Summer camps in Ottawa area

Find camps and activities in Ottawa listed below

Camp Nominingue

Looking for an all-boys camp in Quebec? Camp Nominingue provides opportunities for boys to grow together through outdoor skills and wilderness tripping.

Camp Nominingue, through the traditions and lore it maintains, is larger than life. The respect for nature and others that Native Americans had is inculcated in us through Camp, and passed on.

Camps throughout the Ottawa Region offer a complete spectrum of fun and learning. Camps from downtown Ottawa to Ottawa-Gatineau to Orleans and Rockliffe Park, to the Glebe and Kanata offer kids and teens outdoor enjoyment. Ottawa Region parents, please note: there are many excellent online programs and free kids activities offered by camps across Canada during the coronavirus quarantine.

Below, find camps in the capital region, and further below that are camps that bus from the region. Further below that, you’ll find more helpful information for families. Read more

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GTA Photography Classes : Camps   

Ottawa; Downtown East, Toronto

  • Visual arts: Photo/Video
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program

Photography & Video Camps for kids (8-12) & teens (13-18). Campers learn from award-winning photographers & apply their new skills on daily field trips. Give your child the BEST SUMMER EVER! Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $299/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program openCamp Coed2998-170Ottawa, Ontario, Downtown East, Toronto, OntarioVisual arts: Photo/VideoGTA Photography Classes : CampsPhotography & Video Camps for kids (8-12) & teens (13-18). Campers learn from award-winning photographers & apply their new skills on daily field trips. Give your child the BEST SUMMER EVER! Ottawa, Ontario, Downtown East, Toronto, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program Coed
  • Sport: Cycling
  • Day camp, Program

Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and sport programs to families across Canada. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction. Read more...

  • Ages 2 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $112/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1122-121The Beach, Toronto, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, Leaside, Toronto, Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Lawrence Manor, Toronto, Oakville, Mississauga, Markham, Don Mills, Toronto, Bayview Village, Toronto, Burlington, Forest Hill, Toronto, Ottawa, Little Italy, Toronto, East York, Toronto, Vaughan, Ajax, Hamilton, Milton, Newmarket, Rouge, Toronto, High Park, Toronto, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Lansing , Toronto, Richmond Hill, Barrie, Kitchener, LondonSport: CyclingPedalheads Bike, Swim and SportPedalheads offers bike, swim, and sport programs to families across Canada. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction. The Beach, Toronto, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, Leaside, Toronto, Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Lawrence Manor, Toronto, Oakville, Mississauga, Markham, Don Mills, Toronto, Bayview Village, Toronto, Burlington, Forest Hill, Toronto, Ottawa, Little Italy, Toronto, East York, Toronto, Vaughan, Ajax, Hamilton, Milton, Newmarket, Rouge, Toronto, High Park, Toronto, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Lansing , Toronto, Richmond Hill, Barrie, Kitchener, London Day camp, Program Coed

Camp Can-Aqua   

Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp, Family camp

A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $1,950/2 weeks
Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Coed19505-172Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario, Ottawa, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp Can-AquaA traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here. Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario Overnight camp, Family camp Coed
  • Education: Leadership
  • Overnight camp

A leadership program, where teens develop civic leadership skills, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, and explore exciting career options Read more...

  • Ages 14 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $750/week
Overnight camp openCamp Coed75014-173Ottawa, OntarioEducation: LeadershipEncounters with CanadaA leadership program, where teens develop civic leadership skills, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, and explore exciting career options Ottawa, Ontario Overnight camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Adventure Begins at Summer camp! Day and overnight programs and many activities including horseback riding,ESL, paintball, archery, whitewater rafting and more. Offering Awesome memories to campers from 5-16 . Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $699/week
Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed6994-164Ottawa, Ontario, Eganville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Frontier Trails Camp & Outdoor Education CentreAdventure Begins at Summer camp! Day and overnight programs and many activities including horseback riding,ESL, paintball, archery, whitewater rafting and more. Offering Awesome memories to campers from 5-16 . Ottawa, Ontario, Eganville, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Camp Davern   

