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Special Interest Day Camps

Our special interest day camps are developed with a focus on developing skills related to areas of interest. We have just begun to develop programming of this nature but in the future, we will be expanding these camps.

For this summer in partnership with Orange STEM Education, we have a number of camps with a focus on Engineering, and the Science, Technology and Math needed to fuel it. Orange STEM's  distinctive hands-on projects, created by Ian Dudley, a Mechanical Engineering Technologist, teach Mechanics, Electronics and Robotics to all ages. Their programs are designed to develop problem-solving skills and encourage the teamwork, necessary for engineering. 

Tremendously popular, but new to us, are the Whitewater Camps run in partnership with Ottawa City Rafting, the local division of Wilderness Tours. In this camp, we have students outside and active learning about rivers, safety around moving water, and having fun in the world of whitewater. These camps have been sold out every year with other providers so we feel privileged to offer them here this year. With Ottawa's location in the middle of an internationally recognized whitewater paradise, this is a great way to introduce children to this magical world.

Last but not least with the location of our camp at the doorstep of a singletrack trail system of nearly 100 km, our mountain bike camps are an extension of our successful school Mountain Bike team and Club. Developed by Dave Stibbe a former professional Outdoor Adventure Guide and lead instructor for Algonquin College's Outdoor Adventure Diploma program, we have created an excellent skills development program for youth. Our access to the Green Belt trails and partnership with Wesley Clover's new Mountain Bike Trail network gives us unique access to world-class trail system for teaching and skills development all at our doorstep.

Below are the detailed camp descriptions for our special interest day camps, and the dates offered. Click the Register Button to enrol your child now!
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SUMMER SPECIAL 
INTEREST DAY CAMPS

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Orange STEM LEGO® Engineering Camp 
Junior Elementary, Ages 7-8, Grades 2,3
Price
: $395.00

Full day camp - combining half days with Orange STEM Education, Ottawa’s leader in LEGO Robotics and Engineering plus half days with KM staff on STEM focused activities in and around our MAKER Space. You will learn LEGO Technic building skills, engineering principles, teamwork and organization. Hands-on projects will bring machines to life using motors and gears, and you will build pre-programmed Mindstorms® robots, and perform challenges.

Weeks Available
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Week 1     July 4-8          LEGO®  AM & MAKER PM

Week 3    July 18–22      LEGO®  AM & MAKER PM

Week 7    Aug 15-19       LEGO®  AM & MAKER PM

Week 8   Aug 22-26      LEGO®  AM & MAKER PM

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Orange STEM LEGO® Robotics and Coding 
Junior Elementary, Ages 7-8, Grades 2-3 
Price
: $395.00

Full day camp - combining half days with Orange STEM Education, Ottawa’s leader in LEGO Robotics and Engineering and half days with KM staff on STEM focused activities in and around our MAKER Space. You will build a selection of Mindstorms robots with legs, wheels and treads, and their task-related attachments. Using tablets, you will program sensor-driven robots to line-follow, navigate mazes and perform daily challenges.

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Week 6  Aug 8-12    LEGO®  AM & MAKER PM

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Orange STEM LEGO® Engineering Camp 
Senior Elementary, Ages 9-12 Grades 4-6 
Price: $395.00

Full day camp - combining half days with Orange STEM Education, Ottawa’s leader in LEGO Robotics and Engineering plus half days with KM staff on STEM focused activities in and around our MAKER Space. You will learn LEGO Technic building skills, engineering principles, teamwork and organization. Hands-on projects will bring machines to life using motors and gears, and you will build pre-programmed Mindstorms® robots, and perform challenges.

Weeks Available
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Week 1     July 4-8          MAKER AM & LEGO® PM

Week 2    July 11–15        MAKER AM & LEGO® PM

Week 3    July 18–22      MAKER AM & LEGO® PM

Week 7    Aug 15-19       MAKER AM & LEGO® PM

Week 8   Aug 22-26      MAKER AM & LEGO® PM

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Orange STEM LEGO® Robotics and Coding 
Senior Elementary, Ages 9-12 Grades 4-6 
Price
: $395.00

Full day camp - combining half days with Orange STEM Education, Ottawa’s leader in LEGO Robotics and Engineering and half days with KM staff on STEM focused activities in and around our MAKER Space. You will build a selection of Mindstorms robots with legs, wheels and treads, and their task-related attachments. Using tablets, you will program sensor-driven robots to line-follow, navigate mazes and perform daily challenges.

Weeks Available
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Week 6  Aug 8-12    MAKER AM & LEGO® PM

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Junior Raft Guide
Senior Elementary, Ages 9-12, Grades 4-6 
Price: $515.00

The Junior Raft Guide Camp offers the most exciting on-water adventure program in the area. With three full days of river rafting, a day of swift water safety training, and a day of river ecology and natural environment exploration. During this camp you’ll see different parts of the Ottawa River and get a new perspective of some secret spots to swim, jump, and ride. Ottawa City Rafting is renowned when it comes to water safety and instruction; using twenty-foot rafts, campers will enjoy riding the rapids with highly trained and experienced whitewater professionals. The rapids on our section of the Ottawa River are safe and suitable for beginners and children alike. Many children love this camp so much that they sign up for all our available sessions. Children will be wearing high flotation personal flotation devices at all times on the water. However, children should be comfortable in and on the water and beginner swimming skills are recommended.

