. Everyone gets a part and will perform in a full musical production at the end of the program. Cost: $200.

The Studio School of Dance

Three programs are offered at this full dance facility with 7000 sq. feet of air conditioned space. Location: 74 Jamie Ave., Nepean. Call 225-6820.

- Triple Threat Theatre Program: Ages 6-16, from Aug. 11-22 sing, act, dance, make a CD, get backstage instruction, do make-up for stage and theatre crafts. Participants present a small musical production. Cost: $390/two- weeks.

- Mini-Camp: Ages 3-6, August 11-15. This half-day camp runs along with the Triple Threat Program. Cost: $150.

- Intensive Dance Camp: Activities for ages 7-12 and 13-25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 25-29 include dance workshops, choreographers from Ottawa, Toronto and New York City, jazz, tap, ballet, hip/hop, breakdancing. Cost: TBA.

CSM Musical Theatre Camp

Program for ages 7-14, from, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 11-22 includes instruction in vocal, dance and theatre arts, crafts, special guests and a mini production performed by campers on the final day. Location: St. Elizabeth's Parish, 1303 Leaside Ave. Cost: $325 (plus GST)/two-weeks. Call 260-0798.

Le Camp D'ete Qui Danse 2003

A structured dance program and outdoor activities are planned for ages 7-16. Includes ballet and modern training, creative workshops and rehearsals. Other activities include mountain climbing, canoeing, aquatic sports and camping. Location: La Base de Plein Air les Outaouais. Residential camps: one-week/ages 7-9, July 27-Aug. 3; two-weeks/ages 8-12, Aug. 4-16 and three-weeks/ages 10-16, July 27-Aug. 16. Cost: $450/week, $849/two-weeks and $1,230/three-weeks. Call 819-243-1726.

Ottawa School of Piano

Three programs offered for ages 4-14. Location: 50 Colchester Square, Village Green Plaza, Kanata. Call 254-9888.

- Music Adventure Camp: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 14-25, Aug 11-22 ages 4-8 take part in music appreciation, karaoke singing, musical games, mini-orchestra performance, keyboard learning, musical crafts and trips to parks. Cost: $248/two-weeks

- Young Composers Camp: Ages 9-13 must have RCM Intro level or equivalent music background. Activities: Compose their first piece of music (min 1 page long), use of computer to compose and play games, record their own CD. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon, July 2-11. Cost: $148

- Summer Keyboard Learning I & II: Activities for ages 8-14 (Level I, July 28-Aug. 1 and Level II, Aug. 4-8) include Basic keyboard learning, musical games to learn rhythm and note, basic theory and rudiment training, learn to play your favorite piece, include practise time with digital or acoustic piano. Keyboard or piano is not required at home. Cost: $128.

Music Magic

A program developed to introduce the enjoyment of music through playing real instruments in an orchestral setting, for ages 7-15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 30-Aug. 15. Instruments are provided by the camp and beginners are welcome. Other activities include swimming and bowling. Location: Aylmer, Quebec. Cost: $120. Call: 682-0958.

The Almonte Summer Music Academy

The academy offers instrumental music instruction, choral singing, musical crafts and games, camp t-shirt, trip to professional recording studio where campers will record a CD and a Friday evening concert for morning and afternoon groups combined. Camp runs from Aug. 11-15, from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 7-10 and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 11-14. Location: Naismith Memorial Public School, Almonte. Cost: $100/mornings or afternoons. $8 extra charge if recorder required. Call Cathy at 566-8412 or Shelley at 264-9407. Leave a message.

Laura Starkey's Art Studio

This studio offers five camps for ages 7 and older. Location: 1476 Unit 'D', Main Street, Stittsville. Call 864-7033 or 271-1584.

- Drawing Camp: Learn the basics of drawing. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 7-11 and Aug. 18-22, explore the aspects that bring a drawing to life and create their own unique style. Cost: $125 and includes all supplies and a snack.

- Painting Camp: Each child goes on an exploration of colour, mixing, light and shadow, use of brushes, different paint techniques and the realization of self expression. Focus is on the use of acrylic paint on canvas. Program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 14-18 and Aug. 25-29. Cost: $125, includes all supplies and a snack.

- Papier Mache Camp: Everyone's favourite. Spend the week (July 21-25) building and creating large papier mache animals like dinosaurs to bumblebees. Also paint and decorate these one of a kind sculptures. Cost: $225, includes all supplies, snacks and lunch.

- Game Board Camp: This program (July 28-Aug. 1) uses floorcloth painting and paper mache to create one of a kind games for the whole family. First create a game. Then paint a unique gameboard and then create games pieces. Use a combination of papier mache and clay to create one of a kind pieces. Cost: $225, includes all supplies, snack and lunch.

- Theatre Camp: A two-week program (Aug. 4-15) that explores all aspects of the theatre. Writing a play, with a colourful cast of characters...yourselves. Next, design and make costumes. Campers will be painting a stage and scenery. Parents can attend an end-of-camp production. Cost: $450, includes all supplies, snacks and lunch.

Artskids

Weekly themes include Flora, Fauna and Fantastic Bugs at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Art and Drama Summer Day Camps for ages 7-11, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 7-Aug. 1. The Art component will explore drawing, painting and printing techniques, as well as, clay, tiles and beads. The Drama program will expose children to theatre terminology, and games, improvisation, and story building based on the weekly theme. The camp includes full access to the Museum, their activities and events and swimming. Location: 240 McLeod St. Call 233-2946.

Arts Leadership Training Program

From July 2-Aug. 1 this program provides an opportunity for youth 14-17 to: create works of art, performances and participate in team building exercises, explore a variety of arts disciplines through hands-on workshops led by professional artists, participate in outings to arts organizations and events including theatres, galleries and museums, concerts and other performances, acquire practical skills in program planning, leadership techniques and child development and apprentice with local arts groups and City of Ottawa summer programs as part of a one-week practicum placement. Location: Old City Registry Building, 70 Nicholas St. Cost: $400. Call 244-4871 or 244-4430.

Gotta Paint

Activities for ages 8 and older, from 9 a.m. to noon, July 21-25 or Aug. 18-22 include: portrait painting on ceramics, mosaics and many other art projects. Location: 382 Richmond Rd. Cost: $110 plus tax. Call 729-7754.

