Aqua Camps

 

6 -10 year olds, 10-13 year olds and 13-15 year olds

 

Aqua Camps are a dream come true for youth who love the water!  These three camps, Junior Aqua Camp, Aqua Camp and Lifesaving Camp, are all lead by counsellors who are experienced and fully certified lifeguards and instructors chosen from the staff at the RA Centre’s Outdoor Pool. Join us!  Come and see how much fun it is in the water.

 

Camp Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm

COMPLIMENTARY Pre-Camp Supervision 

7:45am - 9:00am
COMPLIMENTARY Post-Camp Supervision 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Need to drop your child off earlier than 7:45am or to pick them up later than 4:30pm? Extended care is available at an additional fee. Click here for details.

 


 

Junior Aqua Camp  | 6 to 10 year olds   

Junior Aqua campers will spend the day in a safe, supervised environment, having fun and enhancing their water skills. Throughout each day, campers will spend the better part of three hours in the pool. Part of the time will be spent in swimming lessons and skill development as campers work toward Red Cross swim program badges. The rest of the camp time in the water will be divided between games, fun activities and an introduction to some of the most popular water sports. Children will also participate in dryland activities such as cooperative games, and arts and crafts.

 

Pre-requisites:

  • Able to swim one length of the pool non-stop.
  • Comfortable in deep water (over your head).
  • Campers must be 6 years old at the commencement of the session for which they are registered.
2-week sessions RA member   Non-member   code
July 3 to 14 $385   $405   9656
July 17 to 28 $385   $405   9657
July 31 to Aug 11* $345   $365   9658
Aug 14 to 25 $385   $405   9659
           
1-week sessions RA member   Non-member   code
July 3 to 7 $260   $280   9660
July 10 to 14 $260   $280   9661
July 17 to 21 $260   $280   9662
July 24 to 28 $260   $280   9663
July 31 to Aug 4 $260   $280   9664
Aug 8 to 11* $210   $230    
Aug 14 to 18 $260   $280    
Aug 21 to 25 $260   $280    
*Camp does not operate on Monday, August 7.

 


 

Aqua Camp  | 10 to 13 year olds  

Campers will enjoy a wide variety of aquatic games and sports including sessions on competitive swimming, waterpolo, diving, competitive lifesaving, synchronized swimming and underwater hockey. This program is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Star. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Come prepared for a very wet and active program that also offers “dry” activities such as volleyball, softball and crafts.

 

Pre-requisites:

  • Able to swim 4 lengths, 2 lengths on front and 2 lengths on back, non-stop.
  • Comfortable in deep (over your head) water.
  • Campers must be 10 years old at the commencement of the session for which they are registered.
1-week sessions RA member   Non-member   code
July 3 to 7 $260   $280   9668
July 10 to 14 $260   $280   9669
July 17 to 21 $260   $280   9670
July 24 to 28 $260   $280   9671
July 31 to Aug 4 $260   $280   9672
Aug 8 to 11* $210   $220   9673
Aug 14 to 18 $260   $280   9674
Aug 21 to 25 $260   $280   9675
*Camp does not operate on Monday, August 7.


 

LifeSaving Camp  | 12 to 15 year olds  

Ability to swim 600 meters; 12 plus years of age UNLESS you have Bronze Star.


Lifesaving Camp is the perfect summer program for young people who are considering a career as a lifeguard, or are interested in advanced aquatics and first aid training. With the successful completion of this half day program; 9:00am to 1:00pm, campers could earn certification Emergency First Aid plus one of the following awards: Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross. