Macaroni Kid Ottawa Summer Camp Guide 2024

Your Guide to the BEST Summer Camps

January 30, 2024

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 32nd 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 


Summer Art Camps at the Ottawa Art Gallery

Join the OAG this summer to learn about art, the Ottawa Art Gallery, and its surroundings! Be ready to get creative and spontaneous as we explore various artistic mediums and head outside for fun adventures.

Any camp specialty: Art

Recommended kids ages: 6-9 years old; 9-12 year olds

Location: Ottawa Art Gallery (50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 0C5)


Contact: 613-233-8699 +241


Summer Shakespeare Camp

Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre’s Summer Shakespeare Camp presents Twelfth Night, starring you! Join us this summer, outdoors at the beautiful Billings Estate Museum, for three amazing weeks as we rehearse and present this fun and funny play, full of tricks and twins, awkward romances, and fights.

Camp specialty: Theatre

Recommended kids ages: Ages 10 to 18

Location: Billings Estate Museum, 2100 Cabot Street Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K1


Direct Contact: Kathy MacLellan,

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 and 9-12. We also have teen intensives for ages 13-17!

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

Our goal is to provide an enriching and challenging summer camp, with a focus on encouraging participation and helping each student attain their own definition of excellence in performance.

Camp specialty: Theatre workshops

Recommended kids ages: 6-17

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


Contact:, 613-424-3678

National Arts Centre Summer Camps

Creative Camps- Our week-long camps are the best way for kids to spend the summer. There is plenty to see, hear, and do, with inspiration around every corner. Your child will sing, dance, act and laugh their way through fun-filled activities led by our experienced instructors and assistants. No audition is required — just an imagination!   

At our camps, we will get creative using a mix of dance and drama activities, all led by our camp counselors and guest artists. Alongside a foundational knowledge of dance, drama, and music, campers will be introduced to basic terminology, routines, instruments and so much more!  

Our campers will learn about performing arts through spotlights on English, French and Indigenous works. We'll divide our day into art blocks and make every day a little different. These art blocks will explore your child’s creative side through theatre-making both on and off stage, curated workshops, and backstage tours that will all offer campers a glimpse into the exciting world of theatre production! Plus, campers will have the opportunity to create their own projects in small groups. Overall, we aim to help your child discover their unique creative voice in a fun, and positive environment! English, French, and Bilingual camps available!

Camp specialty: Arts

Recommended kids ages: 5-11

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



City of Ottawa Summer Camps


Camps for all ages! Camp experiences based on age and/or interests. In 2024, Ottawa residents will receive a 10 percent discount on some of the City’s most popular summer camps. These summer camps include Ottawa Adventure, Energy, Fun and Friends, and Bout d’choux.

Some summer camp highlights:

Outdoor Adventure: 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.

Elmwood Discovery Camps

With exciting new weekly themes, girls aged 4 to 10 will discover new challenges, develop new friendships and enjoy a dynamic range of hands-on, interactive activities. Led by skilled and experienced counsellors, Elmwood Discovery Camps are the perfect blend of learning, active play, and creative exploration. Included in the cost are delicious and nutritious lunches and snacks and a super cool camp t-shirt!

Camp specialty: Themes include Artistic Exploration, S.T.E.A.M., All Things Animal, Sports, Water World, and Choose Your Own Adventure!

Recommended kids ages: 4 - 10

Location: Elmwood School


Direct Contact:

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 -

Summer Stage

For the aspiring artist in your family, our new Summer Stage program is an intensive summer theatre program for youth (ages 7-15). Summer Stage runs as a day camp, 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday at the theatre (1233 Wellington St. West). Summer Stage aims to create a fun and safe learning environment that fosters the joy of theatre in young people through the fundamentals of storytelling and imagination. Over the course of each session, students will work alongside their instructor(s) and their classmates to cast, produce, and rehearse a show that will be presented on the final Friday of the session.

Camp specialty: Theatre

Ages: 7 to 15 years

Location:  Great Canadian Theatre Company, 1233 Wellington Street West, Ottawa


Contact:  GCTC Team


The Academy for Musical Theatre Summer Workshops

The Academy for Musical Theatre (formerly “Perth Academy of Musical Theatre”), founded in 1998 in Perth, Ontario, Canada, provides high quality instruction in music, acting, dance and various aspects of technical theatre to youths of all ages, culminating in the performance of a full-scale Broadway musical.

The Academy is the winner of the Perth Chamber of Commerce 2004 Business Achievement Award, and is headed by Heidi Stepanek (B.Mus., M.A.), who has also nominated for the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Awards, and boasts a staff of several highly trained theatre professionals who are also all long-time alumni of The Academy.

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. Several of our alumni have gone on to successful careers in the performing arts, but our students have found that the life skills they have learned at The Academy are exceptionally valuable, regardless of their chosen career. We are primarily a training academy, though we are also known for the high-calibre performances that result from our workshops, and students come from as far away as California, New York, Winnipeg, Germany and Mexico to attend our unique and acclaimed programs.

Camp specialty: building confidence, inclusivity, vocal, dance and acting training

Ages: each program is different but overall we have programs for ages 6 through 21

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


Contact:, 613-706-2287