Important Notice: Summer Camp Registrations for 2023 are NOW Closed.
Thank you for your overwhelming interest in this year's summer camp! We're thrilled to see the enthusiasm and support from our community. While registrations for 2023 have come to a close, we're already gearing up for an even more exciting camp experience in the coming year.
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Summer Camp 2023
Welcome to Little Medical School - Region of Waterloo Summer Camps 2023! We have a fantastic summer planned for children aged 5 and up with over 5 themes for every interest. We will be bringing very exciting programs for our students as we explore the fascinating field of medicine through Little Medical School's STEM-based curriculum and activities.
Spots fill up fast! Please note that spots will not be held without payment and completed applications.
All our summer camps run from 9AM - 4PM. Drop-off begins 8:30-9AM and pick-up starts 4-4:30PM.
Before and after care options:
Extended before care for early drop-off starts at 8:05AM ($30 for the week).
Extended aftercare for late pick-up until 5PM ($30 for the week).
Summer Camps, July 2023
|Cirriculum||Type||Dates||Age||Fee||Location||Registration No./ Link|
|Pre-K Camp: How to be a Doctor & Vet!||Pre-K Camp||Jul 4, 2023 to Jul 7, 2023||4 to 6 |
(must be age 4 by camp start)
|$240||Forest Hill United Church||FULL|
|The Medical Explorer: A Camp for Aspiring Doctors, Nurses, Vets, and more!||Mixed Camp 1||Jul 4, 2023 to Jul 7, 2023||5 to 10||$240||Holy Trinity Anglican Church||FULL|
|Medi-ventures: The Future Doctors' Camp||Doctor Camp 1||Jul 10, 2023 to Jul 14, 2023||5 to 10||$300||Holy Trinity Anglican Church||FULL|
|Paws for adventure: How to be a Vet!||Vet Camp 1||Jul 17, 2023 to Jul 21, 2023||5 to 10||$300||Holy Trinity Anglican Church||FULL|
|Musical Doctors||Joint Camp with Noteworthy Music Studio||Jul 17, 2023 to Jul 21, 2023||5 to 12||$300||Forest Hill United Church||FULL|
|Medi-wild: A Wilderness Medicine and Survival Camp||Wilderness Camp 1||Jul 24, 2023 to Jul 28, 2023||5 to 12||$300||Holy Trinity Anglican Church||FULL|
Summer Camps, August 2023
|Cirriculum||Type||Dates||Recommended Age||Fee||Location||Registration No./ Link|
|Little MD's: A Doctor in Training Camp||Doctor Camp 2||Jul 31, 2023 to Aug 4, 2023||5 to 10||$300||Holy Trinity Anglican Church||FULL|
|Future Healthcare Heroes: An exploration in health professions for aspiring campers||Mixed Camp 2||Aug 8, 2023 to Aug 11, 2023||5 to 10||$240||Holy Trinity Anglican Church||FULL|
|Vet Quest: Exploring Animal Care||Vet Camp 2||Aug 14, 2023 to Aug 18, 2023||5 to 10||$300||Holy Trinity Anglican Church||FULL|
|Survival MD: A Camp for Explorers and Adventurers||Wilderness Camp 2||Aug 21, 2023 to Aug 25, 2023||5 to 12||$300||Holy Trinity Anglican Church||FULL|
|Cirriculum||Days||Dates||Times||Recommended Age||Fee||Location||Registration No./ Link|
|Little Doctor School Camp||T - F||Aug 8 to Aug 11, 2023||8:00am - 5pm||6 to 8||TBA||RIM Park||FULL (38459)|
|Little Vet School Camp||M - F||Aug 14 to Aug 18, 2023||8:00am - 5pm||5 to 8||TBA||RIM Park||FULL (38469)|
|Wilderness Medicine Camp||M - F||Aug 21 to Aug 25, 2023||8:00am - 5pm||7 to 10||TBA||RIM Park||FULL (38471)|
Little Vet Camp
Do you want your kids to have a paw-some and purr-fect summer? Do you want to immerse them in the fascinating world of veterinary medicine and animal health?
At this Little Veterinarian Summer Camp, these future veterinarians will learn about the key responsibilities of veterinarians specializing in dog and cat medical care. They will be practicing how to perform dog and cat assessments by making a nose to tail exam. They will also learn about canine and feline health through proper animal nutrition and hydration, perform a wound assessment and practice some basic surgical skills, learn about common conditions in animals, how to remove ticks, learn about the immune system and vaccinations, practice administering medication, comprehend the types of animal body language, learn about the functions of an animal’s vital organ systems such as the heart, blood, digestive system, eyes and brain, read x-rays and more. These future veterinarian physicians and surgeons will be beaming with pride as they earn a Little Veterinarian School diploma on graduation day.
