2024 AGM is June 25th at 6:30pm

SUMMER CAMPS 2024

Homer Watson House & Gallery camps are designed to challenge and develop the skill sets of little artists ages 4-14. Each day is a new artistic adventure and may include painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpting and more. There is something for everyone!  

The most important things to know about camp are… dress for mess and wear old clothes and shoes as we will get MESSY. Don’t forget to pack a water bottle, a nut free lunch and snacks. 

The typical camp day will include 2 longer work periods where we make more detailed art projects.  For example, an acrylic painting or a sculpture. In between, the campers will also complete smaller craft projects, games and outdoor play to get some fresh air while staying safe on-site. 

*Materials are included. 

Registration Fees

Members $250
Members (With After Care until 5pm) $275
General Public $275
General Public (With After Care until 5pm) $300

Sign up for a program with a friend and get an additional 10% off.
Use promo code BAF2024 at checkout.

Looking for a fun and creative way to spend time with your friends? Sign up for one of our art programs together during our Bring a Friend promotion and receive an extra 10% off your HWHG (minimum 2 people) program registration!
- Offer valid on HWHG program registrations from Jan 4 through Dec 31, 2024.
- Both registrations must be done through one account and on one transaction for the discount to be applied.
- Includes Children's Art Programs, Adult Art Programs, Family Programs, and Art Camps.
- Excludes Homeschool programs, birthday party bookings, field trip bookings, and memberships.
- No adjustments on previous purchases. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent.

Summer Art Camp at the Homer Watson House & Gallery is supported by The Waterloo Region Record – Lyle S. Hallman Foundation Kids to Camp Fund held at Waterloo Region Community Foundation. This fund will cover 75% of summer camp fees for the selected applicants.

About the Fund:

The Waterloo Region Record – Lyle S. Hallman Foundation Kids to Camp Fund provides grants to camps enabling children and youth who reside in Waterloo Region (Cambridge, Kitchener, North Dumfries, Waterloo, Wellesley, Wilmot, or Woolwich) and need financial assistance to attend camp.

  • Since 2014, over $1.5 million has been distributed to support kids in having a camp experience.
  • Prior to beginning your child(ren)’s registration please read the guidelines below to ensure you meet the specific criteria.
  • Note: All questions must be answered in full in order for your application to be processed.
  • This application will remain confidential, and the information will only be used to determine eligibility for subsidy funds.

2024 Summer Camp Schedule

Week

Ages 4-6

Ages 7-11

Ages 12-14

Behaviour, actions, and language should contribute to a positive & safe environment at all times. The Gallery reserves the right to remove a child from a program permanently and without refund if the child’s behaviour is deemed in breach of the HWHG behaviour policy. Please review the following with your child:

  • Campers will be respectful to both themselves and others at all times. This includes being respectful of individual differences, respect for the property owned by other campers & the Gallery.
  • Campers will stay within the boundaries of the set activities.
  • Campers are responsible for their actions & the consequences of their behaviour.

Signing Your Child In & Out

  • Parents & Guardians are responsible for signing their child in & out of camp on a daily basis.
  • No children will be allowed to run into a waiting vehicle.
  • Please pick up your child on time

Thanks for your cooperation and support as we value your participation and trust!

Illness
If a camper becomes ill at camp, a parent or guardian will be notified immediately and must arrange for prompt pick up of a child. Please call if your child is not attending camp due to illness.

Summer Sun & Mosquitoes
All campers spend some time outdoors. Campers will be required to provide and apply their own sun screen & bug spray to protect themselves.

Parents are responsible for providing peanut free snacks, lunches and drinks. HWH&G prefers that campers use environmentally friendly packaging such as reusable containers, to reduce waste. Food will not be provided.

Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for daily art activities and weather conditions. Kindly label your child’s belongings. Some paints do not wash out of clothes.

HWH&G is not responsible for any lost or damaged belongings of campers while at camp. There are lost & found boxes in all studios.

All refunds requested by registrants 10 days or less before the first class or the event are subject to a 10% administration fee. No refunds will be processed on or after the start date of the program. We do not make arrangements for refunds for missed classes, events or drop-outs. 

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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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