The Carleton Sports Camp Advantage

For over 40 years, Carleton University has been offering Ottawa's finest sports camp experience for kids aged 4 to 17. Check out our wide variety of sports camps and children’s programs offered year-round.

Summer Camps

The Carleton University Summer Camps offer a full range of single sport and multi-sport camps for kids aged 4 to 17. Our popular sports camp has been an Ottawa institution for 40 years, and many of our current campers’ parents attended our sports camps when they were children. We also offer a range of specialty camps where children can hone their skills in one specific sport. Sports include:

  • Basketball, Hockey, Leadership, Ringette, Soccer, Tennis, Football Art and Sport and Creative Writing and Sport

Summer Camp Facilities

Summer camp capacities are based on our indoor facilities, so that in the event of inclement weather we can offer a full range of programming to all of our participants. Each day has both a wet and dry schedule to keep your children engaged, active, and safe regardless of the outdoor conditions.

The camps make use of the full range of Carleton University’s modern Physical Recreation Centre: including the Ravens’ Nest, Fieldhouse, Olympic-sized swimming pool with diving well, squash courts, multipurpose and combatives rooms, tennis bubble, Norm Fenn Gymnasium, and turf Ravens’ Field.

Summer Camp Staff

All of our Camp Staff are First Aid and CPR certified and have participated in extensive staff training with high focus given to emergency procedures and age-appropriate sports and recreation programming. All Camp instructors are drawn from varied sports backgrounds, including many athletes from the Carleton University Varsity program.

If your child is coming to camp to this year, you can find all of the information you need in our online guide:

Summer Lifesaving Camps (LSS)

Our Summer 2017 Lifesaving Camp program registration will begin on Tuesday January 31, 2017 at 8:30 am.

We are running LSS Camps during the March Break, March 13-17: (JLC, Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross). We are also offering a March Break National Lifeguard (NL) Camp, March 12-17.

Get certified at the CU Pool! Offered most of the year, Carleton gives you all the tools you need to become a fully certified lifeguard, starting from the beginning with JLC and Bronze Star training. You can check out the pre-requisites for JLC, Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and National Lifeguard on the Lifesaving Society website

Lifesaving Camp Programs Summer

Junior Lifeguard Camp (JLC)

Bronze STAR (with Basic First Aid/CPR ‘A’)

Bronze MEDALLION (with Emergency First Aid/CPR ‘B’)

Bronze CROSS (with Standard First Aid/CPR ‘C’)

National Lifeguard Camps

Youth and Children’s Programs

In addition to our extensive summer camp program, Carleton Athletics offers many programs for children during the school year. Our Junior Ravens programs offer weekly sports specific development programs for basketball, football, soccer and fencing. Our mini-ravens sports and skill development program offers a fun learning opportunity for the youngest Ravens. Ravens’ birthday parties offer a great party alternative for active kids and our recreation day program (“Rec Days”) for schools bring over 4,000 kids from Ottawa and the surrounding areas to our campus during May and June to try new sports and old favourites in our top class facilities.