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Camp Otonabee

About Camp Otonabee
Camp Otonabee provides an opportunity for children and youth to engage in outdoor activities, discover nature and enjoy the natural environment, build self-confidence and establish lasting friendships. Campers aged 4 to 16 can experience canoeing, rock climbing, kayaking, swimming, horseback-riding and more! 
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Camp Registration is now open! 

Browse through our 2015 Camp Guide and select the camp program that is right for your child. Access Ontonabee registration forms here and learn how to register.

See our 2015 bus schedule here.

Otonabee Camp Parents Handbook - click below:


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Please click here for driving directions!

Refunds and Transfers*
Requests for refunds must be made in writing – by mail, email or fax. The camp fee per session, less a deposit of %25 will be refunded if cancellation occurs a minimum of two weeks’ notice  (for Day Camps). No refunds are offered after the applicable deadline. Requests for transfers must be made in writing – by mail, email or fax. Deposits are non-transferable. There is a $10 fee for transfers between sessions. All transfers must be completed at least two weeks prior to the session start date.

* There are no refunds for children who are asked to leave camp due to behavioral issues.

Financial Assistance
At the Y, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience camp. Thanks to the generous support of donors and various fundraising initiatives year-round, we are able to provide financial assistance for families who otherwise could not afford the experience for their children. Click here to download a Financial Assistance Application Form. For more information, please call your local Y (Neighbourhood Day Camps) or 613.832.1234 (
Camp Otonabee).

Evelyne E. Laishley Campership Fund
Through a generous legacy gift left by Evelyne E. Laishley (1913-2008), an annual camp sponsorship fund has been established to help underprivileged children and youth experience summer camp. Eligible par
ticipants can apply (through a sponsoring agency) for up to two weeks at the Y's Camp Otonabee. Please note that families who have accessed other Y camp sponsorship programs in the same season will not be eligible for additional support. This fund is offered in partnership with United Way/Centraide Ottawa.

How to Apply
Sponsoring Agency Application Form

Integration Program for Campers with Special Needs
One-on-one support is available in most programs for children with special needs. Parents/guardians and campers must arrange an interview at least two weeks prior to the start of the camp session with the local camp coordinator. An additional fee of $40/week is required to participate in this program. Limited space is available.

To learn more, please call us at 613.832.1234 or email  


Locations offering this program
Bonnenfant Y Outdoor Education and Leadership Centre