Ottawa Summer Camp Guide 2023

By Deanna Bertrend February 10, 2023

There are lots of incredible summer camps in Ottawa and now is the time to book a spot for your child!

Below you will find a directory that highlights summer camps in Ottawa and all the information you need to contact the camp to book a spot for your child(ren). More camps will continue to be added here.

Royal City Soccer Club Summer Day Camps

The Royal City Soccer Club is excited to celebrate our 31 st annual Summer Soccer Camps. Our camps, now in over 100 locations across 6 provinces, are the most popular grassroots soccer camps in Canada. Our camp program is designed to offer a soccer focus in the morning and a leisure swim with organized
camp activities in the afternoons. We encourage all boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 13 to register. We offer full day and morning sessions with supervised extended care early drop off and pickup available. Our camps operate during July and August. Visit our website at for more information or call 1-800-427-0536.

Camp specialty:  Soccer

Ages: 5 – 13

Location:  We have locations in Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, and Orleans.


Phone: 1-800-427-0536 


Unruffled Farms Summer Camp

Does your child love the outdoors and animals? This is the camp for them! They can learn to be a farmer for a week through amazing activities like animal care (chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, pigs and whatever else we happen have!), gardening, woodworking, swimming in the pond, playing on the beach, crafts, soap making, and more. 

Camp specialty:  Outdoor, Farm & Animals

Ages: We accept kids 6 years and older. If your child is a little younger but has a buddy that is older attending camp, we can discuss accepting him or her.

Location:  Orleans


Phone: 613-863-8143


Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa

Since 1935, Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa has excelled in the delivery of traditional camping programs, athletics as well as the arts, enabling children to expand their horizons in a fun, safe and nurturing environment without regard to their community affiliation, denomination or financial means. Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa’s mission is to provide children, ages 7-16, with the opportunity to experience the outdoors, learn new skills and develop life-long friendships while enhancing Jewish values, traditions, affiliation and community.

Ages: Ages 7-16

Location: 7861 Chemin River, Quyon, Quebec, J0X 2V0


Contact: Dov Shapiro - 613-244-9210 -

City of Ottawa Summer Camps

April 4 at 9 pm: Registration for summer camps


Camps for all ages! Camp experiences based on age and/or interests.

Some summer camp highlights:

Outdoor Adventures: Grab your binoculars and magnifying glasses to discover the wonders of nature in your neighbourhood. The week may include activities such as hiking, orienteering, gardening, nature crafts, and much more.

Little Athletes: Boys and girls will have the opportunity and pleasure to practice and discover a new sport daily.

3D Game Programmer: Create your own 3D worlds, choosing characters and enemies to program your game. Three different PC games that can be taken home and shared. Software to create your own games at home. Half-day of computer and half-day camp activities.

Hip Hop and Swim: Floating, gliding, popping, and locking – hip hop is full of high-energy moves. Performance on the last day. Camp activities including swimming throughout the week.

Ottawa School of Theatre

We are so excited for a summer full of fun, theatre style! With camp themes like Shakespeare, Actors & Artists, and Musical Theatre, it is guaranteed to be a great time. There are camps for ages 6-8, 9-12, as well as teens from 13-17. 

All OST camps are taught by an Ottawa theatre professional and end with a performance on the Richcraft Theatre stage on at 3pm.

Our goal is to provide a Summer camp that is rewarding, enriching and challenging; that is focused on encouraging participation, and that helps students try out new skills, all while keeping safe.

Camp specialty: Theatre workshops

Recommended kids ages: 6-17

Location: Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd. Ottawa, ON


Contact:, 613-424-3678

#93 - Artists and Actors - Ages 9-12 - IMPORTANT PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER

OCRA Ninja Camp

OCRA Full Day Camps registration is now open.OCRA we encourage kids to Take risks, look for the lessons in mistakes, and get muddy. Our camp philosophy is inspired by the Magic School Bus slogan, Take Chances, make mistakes and get messy.Your children are designed to run, jump, climb, swing and crawl and they will do all of these at OCRA Summer camp. At our OCR Academy camp we pride ourselves on being inclusive and we understand that every child wants to be heard, validated and understood.Our camp is like any other camp, fun indoor games, challenges and we include our obstacle course. Every day (weather permitted) the kids will also be outside for much needed Vitamin D up to 90 mins. 

