Cancellation and Refund Policy

If programs are cancelled by Kanata Montessori School / Kanata Camps (or by provincial or local health authorities), all fees will be refunded in full to the same method of payment.

Refunds requested more than 3 weeks prior to the start date will be granted, but are subject to a $20 (per program) administration fee. If the program is under $200, the cancellation fee is 10% of the program. Cancellation fees are waived if the amount is left as an account credit.

Within 3 weeks (21 days) of a program start, refunds will not be issued other than in extraordinary circumstances. Medical documentation will be requested when relevant.

To cancel a program or camp registration, please email and clearly state your child’s name, the name of the program/camp, and the date of the program/camp. Cancellations cannot be done online.


Age Requirements

You may notice that many of our programs and camps are geared toward a very specific age group. This is because the social and emotional safety of the children is at the heart of our program planning, We believe that the activities offered in our programs and camps allow for independence and connection with new friends. Learning new things and building lifelong friendships is less likely to happen within a broad group of varying ages and stages of development. Careful thought has gone into setting up the age groups in advance to properly set up success for all children.

Kanata Camps

The restrictions in the registration software have been set to account for children whose birthday is close to the camp date, or within a couple of weeks, where appropriate. If you cannot register your child online due to an age restriction, we regret there will be no exceptions and we encourage you to select another age group for your preferred camp.

Due to provincial legislation (Child Care Early Years Act), campers in the 3 year old camps must be 3 years old at the camp start date and for the entire duration of the camp.

In the 4-5 yr old groups, the minimum age is 4 years at the start of the camp.


Nut-Free Policy

We wish to inform you that there are students at Kanata Montessori School and Kanata Camps who suffer from a life-threatening allergy to all peanuts and tree nuts, which causes a condition known as anaphylaxis. We ask for your cooperation in helping to keep these children safe by not sending your child to school with any food containing peanut products or traces of peanuts.

Students who have severe allergies to such food substances are open to serious health risks when exposed to these substances in their environment or if it is shared with them. Please speak with your child/children about the seriousness of this life-threatening problem.

We realize this rule poses a challenge for you when packing your child's snacks and lunches. We wish to express our sincere appreciation for your support and understanding of this potentially fatal allergy. Your understanding and cooperation will go a long way in helping us provide for the health needs of these children.



As per the Ontario Early Years Child Care Lunches and Snacks are provided only for the Early Years program (ages 3) children. All other students are asked to pack a lunch with respect to our Nut-Free Policy. If students have forgotten their lunch and alternative arrangements have to be made for the day please call the program supervisor or anyone on the management team and we can facilitate. 


The Camp Day

Sign in: 8:30am – 9:00am   |   Sign out: 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Please remember to complete the Covid school/child care screening tool prior to arriving.

Each day starts and ends at one of Kanata Montessori Schools two Campuses The Main Campus at 355 Michael Cowpland Drive and the Ridge Campus at 275 Michael Cowpland Drive. The location of your camp is specified in the registration details of the camp. The locations are less than a five minute walk apart so if dropping children off, you can park at one location to drop one child off and walk to the other to drop the second child off. Children cannot walk unsupervised from one location to the other unless they are 12 or over and with a buddy. Some of the camp groups will depart and spend the majority of the day at other locations including outdoor spaces, most within walking distance. For specialized activities (rafting, etc) campers will be transported on a school bus. If arriving to camp after 9:15am, please visit the reception desk at each location or find a member of the management team and we will help direct you to the group. For pick up, campers will be in their designated spots by 3:45pm. If you need to collect your camper earlier, please call ahead or speak to the staff at drop off.