Pawsitively Pets encourages all children to explore their love of pets and animals. Working with animals is not only a great learning experience for children, it allows them to build confidence, self-esteem and a sense of compassion and enhances their imagination and interest in learning about science and nature.  Our wonderful team of rescue animals will take your child on an educational learning adventure, bring camp fun, and learning to life!

Pawsitively Pets offers camp programs for campers 4-11 years old over the Spring Break.  Under the Ministry of Education guidelines all campers MUST be 4 years old as of the first day of camp to attend our programs.

Spring Break Camp is available for both the public school and private school Spring Break in Toronto. Ottawa offers Spring Break camp for the public school March Break Camp week.  Early bird discount apply to full day, full-week programs only.

Spring Break – April 12-16

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PLEASE SEE OUR VIRTUAL CAMP PAGE FOR ALL VIRTUAL SPRING BREAK CAMP OPTIONS! 

(In-Person) Hands-on Camp Programs 

Little Lambs: Campers 4-5 years old. Program available in Toronto ONLY – Leaside location:  Pawsitively Pets allows children to explore their love of animals through a hands-on program that incorporates animals, creativity, games and arts in a fun, engaging age-appropriate programs. The Little Lambs camp program focuses on allowing children to explore a variety of animals through hands-on interaction and learning. The Little Lambs Program is designed for children 4 to 5 years old to attend independently for a full-day or half-day.  Children should be comfortable attending a program without their parent or caregiver to register for this program and fully toilet trained.  The program focuses on sensory awareness, tactile stimulation, refining motor skills and enhancing each child’s imagination. Over Spring Break camp is available in 1,2, 3, 4 or 5 day sessions.  Staff/Leader to camper ratio for Little Lambs is 1 staff to 6 campers.  Please see the link below for locations, dates and pricing, and discount opportunities.    CLICK HERE to register! 

Animal Doctors:  Campers 6-8 years old – Program available at the Leaside location & Ottawa location. This exciting and engaging program has been designed to get kids excited about a career with animals. Exploring animals around the world, ranging from pets, wild animals and aquatic animals. How do they survive in the wild and how are they cared for in captivity?  We will get up close and personal with the animals, learning about their care, and general health and well-being.  We will explore the different types of veterinary medicine and careers in the animal world.   The program will introduce basic anatomy and similarities in species, bathing and grooming, clicker training, enrichment exercises and more.  This program will allow your “want-to-be” a vet one day to have a look into the veterinary world and prepare for our Vet Explorers and Mini Vet camp in the future.  As with all our camps the focus of the program is as much hands-on interaction with the animals as possible each day. Over Spring Break camp is available in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 day sessions.  Staff/Leader to camper ratio for Animal Doctors is 1 staff to 8 campers.  Please see the link below for locations, dates and pricing, and discount opportunities.  CLICK HERE to register!

Vet Explorers:  Campers 9-11 years old – Program available at the Leaside location & Ottawa location.  A wild adventure learning about animals around the world.  The program will let campers learn the basics of a career in the vet world.  We will learn to take a patient history, scrub-in, complete a basic pet exam, learn about animals in the wild and take part in many hands-on animal programs.  We will have a day all about procedures, “mock” surgeries, wild animal medical needs, animal care and habitats and more!  This program will allow your “want-to-be” a vet one day to have a look into the veterinary world and prepare for our Mini Vet camp in the future.  This program builds off the Animal Doctor program and allows for an advanced age-appropriate investigation of the animal world.  As with all our camps the focus of the program is as much hands-on interaction with the animals as possible each day. Over Spring Break camp is available in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 day sessions.  Staff/Leader to camper ratio for Vet Explorers is 1 staff to 9 campers.  Please see the link below for locations, dates and pricing, and discount opportunities.  CLICK HERE to register 

Forest & Nature Camp:

This camp is open to children 4 to 12 years old. This program allows our nature lovers to experience the outdoors and nature, by joining us for camp that is fully immersed in the outdoors and nature.  All of our programs are created with the concept of experiential learning, exploring our curiosity for nature and the natural world. Working with our experienced team of outdoor educators children will connect with nature and living things, spending their entire day outside exploring the world around them. This is a unique experience that is difficult to achieve in conventional learning environments. This camp program takes place outside – rain, snow or shine. Indoor space is available in the event of extreme weather and for warming breaks.  Campers are divided into age groups, however there is a key focus on having our older campers take on roles of leadership and working to support and empower younger campers to try new things.  CLICK HERE  to register! 

Program Overview: 

“Children and youth should have the opportunity to play and learn in forests, parks, meadows, and mud puddles” (Outdoor Play Canada, 2018).

Outdoor learning at Pawsitively Pets embraces pawsitivity and connection.  Our outdoor exploration will strengthen and build upon our understanding of these values.

Pawsitivity and connection with ourselves – Campers will be encouraged and reminded to check in with themselves, asking questions like, how am I feeling?  If I’m thirsty, should I be getting out my water bottle and having a drink of water?  If I’m too warm, should I take off my jacket and keep it safely in my backpack until I need it again? Is what I am doing making me feel happy and secure?  Should I tell my teacher that I need a washroom break?

Pawsitivity and connection with others – Relationship building is invaluable for every child and everyone. A connectedness to others and contributing as a group and a community enhances children and families’ sense of belonging (Ministry of Education, 2014).  Inclusivity is paramount.  Every child will be welcomed, included, listened to, and appreciated for their viewpoint and individuality.  We will be exploring and learning together.

Pawsitivity and connection with nature – As we respect ourselves and others, so too we respect nature.  Kindness and gratitude to nature is an essential element of outdoor learning.  Each day we meet, we will strive to become responsible and exceptional stewards of our environment;  learning about and taking good care of the plants, trees and animals around us.