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23 Mar, 2014

I have a great Ottawa summer day camp idea for you!

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Fishbowl patrons

The Canadian Museum of Nature has an enduringly happy history with Ottawa families, and here at the Fishbowl as a longtime patron too.

I’m VERY pleased to share a great idea for your child’s next summer camp experience. Did you know the Museum of Nature offers some really interesting summer camps? There is HUGE kid appeal here for kids 6-14.

There are four themes from which to choose: Arctic, Bioluminescence, Canada’s Creatures, and Dinosaurs & Fossils. Each day camp has lots of themed-activities, hands-on learning, and special gallery exploration (including some behind-the-scenes stuff!).

I think the Museum of Nature is a wonderful day camp destination, especially for first-time campers, don’t you? It’s so nice to be able to send them kids to a familiar place where you know they’ll have a great time.

Interested? Registration opened this week, so don’t think about it too long. :) You can read more about these day camps on the Museum of Nature website.


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1 Response to "I have a great Ottawa summer day camp idea for you!"

1 | Valerie

April 2nd, 2014 at 3:52 pm

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Busing (bussing?) is not so great to this museum. I was excited about the camp at the History (Civ) museum until I realized they didn’t offer it for 12+ yr olds. Any more great finds? :)

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