Summer Day Camps 2024

Summer Day Camps in Manor Park 2024

Be part of something extraordinary this summer! Join the fun at Manor Park's most popular camps.


Summer Day Camps in Manor Park are for children aged 4-10 years! 

Campers must have celebrated their 4th birthday prior to the first day of their camp. Campers must be potty trained.

Camps take place at 100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Center.

What to expect:

Camps run from Monday, July 2, 2024 to Friday, August 23, 2024 (Monday July 1 and Monday August 5 are public holidays and we are closed)
Camps run Monday to Friday
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Extended Hours at 8:00 – 9:00 AM and/or 4:00 – 5:00 PM are available for an additional fee

Cost for camp is $290 for a 5 day week and $235 for the weeks of July 2-5 & August 6-9, 2024.
Cost for extended hours is $50 for a 5 day week and $45 for the weeks of July 2-5 & August 6-9, 2024.

Parents will receive a Summer Day Camps in Manor Park Handbook electronically prior to their child attending camp. Parents will be expected to read and understand the Handbook. The Handbook will outline all the important things and questions parents will have regarding drop-off, pick-up, etc.

Children will be grouped based on age. At the point of registration you will register your child into their age group. Should you wish to have your child grouped with their sibling, please make your request through the camp supervisor. We will try our best to accommodate sibling group requests.

Camp groupings will be between 10 - 20 children and 2 camp counsellors. All counsellors are emergency first aid and CPR certified.

Children can expect to enjoy the sports field, multiple climbing structures and swings. Active sports and games will be included along with art, crafts, creative exploration, dramatic play, quiet time and story time. The splash pad and water toys will be available for those who attend already wearing their bathing suit. We highly recommend and appreciate you sending your child(ren) to camp wearing their bathing suits. This will allow for less time changing in and out of bathing suits and - more time in the splash pad! 

Camp Themes: campers will be enjoying NEW camp themes for 2024!
To view and explore all 2024 camp themes, please visit the registration page, here!

All activities will take place outside, unless inclement weather. If we anticipate that heat or extreme weather will be an issue, we reserve the right to cancel the camp on that day without notice. A refund will not be provided in this case. In most cases we still strive to move indoors into air conditioned space.

Masks are not required for campers, but are welcomed for those who prefer to wear them. Should this change at any point during the summer, families registered will be notified via email.

Should the province of Ontario Ministry of Health say that summer camps are not able to run due to any health concerns, we will put a credit on your Amilia account and any refund requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
We will be following guidelines from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Ottawa Public Health to ensure that we are providing a safe environment for all participants, staff and family members.

Litter-Less Lunches at Summer Day Camps in Manor Park:
Help keep our green space green! Litter-less (waste-free) lunches are highly encouraged at Summer Day Camps in Manor Park. Not only is a litter-less lunch great for the environment but also encourages healthy eating and keeps trash and food wrappers from ending up on the ground and in the grass. Whenever possible, it is encouraged to send campers with reusable lunch bags, waterbottles and food containers.

Campers should bring:
Campers should label ALL of their items and keep personal belongings to a bare minimum. Campers should arrive with 2 healthy, waste-free & nut-free snacks and reusable water bottle, as well as a healthy lunch. A hat and sunscreen are strongly recommended. Campers should arrive in clothing that is okay to get dirty. Those wishing to play in the splash pad must come wearing a bathing suit. It is recommended to apply sunscreen before arrival whenever possible or provided for the camper to apply themselves. Flip flops, a towel, face masks. Hand sanitizer is optional.

Campers should NOT bring:
Valuables, electronics or phones, waterguns or food containing nuts or tree nuts.

Does you child have life threatening allergies? If your child has an medication that is required for life threatening allergies or medical concerns (epi-pen, asthma puffer, medication, etc…) please ensure to bring those medications with you on your child’s first day. They will be kept on site while your child is attending camp. You will also be asked to complete the Anaphylactic Emergency Form (with photo) and Child With Medical Needs Form (with photo) prior to your child's arrival.
Anaphylactic Emergency Form
Child With Medical Needs Form

Find the 2024 Parent Handbook HERE!!!