Suzuki Music Summer Day Camp

A program for ages 5-11 who having completed at least one year of study of the violin, cello or piano by the Suzuki method. Includes 4 hours of music daily (private lesson, group lesson, orchestra or music and movement, choir or chamber music) plus sports and arts and crafts, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 5-8. Location: Ecole Waldorf Parsifal, 1644 Bank St. Cost: $189. Call 569-7995.

Theatre and Visual Arts Camp

The Township of North Grenville offers this program for ages 6-8 and 9-12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn the basics of performing and visual arts. Location: North Grenville District High School. Cost: $120. Call 258-7612.

Dance Camp

A Township of North Grenville program. Ages 8-12 will explore dance combinations set to music and develop their dance skills in jazz, hip-hop, ballet and tap from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 14-18. Location: Maplewood School, Oxford Mills. Cost: $120. Call 258-7612.

St-Laurent Complex

Several programs are offered for ages 3-14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the summer. Ask about the Preschool Aqua Camp, Preschool Musical Movement Camp and Preschool Arts Camp. Location: 525 Cote St. Call 742-6767 or register in person at the Complex.

- Arts Camp: Ages 5-12 develop an interest and love of the arts through an introduction to many cultural mediums, including dance, drama, visual arts and music, with daily swimming times. Camp runs from July 14-18; July 28-Aug. 1; August 18-22. Cost: $126.

- Dance Camp/Junior and Senior: Ages 7-10 (July 7-11) and ages 10-14 (July 28-Aug. 1) experience an introduction to ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap dance and creative movement in a professionally designed dance studio. Children explore and create dance combinations set to music and develop their skills in the basic technical steps of dance. Other activities include arts and crafts, games, and swimming. Performance given on last day of camp. Cost: $126.

- Intensive Dance Camp: This specialty camp is perfect for ages 8-12 with one to two years of dance experience. Children will develop their skills in various dance styles, including ballet, jazz, hip hop, and tap dance, and will also create their own choreography from Aug. 18-22. Performance given on the last day of camp. Cost: $126.

- Junior Drama and Improv Camp: This specialty camp provides an introduction to theatre arts, focusing on acting techniques, presentation skills, character development, and voice workshops, with an emphasis on improvisation, from Aug. 11-15. Other activities include arts and crafts, active games and swimming. Parents and friends are invited to attend a performance of an Improv Game on the last day of camp. Cost: $126.

- Intensive Drama Camp: A 2-week (July 14-25) specialty camp is performance-oriented, designed for ages 10-14 interested in theatre arts, both on stage and behind the scenes. Activities will concentrate on all aspects of the theatre, including script writing, acting techniques, set design, lighting boards, costume and makeup workshops, and production techniques. Parents and friends are invited to attend a performance of a play written by the children on the last day of camp. Cost: $247.

- Music Camp: Ages 5-12 will be encouraged to explore music and develop musical awareness from July 21-25. No previous experience necessary. Introduction to piano, keyboard, recorder, voice and percussion instruments, giving each child the chance to use, hear, and learn about various musical instruments and styles of music. Cost: $126.

Visual Arts Centre

Many summer programs for ages 6-8. Ask about Drawing, Exploring Acrylics, Collage, Drawing and Painting. All materials supplied. Location: 1490 Youville Dr., Orleans. Call 830-5420. Here are a few:

- Multi-Media: Ages 6-8, will explore a variety of media, with specific introductions to drawing, painting, collage and modeling with clay, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-11. Cost: $85/members, $95/non-members.

- Sculpture: Using clay, papier mache and some surprise materials, ages 6-8 create three dimensional art projects, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., July 14-18. Cost: $85/members, $95/non-members.

- Jewelry: Ages 6-8 create baubles, bangles and beads to wear using a variety of materials, from 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 5-8. Cost: $68/members and $76/non-members.

- Multi-Media: Ages 6-8 will explore a variety of media, with specific introductions to drawing, painting, collage and modeling with clay from 10 a.m. to noon, aug. 18-22. Cost: $85/members, $95/non-members.

- New! Summer Art School: Ages 9-12 and ages 13-16 submerse themselves in art and discover their natural creativity from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-11. Students will advance their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking and will exhibit their artwork at the end of the week. Cost: $198/members and $220/non-members.

- Drawing and Sketching: Working from still life, photographs and slides, ages 9-12 will be introduced to specific drawing fundamentals, while having fun developing their artistic skills and personal style from 1 to 3 p.m., July 14-18. Cost: $85/members, $95/non-members.

- Watercolour: Let the enigmatic medium of watercolour stretch your imagination and artistic abilities. Ages 9-12, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., July 21-25 and ages 13-16, 1 to 4:30 p.m., July 14-18 will learn fundamental skills as well as some clever tricks to enhance their work, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., July 21-25. Cost: $85/members, $95/non-members.

- Sculpture: For ages 9-12, 1 to 3 p.m., July 28-Aug. 1 and ages 13-16, from 10 a.m. to noon, July 21-25. Cost: $85/members, $95/non-members.

- Print Making: Ages 9-12, express themselves in a different format! Mono-prints, lino-prints and photo transfers are all methods of print making and open the doors to new creative processes. Make pictures, cards and personal stationery. Cost: $85/members, $95/non-members.

Ottawa Folklore Centre School of Music

Summer Camps for beginner to advanced players from age 12 and up, at various times , July 7-Aug. 15. Week long daytime group and private courses to get you singing and playing like a star! Cost: starting at $90/session Location: 1111 Bank St. Call 730-2887.

- Rock School 2003: Courses include getting started, Rock On, write and record, rock band, hand drumming, voice, bass, guitar, rock theory, rock piano and kit drumming.

- Celtic Camp 2003: Courses include fiddle, guitar, celtic flute, mandolin, celtic drum, tin whistle, 'Fiddleheads' Fiddle Group and a course for participants who want to form a band.

The Creative Stage

Drama programs in association with The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, are offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for ages 8-15 in: Kemptville from June 30-July 11, Prescott from July 14-25, Winchester from July 28 -Aug. 8, and Manotick from Aug. 11-22. Run by professional actors, children will learn acting, improv, theatre games, mask making, basic stage combat, clowning, camera technique, Shakespeare and more. Students will be encouraged to write their own scenes and those attending the Kemptville and Prescott camps will be encouraged to participate in the Shakespeare Festival's "Evening of Sonnets" on July 26. Cost: $325. Call 989-1244.

