Dovercourt Recreation Centre

411 Dovercourt Ave, ottawa


Dovercourt Recreation Centre offers the city’s widest selection of day camps for kids of all ages, each run by caring, enthusiastic and well-trained leaders. With forty different programs to choose from, Dovercourt offers the most awesome selection of summer camps in the city. Check out our 2014 theme camps, including Bizarri Safari, Jimmy’s Giant, and Ooey Gooey for preschoolers; and Coconut Reef, Wild Things, and Grossed Out for our school-age campers. We have also expanded some of our most popular programs from last year including Rogers TV, Combat Bootcamp, Road Hockey and the 911 Rescue Academy with the addition of a Junior Rookies program.

Due to popular demand, we have added a second Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program, and for those wishing to apply to work in camps, Junior Counselor and Counselor applications will be available online beginning in January and accepted until April.

We select our camp staff with great care and provide them with detailed training to ensure they are committed to making camp a safe, positive and fun experience for all campers. Required qualifications of all staff include Standard First Aid, CPR and High Five: Principles of Healthy Child Development.

We are proud of our excellent reputation but remain conscious of the need to focus every day on safety and making sure all children feel welcomed. We also work as a team to ensure our risk management procedures are regularly reviewed and refreshed; it’s just one aspect of the rigorous year round planning and organization that go in to delivering a top quality camp experience for all.

See all the details in our 26 page colour Summer Camps 2014 Brochure, available to download from our website (

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Grades K-3
Grades 4-6
Grades 7-8

Supports Special Needs