Eastern Lanark County

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

Eastern Ontario summer camp where kids participate in a variety of activities and sports including rope courses, leadership and more. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $965/week
Overnight camp openCamp Coed9656-165Eastern Lanark County, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp DavernEastern Ontario summer camp where kids participate in a variety of activities and sports including rope courses, leadership and more. Eastern Lanark County, Ontario Overnight camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Choose active and fun Neighbourhood day camps close to home, with themed weeks and out trips, OR a traditional outdoor day (or overnight) experience at Camp Otonabee with ropes, paddling, nature hikes, swimming and more Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $190/week
Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed1904-166Ottawa, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital RegionChoose active and fun Neighbourhood day camps close to home, with themed weeks and out trips, OR a traditional outdoor day (or overnight) experience at Camp Otonabee with ropes, paddling, nature hikes, swimming and more Ottawa, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

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Debate Camp   

Ottawa; Bridle Path, Toronto; North Toronto, Toronto; Humber Valley Village, Toronto

  • Education: Public Speaking/Debate
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

For all students interested in public speaking, debating and model parliament. A well-rounded virtual program open to all ability levels and interests, ages 10 - 17. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $347/week
Day camp, Overnight camp Coed34710-167Ottawa, , Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, OntarioEducation: Public Speaking/DebateDebate CampFor all students interested in public speaking, debating and model parliament. A well-rounded virtual program open to all ability levels and interests, ages 10 - 17. Ottawa, , Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp Coed
  • Art : Visual arts (multi)
  • Day camp, Program

Children aged 4 to 17 will embark on an exciting hands-on exploration of a variety of artistic mediums, themes and styles including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpture, and clay. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $210/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2104-178Ottawa, OntarioArt : Visual arts (multi)Ottawa School of ArtChildren aged 4 to 17 will embark on an exciting hands-on exploration of a variety of artistic mediums, themes and styles including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpture, and clay. Ottawa, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of bilingual sport camps to youth in the Ottawa and Gatineau area. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $160/week
Day camp openCamp Coed1606-179Ottawa, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Gee-Gees Sports CampsThe University of Ottawa Gee-Gees pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of bilingual sport camps to youth in the Ottawa and Gatineau area. Ottawa, Ontario Day camp Coed

Bear Creek Outdoor Centre   

Renfrew; Ottawa

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

We are a small camp with a spectacular community of campers and staff. We focus on having a great time building interpersonal skills and connecting with each other in a fantastic natural setting. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $675/week
Overnight camp openCamp Coed, Girls6756-1710Renfrew, Quebec, Ottawa, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Bear Creek Outdoor CentreWe are a small camp with a spectacular community of campers and staff. We focus on having a great time building interpersonal skills and connecting with each other in a fantastic natural setting. Renfrew, Quebec, Ottawa, Ontario Overnight camp Coed, Girls
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp

Camp Cherith Lanark is a co-ed, interdenominational, Christian camp that offers a variety of outdoor skill development within the context of a community committed to Biblical teachings and values. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 19
  • Coed
  • from $100/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp Coed1004-1911Ottawa, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp Cherith - LanarkCamp Cherith Lanark is a co-ed, interdenominational, Christian camp that offers a variety of outdoor skill development within the context of a community committed to Biblical teachings and values. Ottawa, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp Coed
  • Science: Architecture
  • Day camp

Three exceptional summer courses for high school students interested in architecture, design, and building a portfolio. Read more...

  • Ages 15 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $600/week
Day camp openCamp Coed60015-1812Ottawa, OntarioScience: ArchitectureImagine ArchitectureThree exceptional summer courses for high school students interested in architecture, design, and building a portfolio. Ottawa, Ontario Day camp Coed

Arts Express   

The Queensway, Toronto; Ottawa; Lawrence Park, Toronto

  • Art (multi)
  • Day camp

Creative Kidz - ages 3 - 6, where children will enjoy multiple art forms. Full day, half day, full week or drop in. Broadway Creations campers - ages 7 - 12 will learn and put up a short version of a Broadway musical. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 8
  • Coed
  • from $60/program
Day camp openCamp Coed603-813The Queensway, Toronto, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Lawrence Park, Toronto, OntarioArt (multi)Arts ExpressCreative Kidz - ages 3 - 6, where children will enjoy multiple art forms. Full day, half day, full week or drop in. Broadway Creations campers - ages 7 - 12 will learn and put up a short version of a Broadway musical. The Queensway, Toronto, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Lawrence Park, Toronto, Ontario Day camp Coed
  • Education: Modeling
  • Day camp