Manotick Arts Camp

Performing Arts in the Summer in 2 sessions June 30-July 11 for ages 8-14 and July 14-25 for ages 10 and up. Choose to concentrate on one of the following areas: drama, dance, visual art, instrumental or vocal music. Students create and stage a musical drama production that will be performed at the end of the two week day camp. Location: St. James Anglican Church, Manotick. Cost: $300/two-weeks. Call 692-0162.

Young Actors Studio

A unique drama camp for ages 8-12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 11-25 contains a fun and creative video component. Activities: Hands-on techniques both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, improvisation and character development, story telling and role playing workshops, improvement in stage presentation, voice projection and self-confidence, recreational games in the gym and outdoor play are also part of the fun. Location: Cedarview Middle School, Barrhaven. Cost: $160. Call 282-6611.

Summer Music 2003

Participants from age 9 through high school, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 21-Aug. 1 enrol in the orchestral strings program, woodwinds and brass program, recorder program, or choir program. Instrumentalists must have two years experience (or arrange an audition); choir students need have no previous training and will receive recorder instruction as part of their program. All students take part in supervised recreational activities in addition to the varied musical aspects of the camp. All students must provide their own instruments and music stands and choir students may purchase a recorder from us. Cost: $240 with 15% deduction for registrations received before May 31. Location: Deep River. Call Susan at (613) 584-4264 or Stella at (613)584-1947.

Orleans Young Players

Drama camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and each concludes with a production on stage at the Orleans Theatre, 255 Centrum Blvd., Orleans. Cost: $175. Call 830-7360.

- One-week camps: Locations and ages: Junior Camps (students entering Gr. 3-6 in Sept. 2003) at Orleans Theatre, 255 Centrum Blvd. from June 30-July 5 (excluding July 1); July 14-18. Junior Camps at Cumberland Hub, 261 Tompkins Ave., Orleans from Aug. 11-29. Senior Camps (students entering Gr. 7 & up in Sept. 2003): Orleans Theatre from July 7-11; July 28-Aug. 1; Aug. 5-9. Cumberland Hub: July 28-Aug.1; Aug. 5-9.

- Two-week camps: Senior Camps at Cumberland Hub from June 30-July 12 (excluding July 1) and July 14-25.

Salamander Theatre

Three programs offered for ages 8-16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., throughout the summer. Call 569-5629.

- Simply Shakespeare: Young actors, ages 10-16 who relish the challenge of Shakespeare, get an introduction to the traditions of the Elizabethan stage, combined with daily work on text, movement and voice, will prepare you for this year's production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Camp runs July 7-25. Location: The Billings Estate Museum, 2100 Cabot St. Cost: $700 plus GST/three-weeks.

- Simply Shakespeare Scene Study: Two 1-week scene study camps for ages 10-16 wishing to perform selected scenes and monologues from The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Actors may choose to attend Group A and/or Group B. Those choosing to attend for 2 weeks will add new skills and a new scene or monologue to their repertoire. Group A: July 7-11. Group B: July 14-18. Cost: $250 plus GST. Location: Pinhey's Point Historic Site, 270 Pinhey's Point Rd., Dunrobin.

- Broadway Bound: Kids learn the art of acting, singing and dancing and then "strut your stuff" in this year's musical theatre production of Anne of Green Gables (Juniors, ages 8-11, Aug. 18-29) and Into the Woods (Seniors, ages 12-15, July 28-Aug. 15). Location: Orpheus House, 17 Fairmont Ave. Cost: $475 plus GST (Juniors) and $700 plus GST (Seniors).

Nepean Creative Arts Centre

Five programs offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 35 Stafford Rd., Call 596-5783. Ask about Music!Lights!Action! and Student Theatre.

- Drama and Dance: ages 6-12, July 7-Aug. 29. Jazz dance in the morning, drama and improv in the afternoon and recreational swimming at Entrance Pool.

- Kreative Kidstuff: ages 6-12, July 7-Aug. 29. A combination of modern dance, drama, arts and crafts, music, swimming, and creative projects.

- Live Wire Drama: ages 8-13, July 7-Aug. 29. Learn new skills, during an intense drama program with a mini-performance at the end. No previous drama training necessary.

Broken English Theatre Company

An International Drama Camp with three drama instructors from various countries. Two one-week programs for ages 8-12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1, includes a surprise international guest artist appearance daily. Activities: international theatre techniques, games, improv, singing, movement, mime and a final performance. Location: Wesley United Church, 31 Graham St. Cost: $150. Call 562-2216.

RockStar Camp

Do you want to be the next big rock star in Canada? Ages 12-18 dive straight into the music business. Learn to play drums, guitar, bass, or sing through the most intensive music program created. Meet exciting people and other musicians. Not to mention, you will learn all about to playing, songwriting, music business, promoting, and record your own CD at Fat Dog Productions recording studio. Camp runs: from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 7-18, July 21-Aug 1, Aug 4-15, Aug 18-29. Location: 770 Hunt Club Rd. Cost: $375. Call 738-7733.

Jam Clinic

Hummingbird Music, in association with Chum Group Ltd. offer a program for young musicians ages 15-22, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 7-12, 14-19, 21-26. The weekly sessions take musicians on a universal tour of the inner workings of the music industry, starting a band, building a press kit, contacting radio, marketing and promotion,10 rehearsal sessions throughout the week with a professional band coach, industry seminars, interactive networking games and a live showcase in front of hundreds of people, Saturday night 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Location: Hummingbird Music Complex, 900 Greenbank Rd. Cost: $299. Call 825-0557, ext. 247.

North Gower Theatre/Swim Camp

In a country setting, four two-week sessions for ages 5-14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 30-Aug. 22 featuring a certified Red Cross swim instruction program (Aquaquest) combined with an extensive theatre arts itinerary and a variety of theatrical productions with roles geared to age and ability. The camp also stresses the enjoyment involved with choral singing/dance and productions are held on an outdoor stage. Location: North Gower area, 15 minutes from Kanata. Cost: $225 (June 30-July 11, July 28-Aug. 8); $250 (July 14-25, Aug. 11-22). Call 489-3448.

Gee Gee Summer Music Courses

A very serious program for teenagers whose love of music is more than a mere hobby. Courses offer music theory, history and ear training courses designed specifically to prepare students to successfully complete Royal Conservatory of Music examinations. Classes run weekdays from June 30-Aug. 6, and students should also plan for two to three hours of homework per day. Courses are offered jointly by the Department of Music and the Professional Training Service of the University of Ottawa. Cost: $329 before May 30, $349 after. Call 562-5802.

