Summer camp group on campus.

Summer camps

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 24, 2024, camps running weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.    
  • Registration begins on January 17, 2024.  
  • 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)  
  • Complimentary parking for pick-up and drop-off in each program location 
  • Daily morning snack
  • All-you-care-to-eat lunches in the University of Ottawa’s award-winning Dining Hall
  • Friday pizza lunch party in partnership with Gabriel Pizza
  • Bilingual instruction 
  • Recreational swim sessions in our newly refurbished, state of the art Olympic sized pool (subject to change without notice)
  • A Gee-Gees camp T-shirt for all camper included with your registration. 
  • A wide range of camps programs, theme days, water activities, and special events.

Here’s more

We are an Accredited Member of the Ontario Camps Association which means, we are committed to providing you and your family with the best possible camp experience. We adhere to OCA’s standards, which evaluate our commitment to safety, wellness, diversity, inclusivity, staff training, qualifications, and programming. 

The cafeteria, Gee-Gees camps offer daily lunches and follow a pre-determined meal schedule, that rotates throughout the summer. Families will be sent a schedule which includes the meals for each week in their welcome package. Please note, outside food is not permitted in our Dining Hall. 

The Dietary Restrictions Program can accommodate the most common allergies and food restrictions. We have an allergies menu which provides: one meat option, and one vegan option at every lunch. 
We can accommodate allergies to: peanuts, nuts, gluten, eggs, dairy, fish, seafood and legumes. The program DOES NOT accommodate the following allergies: soy and mustard, or legumes (if also vegetarian or vegan)

Swimming, we are very excited to announce that our Olympic sized swimming pool will re-open ahead of this summer! All camps will have the opportunity to swim during the week. Pool staff will use The Canadian Swim to Survive standard as a minimum national standard of swimming skill. All campers who wish to go into the water will have to complete a swim test to identify their swimming level. Life jackets will be provided, or campers can bring their own. Our Gee-Gees staff team is Safeguard certified, and certified lifeguards are always on deck during our swim time.

Celebrate the 2024 Olympics with us! Campers are encouraged to wear the jersey of their favorite country and come cheer the athletes on with us! They will compete in their very own mini-Olympics and maybe even climb on the podium at the Gee-Gees Olympic week closing ceremony! Check out our website for more information! The Olympic themed weeks are limited to the weeks of July 26th to August 11th 2024.

Things to remember  

  • A 10% administrative fee applies to cancellations requested two-weeks prior to the first day of your camp. 
  • No refunds are provided for cancellations done less than 14 days from your first day of camp.  
  • There will be a mandatory ID check for anyone picking up a camper, daily. 
  • NOTE: Early pick-ups are NOT possible between 3:00 and 4:00, daily. 
  • Late fees apply to late pick-ups. 
Campers sitting on Tabaret Lawn

Parent and guardian information

​We look forward to welcoming your kids back to our campus for a summer of fun, learning and moving! 
Find information for parents and guardians


NEW TO GEE-GEES CAMPS! A focus in both structured and unstructured environment of playing the sport. Campers can expect fun, inclusive, multisport, as well as sport-specific and physical activity training. Children will be able to learn transferable skills and movements, as well as build confidence and explore first interests. Aimed for children with no prior experience and with a more casual intent in play.

Introduction to Competition

A focus on fundamental athletic abilities and team building for our young, eager athletes looking to grow and explore a specific sport. Ideal for first-time exposure and new interest in the sport.

Specialized Skills

A focus on athletic quality development, individual position development and sport strategy for pre-teens beginning to explore their own sport who wish to improve their skillset.

Youth Specialized Skills

Next level sport-specific skill refinement and performance. These camps are for anyone looking to develop their athletic skills in their chosen sport, as well as explore specific sport-related education. (Nutrition, leadership skills, strategizing, etc.).

These streams are specifically geared to all individual sport long term athlete development (LTAD) models. They provide an opportunity for children and youth aged 5 to 17 to grow in their sport alongside experienced sport professionals and elite athletes.

Age groups are tailored differently for each sport and may vary between them. For more information regarding current program offerings, check out your sport of interest.

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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