Each day consists of going to work, picking the kids up from daycare and getting dinner ready fast enough to run right back out the door for evening activities. Not to mention that the kids' homework still needs to be completed. Unfortunately, all this rushing around doesn't leave much room for family time.
Our after school program will solve this.
Our martial arts extended day program engages students in a fun learning environment to inspire them to become intellectually vibrant, compassionate and responsible citizens.
Our after school students:
The program also includes full day care on PA days for all schools and after school care on snow days (transportation on snow days is dependent on the school).
Yes, we have rules (and they’re important). Our classes are far from your average run-around-screaming, coach-pulling-his-hair-out, free-for-all kid’s activity. You’ll immediately see your child enveloped in a culture of excellence, a place where we expect the best out of our students. This actually makes it EASIER for your child to reach the kind of goals we all want.
When they step onto the mat they’ll be surrounded by other children who are on the same path of excellence, and that’s more helpful than you can imagine.
Confidence, especially in our martial arts classes, is the difference between what a child can actually do vs. what they think they can do. You’ll see them grow more and more confident, and confront new
challenges both inside and outside of our school.
The most important thing your child will get in our classes is a tremendously positive sense of self. They’ll be able to objectively recognize things they need to improve (homework, family interaction, physical effort), and they’ll take pride in the things they get right. This will be invaluable for them as adults.
If they ever need it, your child will absolutely be able to defend themselves physically. But far more importantly, they’ll be able to fend off the mental onslaught of peer pressure and the emotional weight of bullying and unkind behavior. These are skills they’ll desperately need as they grow older.
If you want your kids to stay healthy, they have to enjoy their exercise. Our classes are so much fun, your child will beg to come. They’ll actually love doing pushups, jumping jacks and crunches. They’ll take pride in their improved flexibility and stamina, and they’ll leave class everyday sweating and smiling.
I have been the ZEN After School, Summer Camp and March Break Camp Program Director since 2016. Prior to joining zen in 2016 I completed a B.A. in Psychology from Carleton University with a Minor in child studies.
I love what we do at Zen and a such I'm a proud member of the zen team. I am excited to come to zen every day and have the opportunity to care for the many children in our care. Your child's safety, education, and enjoyment is very important to me and as such I take a lot of time in preparing and operating our program.
At Zen we have created an environment that combines physical activity, building self confidence and creating a desire for life long learning while having fun each day. Our goal is to have the kids adopt the core values of our martial arts program such as patience and self discipline and adopt them in all areas of their lives.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
1547 Merivale Road, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 4V3, Canada
11:00 a.m. – 08:30 p.m.