Ottawa School of Speech and Drama

Students and theatre professionals come together in the studios and theatres of Arts Court to share their love of theatre. One to three week full-day camps for students in Grades 2 to OAC range from introductory to advanced and include special workshops in musical, theatre, Shakespeare and others. New this year: Improv and Stage Fighting for Grade 7 and up. Hone your theatre skills, build your confidence and make lasting friendships, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave. Call 567-6788.

Ottawa South community Centre

Weekly programs for ages 8-13. Location: 260 Sunnyside Ave. Call 247-4946

- Guitar Camp: Ages 8-12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 14-18, Aug. 11-15. Cooperative camp between the Ottawa South Community Centre and the Ottawa Folklore Centre designed for kids who have never played a musical instrument. Learn basic skills, techniques of guitar playing, tuning and instrument care and concentrate on familiar singable songs. A loaner acoustic guitar will be provided for those without access to an instrument as well as a one year Ottawa Folklore Centre membership. Mornings will be spent with lessons and afternoons spent in recreational activities: swimming, cooking, games and much more. Cost: $170.

- Music and Drama: Two-week sessions for ages 9-13, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or half-day of music and drama only, 8 a.m. to noon), June 30-July 11, July 14-25. Join in if you love to sing, act and dance and want to learn all about being backstage and putting on a production. Write, perform, sing and dance, learn about make-up techniques, props, sets and costumes. Cost: $260/full days or $150/half-days.

- Pottery camp: Two week sessions for ages 9-14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or (pottery instruction only, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), June 30-July11, July 14-25, July 28-Aug. 8 and Aug. 11-22. Participants will be exposed to both creative hand building and wheel throwing. Decorating with colourful glazes will also be covered. Geared to both beginners and experienced students. Includes afternoons of recreational activities (swimming, cooking, movies) and two full day outings with Campquest. Location: Ottawa South community Centre, 260 Sunnyside Ave. Cost: $220/full days or $150/half days. Call 247-4946.

Summer Drama Camp

Two-week sessions for ages 9-13. Specialized games are used to build teamwork and to learn acting skills such as mime, vocal expression, movement, improvisation, concentration and character study. The session culminates in the creation and production of a short play. Camp runs, June 30-July 11 and July 28-Aug. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and runs July 14-25 and Aug. 11-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Ave. Cost: $325. Call 233-8948.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Sunshine Day Camp

Build your child's (ages 6-12) social skills and self esteem in a therapeutic environment hosted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton. Learning disabled and ADD/ADHD kids especially welcome. Two sessions: July 21-Aug. 1 and Aug. 11-22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: McNabb Community Centre, Bronson at Gladstone. Cost: $750/two weeks. Deadline is June 10. Call 567-5864.

City of Ottawa

All recreation programs offered within Community Services are open to participants with disabilities. To help you find the appropriate program and to determine the level of support needed, the City of Ottawa offers bilingual Integration Services, an assessment and referral process that connects children and adults with disabilities, to recreation programs. Volunteers are available through the Integration Services in your community. Leisure counselling is also provided to assist any child, youth, or adult with a disability who is attending a city summer day camp or summer recreation program. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older to participate. Call: East District: 580-2424 ext. 29300; South/West District: 580-2424 ext. 41226; Central District: 580-2424 ext. 29291.

- Summer Success Camp/Central: This is a social recreation program geared towards children ages 5-12 requiring specialized programming and support due to attention, hyperactivity, learning and behavioural difficulties. Social skill training and anger management training is built into the recreational programming. Camp runs 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m., July 7-Aug. 1. Location: McNabb Community Centre. Cost: $140.

- Summer Success Camp/East: Ages: 5-12, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m., Aug. 4-8, Aug. 11-15, Aug. 18-22, Aug. 25-29. Location: Convent Glen Elementary School. Cost: $140.00

- Spirit Camp/East: The City of Ottawa in partnership with Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre and through funding from the Ministry of Community Family and Children's Services, offers this full day summer camp to medically fragile/technologically dependent children ages 5-18 to provide out of home respite to families, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-15. Referrals accepted through Ottawa Children's treatment Centre. Location: Orleans Recreation Complex. Cost: $26/session. Call Anna Buchanan 737-0871 ext. 4341.

- Spirit Camp/South/West: Ages: 5-18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 18-22 and Aug. 25-29. Location: Walter Baker Sports Centre. Cost: $26/session.

- Youth Leadership Program/East: For youth ages 14-18 with developmental disabilities who may require a skills training program. Youth will learn and enhance pre-vocational skills, engage in recreational activities and develops communication and social skills. The group will be broken into English and French sections. Runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 7-Aug. 1 and Aug. 5-22. Location: East District. Cost: Session 1, $480 and Session 2, $465.

EDUCATION

Futurekids Ottawa Computer Camps

Computer camps in 8 locations from Stittsville to Orleans. Camps for programming, computer animation, Web design, robotics, digital music making and graphics design are available all taught by certified teachers for campers ages 7-14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All weekly camps are half-day computers plus half-day regular day camps provided by our camp partners. Call 523-4833. Locations:

- Stittsville: Lorne Cassidy Public School. Cost: $190. Week of July 21-25.

- Kanata: Glen Cairn Community Centre. Cost: $195. July 28-Aug. 18.

- Nepean: Merivale Public SchoolS. Cost: $210. July 7th-Aug. 11.

- Dovercourt Recreation Centre. Cost: $199. June 30-July 4 and July 7-11. 798-8950.

- McNabb Community Centre: $199. July 14-18.

- RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive. July 28-Aug. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $210/ members and $225/non-members.

- Cairine Wilson High School. $199. June 30-July 14.

- Fallingbrook Public School. $199. July 16-20 and July 23-27.

Camp Descriptions:

- Robotics I: Ages 9-13. If you like LEGO you'll love Robotics camp. As a young programmer and engineer you'll build machines out of LEGO parts - including gears, wheels, motors, lights, sound elements and a variety of sensors, then hook them to a computer and control them with programs you write yourself.

- Robotics II: Ages 11-14. Labview-based programming, kids create robots that can interact with their environment and solve a variety of challenges by adding a variety of sensors and motors. Control your robots by remote control or with a computer.

- FUNdaMENTAL Game Programming: Ages 10-14. Learn to program with 'FUNdaMENTAL', the most advanced programming language created just for kids to learn programming. You'll learn how fun and easy it is to write programs and manipulate images, text, sound and graphics. Even learn how to create your own arcade-style games.

