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SavvyMom April 8, 2016

It’s finally feeling a bit like spring. Which makes us think ahead to summer…when the kids go to camp.
So stop daydreaming and get on with it with this list of savvy picks for day camps from moms who have ‘been there and done that’ all summer long.

For the 5 and Under Set
Finding a camp for kids aged five and under can be a challenge, and the few that do exist often run for half days.

Carleton University offers Half-A-Happy-Day Camp for kids aged 3½ to 6. The big plus here is that Red Cross swimming lessons are included daily. When they’re not swimming, kids are busy crafting and being introduced to games and recreational sports.

The Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group offers an absolute plethora of half-day camps for this age group in both the morning and afternoon, so you can pair them up and get nearly a full day out of it. Choose from themes like Bob the Builder, Kinder Artists, Wild Things, Kinder Dance and even mini tennis camp for ages four to six.

If it’s all day or bust, the City of Ottawa runs a host of preschool camps, and many (though not all) are full days. Choose from favorites like Emergency Vet Jr., Jaws and Claws Safari, Little Picasso and Ooey, Gooey Science. Options vary by neighbourhood.

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