Our Fashion Modeling & Talent Camps are an amazing opportunity to build confidence, discover talents and develop skills such as public speaking, acting, runway & much more! MIM also offers fun Birthday Parties! Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Girls
  • from $395/week
Day camp openCamp Girls39510-1714Ottawa, OntarioEducation: ModelingModels International ManagementOur Fashion Modeling & Talent Camps are an amazing opportunity to build confidence, discover talents and develop skills such as public speaking, acting, runway & much more! MIM also offers fun Birthday Parties! Ottawa, Ontario Day camp Girls

JOA Camps   

Ottawa

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

An exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $55/day
Day camp openCamp Coed554-1215Ottawa, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) JOA CampsAn exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing. Ottawa, Ontario Day camp Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Exciting academic summer camps for 12-17 year olds in British Columbia, New Brunswick & Ottawa. BCCA accredited. Combination of inspiring academic learning, activities & trips. Computer Science & Medical Studies camps Read more...

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $250/program
Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed25011-1716Ottawa, Education (multi)Academic Camp CanadaExciting academic summer camps for 12-17 year olds in British Columbia, New Brunswick & Ottawa. BCCA accredited. Combination of inspiring academic learning, activities & trips. Computer Science & Medical Studies camps Ottawa, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Frontier Trails ESL Camp   

Eganville; Ottawa

  • Education: Language Instruction
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Programs are geared to encourage speaking as opposed to writing proficiency. By using picture images, with English labels, each child gains a certain level of familiarity with the terminology presented. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $699/week
Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed6996-1617Eganville, Ontario, Ottawa, OntarioEducation: Language InstructionFrontier Trails ESL CampPrograms are geared to encourage speaking as opposed to writing proficiency. By using picture images, with English labels, each child gains a certain level of familiarity with the terminology presented. Eganville, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

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Camps that bus from this city or region
  • Sport (multi)
  • Overnight camp

We offer kids professional instruction, guidance to grow & excel while having fun! Choose from over 90 programs in Sport, Leadership, Adventure, Art, Recreation, Self-Discovery & Fitness. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $930/week
Overnight camp Coed9306-180Huntsville, OntarioSport (multi)Olympia Sports CampWe offer kids professional instruction, guidance to grow & excel while having fun! Choose from over 90 programs in Sport, Leadership, Adventure, Art, Recreation, Self-Discovery & Fitness. Huntsville, Ontario Overnight camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp, Family camp

An English boys' camp in Quebec, Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your summer adventure begins! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • from $805/week
Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Boys8057-161Traditional (multi activity) Camp NominingueAn English boys' camp in Quebec, Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your summer adventure begins! Overnight camp, Family camp Boys
  • Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Overnight camp

Wilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in boys, girls and all-gender programs. Trips weave together challenge, community & confidence to connect youth to the land, each other, and their own unique spirit. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight camp Coed, Girls, Boys120010-172Temagami, OntarioAdventure: Wilderness Out-trippingNorthwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping ProgramsWilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in boys, girls and all-gender programs. Trips weave together challenge, community & confidence to connect youth to the land, each other, and their own unique spirit. Temagami, Ontario Overnight camp Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp, Family camp

Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo offer a balance of canoe tripping and programming. Activities include swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, horseback riding, sailing and more. Canoe trips range in length from 2 to 50 days. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Girls, Boys
  • from $950/session
Overnight camp, Family camp Girls, Boys9506-163Algonquin Park, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) The Taylor Statten CampsCamp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo offer a balance of canoe tripping and programming. Activities include swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, horseback riding, sailing and more. Canoe trips range in length from 2 to 50 days. Algonquin Park, Ontario Overnight camp, Family camp Girls, Boys
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

An amazing summer camp experience for campers with special needs. All the fun of camp, with supportive and experienced staff to give your camper the summer of their life! The focus is on fun first! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $1,500/week
Overnight camp Coed15006-254Sharbot Lake, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp KennebecAn amazing summer camp experience for campers with special needs. All the fun of camp, with supportive and experienced staff to give your camper the summer of their life! The focus is on fun first! Sharbot Lake, Ontario Overnight camp Coed

