Last-Minute Summer Camp Ideas in Ottawa

Ottawa Summer Camps

Did you look at the calendar recently and begin to sweat about the date? In just a few short weeks, schools will be out across Ottawa and the summer holidays for our kids will have officially begun.

This means that you may be thinking about your own personal vacation, child care and of course camps for the kids. While June seems like a late time to be registering for summer camp, the good news is there are many fun, active, unique options across the City of Ottawa for your children.

Even if it seems a little last minute, don’t worry. Kids of all ages across Ottawa have plenty of exciting choices with registration space still available. Since so many parents are currently wondering where to even begin looking for these day camps, we’ve decided to try and help reduce the summer stress by creating a list of some engaging camps that both you and your child will love with spaces available.

Robotics Camp

If your mini gamer also loves to learn how to create with LEGO and robotics, this camp is for them. Your future engineer or computer programmer will spend half the day doing robotics, and the other half enjoying camp activities.

Where: St. Laurent Complex

Ages: 8-12

When: July 3-6

Basketball Camp

Campers will learn to dribble, pass, and shoot at this Above the Rim Basketball camp where experienced instructors will be teaching them. We like that there are opportunities for even your older child to attend the camp!

Where: Fallingbrook Community Centre, Orleans

Ages: 7-14

When: July 3-6

Ball Hockey

Your camper will learn the basics about ball hockey so they can shoot and score all summer long! They’ll also enjoy camp activities including a trip out somewhere else.

Where: Osgoode

Ages: 7-12

July 9-13

Soccer Camp

Developing ball control and other soccer fundamentals will be at the heart of this week-long camp your FIFA-loving child can sign up for!

Where: Richcraft Recreation Complex, Kanata

Ages: 6-12

When: July 9-13

Magic Camp

Your child can learn card tricks and slight of hand tricks that will impress their friends, family members and themselves in Ottawa’s East end at this magic camp.

Where: Francois Dupuis, Orleans

Ages: 7-12

When: July 16-20

Song Birds Camp

Does your child love to sing? The Song Birds Camp at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre is lead by a vocal coach. They will learn to sing in harmony, try daily vocal exercises and learn to read notes.

Where: Nepean Creative Arts Centre

Ages: 7-10

August 7-10, August 13-17

Theatre Camp

To be, or not to be…(at this camp) is the question. This is the perfect opportunity for your child to use their dramatic skills on a collaborative production. They will get to work on producing a stage show as well as character and scene development.

Where: Nepean Creative Arts Centre

Ages: 6-8, 9-13

When: Various weeks by age throughout the summer

Music and Aviation Camp

This camp is a unique combination of music and aviation and space exploration. The Music and Aviation Camp hosted by Sonart includes music lessons, aerodymanic demonstrations, time outside and the week concludes with a concert.

Where: Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Ages: 5-12

When: Various weeks throughout the summer (weeks from July 23 and beyond still have availability)

Pop Star Camp

If your child loves music and to sing, we think this interactive, creative camp from Sing House Studios could be the perfect place to let their star shine! They’ll enjoy group lessons, choreographing a dance routine, and creating their own music video. There isn’t another experience quite like this one!

Where: Sing House Studios

Ages: Tailored for all age groups

When: Some weeks are already sold out, but most of July is available, as well as the end of August.



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