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Virtual Summer Camp Info Nights

Are you looking for the right summer camp program for your loved one? This year KidsAbility, Waterloo Region Family Network and Supporting Kids In Camp (SKIC) are partnering to host a series of virtual camp fairs.  Join us via Teams to learn about camp options and have your questions answered by the camp directors themselves!  Registrants will receive a Teams link via email the morning of the event.


Click here to see our flyer and see below for registration links.


Focus:                   Overnight Camps and Getaways, All Regions

Date:                     Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Time:                    7:00 – 8:30pm

Registration:      https://virtual-campfair-overnight.eventbrite.ca


Focus:                  Day Camps - Guelph Wellington for campers ages 4-12

Date:                     Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Time:                    7:00 – 9 pm

Registration:      https://Day-camps-Guelph-Wellington.eventbrite.ca


Focus:                   Day Camps – Waterloo Region for campers ages 4-12

Date:                     Wednesday, January 16, 2023

Time:                    7:00 – 9 pm

Registration:       https://Day-camps-Waterloo-Region.eventbrite.ca


Focus:                   Day Camp programs for teens and young adults - Waterloo Region and Guelph Wellington

Date:                     Monday, February 13, 2023

Time:                    7:00 – 8:30pm

Registration:       https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/summer-programs-for-teens-and-adults-waterloo-region-guelphwellington-tickets-479947103707


Cost:                      Free

Who:                     Everyone is welcome

Registration Deadline: 9 am morning of the workshop

Questions?  Contact:       Meg Shirley 519-886-8886 x 1302 or mshirley@kidsability.ca

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Community of Hearts-Summer Virtual Learning

Join as many programs as you want each week for one flat fee of $100/weekly.

  • Shorted learning sessions mean less virtual fatigue.
  • More learning choices & times to fit your schedules and keep you connected!

To see the Virtual Learning Day Program schedule, click here.


To register, email info@communityofhearts.ca

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Family Pulse-July 2022

Welcome to July! 


Inside the July issue of Family Pulse, you will find information on:

SEAC Updates

Thoughts For Summer
What's Happening at WRFN
Community Information, Resources and Opportunities


You can read the online version of Family Pulse here or download a pdf copy. 

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Launch Waterloo-Free Steam Summer camps

Join us for free, short STEAM sessions designed to keep kids inspired this summer. Featuring hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math, Bits of STEAM sessions are fun and educational!

  • In-person morning or afternoon sessions (8:30-11:30am/1:00-4:00pm)
  • Available in-person in our new location in Uptown Waterloo (
  • Featuring hands-on activities
  • Led by trained instructors 

Click here for more details. 


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Artshine Zoom Workshop

Wednesdays 6-7pm July 6,13, 20, 27


Register by June 17th.


For more details, click here.

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