The best summer Day Camps for ages 4 to teen in Ottawa
Every year we create new camps that we think you’ll love. We review and make just the right number of changes to your favourite camps, to keep them fresh and interesting. Theme camps and specialty camps are all designed to provide campers with exciting and unique opportunities, satisfying nearly every curiosity. Dovercourt offers the most amazing variety of Summer Day Camp programs in the Ottawa area, providing lots to choose from for campers of every age, with the convenience of our central location and a one location pickup/ drop off.
Summer Camps 2019 program book
The print version (with stickers!) of the book will be available Jan. 23, 2019.
Parent Handbook 2018
A great resource for parents, full of helpful info to make your day camp experience easy.
Camp Program Hours
- Day Camps 9:00am to 4:00pm
- Pre Camp 7:30am to 8:30am
- Post Camp 4:30pm to 6:00pm
If not requiring pre- and post- camp, please sign in your child with his/her camp director between 8:30-9:00am, and sign him/her out between 4:00-4:30pm.
If your child is not registered for post-camp, please sign him/her out by 4:30pm. Any children who are not signed out at that time are checked into post-camp with other campers and your account may be billed for the use of the extended care. Should you require last-minute late pick up, please call the camp office prior to 4:00pm so that we can update your registration.
Most of our camp activities begin by 9:15, which may mean travel to a different program room, space, or facility. If you arrive after 9:15am and do not see your child’s group, please visit the camp office and we will sign in your child with his/her camp director.
Parking for pickup and drop off
Our parking lot is very busy; it may be more convenient to park on one of the side streets (Golden Ave or Roosevelt Ave). If parking on any side streets, please note that parking is not permitted on the side of the road adjacent to the park, and please be considerate to the residents of these streets and allow adequate space / access to their driveways. Please park with consideration of all appropriate bylaws.
Our programs can fill quickly. If there is a camp that's full when you are registering, put your name on our waitlist. When demand is high, we can sometimes create a new camp, add more spots, or suggest another option.
Summer Camp location map (at Dovercourt, 411 Dovercourt Ave)
Use this map to simplify your drop off & pickup in the morning and afternoon, by acquainting yourself with your child's camp location.
Please observe parking restrictions (e.g. don't park on the park side of Golden (ie east) or Roosevelt (ie west) avenues, or the north side of Dovercourt Ave, as bylaw does patrol the area. Our parking lot is one direction only; for safety, please respect this.
Registering for Camps
You can register online, by phone (613-798-8950 ext. 0) or in person for all of our Camps. Details can be found in each of our Camp brochures, available on our Program Guide page.
A split payment can be arranged for your convenience. 50% of the total registration fee is due at the time of registration, and the outstanding balance is due by June 1, 2018. The outstanding balance is not automatically deducted. The split payment option is available for registration made until May 1, 2018. Payments can be made online, by calling Customer Service at 613-798-8950 ext 0, or in person at 411 Dovercourt Ave.
Camp Hours & Extended Care
Camp starts at 9am and ends at 4pm. Need extended day care? Pre and Post camp is available for all campers each week.
$43/week. Pre-camp starts at 7:30am and post-camp runs until 6:00pm.
Fee includes both pre and post camp as well as a post camp snack provided to all campers at 5:15pm.
Camp newsletters with information on drop off and pick up, highlights for the week, staff information, and what to bring lists will be available during the week before each camp program. Check online on our day camps page beginning in June.
Make camp mornings easy!
Convenient lunch & snack package provided by Adam’s Apple Café, which you can add at the time of your camp registration.
$45 includes drink, fruit, snacks & sandwich or wrap.
Camp swims are incorporated into many of our program plans and appropriate staff-to-camper ratios are maintained during all camp swims.
- Campers younger than 6 years old must wear a personal flotation device (provided by us) and remain in the baby pool and the ramp area.
- Campers who are 6 years old and older will be allowed in the shallow part of the pool, and those who pass a swim test will be permitted in the deep end.
Most camp groups will not be swimming each day, so please refer to your camp’s newsletter for specific swim days.
Special Needs & Extra Support
Dovercourt is strongly committed to the inclusion of campers with special needs. Please make us aware of any requirements for medical or other conditions at the time of registration, so that our management team can help arrange for any additional supports or resources that your child may require in camp.
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