Real training, Real certificates, Real experience!
The City of Ottawa offers a full range of leadership programs for youth 13 and up.
A complete list of courses is available in the Summer Camp section of the Recreation Guide.
“My daughter really enjoyed the leadership camp. She learned so much, made some great friends, and recognized some strengths that she didn't even know she had.” Lori Kerrigan, mom of past participant
“It was amazing and rewarding to see how much the participants grew. I didn’t even recognize them by the end of the program.” Derek McDonald, leadership instructor
“It was a fun way to develop life lessons and skills, gain work experience and meet new friends.” Liane Geis, past participant
This two week program is aimed at 13 year olds and focuses on having fun while providing participants with an introduction to leadership styles, team building and communication skills.
This two or three week program is aimed at 14 year olds and focuses on leadership development, team building, enhanced communication skills, first aid training (‘Basic first aid’ certificate) and valuable work experience in a recreation setting. Please note HST applies to participants 15 years and up.
This program is aimed at youth 15 years and up and focuses on valuable pre-employment skills, hands on work experience in recreation (qualifies for the 40+ hours of community service), certification in High Five: Principle of Healthy Child Development, Standard First aid, CPR, and defibrillator training. Participants will receive a certificate from the Mayor in a City Hall ceremony.