5 Star Camps - Ottawa Summer Day Camp located in Carp Best Ottawa Summer Day Camp: 5 Star Camps - located in Carp

5 Star Camps

Variety - Excellent - Nurturance - Trust - Adventure

Why 5 Star Camps?

Voted the # 1 Safest Ottawa Summer Day Camp!

At 5 Star Camps we take pride in our ability to provide an exciting summer experience that will rival that of any other day camp in the area. Please take a look at this summary of our unique features. Other camps simply cannot compete with our facilities, our staff, and the activities that we can provide.

If you would like to see our facility and meet the owners, please feel free to contact us by phone 613.256.4589 or email us at director@5starcamps.ca to book an appointment.  As parents ourselves, we understand how important it is to know where your child/children will spent their week. Come meet the people that will help create an unforgettable experience. We would love to show you around!!

Our Facilities

  • Why attend a summer camp run out of a high school or a fitness recreation centre? Our beautiful 55 acre facilities are designed uniquely for children, and nothing else.
  • Air-conditioned buildings for those extra hot days.
  • We have our own pool with our own hired lifeguards. This means no outside swimmers interact with our campers, and of course, we can use the pool for as long as we like.
  • No hot and humid bus rides off property for field trips to local pools and parks. Our children are safe on our own extensive grounds. Our special events come to us!

Our Staff

  • All our Counsellors are Certified Teachers, Early Childhood Educators or University students aspiring to work with children.
  • All are well known personally and professionally to the Owner and Director. All our staff participate in an extensive training program before camp starts.
  • One male and one female experienced Sr. Assistant Counsellor with each age group supported by Assistant Counsellors, Jr. Assistant Councellors, CIT’s and LIT’s.
  • Several of our Certified Educators have competed or coached at the provincial level in various sports.
  • The Owner and Counsellors have taught, trained and observed these young adults for at least one year.
  • All our  Sr. Assistant Counsellors , Assistant Counsellors,  Jr. Assistant Counsellors, CIT’s and LIT’s are enthusiastic, responsible, and they are chosen because they relate well with children of all ages.

Our Program

  • Free before and after camp care (7:30am-5:30pm)
  • Security for our children is of upmost importance, this is why we have a secure sign in sign out program where identification must be shown.
  • 5 Star is the only day camp in the area that offers an Outdoor Experiential Education Program for ages 5-12. This incredible low ropes course and climbing wall includes initiative games, and many more adventure based activities that challenge children to challenge themselves.
  • All our Camps (Outdoor Sports and Adventure Camp, Outdoor Leadership CampDance CampFine Arts Camp and Music Camp) are all the same price!
  • In our Outdoor Adventure Camp our children get to participate in Multi-sports, Arts & Crafts, Archery, Swimming/water inflatables, our Low Ropes/climbing wall/Vertical Playground and Archery Tag station. Our day camp is like a traditional overnight camp, where the children participate in a variety of activities.
  • All our activity stations are programmed and run by our certified educated staff, not high school students.
  • 5 Star Camps is an accredited member of OCA (Ontario Camps Association)http://www.ontariocamps.ca/

Age Groupings

Here is how we group our campers in the Outdoor Adventure Camp. Campers are divided by age not gender.

5/6 (Little Dippers)
7/8 (Crazy Comets)
7/8 (Mighty Meteors)
9/10 (Galactic Gang)
11/12 (Super Nova’s)

 Our Ratio

  • Our staff to camper ratio is 1 to 6.  In our “Little Dipper Group” (5/6 year olds)  the staff to camper ratio is 1 to 4.  This is the best in Ottawa!
  • One male and one female Sr. Assistant Counsellor is assigned to each group as well as Assistant Counsellors, Jr. Assistant Councellors CIT (Counsellor In Training) and an LIT (Leader in Training).
  • We group our campers as follows: Little Dippers 5/6 years of age, Crazy Comets 7/8 years of age, Galactic Gang 9/10 years of age and Super Nova’s 11/12 years of age. Fine Arts Camp 11/12 years of age, Dance Camp 9/10 years of age, and Music Camp 7/8 years of age.
  • Children are always supervised.