Cedar Ridge Camp   

Bancroft

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

Cedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and develop friendships. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $900/week
Overnight camp openCamp Coed9006-165Bancroft, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Cedar Ridge CampCedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and develop friendships. Bancroft, Ontario Overnight camp Coed

Bytown Brigantine Tall Ships Adventure   

Brockville; Harbourfront, Toronto

  • Travel
  • Overnight camp

An outdoor adventure camp on a tall ship: building leadership, good citizenship & lifelong friendships. Ages 12-14 on Black Jack in small team-building groups & ages 14+ on Fair Jeanne, earning HS credit on select trips. Read more...

  • Ages 12 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $900/session
Overnight camp openCamp Coed90012-186Brockville, Ontario, Harbourfront, Toronto, OntarioTravelBytown Brigantine Tall Ships AdventureAn outdoor adventure camp on a tall ship: building leadership, good citizenship & lifelong friendships. Ages 12-14 on Black Jack in small team-building groups & ages 14+ on Fair Jeanne, earning HS credit on select trips. Brockville, Ontario, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario Overnight camp Coed
  • Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Overnight camp, Family camp

Wilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec, and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $1,010/week
Overnight camp, Family camp Coed10107-187Temagami, OntarioAdventure: Wilderness Out-trippingCamp WanapiteiWilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec, and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program. Temagami, Ontario Overnight camp, Family camp Coed

A spectrum of camp options in Ottawa

Throughout Ottawa Region there is a wide variety of kids’ camp options. Here’s a quick glance at some options, with links to more specific listings and pages than the list above.

 
Kids' sports camps in Ottawa

Sports camps in Ottawa are attended by aspiring athletes from throughout the capital region. Camps offer a weeklong (or longer) focus on athletics, encouraging kids to build skills, stamina and leadership. Find kids' camps focused on the sport you love, below.

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Education camps in Ottawa

Learning camps extend academic development into the summer month, allowing kids and teens to explore subjects more deeply than classroom time allows. The Ottawa Region is full of museums and other national attractions, with many locations putting on kids’ summer camps and programs. Area universities and colleges also put on camps that allow kids and teens a glimpse of life at these institutions. Find the Ottawa education camp offering the learning activity you most care about, below.

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Computer and technology camps in Ottawa

Being a renowned tech hub, Ottawa’s many technology and computer camps allow kids a deep exploration of coding and other interesting pursuits. Find camps offering your favourite technology interest below.

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Arts camps in Ottawa

Arts-related camps in Ottawa allow kids to indulge their passion in things like design and the performing arts.Find what you love below, then find camps focused on that activity.

  dance
  drama
  music

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Exceptional needs camps

Camps for kids with exceptional needs offer kids a unique growth opportunity. Find camps offering the support you need, below.

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More camp types available in Ottawa:

 

Camps near Ottawa

For families outside of Ottawa, we also offer select lists of camps in nearby cities and towns.

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A glance at the benefits of sending kids to camps

Parents in Ottawa (like parents everywhere) want the best for their kids. Attending camp for the first time can be challenging for some kids. Parents understandably have many concerns, and it can be difficult to let go. But there are many more good reasons to send kids to camp.  It's a quintessential part of a healthy childhood that helps kids grow in independence, self confidence and personal initiative.

Take a closer look at benefits of camp for Ottawa kids and teens.

Questions you might consider

Our Kids has worked with Ottawa camps for many years now. Here are some things we advise parents to look for and think about as they are choosing a camp:

Safety

Ask camps if counselors all have police checks. Do counselors have any special training in dealing with conflict resolution? How do they ensure that the camp environment is safe for every child within the camp?

Structure and organization

Find out how kids are grouped together during camp activities. Are kids grouped by age? Gender? And what is the ratio of counselors to campers?  Can you meet with the group leader who will be spending the most time with your child(ren)?

Day-to-day camp environment

Be sure that you schedule pickups and drop offs as the camp requires. What are kids required to bring to camp? Where will the camp be held? Are there outings, and how are those managed?

These are just some of the many things you need to know

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