Little Doctor Camp
Do you want your kids to learn some necessary life skills such as the basics of how to perform CPR and Heimlich maneuver? Learn about medication safety and how medications work? Learn about basic human anatomy and physiology in a fun way and many more meaningful health-related activities this summer?
In this Little Doctors Summer Camp, students will have an unforgettable awesome summer exploring the exciting field of medicine with a complete mini medical school experience aligned with STEM-based curriculum objectives through hands on interactive instruction, role play, crafts and games. Children will have so much fun as they dress up like doctors, use real medical instruments, discover how the body works, learn about our human vital organs and function, practice suturing stitches, learn about necessary life skills such as CPR and Heimlich Maneuver, understand how medications work, be a health advocate and more. By participating in these role-playing experiences, Little Medical School® is inspiring tomorrow’s doctors today!
Wilderness Medicine Camp
Conquer the great outdoors! Do you want your kids to learn about the exciting field of wilderness medicine? Learn about emergency situations in the wild, survive and learn how to prepare for disasters in the forest?
At Little Medical School – Wilderness Medicine Summer Camp, students will be immersed in vital emergency care in remote wilderness settings. Your little doctor will learn how to respond to emergency situations in the wild such snake bites, hypothermia and more. They will also get to practice how to tie a tourniquet and splint a broken leg. Students will also learn about survival in the great outdoors in an emergency such as learning about water safety and how to filter dirty water. These future emergency medics will also learn about mosquitoes and diseases and how to protect themselves from mosquito bites and other bugs. They will also learn about wilderness disasters that may occur such as forest fires and know what to do. Imagine the excitement when kids learn how to identify distress situations and practice creating their own distress signals in role-play.
Mixed Summer Camp
At this Little Medical School - Mixed Summer Camp, students will play the role of a medical explorer and dive into 5 different health professions including Doctor, Veterinarian, Pediatrician, Nursing, and Wilderness MDs. Your little healthcare hero will have so much fun as they dress up like doctors, use real medical instruments, discover how the body works, practice suturing stitches, practice how to perform dog and cat assessments by making a nose to tail exam, how to respond to emergency situations in the wild, how to take care of newborns, and so much more!
Musical Doctors Camp in collaboration with Noteworthy Music Studio
Welcome to Musical Doctors Camp where STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) meets melody! Get ready for a summer of fun and learning with our jam-packed program designed to keep your little ones' minds active and engaged.
This camp is perfect for kids of all skill levels and interests, whether they're a beginner or pro. They'll learn how to play the piano, compose their own songs, and dive into STEM projects that will show campers how music and technology intersect. They'll learn about sound waves, music production, and more!
Visit Noteworthy Music Studio for more info.
Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to LMS Camp! Below are answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you don't find the answer here for your question, we're here to help.
- Email us at email@example.com
- Call us at 226-989-8998
Yes! Early drop off starts at 8:05 a.m. and late pick up is offered until 5:00 p.m.
If you would like to purchase extended care for more than 1 child (siblings), only 1 purchase needs to be made for both children.
You can add this extended before care and/or extended after care upon registration or purchase it later if you prefer, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before care for the whole week is $30, and after care for the whole week is $30. Please note, only whole weeks (not individual days) can be purchased.
Each camp will feature different topics. For example, in Little Doctor Camp 1, topics covered will include Heart, Lungs, Digestion, Surgery, Eyes, and Brain. In Little Doctor Camp 2, topics covered will include Spine, Pharmacy, Eyes, CPR, and Ears.
Course topics will not be repeated between camp 1, 2, and 3 and will always be new, fun and exciting for the campers!
Children between the ages of 5-12 are eligible to enroll.
Unfortunately, we do not offer half day enrollment or part time enrollment. While it is your choice to only send your child for half a day or a few times a week, there is no price discount. The full enrollment fee will apply.
During a camp week, we hold on to left items for campers to pick up the next day. All unclaimed items are donated to a local charity at the end of every camp week. Please label everything to assist camp leaders in returning items to your child. Please also check your child’s belongings at the end of each camp day and notify the camp leaders at your camp during drop off the next day, if any item is missing.
Typically we have 1 counsellor for every 10 children. Each camp has a Camp Leader, an Activity Coordinator and Camp Volunteer.
The majority of our counsellors are university and college students looking for summer employment (and a few secondary school students are hired each year, as well). We also employ teachers who want to do something in the summer, and graduates of Teacher Colleges across Ontario. A recent Vulnerable Sector Police Check and being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 are both mandatory requirements for all counsellors. There will be at least one counsellor present at each camp location with their First Aid certification at all times.
