Ottawans can sign up now for summer camps and courses

Register for Ottawa Summer Parks n Rec programs and fall PA Day programs

Also Get set for September by checking out the City’s PA days and winter break camp activities and Before and After School programs for the 2022-2023 school year.

OTTAWA, May 9, 2022 – While spring may have just arrived, the City of Ottawa is looking forward to offering you and your family members fun and healthy activities to do this summer and next fall. Explore a broad range of affordable and inclusive in-person or virtual day camps and activities for Ottawa residents of all ages, in both official languages.

Ottawa residents are invited to browse the summer camp and activity eGuides which are now online. Registration opens for aquatic programs today, Monday, May 9 at 9pm, and on Wednesday, May 11 at 9pm for summer camps and all other activities.

Whether you’re registering your child for the much-loved Camp Ottawa or Camp Ottawa Adventure, we have something for everyone, including:

Action-packed sports camps

  • Tennis and badminton
  • Touch football
  • Ball hockey and hockey
  • Basketball
  • Martial arts
  • Skating
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming

Specialty camps

  • Farm adventures – learning about agriculture
  • Veterinary camp
  • Chef camp

Science and technology

  • Computer programming
  • Prototyping and robotics
  • Building skills and engineering principles – working hands on with LEGO®
  • Animation and digital movie making
  • Website creation and graphics – using Minecraft®


  • Digital arts – video game design and software programming, character design, 3D design – including how a 3D printer works
  • Drama and improvisation – including acting, vocals, scripts and character development and choreography
  • Dance
  • Sculpture, drawing and painting

Career and skill development for teenagers

For the teenagers in your home, there are great leadership and swim certification programs to build important teamwork, decision-making and problem-solving skills that are foundational to a career in many fields, including jobs at the City of Ottawa.

Inclusive recreation programming

Looking for a specialized program for family members with developmental or physical needs? Be sure to browse the Inclusive Recreation program guide. Integration support is available for children with disabilities so that they can participate in the summer camp of their choice. Look for the Shared Care information in the program guide for details.

Check out our adult summer programming

If a weekly activity works better for you, the young and older adults in your home, choose from a range of fitness, sports, dance and the arts for beginners and advanced levels, in-person or virtual. And for a change, consider one of our general interest classes such as dog obedience training or gardening.

If you or your family are low-income or have a disability, you may qualify for the Ottawa Hand in Hand recreation and culture fee support program. Ask about the Ottawa Hand in Hand program at your local recreation or cultural facility or any City Client Service Centre.

Register for City of Ottawa Before, After School and PA Day Programs May 25

By registering for the City’s Before and After School programs, your kids can start – or finish- their day with fun active games, sports, arts and crafts. Programs are offered in both English and French, and provide children with opportunities to make new friends, be physically active, unleash their creativity and even get some homework done. Before the programs start in the fall, parents will be given a Before and After School Parent Handbook, which features additional information on expectations and protocols.

For children who need a little extra support, the City’s Inclusive Recreation team provides a Mentor Support model that allows direct assistance to children, and/or education and training to site staff to support the successful integration of children with exceptionalities.

And when school is out for PA days and winter break, the City offers a variety of action filled days of activities.

Registration will take place on Wednesday, May 25 at 9 pm.

The City of Ottawa is a registered HIGH FIVE® organization. We commit to healthy child development and safety for children’s recreation programs which focuses on providing young people opportunities to play, participate, master skills, and make friends. Parents can expect quality programming for their children!

Registration is easy. Explore program offerings on to select your program and follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to and browse Before and After School programs or visit JoinOttawa .
  2. Click the relevant barcode – it will take you to the course page, with details about the number of spaces available, fees and dates.
  3. Add the class to your cart and then proceed through the checkout. We’ll email you your receipt.

For these programs, and all other City programming, the City will continue to follow provincial guidelines and advice from Ottawa Public Health, to ensure that necessary COVID-19 prevention measures and protocols will be in place to safeguard children and staff.

For more information on City programs and services, visit, call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) or 613-580-2400 to contact the City using Canada Video Relay Service. You can also connect with us through Facebook (link is external), Twitter (link is external) and Instagram (link is external).

SOURCE City of Ottawa

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