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March Break Flight Academy!

February 12, 2018


Let your daughter “earn her wings” at Elmwood’s exciting Flight Academy, March 12 – 16, 2018! Under the expert guidance of former pilot John Hayman and the Mad Science team, campers will participate in age-appropriate, hands-on workshops to learn about the properties of air and the four forces of flight. Highlights of the week will […]


Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales!

July 18, 2016


Last week, the air was filled with exciting stories and tales! Our youngest campers explored some of the world’s best-loved fairy tales through drama, arts and crafts, and songs. Older campers traveled back in time to Mount Olympus to learn about some of the fascinating Greek myths and legends. Campers created their own mazes for […]


Investigation Station: Slime Time!

July 8, 2016


Last week, our intrepid scientists became “mad about science,” making “gloop,” creating slime and investigating polymers through a series of fun, age-appropriate experiments during the Investigation Station: Slime Time! summer camp. Campers enjoyed workshops in the Elmwood lab under the expert guidance of the “Mad Science” team, and dove into the fascinating world of polymers […]


Ahoy Matey!

June 28, 2016

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Our campers enjoyed an exhilarating week on “Elmwood Island”! A highlight of the week was setting sail on an exciting adventure down the Rideau Canal with the crew from Pirate Adventures. We finished off the week with a wonderful showcase and fantastic Hawaiian luau! CLICK HERE to see some of the highlights of our amazing […]


Mini Golf Par-tee!

August 14, 2015


This week’s Hit It! Camp has been a ball! Campers have tried their hand at a huge number of sports including tennis, badminton, golf, lacrosse, field hockey and more! This afternoon the campers had a chance to showcase some of the putting skills they learned at the Mini Golf Par-tee we hosted for friends and […]


Great Outdoors Camp

August 4, 2015


Last week, at Elmwood’s Great Outdoors camp our campers celebrated the natural environment through a variety of engaging games, crafts and activities! A highlight of the week was our trip to Brewer Park where the girls enjoyed playing in the splash pad. Back at camp they created their own scavenger hunts, learned survival skills, pitched […]


Sweet Sounds of Summer

July 27, 2015

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At last week’s Sweet Sounds of Summer camp, campers enjoyed an exciting and well-rounded musical experience under the instruction of music teacher, Mrs. Heather Huisman. The campers learned about musical theory and form through a variety of unique, engaging and fun activities conforming to the National Association for Music and/or the Ontario Curriculum for the […]


This Week at Science Camp…

July 9, 2015


This week campers have enjoyed exploring the amazing world around us through engaging, exciting and hands-on science experiments and investigations. On Wednesday we went to the Canadian Museum of Nature where we learned about everything from the origins of the Earth to the dinosaurs in prehistoric times to the animals living around the world today. […]


Grade 4-6 Counsellor Profile – Amanda Vriend

July 7, 2015

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Name: Amanda Vriend Education: Bachelor of Education Primary-Junior Divisions Queen’s University 2014 Bachelor of Arts Honours History/English Queen’s University 2013 A bit about me: I recently completed the Concurrent Education program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and moved back to the Ottawa area. Since then, I have had the privilege of teaching in the primary, […]


Wonderful World of Water Showcase

July 6, 2015


Last Friday we hosted a Wonderful World of Water Showcase for our campers’ friends and family in the senior school auditorium. Here, our Kinder campers wowed the audience with a beautiful song about the importance of water in our lives. Our Jr. and Sr. campers preformed a skit they wrote called The Raindrop about the water cycle. The skit […]


Strawberry Social

June 30, 2015


Last Friday’s Strawberry Social was a delicious success! Campers and their families and friends enjoyed tasty desserts prepared by the campers using the berries they picked at Proulx Farm! Some of the crowd favourites included chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry shortcake and cheesecake-filled strawberries! Delightful homemade strawberry lemonade prepared by the campers was also served. The Jr. and Sr. girls […]


Proulx Maple & Berry Farm

June 25, 2015


Yesterday’s excursion to Proulx Maple & Berry Farm to pick strawberries was a blast! When we arrived, we took a wagon ride to the berry field where the campers had fun picking heaping baskets of delicious strawberries. The girls worked up quite an appetite berry picking and enjoyed a lovely picnic lunch prepared by the […]


Grade 1-3 Counsellor Profile – Karena Haroun

June 24, 2015


Name: Karena Haroun Education: Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology from Queen’s University (2014) Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa (2015, Primary/ junior division) A bit about me: This is my first year as a camp counsellor and I could not be more thrilled! The themes we have prepared for this summer are packed […]


Kinder Counsellor Profile – Sarah Clarke

June 23, 2015


Name: Sarah Clarke Education:  Elmwood Alumna (class of 2013) Currently pursuing a B.A. in sociology degree at Carleton University. A Little Bit About Sarah: You’ll find me around in the Junior School working with students or at the 3:26 Club! In my free time I love to play sports – my two favourites are basketball and […]


Soccer Skills & Drills Showcase

June 22, 2015


Last Friday’s Soccer Skills and Drills Showcase was a huge success! The campers showed off the FUNdamental soccer techniques they learned over the course of the week through soccer drills and a scrimmage. In spirit of the many countries participating in the FIFA World Cup, the Sr. girls also prepared and presented an Indonesian shadow puppet […]