Summer camps and activities
- March 21: Browse summer camps and activities in Register Ottawa.
- April 3 at 9 pm: Registration for summer aquatics begins.
- April 4 at 9 pm: Registration for summer camps, and recreation, arts and virtual activities.
About Inclusive Recreation programs
Integrated and specialized recreation programs at City community centres give individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in community recreation. Integrated and specialized programs are made possible through the support of partnership funding.
If participation in a program presents any serious risk to health and safety, a support person may also need to attend. A support person means someone who accompanies the participant in order to help with communication, mobility, personal care or medical needs. Participants must provide their own support person. Contact a coordinator in your district for more information on accessibility policies and procedures, and to receive a Release for Support Person form.
Shared Care support
What is Shared Care?
Shared Care is a one-to-one integration support program for children with disabilities that helps them successfully participate in the camps and PA days of their choice.
- Shared Care is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- A maximum of two weeks can be provided for summer camps.
- Please register early to secure your spot.
- Participants must register in advance of the start of the camp or PA day.
The Inclusive Recreation coordinators can help with any questions you have about Shared Care. Making us aware early in the registration process will help our coordinators best support your child. Let us know of any diagnosed or undiagnosed cognitive differences or behaviours your child may have. If your child has integration support at school, they will likely need it at City of Ottawa camps and PA days. If you are at all uncertain, please reach out.
How to register
Registration for Shared Care support is a separate step that follows registration in City of Ottawa camps or PA Day registration. Register your child for Shared Care right after you have enrolled your child for City of Ottawa programs.
Shared Care registration is complete once you have registered using a Shared Care activity code in Register Ottawa, the City’s program registration site.
Registration is a two-step process.
1. Register for camps or PA days:
- Browse and register your child in a camp or PA day.
- If registering for summer camp, pick which two weeks you would like us to provide support.
- Registration in the camp or PA day is complete when you have paid the registration fees.
- Note the program’s district: east/west/south/central.
2. Register for Shared Care:
After you have registered into a camp or PA day, you can then register for Shared Care, online.
- You will register by using the district’s Shared Care activity code which is provided during the registration process.
- If you are unsure in which district the registered camp or PA day is located, reach out to the Inclusive Recreation general email and they will help you.
- Contact the Inclusive Recreation Coordinator for the district in which you’ve registered for Shared Care: east/west/south/central.
Summer camp locations for Inclusive Recreation
- Aquaview Community Hall
- Blackburn Community Hall
- Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex - Orléans
- François Dupuis Recreation Centre
- Overbrook Community Centre
- Pat Clark Community Centre
- Ray Friel Recreation Complex
- South Fallingbrook Community Centre
- Splash Wave Pool
- St-Laurent Complex
- Albion-Heatherington Recreation Centre
- Alexander Bell High School
- Bellevue Manor
- Canterbury Recreation Complex
- Carleton Heights Community Centre
- Carlington Recreation Centre
- Heron Road Community Centre
- Hintonburg Community Centre
- Jim Durrell Recreation Centre
- McNabb Arena and Community Centre
- Pinecrest Recreation Complex
- Plant Recreation Centre
- Sandy Hill Community Centre
- Terry Fox Athletic Facility / Mooney's Bay
- Chapman Mills Community Building
- Charlie Conacher
- Greely Community Centre
- Greenboro Community Centre
- Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre
- Manotick Community Centre
- Metcalfe Community Centre
- Minto Recreation Complex - Barrhaven
- Nepean Sportsplex
- Nepean Visual Arts Centre
- Osgoode Community Centre
- Rideauview Community Centre
- Sawmill Creek Community Centre
- Walter Baker Sports Centre
- Bayshore Community Building
- Bridlewood Community Centre
- CARDELREC Recreation Complex Goulbourn
- Eva James Memorial Community Centre
- Foster Farm Community Centre
- Glen Cairn Community Centre
- Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena
- Kanata Leisure Centre
- Kanata Recreation Complex
- Michele Heights Community Centre
- Nepean Creative Arts Centre
- North Gower
- Old Town Hall Community Centre
- Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata
For more information or help, please contact the Inclusive Recreation Admin Clerk at 613-580-2424 ext. 29283.
Schedule a telephone meeting with our staff
Please call the Inclusive Recreation coordinator in your district:
- East District: 613-580-2424 ext. 29300
- Central District: 613-580-2424 ext. 29292
- South District: 613-580-2424 ext. 29291
- West District: 613-580-2424 ext. 41226
- Health Programs: 613-580-2424 ext. 29320
Methods available for providing feedback
Clients will have the option of providing feedback using the following methods:
- by phone: 3-1-1
- in person: the client can go to any RCFS customer service counter and speak to the City of Ottawa employee.
- in writing: the client may leave a written comment in a Client Comment Box. These boxes are available to the public in all Recreation Facilities.
- by email: RCFSAccessibilityServices@ottawa.ca
Comments specific to accessibility issues can be provided by email to RCFSAccessibilityServices@ottawa.ca