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Week 1     July 4-8           JR. RIVER GUIDE 

Week 2    July 11–15         JR. RIVER GUIDE

Week 4    July 25–29      JR. RIVER GUIDE

Week 6    Aug 8-12         JR. RIVER GUIDE

Week 8   Aug 22-26       JR. RIVER GUIDE

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Ridge Riders
Senior Elementary, Ages 9-12, Grades 4-6 
Price $375.00

The Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Camp is designed for 9-12-year-olds with beginner cycling skills looking to try out mountain biking while having fun exploring the amazing world-class trail system located in Kanata. Our location adjacent to the Trans Canada Trail is a short 10-minute bike ride from Stony Swamp the gateway to 100 km of mountain bike trails from beginner-friendly to more advanced. Ridge Riders is our most popular program, as this is where we introduce campers to mountain biking in a safe and progressive manner. Campers are placed into one of our two ability groups "never ever mountain biked but can ride a road bike" or "have mountain biked a little". We then teach the fundamentals of mountain biking; including braking, descending, log hops and single track riding. Campers also learn about how a bike works, basic bike maintenance skills, and trail etiquette, all while spending the day immersed in the woods.

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Week 1     July 4-8             RIDGE RIDERS 

Week 4    July 25-29         RIDGE RIDERS

Week 6    Aug 15-19          RIDGE RIDERS

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Rock and Rollers
Senior Elementary, Ages 9-12, Grades 4-6 
Price $375.00

The Rock and Rollers Mountain Bike Camp is designed for 9-12-year-olds with strong beginner or intermediate mountain biking skills looking to further develop their skills while having fun exploring the amazing world-class trail system located in Kanata. Our location adjacent to the Trans Canada Trail is a short 10-minute bike ride from Stony Swamp the gateway to 100 km of mountain bike trails from beginner-friendly to more advanced. Rock and Rollers is designed as a follow-up to our Ridge Riders program and is where we focus on progressive skill development in a safe and progressive manner. Campers are placed into one of our two ability groups "begintermediates who ride single track cautiously" or "intermediates who ride single track with speed and confidence". We then teach the progressive skills of mountain biking; including cornering with speed, rock rolling, riding steep terrain, taking small jumps, bunny hopping and riding over larger obstacles. Campers also learn how to properly set a mountain bike up, basic bike maintenance skills, and trail etiquette, all while spending the day immersed in the woods.

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Week 3     July 18-22         ROCK AND ROLLERS 

Week 7    Aug 22-26         ROCK AND ROLLERS 

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River Rangers
Teens, Ages 13-15, Grades 7-9 
Price $555.00
 

In partnership with Ottawa City Rafting, River Rangers Camp is a unique leadership program that is perfect for anyone interested in or passionate about the outdoors who may be looking at developing the skills necessary to become an Outdoor Leader. Participants will receive training in water rescue, navigation, raft guiding, ecology and geology lessons. On the water, participants will gain the skills and confidence to navigate the current, handle white water, and know what to do in emergencies. On land, participants will explore the natural world and learn about forest conservation and land-based search and rescue and navigation skills. With five full days of instruction, participants will see different parts of the river, and learn the basics of internationally recognized competencies for Swift Water River Rescue and Search and Rescue all while under the guidance of well-trained professionals.

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Week 3     July 18-22          RIVER RANGERS 

Week 7     Aug 15–19          RIVER RANGERS

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Radical Riders
Teens, Ages 13-15, Grades 7-9 
Price $375.00

The Radical Riders Mountain Bike Camp is designed for Teens 13-15-year-olds with strong beginner or intermediate mountain biking skills looking to further develop their skills while having fun exploring the amazing world-class trail system located in Kanata. Our location adjacent to the Trans Canada Trail is a short 10-minute bike ride from Stony Swamp the gateway to 100 km of mountain bike trails from beginner-friendly to more advanced. The Radical Riders program is specifically designed for teens and is where we focus on skill development in a safe and progressive manner. Campers are placed into one of our two ability groups "begintermediates who ride single track cautiously" or "intermediates who ride single track with speed and confidence". We then teach the progressive skills of mountain biking; including cornering with speed, rock rolling, riding steep terrain, taking small jumps, bunny hopping and riding over larger obstacles. Campers also learn how to properly set a mountain bike up, basic bike maintenance skills, and trail etiquette, all while spending the day immersed in the woods.

Weeks Available
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Week 2     July 11-15           RADICAL RIDERS 

Week 5     Aug 8-12           RADICAL RIDERS

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