- Game Developer Pro: Ages 11-14. Prerequisite: Campers must have previously taken Robotics I or II, Toon Factory 3D, Code Master or FUNdamental Game Programmer. You've played them, now learn how real games are created. This camp explores a wide range of skills, including drafting storyboards, devising characters and plot, choosing a game style, adding sounds and graphic images to a game and exploring programming code. Build simple to complex game interactions and how the programming works "behind the scenes".

- Web Mania: Ages 10-14. Kids create their own Web sites that use the latest tools for creating multimedia sites using animation and streaming sound. The use of Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash will be emphasized as the main authoring applications. Learn professional Web design techniques from image maps, slicing, rollovers, JavaScript. Create your own homepage interface, customs graphics and backgrounds as well as animated GIFs. Could be the start of your own Web design company.

- Toon Factory MX: Ages 9-14. Learn how to create the next Simpson's episode. Learn essential animation principles to create animated characters and backgrounds and then bring them to life in your own cartoon. You'll also add a musical soundtrack, voices and sound effects. Emphasis is on cartoon-type animation and digital drawing and use of animation on the Web.

- Toon Factory 3D Pro: Ages 10-14. Learn how game graphics are created. Use a state-of-the-art application to learn about 3D modeling, creating landscapes and character animation. Design your own characters and landscapes and then bring them to life.

- Digital DJ: Ages 10-14. For both serious music students and those who just love music and music videos. You will not only learn to create your own music like a real recording artist and then mix and edit your music with cool effects and vocals all on a PC! Learn how music can liven up a Web site or any Toon Factory animation project.You can create a dance music video to showcase your composition and then your final songs will be made into a CD to take home.

- Digital Artist: Ages 10-14. Campers become graphic artists, creating a virtual museum on the World Wide Web to show off their works of art. Learn how those cool graphics in magazines and on the Web are created. Completed projects will be used to create a photo Web slide show and your own screensaver.

- Potter Mania: Ages 8-10. The hottest kid's books come alive! If you are a fan of the Harry Potter books, then this camp will be as fun as reading the books. Create a Web site about HP that will be published on the Internet, make your own RPG computer game, design the book cover for the next book as well as make a trailer for the next movie.

- Game Programmer Jr.: Ages 7-9. Make three interactive games you can play at home then plan, program and test your game. Add crazy sound effects to make your game even cooler. Games include a kayaker racing game, a Mario-style game and a two-player tank game.

Science camp

Science camp is offered in conjunction with "Mad Science Ottawa"from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 9-11 (July 28-Aug.1), ages 6-8 (Aug. 4-8) and ages 7-9 (Aug. 11-15). Creative activities to help learn about the wonders of the scientific world. Hands on science experiments and mesmerizing demonstrations in the morning followed by traditional camp activities with a scientific twist in the afternoon. Location: Dovercourt Recreation Centre, 411 Dovercourt Ave. Cost: $160. Call 798-8950.

Summer Reading and Arts Camp

MindWare Educational Services Summer Reading and Arts Camp, is aimed at, but not exclusive to, children with learning disabilities. Through hands-on activities and games, reading and writing difficulties are tackled, unravelling the mysteries for many students, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-Aug. 29. Themes in the ages 6-8 group include Robert Munsch, Brady Brady and Wizards. The ages 9-12 group will be doing Marvel Superheros, Tuck Everlasting, Lord of the Rings, and other great books. Location: St. Paul's Church, Kanata. Cost: $190 plus GST. Call 591-8435.

Canada Science and Technology Museum

A series of unusual programs that gives kids a chance to explore the fun side of science and engineering. All camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-Aug. 22 and include daily outdoor activities and a trip aboard the SimEx Virtual Voyages simulator, and daily swimming at the Ottawa Athletic Club outdoor pool. Location: 1867 St. Laurent Blvd. Cost: $145/museum members, $155/non-members. Call 991-3053.

- Astro Camp I: Ages 6-8, experiment with balloon rockets, build a communications tower with marshmallows, make space slime and construct a model space station or satellite as they investigate space and astronomy.

- Adventures in Science Camp: Ages 6-8, includes experiments in chemistry, "bubble-ology" and sound effects. Campers even get to tie-dye a lab shirt and eat some of their own experiments. For budding engineers in the same age group, the camp challenges participants to experiment with building bridges, towers, machinery and vehicles and then probe the limits of their destruction.

-Astro Camp II: More advanced for ages 9-12. Construct a rocket and see how high you can launch it, make a model galaxy, build a geodesic planetarium and design, construct and program a modular robot. They round out the week with a very silly but much-loved egg launch competition.

- Tech-Works:, ages 9-12 investigate various engineering concepts as they design and build a Robo-Dome where remote-controlled robots battle it out in a smash-up derby. They also build a pasta bridge and test it to failure, design a motion fun machine, experiment with steam power and construct a crane. Location: at the museum on St. Laurent Blvd. and, Mother Teresa Catholic High School,Nepean (doesn't include swimming at the Ottawa Athletic club).

Animation Basics and Beyond

Boomstone Animation Inc. offers animation workshops for ages 12 and older, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m., July 7-11, July 21-25, Aug. 11-15 and Aug. 18-22. Participant develops his or her own animated character, from conception to industry designed model sheet, action poses, animated cycle, storyboard and final scene set-up with background and key poses. Location: 290 Picton Ave., Suite 201. Cost is $350. Call 725-3843.

Hila Science Camp

A science and technology camp offers an exciting variety of programs: nature photography, computer programming, biotechnology, model aircraft, electronics, digital photography, model rockets, computer animation and engineering. All programs are hands-on with many projects to take home. Weekly sessions for ages 8-15, June 30 to July 25. Location Turnbull School, 1132 Fisher Ave. Cost: $375. Call 582-3632.

Real Programming 4 Kids

Video game computer programming hosted by Ashbury College. Beginner classes: students learn programming by building their own classic video game in VB or Java. Advanced students learn how to program in C++ by creating 2D side scrolling adventures, 3D worlds in C++, Half-Life Mods in C++, RPG games or Rendering Engines. The maximum class size is four students. For students ages 9-17, who are good at math and are "dedicated" video gamers. Location: 362 Mariposa Ave. Cost: ranges from $441/week to $1071/two-weeks. Ask about group discounts. Call 1-877-307-3456.

