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JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps

JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps are not taking registrations at this time.

For questions regarding camp please contact the camp office (613) 798-9818 ext.258

 April 14, 2020

JCC Summer Camps Families,

We hope that you and your family are all doing well during these challenging times.

Like all of you, we are hoping that JCC Summer Camps will take place as scheduled, however; with so much uncertainty and everything changing daily, it is difficult for us to know, at this point, what the summer might look like.

We are forging ahead and planning for the summer while at the same time considering the possibility of a shortened program beginning later in July, as long as it is safe to do so. Based on guidance from the City of Ottawa and Health Canada, we will make a final decision by mid-June.

In the unfortunate circumstance where we do have to cancel the entire summer of camp, the option of a full refund will be available.

The JCC Summer Camps team is meeting regularly and will keep you updated on our plans as they progress.

As you are probably aware, our dear friend Jon Braun, Summer Camps Executive Director/Traveling Sports Camp Director passed away on March 9. And while Jon, (or JB as your children know him), will be missed this summer, we are fortunate to welcome Aaron Polowin back into the camp fold. Aaron is a French Teacher at the Ottawa Jewish Community School, as well as a former Traveling Sports Camp Assistant Director and camper. He was a long time friend of Jon’s and is a natural fit as Traveling Sports Camp Director.

We can all agree that JCC Summer Camps will play a more important role than ever in the lives of children as time outdoors and playing with friends is something everyone needs right now. We sincerely hope to make that happen for your families.

If you have questions regarding this summer please contact me at the email address below.

We appreciate your patience while we do our best to navigate this uncharted territory.

Stay safe and stay positive.

Barry Sohn
Soloway JCC President & COO

JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps offer unforgettable experiences for children of all ages and interests.

For questions about Summer Camps contact the Camp Office (613) 798-9818 ext. 258,

In order to benefit from member pricing at JCC Summer Camps you must be a member at the time of camp registration and you must remain a member for the duration of your childs’ stay in camp. No refunds will be issued for the difference of the member/non-member price when the membership is purchased after the program registration has been confirmed.

Day Camp Traveling Sports Camp Specialty Camps 2020 Brochure Staff Application Camp Forms

Deposit, Payment
and Refund Policy

Day Camp

June 29 – August 21
Age 2-14

JCC Day Camp, for 2 to 14 year olds, includes instructional swim lessons and a daily free swim. Campers love art, drama and a different theme each week such as In It to Win It!, Summer Superheroes and Hollywood/Disney Extravaganza. Day Camp takes place at the Soloway JCC’s outstanding air conditioned facilities which include indoor and outdoor pools, gym, preschool rooms for younger campers and two multi-purpose fields

For more on Day Camp 2020 click here.


Traveling Sports Camp

June 29–August 14
Entering grade 2 – grade 9

A unique program that exposes children (entering grade 2 – 9) to a variety of sports and takes them to the city’s coolest summer spots. Mornings at the Soloway JCC include a daily swim lesson and instruction in a variety of sports. After lunch campers hop on a bus and go windsurfing, paddle boarding, tubing and go-carting. Gymnastics, golf and water slides are all part of the fun.

Traveling Sports Camp LIT (Leaders in Training) program for kids entering grade 8 and for those starting grade 9 is the Traveling Sports Camp CIT program.

Learn more about Traveling Sports Camp 2020.


Specialty Camps

June 29–August 28
Ages 5 – 15

One week Specialty Camps give children an opportunity to learn a new skill and be creative. New this summer: Rock Star and JCC Loch March Junior Golf Camp. Returning favourites include; Director’s Cut: Music Video, Horseback Riding Camp, Radical Rays Junior Science, JCC/Next Generation Hockey Camp, LEGO Robotics and Coding, Girls on the Go, Great Adventure, Kids in the Kitchen, Summertime Splash, Boot Camp, Coach Brown’s Basketball Camp, Girl Power Camp, The Director’s Cut: Claymation/Animation, LEGO Engineering and Robotics & Coding and Magical Mysteries. 

Read more about these unique programs.

2020 JCC of Ottawa Camp Forms

JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps Registration  (PDF)

Camper Medical Information (PDF)

Allergy Information (PDF)

Field Trip Permission (PDF)

After Camp Care (PDF)

Pick-Up Authorization (PDF)

Scholarship Application (PDF)

Parent Handbook (PDF)