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Sunday, July 5, 2015

DiscoverRec: SUMMER 2015





City of Ottawa





Discover a world of activities at ottawa.ca/recreation.
DiscoverRec: The latest news on recreation and culture programs, services, memberships and events!

Swimming Lessons are included in camp!

Most of our camps include water activities and swimming, but at these camps your child can take their next level of swimming lessons. Find our Water Fun camps starting on page 15 of the Summer Camps eGuide.
Camps East of Bank Street: Aqua Junior and Senior at Canterbury, François Dupuis, St-Laurent and Splash and Aqua Fun for All Sports at Deborah Anne Kirwan and Multi Sport and Swim at Sawmill Creek.
Camps West of Bank Street: Aqua Fun for All Sports at Brewer and Aqua Junior and Senior at Plant.

Magic Camp!

Bedazzle your friends with magic! A magician will spend two hours daily teaching sleight of hand, juggling, balloon animals, card tricks and many other magical talents. Bob MacQuarrie, Fisher Park, François Dupuis, and Nepean Sportsplex.

Computers and Kids!

Creating computer games is a great way to build computer skills this summer.  With one PC to two campers, get half day in the lab and half a day of regular camp activities. Make new friends who share your interests.  Many to choose from in collaboration with Future Kids of Ottawa

Things you are not allowed to do at home! 

CSI: Camp Scene Investigations at Plant Recreation Centre
No Fixed Address!  at Alfred Taylor Recreation Facility, Johnny Leroux Arena, and Richmond Memorial 
Summer Madness and Camp Central at Ray Friel
Extreme Explorers at Hunt Club-Riverside Park

Find your sport!

Lots of options for keeping your skills growing and being active this summer.  Check out the sports camps at these facilities:  Minto Recreation Complex-Barrhaven, Pinecrest Recreation Centre, Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata,  St-Laurent Complex and Walter Baker.

Camps on the way to work!

Did you know there is a City of Ottawa camp within a 5 minute drive of the following intersections? Look for fun and amazing camp experiences for your child only minutes from home.

March and Dunrobin, Jack Donahue PS, Old Town Hall: 613-580-9696 ex.t 34486
March and Carp, W. Erskine Johnson Arena, Huntley CC: 613-580-9696 ext. 34486
417 and Eagleson, Mlacak: 613-599-4480
Eagleson and Hazeldean, Bridlewood, Eva James: 613-271-0712
Terry Fox and Hazeldean, Kanata Recreation Complex, Glen Cairn: 613-836-3121
Hazeldean and Iber, Goulbourn Recreation Complex: 613-580-2532 ext. 20701

Search camps online at Ottawa.ca or call your local community centre for details.

Just-In-Credible Kids

Explore crafts, games and special activities, make new friends and grow!
Camps East of Bank Street: Cyrville, Metcalfe, South Fallingbrook
Camps West of Bank Street: Greely, Manotick and Rideauview

Summer Ice is Nice!  Hockey Camps across the City

Keep cool this summer improving your skills for Canada's national sport – hockey! With on and off ice activities, camps are a great way to pick up some tips and increase skating and scoring skills. For recreational and competitive players, we still have spots in our camps offered at arenas across the city

Youth leadership programs: Real training; Real certificates; Real experience! 

The City of Ottawa offers a full range of leadership programs for youth 13 and up. Summer is a great time to start to become a leader. With three different levels based on age, you can become skilled and ready for employment and even meet the 40 hours for high school community service requirements.  Make this a fun summer that will change your life!

Pottery and Dance – Great Combination!

Move to the beat with energetic and different dance styles. Continue the arts adventure by creating clay masterpieces. Locations: Shenkman Arts Centre.

Looking for courses available at a specific facility?


Summer Staff Invade Recreation and Culture 

Almost 2,000 summer staff have joined Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services to deliver summer programs and events! You'll see them at the beaches, lifeguarding outdoor and wading pools, running summer camps, and organizing special events.  Trained in High Five, emergency procedures, first aid, communication and leadership – FUN is the top word on their to-do list and they've jumped on board to provide first class service! 

Join the Team!

Discover all the possibilities for part-time jobs in recreation and culture by submitting an application for employment.  Applications to open competitions are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year, but apply early to be considered for fall vacancies.  Keep your eye on our part-time jobs page for opportunities in our pools, community centres and cultural facilities. 

Park Drop-in Activities


Kids Can Park-ticipate!Come play with us! Recreation and culture programs.
Children aged four to 10 are invited to drop-in for fun-filled summer days of sports, crafts and games at Park-ticipate locations in rural and urban water parks throughout Ottawa.  Check out the schedule for this free activity created by leaders you can trust. Excitement guaranteed!

Lunchtime Performing Arts Series – Thursdays!
Experience the sights and sounds of some of Ottawa's most talented artists at wading pool parks across Ottawa. This free performing arts series offers a variety of activities for children and youth on Thursdays from 11 am to 4 pm with a live performance, a free lunch, plus games and special guests. Bring your bathing suit and join the fun! Check out this year's line-up for details

Summer Programs at City of Ottawa Museums

Events at Lansdowne


Why not 'play in the mud' this summer at the NVAC Pottery Studio!

Wheel and Handbuilding combo course Tuesday evenings.
Summer Flex-It Pottery Studios: Going on vacation? Need to accommodate a busy schedule? Flexible pottery studio time allows you to pay for individual studio slots and build a schedule that suits you. No instruction. 

Choose Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre for your next event!

Situated on 62 acres in picturesque Britannia Park, we have a 300-person capacity banquet hall and stage, liquor-licensed patios, small meeting rooms and free parking. Visit us in person, see the options on ottawa.ca/recreation or email ronkolbuslakeside@ottawa.ca to discuss your special day.

Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 registration begins:

Swimming and Aquafitness Programs
  Online and touchtone: 9 pm August 10
  In person August 11 during regular business hours

All other recreation programs
  Online and touchtone: 9 pm August 12
  In person August 13 during regular business hours