Best Summer Camps in Ottawa for 2022

Which summer camps are available for your kids in the Ottawa area?

We've narrowed your search down to a list of great local programs. Whether your kids are into sports, tech, arts, or simply, a having good time with friends, you're sure to find the perfect camp for your child from this list of Ottawa camp programs. Take a look at some of our 2022 summer camp picks for children in Ottawa:

  • Fashion Design Camp



    Ages: We have camps for ages 7-10 years old and 11-17 years old.

    Description: Our camps offer basic skills in fashion design. Youths will enjoy designing and constructing simple projects.

    Sketching: The young designers will learn the skills to draw a fashion figure as well as clothes and accessories.

    Sewing: The young designer will learn the skills to be able to sew any simple to intermediate pattern.

    Textiles: The young designer will have fun doing projects using artificial and natural dye, embroidery, fabric painting and much more!

    All of the projects are tailored so that each young designer goes home with a one of a kind piece made from their talented hands.

    Camp Director: Renée Berezowski


  • Spy Camp



    The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum is recruiting young secret agents for Summer Spy Camp!

    Description:From coding to disguising, learn the art of espionage and complete top-secret missions in the depths of the Diefenbunker. Activities take place both inside and outside of Canada’s most significant Cold War artifact: a once-top secret, four-storey underground bunker, now a museum and national historic site.

    Campers will practice skills that make for the perfect spy, like solving puzzles, observation, and investigation. They’ll learn about the science and technology behind espionage and do some fun experiments, all while keeping their eye out for clues to solve the mystery of Agent X.

    Ages: Spy Camp is open to secret agents age 6 to 12 and runs for 10 weeks from June to August, with different themes every week.

    Extras: Before and after care are available. Capacity is limited!

    Booking: Book in advance to reserve your spot. Visit diefenbunker.ca or contact reservations@diefenbunker.ca for more information.




  • Tims Camps



    eCampers benefit from two weeks of daily, live programming with their cabinmates, enjoying four activities a day.

    Description: They learn new skills, like cooking and photography, while building their sense of self in a safe and supportive community. They also participate in eCamp-wide games – like trivia nights, talent shows, and escape rooms – designed to develop their teamwork skills and confidence.

    Beyond their two weeks of live programming, eCampers also have access to weekly programs, games, and resources all summer long as well as the Compass, a camper-only social media platform designed to foster strong relationships across the eCamp community.

    Format: Virtual


  • Stem Camps



    STEM Camp is a not for profit organization founded in 2013, offering up fun and educational summer camp experiences for kids 5-13 all across Ontario, including Ottawa.

    Description: With summer camp Ottawa, your camper will have the chance to grow their skills in science, technology, engineering and math while having an amazing time!


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  • Agriculture and Food Museum



    Dates: June 27, 2022 to August 26, 2022

    Times: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Registration: opens March 23 at noon

    Description: 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.


  • Dovercourt Camps



    Description: Dovercourt offers one of the largest Day Camp programs in Ottawa, with so much variety and lots to choose from. Each year we add new activities, events and camps to stay up to date with current trends and to keep things exciting.

    Leadership: Our hiring and internal development program ensures we have staff members who you can trust and who serve as positive role models and play leaders for your child. All of our staff and volunteers are certified in Standard First Aid & CPR and High Five: Principles of Healthy Child Development. Daily activities are planned and reviewed in advance by senior programming staff and management so you can expect a well-balanced and age-appropriate schedule full of fun and skill-developing activities.


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