Gee-Gees  camps are back!

During the summer, the University of Ottawa offers children and youth in our community the opportunity to learn and explore in our safe, friendly environment. Our fully bilingual Gee-Gees make up our team of coaches, counsellors and leaders. Our specially designed programs motivate all children and youth to take part in a variety of sports, games, activities, and initiatives. The chants, laughter and friendly banter of campers and counsellors are a staple on campus!

What you can expect:   

  • Starting June 26, 2023, camps running weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.    
  • Before and after care available at no additional cost from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (late fees apply)   
  • Bilingual instruction 
  • A Gee-Gees camp T-shirt for all campers   
  • A wide range of camps — find out more store below 
  • Daily lunches!*  

* Daily lunches are back! The cost of our daily lunch and snack has been added to your camp fees. Through our partnership with the University Dining Hall and Rideau Loblaws, campers will receive healthy fruit morning snacks and lunches that meet children’s nutrition and healthy eating standards: four all-you-care-to-eat lunches in our Dining Hall and one pizza lunch each week. To opt out of our lunch program, email [email protected]

This summer, the University will be doing major renovations to our Aquatic Centre. This means our swimmers camps won’t take place in 2023, but our Aquatic Centre will be state of the art in 2024. We’re already looking forward to inviting you back to enjoy these major improvements to our Olympic-sized pool.  Gee-Gees Swimmers Camps are a perennial favourite, so check back for the 2024 season!  

Camper family information:   

  • Registration starts January 23, 2023. 
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off parking. 
  • Each camp will have its own pick up and drop-off location. See our online Guardian Guide at geegees.ca for the full list and campus maps.
  • Make sure your camper brings one afternoon snack daily.
  • Camps will run rain or shine and in line with the Ontario COVID-19 regulations.   
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Parent and guardian information

​We look forward to welcoming your kids back to our campus for a summer of fun, learning and moving! 
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Sports Camp Fund

The University of Ottawa, partnered with dedicated members of the greater community, have launched the Send a Kid to Camp initiative, backed by the Sports Camp Fund. The initiative hopes to make Gee-Gees camps accessible to deserving children demonstrating financial need from the Rideau-Vanier Ward.

Learn more about this initiative

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Meet the Gee-Gees Counselors Team

Kuzco is a counselor

 

Kuzco (he/him)

School and program of study:  uOttawa, Philosophy

Favorite hobby:  Hockey

How long have you worked for Gee-Gees Camps ?  : One year

What are you most looking forward to this summer? : Hanging out with my friends in the warm

Fun fact about me:  I have a llama tattoo

 

 

Mickey is a head counselor

Mickey (she/her/elle)

School and program of study: 

uOttawa, Political Science

Favorite hobby: 

Baseball and rugby

How long have you worked for Gee-Gees Camps ? 

2 years

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Going to a Blue Jays game

Fun fact about me: 

I have a blueberry tattoo

Jaws is a counselor

Jaws (he/him)

School and program of study: 

Garneau

Favorite hobby: 

Skateboarding

How long have you worked for Gee-Gees Camps ? 

One year

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Tournaments for the multi-sport camps

Fun fact about me: 

I can speak three languages 

 

Cheeto is a head counselor

Cheeto (he/him)

School and program of study: 

uOttawa, Business and Law

Favorite hobby: 

Skiing 

How long have you worked for Gee-Gees Camps ? 

First time !

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Jumping in the pool on a hot summer day

Fun fact about me: 

I used to play football

Moose is a counselor

Moose (he/him)

School and program of study: 

uOttawa, Business and Health Sciences 

Favorite hobby: 

Soccer and volleyball

How long have you worked for Gee-Gees Camps ? 

First time !

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Getting to know the kids and having fun

Fun fact about me: 

I went to England to play soccer 

 

S'moores is senior counselor- administration

S’mores (she/her)

School and program of study: 

uOttawa, Psychology

Favorite hobby:  

Indoor cycling

How long have you worked for Gee-Gees Camps ? 

First time !

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Meeting new people

 

Fun fact about me: 

I used to live in Scotland when I was younger

 

Baguette is a senior counselor-integration and safety

Baguette (she/her)

School and program of study: 

uOttawa, Conflict Studies and Human Rights

Favorite hobby: 

Basketball, spending time with friends

How long have you worked for Gee-Gees Camps ? 

First time !

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Having fun

Fun fact about me: 

A proud French woman who loves her cheese and her baguette !

Tash  is a program coordinator

Tash (they/them)

Alpine is an assistant coordinator

Alpine (he/him)

Goggles is a counselor

Goggles (she/her)

School and program of study:

uOttawa, Social Sciences

Favorite hobby: 

Walking

How long have you worked for Gee-Gees Camps ?

First time !

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Trying new sports and activities, and creating friendships

Fun fact about me:

I used to teach synchronized swimming

 

Chaussette  is a head counselor

Chaussette (she/her)

School and program of study: 

uOttawa, BSc in Psychology

Favorite hobby: 

Crochet

How long have you worked for Gee-Gees Camps ? 

3 years

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Varsity basketball camps

Fun fact about me: 

 

I had a pet porcupine named Tina

Shaq is a counselor

Shaq (she/her)

School and program of study: 

uOttawa, Biology

Favorite hobby: 

Playing sports

How long have you worked for Gee-Gees Camps ? 

First time !

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Meeting new people

Fun fact about me: 

 

I have three cousins that are over 7 feet tall 

Calabogie is a counselor

Calabogie (he/him)

School and program of study: 

uOttawa, Psychology

Favorite hobby: 

Writing, rock climbing

How long have you worked for Gee-Gees Camps ? 

First time !

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Providing a memorable experience for the campers

Fun fact about me: 

I have made $300 from professional writing

Fed is a counselor

Fed (he/him)

School and program of study: 

Franco-Cité, Engineering

Favorite hobby: 

Soccer

How long have you worked for Gee-Gees Camps ? 

First time !

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Meeting new people 

Fun fact about me: 

 I write with my left hand but kick a ball with my right foot 

 

Noisette is a counselor

Noisette (she/her)

School and program of study: 

uOttawa, Health Sciences

Favorite hobby: 

Baking

How long have you worked for Gee-Gees Camps ? 

First time !

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Having new experiences while having fun

Fun fact about me: 

I have four nephews

Avalanche is a counselor

Avalanche (she/her)

School and program of study: 

uOttawa, Health Sciences

Favorite hobby: 

Alpine skiing

How long have you worked for Gee-Gees Camps ? 

First time !

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Helping kids develop new skills and watching them grow throughout the summer

Fun fact about me: 

I am apart of an alpine ski team