Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2019 AVC Vet Camp?

Junior Camp - Week 1: July 8–12
Junior Camp - Week 2: July 15–19
Senior Camp - Week 3: July 22–26
Senior Camp - Week 4: July 29–August 2
Campers may only apply for one week of AVC Vet Camp.

Who is Dr. Tim Ogilvie?

Dr. Tim Ogilvie is a past-Dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College and the founder of AVC Vet Camp. It was Dr. Ogilvie's dream to give aspiring veterinarians a window into the day-to-day life of a veterinarian.

Who is eligible to apply?

Junior high students who are entering grades 7, 8, and 9 in the fall of 2019 are eligible for one of two week-long Junior Vet Camps. Students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 in the fall of 2019 are eligible for one of two week-long Senior Vet Camps.

What is the application process?

Applications may be completed online or by printing the application form, filling it in, and sending it in by mail.

Applications will not be processed if received after the deadline date (March 15, 2019) or if the application form is incomplete. Only one application per individual will be accepted. We take great care to ensure all applications are processed accurately and confidentially. Applications will not be accepted by phone or fax. If applying online, after pressing the "submit" button, a message will appear immediately, confirming that your application has been received. You will also receive a copy of the completed online application by email. If applying by mail, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.

I've attended camp before. Can I apply again?

Due to significant interest in AVC Vet Camp, we usually receive many more applications than spaces available. If you have previously attended AVC Vet Camp and are applying to repeat the same level, your name will be placed on a waiting list in order to give new students the opportunity to attend. If you are a returning camper – that is, you have already attended junior camp and are now applying for senior camp – your application will be processed and entered in the lottery draw for senior camp.

What is the difference between Junior and Senior AVC Vet Camp?

Both camps share a common core curriculum but Senior Camp is modified for senior-high learners with added activities and projects.

What is the application deadline?

All applications are due on or before Friday, March 15, 2019. Applications received after this deadline will not be processed.

What is the fee and what is included?

The fee for the 2019 camp is CAD $478.26 (plus 15% HST). This will cover tuition, workshop materials, an extensive workbook, lunches, field trips, special activities, labs, a souvenir scrub top, and backpack. AVC Vet Camp is a day-only program; the fee does not include overnight accommodations.

How are campers chosen?

AVC Vet Camp is not a competitive program. To ensure a fair and equitable process, selection is done by lottery draw as we usually receive more applications than we have seats available. The placement of relatives and friends in the same session cannot be guaranteed.

When will I find out if I have been selected?

The lottery draw will take place shortly after the application deadline. We will send a letter to each person who applied, explaining whether or not his or her name was selected for camp. These letters will be sent by email the week of April 1–5, 2019. Selection information will not be given over the phone.

How many campers are chosen for each week?

To ensure the best experience possible, we keep our numbers small so we choose only 50 campers to attend each week.

Is there a waiting list?

Yes, there is a waiting list. Each applicant is assigned a number which is used for the lottery draw with the first 50 being chosen to attend Camp. The remaining names are put on a waiting list in the order set up for the lottery. Please note: only those who applied by the deadline date are eligible for the waiting list.

Can non-residents apply?

For sure! In the past, we've had applications from around the world (United Arab Emirates, France, Scotland, Australia), so we encourage everyone eligible to apply.

What happens if I pay and then decide not to come?

If you notify us by May 31, 2019, you will receive a refund of the fee less a $50 deposit; no refunds will be provided after May 31, 2019.

Dates to remember:

  • March 15: Deadline for applications
  • Week of April 1–5: Notification sent by email
  • April 12: Confirmation of attendance due
  • May 3: Payment due
  • July: Camp!


AVC Vet Camp is a day camp only. Overnight accommodations are not included in the camp fee, and parents or guardians must drop off and pick up their camper on each of the five days of camp, unless other arrangements are made in advance. On-campus accommodations are available for families, based on availability. Campers under 18 years of age are not permitted to stay in residence unless accompanied by an adult. For full details on summer accommodations on the UPEI campus, visit our Conference Services site or phone UPEI Conference Services at (902) 566-0442. Families are encouraged to book early for best selection. For information on other Prince Edward Island accommodations, please see or call 1-800-463-4PEI.

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