Camp Woolsey day camp

Girl Guides Ontario Camp Woolsey Day CampNear Ottawa, Woolsey’s 100 acres of mixed forest plays host to an extensive trail system for campers to explore. Our waterfront borders the Ottawa River and is a great place to cool off with a swim, play on the water trampoline, build sand castles on the beach or go for a row boat ride. Depending on your age, you can also learn to canoe.

Girls will enjoy an assortment of age-appropriate active games, art-based activities and water play in a safe environment supervised by our qualified and energetic staff. Each day will start with programming selected for your camper's age group then will mix in plenty of individually chosen activities. Day campers may get to participate in a variety of activities that may include archery, dance, nature photography, drama, hiking/geocaching, games, crafts, initiative tasks, visual arts and swimming.

Every week – Friday showcase and snack: We invite parents/guardians to join their girls at camp on Friday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. for our fabulous showcase and snack. Campers will be your hosts, taking you on tours of camp, your wait staff for the snacks and the stars of the showcase!



Camp clothing and accessories are available for purchase 
   Camp clothing and accessories are available for purchase!





We offer two different kinds of day camp sessions:


TREK Sessions
Leadership Development Program One Week sessions (LDP 1)
Day Camp Bus information
Read more for those campers providing their own transportation

Rates quoted are for current Girl Guide girl members. Learn more about non–member rates.

TREK Sessions (girls born 2008-2014) 

Campers attend each day from Monday to Friday. Trek weeks include a fun-filled Super Thursday with an excursion, a cookout supper, a sleepover at camp and s’more! The camp fee includes dinner and snack on Thursday and breakfast, lunch and snack on Friday.

Please note: During these weeks, there is no bus from camp at the end of the day on Thursday or to camp on Friday morning. If you don’t want your camper to stay overnight, you will need to arrange for them to be picked up on Thursday evening and dropped off on Friday morning. Please speak with your camp staff to make arrangements. Friday buses from camp will arrive 15 minutes to about half an hour later to accommodate the Showcase.

Dates: July 8 – 12, 2019
DatesJuly 15 – 19, 2019
Dates: July 22 – 26, 2019
DatesAugust 12 – 16, 2019
Dates: August 19 – 23, 2019
Cost: $280/week

Leadership Development Program One (LDP 1) (girls born 2005-2007) Day Camp (also available as an overnight program):
Based upon the Girl Guide values, this program is a great way for girls to learn about their leadership strengths and develop new skills. Under the supervision of our experienced Leadership staff, campers will:

  • Investigate leadership styles and study what makes an effective leader
  • Continually receive guidance and mentoring from our Leadership staff
  • Put their learning into practice as they spend time working with younger campers through a ‘Big Sister/Little Sister’ mentorship program during a few activity sessions
  • Learn to plan and assist in delivery of larger events, like a camp-wide game or a showcase
  • Receive five volunteer service hours

Your camper will be given documentation at the end of her camp program which she can provide to her Pathfinder Leader and/or high school in September. These hours may count towards your camper’s mandatory school volunteer requirements, however that is at the discretion of each school board.

We make sure that girls have fun at camp too, by giving them time to participate in traditional camp activities in our beautiful natural surroundings. Learn more about the activities.

Dates: July 8 – 12, 2019
DatesJuly 15 – 19, 2019
Dates: July 22 – 26, 2019
DatesAugust 12 – 16, 2019
Dates: August 19 – 23, 2019
Cost: $250/week

IMPORTANT: During these weeks, there is no bus from camp at the end of the day on Thursday or to camp on Friday morning, because we have a sleepover at camp. If you don’t want your camper to stay overnight, then you will need to arrange for them to be picked up on Thursday evening and dropped off on Friday morning. Please speak with your camp staff to make these arrangements.

Friday buses from camp will arrive 15 minutes to about half an hour later to accommodate the Showcase.

Day Camp Bus Information

Busing Available: Woodroffe and two Kanata locations.
Cost: $35/week roundtrip + HST.

Bus Notes:

  • In fairness to all campers, we will not wait more than five minutes for any camper to arrive at the bus in the morning. No reimbursement of bus fees will be made in these instances.
  • Each morning, our camp bus and camp staff members will be at the bus stop 5-10 minutes prior to departure at the originating bus stop. For any secondary bus stops, the camp staff may arrive on the bus and may not be at the bus stop prior to the bus arrival time.
  • If a parent/guardian is late for pick up at the end of the day, we will keep the camper on the bus with us and wait for you at the final stop of the bus route. We will attempt to call the parent/guardian’s cell phone to notify them of this.
  • All transportation must be pre-booked and paid in full.
  • In order to ensure there is time for processing, please arrive at least fifteen minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive or depart.
  • Buses only stop at the designated bus stops and may not stop at each location each week.
  • Bus stops may alter slightly due to unforeseen circumstances.

Woodroffe – St Paul’s Presbyterian Church 
971 Woodroffe Ave (Woodroffe & 417) 
Meet us in the back parking lot please.
Typical Departure (bus to camp): 7:30 a.m. 
Typical Arrival (bus from camp): 5:45 p.m.* 
*On all Fridays, at the end of the day, the buses from camp will arrive 15 minutes to about half an hour later to accommodate the Showcase.

Thursday and Friday Exceptions:
  1. Trek Thursdays - there is no bus from camp at the end of the day.
  2. Trek Fridays - there is no bus to camp on Friday mornings. 

Kanata South - Superstore
760 Eagleson Rd
Meet us in the Northwest corner of the parking lot please.
Typical Departure (bus to camp): 7:55a.m. 
Typical Arrival (bus from camp): 5:15 p.m.*
*On all Fridays, at the end of the day, the buses from camp will arrive 15 minutes to about half an hour later to accommodate the Showcase.


Thursday and Friday Exceptions:
  1. Trek Thursdays - there is no bus from camp at the end of the day.
  2. Trek Fridays - there is no bus to camp on Friday mornings. 

Kanata North - Brookside Baptist Church Kanata 
1078 Klondike Rd
Meet us in the west parking lot (closest to March Road) please.
Typical Departure (bus to camp): 8:15 a.m. 
Typical Arrival (bus from camp): 4:45 p.m.*
* On all Fridays, at the end of the day, the buses from camp will arrive 15 minutes to about half an hour later to accommodate the Showcase.

Thursday and Friday Exceptions:
  1. Trek Thursdays - there is no bus from camp at the end of the day.
  2. Trek Fridays - there is no bus to camp on Friday morning.
For campers providing their own transportation to/from camp each day:

On Site Arrival Time (morning) 

Monday – 8:30-8:45 a.m.
Tuesday – 8:30-8:45 a.m.
Wednesday – 8:30-8:45 a.m.
Thursday – 8:30-8:45 a.m.
Friday - Trek Weeks (if a camper doesn’t stay with us overnight*) – 8:30-8:45 a.m.
*No bus transportation if a camper doesn’t stay overnight on Thursday night

On Site Pick Up Time (evening) Approximate Times
Monday – 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Tuesday - 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Wednesday - 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Friday - Parent Showcase starts at 4:00 p.m. On-site pick up must occur by 5:15 p.m.
*No bus transportation on Friday morning to camp

Rates quoted are for current Girl Guide girl members. Learn more about non–member rates.
Non Members can attend these provincial camping events. 

OCA member

We want everyone to join in the fun of camp! Girl Guides of Canada, Ontario Council offers financial assistance (campership) to eligible girl members for camping programs. Information on applying for a campership is included in the online camp application form for each program. If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact our office at camping@guidesontario.org or by phone at 1–877–323–4545 ext. 2461.


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