Updated May, 2017
If you are trying to find summer camps in Ottawa for your kids then our goal is to make the search easier for you!
We know what it is like trying to find activities and fun stuff for the children to do over the summer in Ottawa.
Here is a listing of Ottawa summer camps, and for day and overnight camps for the summer…
5 Star Camps
2013 Old Carp Road
sports, adventure, fine arts, dance, music, soccer, and one day camps as well
Held at Bear Creek Outdoor Centre
Health & fitness camps for girls 12 and older
2700 Queensview Drive
Cast off, set sail, take the wheel & climb the mast aboard one of two Tall Ships.
Overnight camps (weekly, monthly) for boys and girls aged 7-15
A residential summer camp for boys and girls aged 7-15
We know this one isn’t too close to Ottawa but we went here when we were little and absolutely LOVED every minute of it!
Kanata & Barrhaven
Arts & crafts, horseback, sports and more.
Various locations around Orleans
tennis, football and other sports camps
Carleton University Summer Sports Camps
Carleton University Jazz Camp
Jazz Music Camp for all levels, instruments and vocalists. From ages 13yrs to adult.
City of Ottawa Recreation
Camps are held at various locations around the city.
So many camps to choose from such as swimming, arts & crafts, baking, computers, drama, science, sports and much more.
Frontier Trails Camp
Interdenominational Christian camp
Kanata & Nepean
Camps where your kids can learn about computers, robots and other high tech stuff!
National Tennis School
Four locations to choose from (Stittsville, Barrhaven, Nepean & Britannia Yacht Club)
Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts
1673 Carling Avenue Suite 215, Ottawa
Martial arts and team building camps
Ottawa Gee Gees Summer Camps
University of Ottawa
613-562-5800 ext. 4477
Variety of sports camps for children of all ages.
Ottawa Senators Summer Hockey Camps
Bell Sensplex – Kanata
Hockey camps with on and off ice instructions for all levels
Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy
Camps held at various locations
Various music camps
Papanak Zoo – Junior Zoo Keeper Camp
Day camps for children 8 years and older.
Rideau Canoe Club
804 Hogs Back Road, Ottawa
Winners Day Camps
Cooperative games, sports, arts & crafts, drama, water fun, musical experiences, theme weeks, special events and much more.
YMCA / YWCA
Various camps around the city
Check your local Y for day camps in and around your neighbourhood
Whatever camp you choose, we hope your children enjoy themselves. Summers are to enjoy and to create fun filled memories!
Besides registering them for Ottawa summer camps, there is a lot you can do on your own with your children:
You can also do a lot of fun stuff outdoors on your own, without signing up for a camp:
- nature walks
- and much more!
Too hot for the little ones outside? Need a break from the sun? There are lots of fun places to visit that don’t require sunscreen and sun hats:
- play centres
- and much more.
Don’t forget that summer is a great wind down time for children. Instead of signing them up for too many camps or activities for the summer, you can also plan some fun stuff at home. You can find a fun project to do together, you can watch a favourite movie or you can even bake some yummy treats that they can bring back to their friends when they return to school. The opportunities are endless!
Our Summer Camp in Ottawa section is updated each year so we will be adding lots of great information for you. Please bookmark this page and check back very soon!