Los Amigos Spanish Camp

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board offers free Spanish language instruction to all JK to Grade 8 students July 2-Aug. 1, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. All levels and all school boards welcome. The morning program can be complemented by the Los Amigos Spanish Camp in the afternoon at a cost of $125 a week. Camp features songs, karaoke, games, crafts, cooking, nature walks, sports such as swimming, soccer, basketball, volleyball and other exciting activities designed to help children explore hispanic culture while learning Spanish vocabulary. Every Friday is "Fiesta Friday" with tacos, a pinata and prizes to be won! Location: Hopewell Avenue Public School. Call 526-3125.

Robotics Camp

The Ottawa Carleton Catholic School Board offers a challenging, hands-on learning environment for ages 9,10,11 (Gr.4,5,6), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 14-18, 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1. Activities: design, build and program robots, participates in ROBOlympics, a group-oriented fun competition, develop many skills including: teamwork, creativity and problem-solving, 2 to 4 hours of robotics instruction daily in addition to recreation and low organization games. Location: Pope John, 165 Knoxdale Rd. and Convent Glen, 6212 Jeanne d'Arc Blvd, Orleans. Cost: $129.

Write Right

A creative writing workshop runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. "Write Right!" teaches the writing process to students in grades 6-8 providing opportunities to write, edit and share their stories. Two English workshops run July 14-18, and Aug. 11-15. French workshops run July 21-25 and Aug. 18-22. Location: On Your Mark/Notez bien Learning Centre Educatif, 18-4 Lorry Greenberg Dr. Cost: $249 plus GST. Call 260-7575.

Fun in French Language Camp

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board offers a morning language camp to students from grades 1 to 6 wanting to better their oral French skills, from 9 a.m. to noon, July 2-Aug. 1. Includes fun French cultural activities such as cooking, poetry reading, play performance, parlor and outdoor games, creating arts, music and much more. Location: First Avenue Public School, 73 First Ave. Cost: $125. Call 235-1062.

English Immersion Summer Day Camp

College students from Heritage College's Early Childhood Care and Education Program offer daily activities: sports, fieldtrips, visits and educational activities for ages 6-12, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 23-Aug. 15. Location: Heritage College, 325, boul Cite des Jeunes Hull. Cost: $120. Call 778-2270 ext 1260.

Safety Camp

Ottawa Safety Council offers a two-day Safety Camp for ages 4-8, Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday, starting July 3-4. Participants learn about pedestrian, train, school bus, streetproofing and home safety as well as 'Lost in the Woods' safety. They learn with puppets, role-playing, crafts, videos, instruction and hands on practice. Kids drive mini electric vehicles for fun and education. Also offered, one- day camps for ages 8-12, focusing on streetproofing, home and bicycle safety. Location: Children's Safety Village, Britannia Park. Cost: $60/two-days, $45/one-day. Location: Children's Safety Village, Britannia Park. Call 238-1513.

Summer Sign Fun

For ages 4-13 who are deaf, hard of hearing children, or hearing children with deaf parents or siblings that want to learn sign language. Includes sign language classes for hearing children as well. Activities: sign language classes, arts and crafts, active and quiet games, storytelling, field trips, swimming, and lots more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-Aug. 1. Location: Ottawa Deaf Centre, 357 Winona Ave. Cost: $80./ODC members, $95./non-members. Call 729-1467 voice, 729-6189 tty.

Gloucester Centre for Community Resources

English summer camps, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Varied activities and outings. Camps are free. Location: Gloucester. Call 741-6025, ext.118.

- Chill Out!: Males ages 13-16 learn about anger management, leadership and healthy relationships, from July 14-18. Activities: may include going out to a movie, a trip to a rock climbing gym. Outdoor sports. Learning about leadership skills and anger management.

- Me being me!: Females ages 13-16, learn about leadership, self-esteem and healthy relationships, July 7-11 Activities: may include self defence class, movie, outdoor sports and learning leadership skills and about healthy relationships and self-esteem.

- All about me: For boys and girls who have witnessed violence towards their mother by a partner, ages 6-8 (July 21-25) and ages 9-12 (Aug. 11-15). May include outdoor activities, an outing to a museum and/or a movie and art activities to discuss themes relating to family violence.

- Et moi?: Pour garcons et filles francophones qui ont temoignes de la violence envers leur mere par son ou sa partenaire. Ages 9-12 (July 28-Aug. 1) and ages 6-8 (Aug. 5-8).

Dari Summer Language Camp

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board offers a summer morning language camp to students from grade JK to 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 2-Aug. 1. Includes poetry reading, play performance, crafts and outdoor games, creating arts, music and other exciting activities to explore their culture while learning Dari. Call 239-2539 or Nafisa Zurmati at 842-8526.

Learning Edge Math Camp

Students in Grades 4-9 work on a personalized math program, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gr. 4,5,6 (July 7-11, July21-25, Aug. 5-8, Aug. 18-22), Gr. 7,8,9 (July 14-18, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 11-15, Aug. 25-29). It's designed to help students to get the skills necessary to succeed in the upcoming year of math. Location: All Saints Church, 317 Chapel St. Cost: $165. Call 371-7525.

Gee Gee Camps

The University of Ottawa offers a variety of camps from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 562-5800, ext. 4477.

- Adventures in Engineering and Science: The dynamic and award winning Adventures team, all of whom are engineering and science students at the University of Ottawa, have designed innovative, creative and hands-on projects geared to ages 9-13. Children have the opportunity to benefit from on-campus facilities such as modern computer and chemistry laboratories. Bilingual camps run from June 30 to Aug. 22. Cost: $145. Call 562-5491.

- Bright Math Summer Camps: Math enthusiasts in Grades 4-9 can dive into their favourite subject. The Math Camps are not all numbers and formulas -- they also include afternoons in the swimming pool and games allowing the kids to practice the new probability analysis they've learned. Offered in English only, July 7-11 and Aug. 18-22. Cost: $310. Call 829-5570.

T.R.Leger Computer Camp

The Upper Canada District School Board offers computer camps for children at several of the T. R. Leger School campuses. Computer use and exploration of the information highway for children from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., during July and Aug. Includes Computercamp4kids (ages 8- 12), Junior Webmaster (ages 10-14) and Multimedia Camp (ages 8-13). Location: Winchester, Morrisburg, Brockville, Carleton Place, Cornwall, Gananoque and Smiths Falls. Call 937-0120 or 1-877-875-3437.

