Homer Watson House and Gallery camps are designed to challenge and develop the skill sets of artists ages 5 to 12. Each day is a new artistic adventure and may include painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpting and more. There is something for everyone!

Materials are included. July classes will be held outside based on current government guidelines.

WAT’S TOTS Summer Camp

In-person | Ages 2-4
Wat’s Tots is a program for the mini creators! Our two hour morning camp is a fantastic option to create with your child. All materials are included for ages 2-4 with 1 adult participant. Tuition includes both child and 1 adult for assistance and emotional support. Our program is geared towards developing self-sufficiency and training the creative senses and fine motor skills.

Aug 23-27

$83.00 | Monday-Friday | 10:00am-12:00pm

Aug 30 – Sep 3

$83.00 | Monday-Friday | 10:00am-12:00pm

Sep 7-10

$66.40 | Tuesday-Friday | 10:00am-12:00pm

Camp General Information & Guidelines

Camp Week

In-person | Ages 5-8

In-person | Ages 9-12

Online | Ages 8-12

Week 9 | Aug 30-Sep3

Under the Sea

Jedi and Jets

Art Explorers

Registration Fees

Members $250

Members (With After Care until 5pm) $275

General Public $275

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

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!

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.

Camp COVID-19 safety measures
Our programs will ensure compliance with current regulations as set by the Province of Ontario and Waterloo Region Public Health and are subject to change. Should the regional regulations change resulting in the cancellation of our camp, a full refund will be issued. Some pandemic-related changes that will be in place include:

  • Supplies and tools will not be shared between campers.
  • Campers need to bring and wear a mask and practice safe hand washing practices which includes frequent hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer, which will be provided by the camp
  • Campers will be required to complete daily COVID-19 screening (details on this will be shared before the start of program)
  • For the safety of our campers, their families and our staff programming will adhere to current health and safety measures, including reduced class sizes and cleaning protocols
  • Some campers may need support or an accommodation to adhere to safety measures, such as masking or social distancing

* camp staff supporting these participants will be provided with all appropriate personal protective equipment

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.

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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.