Manor Park Community Council proudly welcomes Melanie Proulx as Camp Supervisor for 2024.
Questions or comments? Please contact the camp supervisor, Melanie Proulx,

Summer Day Camps in Manor Park and Licensed Summer Childcare? What’s the Difference?

Q:  How do I choose between Summer Day Camps and Licensed Summer Care?
A:  The answer is easy – there is no poor choice!  Both programs are run by the Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) a trusted provider of recreation, licensed childcare and community events for over 35 years! Both programs take place a stone’s throw from one another!

Q:  Where does each program take place?
A:  Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, especially when you have sports fields, baseball diamonds, play structures, tennis courts, splash pads – along with shady nooks and grassy areas to use. Both programs share the amenities surrounding the Manor Park Community Centre and Manor Park Public School. 

The home base for Summer Day Camps in Manor Park is the Manor Park Community Centre (100 Thornwood Road). Licensed Summer Care is based inside the Manor Park Public School (100 Braemar Street).

Q: Do the programs cover the whole summer?
A:  Pretty much! Summer Day Camps in Manor Park offers 8-weeks of programming beginning on July 2. Licensed Summer Care programming begins on July 8 and ends on August 23. Registrations are made on a full-time, weekly basis.

Q:  Same place, same time.  So, why 2 programs?
A:  Summer Day Camps in Manor Park is a recreational program while Licensed Summer Care is (as the name suggests) a childcare program extension of our before-and after-school license.

While each program is terrific, there are subtle differences outlined below.

Q:  OK, so tell me about the summer staff.
A:  Both programs run with teams of enthusiastic staff ready to guide a memorable summer experience for each child.  Licensed Summer Care is lead by Early Childhood Educators and support staff. Summer Day Camps in Manor Park teams include camp counselors and Jr. Leader volunteers.

MPCC’s management team, supervisors of the programs, have together over 20 years of camp experience!

Q:  Tell me a little about what happens at camp.
A:  Summer camps – licensed or recreational – are based on a week of full-day participation. Register for one week, two, or more!  Each camp includes programming in: arts, games, and sports; Individual and group time; active and quiet play as well as indoor and outdoor time.

Camps will enjoy weekly visits from special guests, celebrated local heroes and community favourites.

Q:  I’m really interested!  What are the times?
A:  Summer Day Camps in Manor Park are from 9am-4pm daily with an optional (additional cost) of extended hours from 8-9am and/or 4-5pm.  Licensed Summer Care runs daily from 8:30am-5pm.

Q:  Times are a bit tough for our family. Is there any financial support?
A:  Yes!  Licensed Summer Care accepts fee subsidy families approved by the City of Ottawa.  (Great way to easily move your school year subsidy dollars to the summer!) Families needing a bit of financial support for Summer Day Camps in Manor Park may apply to the MPCC’s  ‘The Opportunity Fund’.  (It’s easy!)

Q:  OK! I’m ready to confirm our summer plans.  How?
A:   Visit, click on the program of your choice and follow the instructions.

A reminder that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis beginning March 1!

Learn about Licensed Summer Childcare HERE! Or email

Want to be a VOLUNTEER?

Click HERE!

The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC)  is committed to giving people with disabilities the same oportunities to access and benefit from our services as others, and to provide services while respecting their dignity and independence. We believe in integration, and are committted to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner b removing and preventing barrierss to accessibility and meeting our accessibility requirements under Ontario's accessibilty laws. The MPCC will provide registrants and employees with written information and other communication in an accessible format, if requested. For our policies or to tell us how we are doing:
Community Centre office: 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa, ON   613-741-4776 x4
Before- and After-School in Manor Park office: 100 Braemar Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 3C9 613-741-4776 x1
Manor Park Child Care Centre office:  1805 Gaspe Avenue, ON  613-741-4776 x2
Mailing address: 100 Braemar Street, Ottawa, ON  K1K 3C9