Camp specialty: Fitness, teambuilding 

Recommended kids ages: 7-12 years old

Location: 1140 Morrison Drive, Unit 106 B, Ottawa ON


Contact: 613.726.0909,

The Academy for Musical Theatre

The Academy for Musical Theatre, founded in 1998, provides high-quality instruction in music, acting, dance, and various aspects of technical theatre to youths of all ages, culminating in performances of large-scale Broadway productions!  The Academy is a very special and unique community of non-judgmental and spirited individuals with positive attitudes, devoted to providing a fun and safe environment for us to experiment artistically without fear of negative feedback. Our primary mandate is to build confidence.

Camp specialty: Musical Theatre workshops

Recommended kids ages:  Various, depending on the program - 6 through 20

Location: The Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa


Contact: Heidi Stepanek, 613-706-2287,

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Kids who love adventure, discovery, and hands-on experiments won’t want to be anywhere else this summer. The popular Canada Science and Technology Museum summer camps offer all kinds of creative and inspiring activities.

Ages 5 - 10

Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum, 1867 St. Laurent Blvd.


Contact: Client Engagement Team 613-991-3044, 1-866-442-4416,

A group of children wearing green pinnys stand in front of a museum exhibition showcase which contains examples of different products that are made with glass.  Some children point at the showcase while others write down information on the activity sheets they are holding.

Canada Aviation and Space Museum - Sonart Music and Aviation Day Camp

Campers take off on a full flight of activities artfully balanced between music and aviation. Children become familiar with aeronautical concepts, including the principles of flight, and are introduced to various musical instruments such as drums, guitar, piano, voice, and violin.

Ages 5 - 12

Location: Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Parkway


Contact: 1-844-383-CAMP;

A young boy runs across a field of green grass with a plastic water bottle rocket in his hand. The museum and several vehicles are blurred in the distance behind him.

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum- Canada Agriculture and Food Summer Camps

Bring the country to kids in the city with fascinating summer camps at a working farm! Hands-on activities educate children while they care for the museum’s farm animals and gardens, cook foods, make crafts, and play games.

Ages 4 - 14

Location: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, 901 Prince of Wales Blvd.


Contact: Client Engagement Team 613-991-3044, 1-866-442-4416,

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Camp Nominingue

We are an English boys summer camp in Quebec, north of Montreal and Mont-Tremblant, with over 2 km of shoreline. Every summer, campers from Quebec, from Ontario, from the rest of Canada and from around the world make Camp Nominingue their home away from home. We believe a sleepaway wilderness camp experience helps boys develop responsibility, maturity and leadership - and for over 98 years we have developed a unique understanding of their needs. At Nominingue, campers live in tents. They are surrounded by nature and are able to forge friendships without the interference of cell phones, digital devices, and computers.

A summer at Nominingue is filled with fun, adventure, and discovery. It is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. 

Ages: Ages 7-12

Location: 1889 Ch. Des Mesanges, Nominingue, QC, J0W 1R0


Contact: 819-278-3383,

Canadian Museum of Nature Summer Camps

The Canadian Museum of Nature is pleased to announce a new bilingual summer camp program designed to enrich the lives of children aged 5-12 years through memorable, nature-centered activities.

In partnership with Kinéactif and Out to Play, the museum is offering weekly summer camps that provide an immersive experience where children can explore science and nature activities, visit museum exhibits or collections, and learn new skills. The camps will run from June 26 to August 25, 2023.

The Museum Explorers summer camps, run by Kinéactif, offer three weekly options from June 26 to August 4: Enviro-bike, Artist at the Museum, and Brick by Brick camps, all designed for 7-to-12 year olds who want to have fun, learn, and make lasting memories. At Enviro-bike, children will engage in science, nature, and technical cycling skills; Artist at the Museum allows children to create nature-inspired art projects, while Brick by Brick allows children to build wonders inspired by nature and museum architecture with LEGO™ blocks.

At the museum’s national collections facility in Gatineau, Quebec, a Nature Play summer camp will take place weekly in partnership with Out to Play from  July 24 to August 25. Children ages 5 to 12 can connect with nature through outdoor play and engage in hands-on activities led by expert instructors. This one-of-a-kind experience will create lasting memories and a deep connection to the land.

Ages: Ages 5-12

Location: Canadian Museum of Nature and Natural Heritage Campus


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Manotick School of Music

What you can expect at Music Camp:

  • Instrument-focused days with group-based instruction
  • All instruments welcome!
  • Not sure what to play? Ask us!
  • Junior & Senior groups if numbers allow
  • Composition/Song-Writing/Voice
  • Daily off-site adventures to local parks or programs

Ages 6-13 (Instrument Camp) and 13-17 (Music Boot Camp)

Location: Manotick