HORSEBACK RIDING

Nepean National Equestrian Park

Camps include riding lessons daily with horsemanship theory and games, for ages 7-9 and 10-16, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 30-Aug. 29.

Location: Nepean National Equestrian Park, 401 Corkstown Rd., Nepean. Cost: $225/ages 7-9 and for ages 10-16/beginner/$225, Intermediate/$235 and advanced/$235. Call 829 6925.

Centaur Riding School

Two programs offered. Riding helmet is required. Location: 3845 Frank Kenny Rd., Navan. Call 835-2237.

- Regular Day Camp: Activities: a formal group riding lesson daily/mornings, three afternoons/extra riding: vaulting, games on horseback, hacks, and daily horsemanship (basic horse care, anatomy, terminology, feeding, horse illnesses) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 2-11 and Aug. 5-15. Grouped according to age and riding experience. Cost: $265/one-week, $415/July 2-11 and $465/Aug. 5-15.

- Mini-Equestrian Camp: This camp is for small children ages 6-8. from 9 a.m. to noon, July 21-25. Daily activities include riding, grooming and tacking up lessons, and games. Cost: $195.

Kars Riding School Camp

Horse lovers ages 9-14 learn to feed, groom, tack up, ride and play mounted games, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 30-July 4, July 7-11, Aug. 4-8, 11-14. Complete beginners are welcome. Location: 7405 Third Line Road, Kars. Cost: $300. Riders will need their own ASTM (safety approved) helmet, boots with a small heel and their lunch. Bicycle helmets are prohibited. Call 489-3257.

Maplewood Equestrian Centre

Horseback riding lessons with horsemanship, games, craft and swimming for riders ages 8-14, June 30-July 18. Location: 3178 Dunning Road, Sarsfield (10 min. east of Orleans). Cost: $250 plus GST. Call 835-3144.

Lone Wolf Farm

Half-days, 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 15-Aug. 28. Full days, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 28-Aug. 1. Activities for ages 5-15: horseback riding, stable management, swimming, hiking, fishing, sports. Half day camps will just include riding and stable management. Location: Burritt's Rapids. Cost: $300/half-days/7-weeks, before June 15, $350 after. $200/full day/week, includes lunch and snacks. Call 269-2509 or 1-877-569-2509.

Fiddler's Green Stables

Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 2 -Aug. 29 for ages 6-16. Includes riding instruction on ponies and horses twice daily and hands on experience while being instructed about the care of horses. Some Show Camp options for more experienced riders who have had some lessons prior to camp start. Location: 6575 Flewellyn Rd., Stittsville. Cost: $275. Call 831-2844.

The Circle J Ranch

Horseback riding day camp for ages 10 and older -- receive 3 hours of riding daily, instruction and supervision in grooming and saddling using Western tack, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., July 2-Aug. 29. Location: 7900 Cooper Hill Rd, near Greely. Cost: $235. Call (613) 821-2437.

Grand Prix Breeders Equestrian Centre

Three levels of camp for ages 5-16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Kars. Cost: $200/$50 deposit required. Call 489-1948.

- Intermediate/Advanced Riding and Jumping Camp: Challenging and fun program including basic dressage, jumping, bareback, training and show on Friday. Open to all ages with experience, July 7-11, Aug. 4-8.

- Novice Rider/Learn to Jump Camp: Suitable for kids with riding experience, wanting to learn to jump and develop the canter. Includes lots of riding, with bareback, dressage, working with young horses, grooming, hands on care, July 14-18, Aug. 11-15.

- Sports and Riding Camp: Open to ages 5-16 and beginners are welcome, July 21-25. and Aug. 18-22. Riding twice daily, with hands on learning. Includes grooming, feeding and care of horses, along with nature walks, soccer, basketball, volleyball, capture the flag and more. Horse show every Friday.

Lowersaxony Bilingual Riding Camp

There will be riding lessons in the morning and mounted pony games in the afternoon for ages 7-14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 23-Aug. 18. Activities: stable management lessons, learn to groom and tack up your horse, observing the blacksmith, scavenger hunts, and crafts with everything related to horses. Location: 1572 Frank Kenny Rd. (north of Innes Road), Cumberland. Cost: $265 plus GST. Call 833-3052

NATURE

Canada Agriculture Museum

Camps for ages 4-14 include daily snack and juice. Location: Canada Agriculture Museum on the Central Experimental Farm. Call 991-3053.

- Kinder Farm Camp: In a working farm setting, ages 4-5 see all those farm animals they've only heard about in nursery rhymes and stories. Through music, crafts, cooperative games, a horse-drawn wagon ride and ice cream-making, kindercampers explore every nook and cranny of the Museum's barns, exhibitions, and gardens, 9 a.m. to noon or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., July 14-Aug. 1 and Aug. 11-22. Cost: $77.50.

- Fun at the Farm Camp: Ages 6-8 discover what makes farming fun. From their own garden, they will harvest ingredients for their snack. They'll learn what it means to care for animals as they "adopt" a cow for the week. Nature studies, crafts, games, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 30-Aug. 29. Cost: $155.

- City Farm Camp: Ages 9-11 incubate eggs, mind the newly hatched chicks and care for the chickens. They feed the sheep, tend their own garden, and grind wheat for bread. Campers make ice cream and crafts, play water games, and hide-and-go- seek from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 30-Aug. 29. Cost: $155.

- Junior Farmer Camp: Here's a chance for ages 12-14 to take part in a real, working farm! They will adopt, feed and groom a calf, muck out the stalls, and learn about farm tractors and haying in this educational camp, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 30-July 11, July 14-25, July 28-Aug. 8 and Aug. 11-22. Cost: $310/two week camps and $155/one-week, Aug. 25-29.

Adventure Day Camp

Daily activities: On 100 acres, wooded, trails, wetlands, swimming, hiking, biking, water-slide, indoor and outdoor games, bible teaching, lots of lively singing, archery and crafts, wood-lore, tree climbing, camp fires, sleep-overs and more for ages 6-12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-Aug. 1. There's also a Survival Canoe Camp for ages 13-16 (dates to be determined). Location: Trinity Bible Church, 4101 Stagecoach Rd., Osgoode. Cost: $100. Call 826-1661.

