Senior Elementary Adventure Camps
Our Adventure Day Camps are developed with a focus on keeping youth active and engaged in outdoor recreation activities, in a manner that balances physical activity with moments to reflect on the beauty of nature. With so much of young peoples' lives spent engaged with technology and indoors, the summer is the perfect opportunity to get children outdoors and active.
Ottawa and Kanata is blessed with so much nearby nature and outdoor adventure opportunities that our designation as one of North America's greatest Outdoor Adventure Cities is a well deserved accolade. At Kanata Camps. we are a firm believer that outdoor recreation has a tremendous positive impact on health and well-being. As a result, we have developed partnerships with reputable outdoor adventure companies to offer what we believe is the best line up of Outdoor Adventure Day Camps in the Ottawa region. All of our Adventure Camps are led by our own Camp Experience Officer (CEO) who has a professional background in the Outdoor Industry and is actively involved with our partners to deliver our programs.
As always safety is our priority.
For this summer, we are very excited to offer an amazing selection of camps with reputable partners. This years camps include:
Junior River Guide Camp: in partnership with Ottawa City Rafting, this was ouor most requested camp from last year so we are offering two weeks this year.
Paddle Kids Camp: this recreational kayak/paddle board camp, in partnership with Nanook Adventures, is something we are very excited to bring to our programming. Located on Shirley's Bay, this beautiful and scenic area is the perfect location to learn and discover the pleasures of stand up paddle boarding and recreational kayaking.
Canoe Camp: this partnership with the Ottawa River Canoe Club is sure to be a big hit. They have a spectacular waterfront location and are recognized as Ottawa's local canoe camp experts. Learning to canoe is a rite of passage in Canada.
Sailing Camp: in partnership with the Kanata Sailing Club, we are very excited to bring sailing to our campers. Ottawa is recognized as a world class sailing area and Kanata Sailing Club has an idyllic waterfront facility and is well established as a youth training facility.
Registration is online ONLY
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These camps have very limited enrolment and sell out fast, so book early.
Below are the detailed camp descriptions for our Adventure Day Camps and the dates offered.
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Adventure Day Camps
Paddle Kids Camp: Kayak and Paddle Board
with Nanook Adventures
Ages 9-12 Grade 4-6
Dive right into a variety of water sports in this week-long paddling camp. Working with experienced instructors, we explore, by kayak and stand-up paddle board, Shirley's Bay on the Ottawa River. During the week, campers will learn about equipment, safety, navigation and learn how to paddle and navigate both kayaks and stand up paddle boards. We will also learn fun water-based games and activities that they can share with their friends. On the last day, we will paddle to Aylmer Island, the mythically haunted island burial ground of an ancient explorer. We provide all the necessary equipment to participate in the camp, including life jackets, paddles, safety equipment and boats. Children will be wearing high quality personal flotation devices at all times on the water. However, children should be comfortable in and on the water and beginner swimming skills are recommended.
July 17 to 21
Aug 21 to 25
with the Ottawa River Canoe Club
Ages 9-12 Grade 4-6
The Learn to Canoe Camp provides a fun camp environment for children to learn the fundamental paddling skills required to use a canoe. By the end of the week, we hope that each camper leaves instilled with a lifelong passion for paddling.
Campers develop water safety awareness and paddling skills while increasing their confidence on the water. The camp day includes on-land active games, crafts, sports, swimming, and discovery time. We provide all the necessary equipment to participate in the camp, including life jackets, paddles, safety equipment, and boats. Children will be wearing high quality personal flotation devices at all times on the water. However, children should be comfortable in and on the water and beginner swimming skills are recommended.
July 10 to 14
July 31 to Aug 4
Junior Raft Guide Camp
with Ottawa City Rafting
$425.00 short week
$515.00 regular week
Ages 9-12 Grades 4-6
The Junior Raft Guide Camp offers the most exciting on-water adventure program in the area. With three full days of river rafting, a day of swift water safety training, and a day of river ecology and natural environment exploration. During this camp, campers will see different parts of the Ottawa River and get a new perspective of some secret spots to swim, jump, and ride. Ottawa City Rafting is renowned when it comes to water safety and instruction; using twenty-foot rafts, campers will enjoy riding the rapids with highly trained and experienced whitewater professionals. The rapids on our section of the Ottawa River are safe and suitable for beginners and children alike. Many children love this camp so much that they sign up for all our available sessions. Children will be wearing high quality personal flotation devices at all times on the water. However, children should be comfortable in and on the water and beginner swimming skills are recommended.
Jr. Raft Guide
July 4 to 7 short week
Jr. Raft Guide
Aug 15 to 19 reg week
with Kanata Sailing Club
Ages 9-12 Grades 4-6
At our Sailing Camp with Kanata Sailing Club, the focus is on teaching the basic skills of sailing in a safe and controlled environment. But we add a healthy dose of fun to make each class a great experience for the participants. Sail Canada-certified instructors will teach participants all they need to know to be able to handle a small dinghy in light to medium strength winds using Kanata Sailing Club’s fleet of kid-friendly training boats. Each day will consist of a bit of on land theory instruction with lots of time on the water in the sailboats, learning and honing sailing skills. The sport is of course weather dependent so we will adjust based on the conditions. If there are thunderstorms or high winds, the team will engage in activities on shore. Otherwise, we will sail rain or shine.
For this camp, participants must provide their own personal flotation device a.k.a. life jacket and a helmet suitable for use in the water. A bike helmet or old hockey helmet is perfectly suitable.
July 24 to 28