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. 

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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Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport   

Throughout Ontario (52)

  • Sport: Cycling
  • Day Camp, Program

Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and trail 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 $199
Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, TorontoBayview Village, TorontoBloor West Village, TorontoDon Mills, TorontoEast York, TorontoForest Hill, TorontoHumber Valley Village, TorontoLansing , TorontoLawrence Manor, TorontoLeaside, TorontoLittle Italy, TorontoParkview Hills, TorontoRouge, TorontoThe Beach, TorontoWest Deane Park, TorontoAjaxBarrieBurlingtonHamiltonKitchenerLondonMarkhamMiltonMississaugaNewmarketOakvilleOttawaRichmond HillVaughanWaterlooWhitbyOntarioDowntown, East-End, East-York, Etobicoke, Midtown, North-York, Scarborough, West-End

Camp Can-Aqua   

Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

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 $2,565
Haliburton HighlandsOakvilleOttawaOntario

STEM Camp   

Throughout Ontario (50)

  • Education: STEM
  • Day Camp

STEM Camp is a weekly summer day camp at more than 50 locations across Canada where youth aged 5-13 engage in fun and amazing activities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. 519-475-6600. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $195
Rexdale, TorontoScarborough Village, TorontoThe Beach, TorontoWest Hill, TorontoAncasterBarrieBrantfordBurlingtonCambridgeChatham-KentCornwallDundasGeorgetownGuelphHamiltonKanataKingstonKitchenerLondonMarkhamMiltonMississaugaNewmarketNiagara FallsOakvilleOrangevilleOttawaPeterboroughRichmond HillSarniaSt ThomasSt. CatharinesVaughanWaterlooWellandWindsorWoodstockOntarioEast-End, Etobicoke, Scarborough

Ottawa School of Art   


  • Arts: 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
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

Adventure Begins at Summer camp! Overnight, Day & family programs and many activities including horseback riding,ESL, paintball, archery, whitewater rafting and more. Offering Awesome memories to campers from 4-16 . Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 99
  • Coed
  • from $1,050

Imagine Architecture   


  • Education: Architecture
  • Day Camp, Virtual Program, Program

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

  • Ages 15 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $625

Tall Ships Adventure   

Harbourfront, Toronto; Brockville; Ottawa

  • Adventure: Travel
  • Overnight Camp

An outdoor adventure sailing camp on a tall ship: building leadership, citizenship & lifelong friendships. Ages 12-14 on Black Jack and youth ages 15 - 18 on Fair Jeanne, earning HS credit on select trips. Read more...

  • Ages 12 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $990
Harbourfront, TorontoBrockvilleOttawaOntarioDowntown

Debate Camp   

Forest Hill, Toronto; North Toronto, Toronto; King; Ottawa; St. Catharines

  • Education: Public Speaking
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Program, Virtual Program

For all students interested in public speaking, debating and model united nations. A well-rounded program open to all ability levels and interests, ages 10 - 17. Day, Overnight, and Online Camps running June - August. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $495
Forest Hill, TorontoNorth Toronto, TorontoKingOttawaSt. CatharinesOntarioMidtown, Uptown

Gee-Gees Sports Camps   


  • 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 $240
  • Education: STEM
  • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program

uOttawa Engineering Outreach offers a wide range of programs in engineering, science, technology, and coding for both kids and teens. From summer camps to clubs and afterschool programs, as well as credited courses. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $25

JOA Camps   


  • 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 6
  • Coed
  • from $65

Scouts Canada   

Willowdale, Toronto; London; Mississauga; Ottawa

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Program

Scouting isn't an activity or setting—it's a discovery. It helps youth prepare for the real world, by exploring the world. Alongside friends, Scouts cultivate skills that will guide them through every stage of life. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 26
  • Coed
  • from $230
Willowdale, TorontoLondonMississaugaOttawaOntarioNorth-York

Bear Creek Outdoor Centre   

Ottawa; Renfrew

  • 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
  • from $695

Camp Cherith - Lanark   


  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

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

Camps that bus from this city or region

  • 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 $1,400
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

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 $885

Camp Wanapitei   


  • Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

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 $1,090

The Taylor Statten Camps   

Algonquin Park

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight 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
Algonquin ParkOntario

Cedar Ridge Camp   


  • 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

Olympia Sports Camp   


  • 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 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $1,100

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.



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.


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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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Camps near Ottawa

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



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:


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

Look over more advice in our advice section:

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Summer camps in Ottawa area are there?
There are 14 Summer camps in Ottawa area that are Our Kids trusted members. In addition, there are 6 options that bus from the area. Use the filters to narrow options by age or type, then click on each organization to read reviews, browse program schedules, and access registration details.

What are the fees to attend Summer camps in Ottawa area ?
Fees for Summer camps in Ottawa area range from $25 to $11,995 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

What age do Summer camps in Ottawa area start at?
There are programs available for children starting at age 2. Family and adult programs are also available.


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