We'd like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to Camp Smitty!

Our tradition and commitment is to ensure every child has the most positive camp experience during their time with us.

Camp Smitty, operated by the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, offers a beautiful lakefront setting, fantastic staff team, and dynamic programs for campers eight to 16 years old. Since 1924, the camp has built a reputation as a highly respected program – something we're very proud of – and we've provided exceptional summer experiences for thousands of young people.

Our staff team always sets us apart; they are an extraordinarily impressive group of dedicated people who genuinely care about the campers. They create a safe and fun environment, offering parents peace of mind and allowing kids to have the time of their lives.

Camp Smitty is often described by parents as "genuine,” “responsible,” and “trustworthy,” while campers say it’s "fun,” “cool,” and “awesome.” Capturing the essence of a great camp on a website is tough, but hopefully, this one offers a few hints into what makes Camp Smitty such a special place in the hearts of so many people. Please have a look through the website and see all that this historic camp has to offer.

Thanks for spending some time with us and enjoy the visit!

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Camp Smitty, giving kids a world of fun since 1924

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