During the registration process, you have the option to add T-shirt and stethoscope to your order. If you purchased it, it will be delivered to your camper on the first day of their first camp week.
Address of Camp Locations:
Holy Trinity Anglican Church - 237 Wilson Ave, Kitchener, ON N2C 1G9.
Forest Hill United Church - 121 Westmount Rd E, Kitchener, ON N2M 4Y6.
RIM Park - 2001 University Ave E, Waterloo, ON N2K 4K4.
A Day at Camp
Our camp program operates from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Drop off begins at 8:30-9 a.m. and pick up begins at 4-4:30 p.m.
Extended before care and after care are avaliable. Before care at 8 a.m. and after care until 5 p.m.
A typical day will always begin with campers sanitizing their hands under the watchful eye of camp staff.
Campers are divided into cohorts and a sample camp day schedule will look something like this:
9:00 AM: Camper free play as they arrive
9:30 AM: LMS programming and activities
10:30 AM: Snack (go outside/play games)
11:00 AM: LMS programming and activities
12:00 PM: Lunch
12:30 PM: Gym time or games
1:30 PM: LMS programming and activities
2:30 PM: Snack (go outside/play games)
3:00 PM: LMS programming and activities
3:30 PM: Clean up, pack up, wait for pickup
4:30 PM: End of pick-up
Many of our activities may take place outside, depending on the weather. Outside activities may take place onsite at the camp, or at a nearby green space or park/playground. Activities throughout the day are based on a variety of health and safety factors as well as weather.
Please make sure to bring the following items with your camper to camp.
- Lunch and snacks (there are one lunch period and two movement break periods when campers enjoy a small snack). We encourage parents to pack nut free lunches and snacks. Note, we are a nut aware camp, not a nut free camp.
- Water bottle
- Facial covering (if still required by public health)
- Pencil case containing basic school supplies (pencils, erasers, scissors, markers and/or pencil crayons)
- Weather appropriate, comfortable clothing (packing a change of clothing is also advisable)
- Closed toe and heel shoes must be worn to comply with camp safety rules (preferably running shoes)
- Bug spray
- Hat and sunglasses (as weather dependent)
- Any doctor prescribed medications (LMS Camp staff will not administer medications except in the case of a life-threatening situation such as administering an EpiPen which is provided by the parent)
To ensure their safety, all campers must be signed in at the time of drop off and signed out at the time of pick up, by their guardian. Guardians must indicate the names of the authorized persons for pickup on their online registration form and everyone must show identification in order to sign out a child. You will be required to show identification every day, even if we know you. No child will be permitted to leave camp without being signed out by an authorized adult. The same safety rules apply to all. Should a parent wish to add an authorized person(s) to the approved pick up and drop of list for their child, they may login to their account or call Head Office (226-989-8998)
Health & Safety
There is at least one staff member at every site that has their First Aid and CPR certification, however, LMS Camp leaders DO NOT administer medications (unless it is an emergency such as the use of an EpiPen). If your child needs medication throughout the day please arrange for a parent or a designate to come and do so. Also, please ensure this information is communicated clearly on the application form when enroling your child.
There is at least one staff member at every site that has their First Aid and CPR certification.
Cancellations and Refunds
- Prior to May 31, 2023: Participants may request a full refund (minus 3% administrative charge) for any reason.
- After June 1, 2023, to 14 days before the camp start date: Participants may request a partial refund (minus 10% administrative charge) for any reason.
- 14 days before the start of your camp: No refund requests will be granted, for any reason.
- Before and after care services and merchandise purchases: These are refundable at any time, including throughout the camp season, as long as the service or merchandise you purchased is canceled a minimum of one full business day prior to the start of the camp session for which you purchased the service or merchandise.
- Camp week switch requests: Participants may switch their camp week(s), if notice is provided to Head Office by minimum of 14 days in advance of the start date of the original purchased camp session. Switching camp weeks is contingent on available spots for the requested week(s). Please note that availability for the requested date(s) and location(s) is not guaranteed.
For refund or exchange requests, please contact us via email at email@example.com or by calling (226) 989-8998. Our team will assist you with the necessary steps and provide further guidance based on your specific request.
We appreciate your understanding of the refund and cancellation policy. It is designed to ensure a fair and efficient process for all participants. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Payment and Credit Details
Payment can be made by e-transfer, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), or Bank Payment.
When you complete the online enrolment you will be asked to select your preferred method of payment. You will be sent an email that will provide you with the confirmation of registration and invoice with your preferred method of payment.
Once payment has been received, please allow 1-2 business days for processing and then you will receive an updated statement by email and also your confirmation of enrollment.
There is a 3% transaction fee added to all credit card transactions to cover the fee that credit card processors, for example, charge LMS Camp. This is a non-refundable fee and it is applied at checkout.