Camp Smitty

Proudly operated by the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, Camp Smitty is more than just a summer camp – each year it offers children and youth from vulnerable areas across the city the chance to experience something they never thought was possible. For many campers, this is their first time leaving the city where they will get to run around, swim, canoe, and hike in the great outdoors. The beautiful, healthy surroundings provide a safe outlet for children to explore and have some good old-fashioned fun, to leave the stress behind and just be a kid.

Camp Smitty offers youth aged eight to 16 years an opportunity to make new friends, participate in fun programs and make memories that will stay with them forever. Here, campers will learn to trust in themselves, in their peers and in the dedicated staff, while learning important values that they will bring back to their families, schools and communities.

Camp Smitty is a non-profit program proud to offer an exceptional camping experience for all children regardless of financial situation. Each year, we do our very best to help as many families as possible who could not otherwise afford the cost of sending their kids to camp.

Camp Smitty also serves as the ideal location for a corporate retreat, leadership training, family reunion, wedding or special event. All profits made from Camp Smitty rentals are invested back into sending deserving kids to camp! Learn more


Key People

Lisa Olmstead

Senior Manager Central/West region

613-232-0925 Ext. 240

Matt Singer

Camp & Youth Leadership Manager

613-232-0925 Ext. 263


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