JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps:
Day Camp, Travelling Sports Camp, Specialty Camps
JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps includes a Day Camp for 2-14 year olds, Travelling Sports Camp for children entering grades 2-9 and Specialty Camps for five to 15 year olds. All of our outstanding camps take place at the Soloway JCC located just off Carling Ave in Ottawa’s west end and include a daily dip in our full sized outdoor pool. For children registered in Day Camp and Travelling Sports Camp, instructional swimming lessons are included in the summer fun. Early morning drop off is available at no extra cost and after camp care is available.
Day Camp runs for eight weeks (June 30 – August 22) each with a different fun filled theme such as Hollywood Week, Kitchen Kids and Rocking Out, to name only a few. Instructional swimming lessons and a daily free swim are included. Preschool age campers do all their swimming in our indoor, shallow, heated, saltwater pool. Day Camp for the younger campers takes place in our air conditioned preschool rooms fully equipped for little people and the experienced staff assigned to them includes teachers and early childhood educators. Older campers use the SJCC Social Halls as their headquarters. Fun summer activities include drama, music, arts & crafts, sports and much more plus special visitors and shows throughout the summer.
Junior Jocks is a great option for girls and boys ages 6-8 who love sports. The Junior Jocks day camp program emphasizes physical activity in a fun, safe and positive environment. These little athletes spend their days playing games and sports while also learning athletic skills and sportsmanship.
Travelling Sports Camp (June 30 – August 15) takes campers on an exciting field trip each day. Campers spend the morning at the SJCC where they learn about a variety of sports and have instructional swimming lessons. After lunch they hop on the bus and head for a different adventure each day at some of the city’s coolest places. Travelling Sports campers go to water parks, horseback riding, ice skating, banana boarding, beaches, go-carting, tennis, golf and much more. Camp staff are mature and highly qualified university students many of which were at one time Travelling Sports campers themselves.
One week Specialty Camps (June 30 – August 29) give kids a chance to spend five days doing something they love or learn a new skill. All of our Specialty Camps are run by professionals in their field and include a daily free swim in the SJCC outdoor pool. New Specialty Camps for this summer are If We Could Talk to the Animals and Directors Cut; Silent Film. Returning favorites include Band Camp, Boot Camp, The Director’s Cut:Claymation, Photography Camp, Radical Reactions-Chemistry & Crime, Powered Up LEGO Camp, Summertime Splash, Girls on the Go, Horseback Riding Camp, The Great Adventure, Tennis Camp, Girl Power, All Star Basketball Camp, and Last Blast.