Our Lunch Program

  • Sodexo and 5 Star Camps caters to food allergies!

  • At 5 Star Camps our children receive lunch and fruit snacks twice per day at no extra charge.
  • 5 Star Camps does not sell junk food!
  • Our menu’s are kid friendly but parent friendly as well. (please see sample menu below)
  • Weekly outdoor BBQ (a huge hit with the campers)
  • All our meals are prepared on-site daily and served in our own dining hall. (other camps order in fast food)
  • Our two kitchen staff are highly trained in the food service industry and our campers absolutely love them.

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sodexoLunch and Snack program provided by the award winning food service provider:

Sodexo…..who we are…..

Making every day a better day is the very essence of Sodexo; it is a noble mission that the team is proud to live by. Sodexo provides Quality of Life Solutions at independent schools and summer camps where our focus is ensuring that children are set up for success in their future. This means welcoming, safe, and clean schools and camps, nutritious well balanced meals, and effective design, build and management solutions.

Sodexo Camps

For over 25 years, Sodexo has been supporting camps from all areas of Canada and throughout North America with quality food and services. Whether a private group or an association, a childrens, speciality or a family camp, Sodexo provides nutritious menus, skilled labour, procurement services, and food safety and quality controls. From short sessions to year round camps, we offer experience. Our mission is to create and offer food services that contribute to a more pleasant way of life for people wherever and whenever they come together.

Food and Physical Safety

Sodexo provides numerous resources for food and physical safety. Our programs help ensure the safety of the food we serve, the environment our employees work in, and the campers that visit. It may be impossible to measure the value of a food borne illness or an accident that is preventable. Not only is every Sodexo manager certified every three years in food handling, but our systems and standards are in place as well, to provide the safest food and facilities possible.


5 Star Camps Week One Summer Menu

Grilled Cheese Spaghetti with meat sauce BBQ Hamburgers and Hot Dogs
with mustard, ketchup, relish & mayo
Two Taco’s
with Cheese, Salsa & Sour Cream
Campers Choice Fridays
Roasted Potatoes Potato Chips Roasted Potatoes Pulled BBQ pork on a bun OR Ham Sandwich & Fries
Corn Carrot Sticks Carrot Sticks Carrot Sticks Carrot Sticks
Fruit Beverage Fruit Beverage Fruit Beverage Fruit Beverage Fruit Beverage
Pudding Blonde Brownie Cookies Chocolate Cake Jello

5 Star Camps Week Two Summer Menu

Spanish Macaroni BBQ Hamburgers and Hot Dogs
with mustard, ketchup, relish & mayo
Ham Steak BBQ Chicken Legs Campers Choice Fridays
Potato Chips Roasted Potatoes Mashed Potatoes Honey Garlic Meatballs with Rice OR Turkey Melt and Fries
Carrot Sticks Carrot Sticks Corn Diced Carrots Carrot Sticks
Fruit Beverage Fruit Beverage Fruit Beverage Fruit Beverage Fruit Beverage
Blonde Brownie Cookies Chocolate Cake Cupcake Pudding

Note: Menu may change due to delivery!
Weekly Birthday Celebration!

Menu Substitution: 6″ Subs
Breaded Chicken Fajitas
Chicken Fried Rice
Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Ground Beef Hoagies
Spanish Macaroni
Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Special Events

Star_specialEventsEach Friday afternoon is devoted to a special visit from Circus Delights or the campers enjoy participating in Karaoke or our staff will put on a hilarious show for the children. See below for more information!

Greetings from Circus Delights!

Winter just flew by and at Circus Delights we can hardly believe that it is already time to begin planning for the busy summer season.

Rehearsals have commenced on this year’s Super Circus Show, our 21st annual, which promises to be a dandy. We deliver forty minutes of fast-paced, lively entertainment, featuring plenty of audience participation. Unicycle wizardry, huge magic rabbits, impossible escapes, music and more.