City replacing summer camp program with COVID-19 measures

OTTAWA – The city will cancel its originally planned summer camp programs, scheduled to run from June 29 to Aug. 28, to be replaced by a new summer camp program that is reformatted around COVID-19 public health measures.

Details on registration, dates, location and the camps’ operations will be announced in the future and will be conditional on the provincial government permitting such programming.

“In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the new summer camp program will follow physical distancing guidelines and emergency orders under the direction of the Province of Ontario,” city staff released in a statement today (June 1).

As a result, enhanced and strict safety measures will be in place when the City camps begin, which will include:

  • Smaller camp groups
  • Additional staff to assist with maintaining physical distancing requirements and sanitization
  • Screening protocols for campers and staff

“For parents or guardians who currently have a child registered for a camp, the program will be automatically cancelled, and a credit will be placed on their account,” staff said. “Once the account is credited, they can use it to register for a future program, including the newly formatted camp; save the credit for future use; or they can login to and request a full refund. For those who paid by post-dated cheques, the cheques will be returned, and any unprocessed credit card payments will be cancelled.”

For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, visit or call 311 (TTY: 613-580-9656).