Summer camps in Ottawa, Gatineau and eastern Ontario
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing summer camps to reconsider their programming.
OTTAWA -- Summer camp will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here is a list of summer camp options for kids in Ottawa, Gatineau and eastern Ontario.
City of Ottawa
The City of Ottawa has announced a new summer camp program will replace the originally planned summer camp programs. The original summer camp program was scheduled to run from June 29 to August 28.
The City of Ottawa is offer new “Camp Summer Fun Recreation”.
Camp Sumer Fun will begin on July 6 on the condition that Ontario restrictions are relaxed to allow day camps for children.
The camps will be in smaller groups and there will be additional staff to assist with maintaining physical distancing requirements.
The cost of Camp Summer Fun is $219 per week and will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For details, visit www.ottawa.ca/SummerCamps
City of Gatineau
The City of Gatineau is revising its daily and weekly summer camp activities to comply with public health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Only 1,284 children will be accepted per week between the ages of 5 and 12.
Games and activities will be in small groups to encourage physical distancing and to limit the sharing of equipment.
Visit www.gatineau.ca for details.
Ottawa Children’s Theatre
The Ottawa Children’s Theatre is hosting sixteen Online Summer Camps from July 6 to August 21.
The summer will kick off with “The Zoomsical Musical,” a two-week camp taught by Broadway performer Emmanuelle Zeesman and New York writer David Hersh.
The camps will cover Musical Theatre, Acting, Improvisation and Play Productions.
The Ottawa Children’s Theatre Online Summer Camps will run for one, two or three hours per day. To register, visit www.ottawachildrenstheatre.net
Ottawa River Canoe Clue
The Ottawa River Canoe Club is hosting summer camps for kids aged 6-7 and 8 to 14.
To register, visit www.ottawarivercanoe.wildapricot.org
YMCA launches YCamp
The YMCA is hosting a virtual camp program for kids this summer called “YCamp.”
YCamp is a free online program available to all children and youth across Canada. Programs will be released each week over the course of the summer.
YCamp will run from July 6 to August 28, and will be delivered by YMCA camp staff.
Registration is now open for summer camps at Carleton University.
In a statement on its website, Carleton says, “While we remain optimistic that we will be able to provide summer camp programming to our community, we will follow the regulations set by the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health.”
“Rest assured that, if cancellations occur, full refunds will be provided with no penalty.”
University of Ottawa
The University of Ottawa has cancelled in-person Gee-Gees camps this summer.
The university is expanding its virtual Gee-Gees camps programming in the coming weeks to provide new and creative interactive sessions.
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University of Ottawa Engineering Outreach
Engineering Outreach is offering new online camps. The camps are one week long and are offered for 1.5 hours per day.
Visit www.engineering.uottawa.ca for details
The University of Ottawa Engineering Outreach is still accepting registrations for all summer programs.
Richard Robinson Fashion Design Academy
Youth fashion summer camps will be offered from July 6 to August 14.
For details, visit www.richardrobinson.com
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