Country Fun Nature Camp

Ages 5-13, from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., weeks of July 7-Aug. 1 and Aug. 11-22, on the pesticide-free grounds of historic Tucker House Retreat Centre. The 31 acres offer parkland, woods, organic gardens, meadows, nature trails, a stream, beaver pond, and an old limestone quarry (complete with fossils). Children from the Ottawa area are bused to and from pick-up points at Bethany Baptist Church, Nepean, St. Laurent Shopping Centre and Place d'Orleans. Nature is explored through stories, hikes and eco-activities led by experts such as "Rocky", "Spiderman", and "Farmer McGregor". God is discovered and understood through Bible stories and the wonders of creation. Includes singing, playing, hand picked organic snacks, creative nature crafts and a daily swim. Location: Clarence-Rockland. Cost: $95. Call 225-4878.

Country Bound

For over 30 years, Country Bound Day Camp, offered by the Andrew fleck Child Care Services, has been offering children ages 6-8 a program of swimming, hiking and exploring in the Gatineau Hills. Each morning they set out from two city locations (one at the Early Years Centre, 2330 Don Reid Dr. at Walkley Road, and the other at 195 George St. in the Byward Market and travel by bus to Skyline Lodge, the "base camp" in the Gatineau Hills. Activities: explore the lakes, the hills and the area, Mont Cascade Water Park, Mer Bleu conservation area, roller putting, games, crafts, picnics, plus beach fun and swimming at supervised beaches. Camp runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June 30-Aug. 22. Cost: $150. There are some subsidies available. Call 789-4100.

Keen for Green Adventure Camp

A dynamic camp for ages 7-12, featuring nature hikes, field trips, wildlife games, orienteering, scavenger hunts, Eco-art, and pro-planet activities, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 30-Aug. 29. Location: Carleton University, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, 1125 Colonel By Dr. Cost: $200. Call 520-2600, ext. 8208.

Environmental Camp

Township of North Grenville offers a program designed to help ages 7-11 discover their connection with all living things. Explore and experience the forest, field and pond habitats through fun, hands-on activities, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 21-25, Aug. 5-8. Partnering with the Eastern Ontario Biodiversity Museum. Location: Ferguson Forest Centre, 275 County Rd. 44. Cost: $100. Call 258-7612, ext. 121.

Survival Adventure Camp

A camp offered, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7-11 by the St-Laurent Complex. Experience the great outdoors in the city! Using the wooded area in Richelieu Park, campers ages 8-12 will learn about nature along with orienteering, survival and camping tips. Weather-permitting, Thursday night includes an outdoor camping sleepover! Location: Richelieu-Vanier Centre, 300 Avenue Des Peres Blancs, Gatineau. Cost: $131. Call 742-6767.

Camp Woolsey

Operated by the Girl Guides of Canada, Ottawa Area, Camp Woolsey is located on 100 acres of woods and wetlands on the Ottawa River in Dunrobin. A variety of camps for girls (ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14) include daily swim, crafts, hikes and campfires in addition to special theme activities. Residential campers are accommodated in buildings with indoor plumbing and indoor facilities. The tenting sites have flush toilets, running water and kitchen facilities. Campers share in patrol duties including cooking, dishes, and general clean up. Camp sessions run: July 6-11, July 13-18, July 20-25, and July 27-August 1. Cost: Ranges from $130/2 night/Sparks; $190/3 night/Brownies; $325/5 nights/Brownies and Guides. Call 761-1099

Teen Kayak Camp

Wilderness Tours Ottawa Kayak School offers a five-day whitewater kayak camp for beginner to expert paddlers ages 13-16 (17-18 year olds may join the regular Ottawa Kayak School) to impart basics of whitewater kayaking and river safety, June 29-Aug. 29. Skills may be applied to all future kayaking, sea kayaking and canoeing. Daily instruction on the Ottawa River. Evening and overnight supervision, sports and recreational activities: volleyball, mountain biking, chalk talks. Cost: $749 plus GST. Call 1-800-267-9166.

Orchard View Summer Camp

Ages 6-12 learn about and interact with llamas, fallow deer, elk, emus and reindeer, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 30-Aug. 29. Activities include horseback riding, crafts and water play. Location: Orchard View Living Centre, 1491 Manotick Station Rd., Greely. Cost: $250, includes a includes hat, fanny pack and Friday Barbeque. Call 821-2233, ext. 415.

Funky Forests Day Camp

Two-week camps offered in English between July 21-Aug. 1 and Aug. 18-29. French camps are offered July 7-18 and Aug. 4-15. A series of educational and fun activities for kids aged 6-12 in the forest. Learn about the plants, trees and animals through hands-on educational workshops, build a bird house that actually attracts birds, put on a play for parents on a nature theme, "wild crafts" and overnight Coureur des bois style camp-out. Location: La Blanche Forest in Mayo, Quebec. Cost is $150/two weeks, includes all material and light afternoon snacks. Call (819) 281-6700.

Eastern Ontario Biodiversity Museum

Two environmental day camps, in partnership with the Township of North Grenville, the Ferguson Forestry Centre and the Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association. Activities: Explorations of field and forest habitats; insect studies; special day trip; behind the scenes Museum visit; fun and games of an environmental nature, and a Voyageur Canoeing adventure for ages 8-12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 21-25, Aug. 5-8. Location: Based on Township property at the Forest Station in Kemptville. Cost: $100. Call Andrea Howard at the EOBM, 258-3415; Township Office at 258-7612.

Baxter Conservation Area

Two programs, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. On the Rideau River, 5 mins. south of Kars on Rideau Valley Drive, Exit 42 - Dilworth Rd., off Highway 416. Call 489-3592.

- Day camp: Six one-week sessions for ages 6-12, July 7-Aug. 1 and Aug. 11-22. Activities: games, explorations, stories, crafts, swimming. Emphasis on the natural world, Themes: wetlands, wildlife & habitats, energy, the forest, insects. Optional overnight camp on Thursdays (extra $25). Cost: $125.

- Canoe Camp: One-week sessions for campers ages 11-13, July 28-Aug. 1 and Aug. 18-22. Activities: introduction to canoe tripping skills; paddling, trip planning, outdoor cooking, packing and campsite set-up. This camp includes an overnight canoe trip to Rideau River Prov. Park. Cost: $190.

- Leadership Camp: Two-week session for aspiring camp leaders ages 12-14, July 14-25. Activities: group and personal skills, counselling skills, first aid, environmental stewardship, 2 overnights and "hands-on" experience with the Day Camp program. Cost: $350.

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