Summer Camps to fit your Child’s Interest

Why enrol my child in a Summer Camp?

Kendra Hobbs, Communications Coordinator

City of Ottawa Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department

Campers can discover a new world of possibilities! It's the perfect opportunity for your child to meet new friends, develop social skills and have fun. Our well trained leaders provide safe places for kids to learn and play. 

Who can Take Part?

Children between 3 to 17 years are able to take part in Parks, Recreation and Culture summer camps.

Special Needs

Contact the program staff to make arrangements before the program starts, if your child needs special  help. Specific special needs camps and summer activities  are also available.

Can I afford it?

The City of Ottawa offers help with program fees so that everyone can take part in recreation and culture activities. See if you qualify for the Hand in Hand program.

What kinds of Summer Camps are available?

Day camps happen on a weekly basis throughout the summer, and operate Monday to Friday, 9 am - 4 pm. Before and after camp care is also available. Here is an overview of the types of camps offered:


Children will learn and develop skills in a positive and fun learning environment. Our educational camps happen at recreation centres across Ottawa. Some camps include: French immersion, engineering and technology, computer gaming, app development and more!

Sports Camps

Your child will get active and learn new skills and drills at recreation centres throughout Ottawa! Choose from a wide selection of individual sports camps. Some camps we offer are:

  • badminton
  • fencing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • gymnastics
  • ...and much more!

You can also register for one of the many team sport camps. These include:

  • hockey development and conditioning
  • baseball
  • basketball
  • cheerleading
  • soccer and much more!

Performing Arts

Children will get to take part in dance, music, or drama, and enjoy traditional "camp" elements such as swimming and games! Whether the course is dance, hip hop, drama,  movie making, or costume design, your child will have a blast!

Visual Arts

 An Arts Centre camp delivers focused arts instruction in studio spaces. Accomplished artists teach our courses. It's camp with the art of inspiration and entertainment. Some of the visual arts camps to choose from include animation, pottery, watercolors, crafts and more! Courses take place throughout the City.

Water Sports

Swimming lessons, water sports and aqua fun for all. If you want to be wet this summer, our aquatic camps are where you need to look! But be sure to check if you meet the qualifications needed to play. The adventures will include camp activities including games, crafts, sports, and special events.

Find the perfect experience for your camper in our online camp guide, and come play with us!

Do you have more questions?

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