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Celebrating 50 years of

Summer Kids' Camps at ONEC!

ONEC is proud to be a part of providing our kids an incredible camp experience generation after generation.  Here's how one of our multigenerational camp families put it:

"The ONEC Camps provide a great experience and beautiful natural location on the Ottawa River.  My children did the sailing camp 40 years ago, became instructors at the camp and now my grandchildren are there!"

ONEC believes that choosing a summer camp is an important decision.  For 50 years we have been providing the best possible opportunity for each and everyone of our campers.  It is our goal to provide a happy, supportive and safe environment for kids to learn, grow and become outdoor adventurers. 

ONEC campers acquire social, physical, and life skills, all of which contribute to a positive self-image.  Our programs benefit from our camp families that return year after year, become camp counselors and pay forward the same great experience they had as kids at ONEC. 


Our day camps are small which allows our campers, counsellors and staff to form memorable summer friendships year after year.


Camp Counsellors

Our ONEC Camp Counsellors are often ONEC camp graduates themselves and are very familiar with the Ottawa River and its safety requirements.  They are also trained in their individual sports, ensuring we are providing high quality instruction in a friendly, accepting atmosphere.

ONEC is looking to hire Instructors for its 2023 community Youth Camp programming. We are one of the oldest boating clubs in Canada dating back to 1883.  Our vision is to be the best and friendliest non-profit, volunteer, and community-based recreation and training summer sports club in Ottawa.  Our Instructors receive competitive salaries and a full ONEC 2023 membership!

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. We will work with you to accommodate your needs in line with the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Our Camps


Every camper learns stroke basics, game strategy, footwork, sportsmanship.  The camp is run in a safe and structured environment by responsible and mature instructors.


This summer get your child out on the water at an ONEC Kayaking Summer Day Camp (with Stand-up Paddleboarding)! 


ONEC operates a sailing camp for youth between the ages of 9 and 17. The students receive quality instruction stressing safety, fun, and learning.



This summer get your child out on the water at an ONEC Rowing Summer Day Camp (with Stand-up Paddleboarding)! 





ONEC offers all you could possibly want from a summer camp. We have a team of dedicated, qualified and enthusiastic instructors, beautiful facilities, and a safe and friendly environment. We offer a wide variety of games, sports and activities all with a fun small-camp feel.

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Pick up & 

Drop off

Extended hours for pick up and drop off are offered free to all camp families.

Our regular camp runs from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Working parents who need the extra time at the beginning and end of the day can drop off at 8:30 a.m and pick up by 4:30 p.m. if needed.

Free Lunch

On Friday

Make it a little  easier to get out the front door on Friday mornings by not having to worry about packing a lunch for camp.

ONEC offers a free BBQ lunch for all campers on Fridays.


Where to find us

ONEC is a short 5 min drive from downtown Ottawa. Drop off and Pick up for camps is at Tennis Road / Rue Tennis, off Sir George Etienne Cartier Parkway.  


Check out our FAQ >  on our website,

call us or send an email.

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