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Make a Splash this Summer!

Great Leaders Make the Difference in Your City's Summer Camps!

Our leaders are multi-talented and well trained, so parents can have confidence that their camper will have a rewarding experience.  Our leaders have often been campers themselves and bring their unique expertise to the programs. Happy parents report: 'My son had another amazing year and thoroughly enjoyed his experience. He met friends, learned new ideas and skills, experienced a variety of activities and just plain old had a fun time.' 

Register now!  ottawa.ca/summercamp

Looking for courses available at a specific facility? 

You can search JoinOttawa for programs near you.

Francophone Summer Camps

The City of Ottawa is offering this summer a large variety of francophone summer camps for children aged between 4 and 12 years old. Bring all your energy to camp for days of adventure and making friends. Sports, games, crafts, special events and much more! It's now possible for you to register to all our summer camps so please visit our cyber guide at Ottawa.ca for more information. Register quickly as spaces are limited!

2017-18 After School program registration now open

Games, sports, crafts, quiet homework time and much more. Our After School programs offer opportunities for your child to make new friends and be active and qualify for the Children's Fitness Tax Credit. We are a HIGH FIVE® organization, which is Canada's only quality assurance standard for organizations providing recreation and sport programs to children aged 6 to 12. We are committed to implementing safety and quality measures for our children's recreation and sport programs, focusing on healthy child development. Contact the location nearest you for details.

Ottawa Fit 150

In order to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, participating recreation centres across Ottawa will be hosting 150 special fitness events. These 150 special events and programs will run from June 3 to December 31, 2017. Find out more about events near you! 

Celebrate National Health and Fitness Day – Saturday, June 3

Come join us on June 3, 2017 to celebrate National Health and Fitness Day and kick off our Ottawa Fit 150 celebrations in honour of Canada's 150th birthday!

Participating recreation facilities will be hosting open houses on June 3 during their regular hours of operation. Join us to receive:
  • 2 for 1 passes for fitness classes*, weight room or pool access**
  • A tour of the facility, a chance to meet the staff
  • Giveaways and swag
  • More information about membership features and opportunities

Get Water Wise – Save Lives

As temperatures rise, we look forward to our favourite summer activity, swimming. Whether it's in the pool, at the beach or cottage, or getting wet at the local wading pool, we think about the fun, but not always the safety. From June to September, at least one person will drown every two weeks within Canada. The Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition is committed to raising public awareness of water safety with drowning prevention tips for parents and caregivers. Remember, adult supervision is essential no matter how well your child swims. Now is a good time to learn to swim. We have swimming lessons for all ages. 

Doors Open Ottawa - June 3 and 4

Explore Ottawa's culture, history, and architecture for FREE June 3 and 4, 2017! During the first full weekend in June, over 150 historically, culturally, and functionally significant buildings will be featured in honour of Canada's 150th birthday! From Carp to Cumberland, over 80,000 visitors will explore some of the city's most interesting places, and you're invited! If you're interested in the downtown sites, take a ride in the Free Ottawa Citizen Doors Open Ottawa shuttle bus. 

Get Fired up this Summer!

Going on vacation? Need to accommodate your busy schedule? Try out Flex it handbuilding and wheel studios this summer! Flexible pottery allows you to pay for individual studio slots and build a schedule that suits you. View the guide and register today.
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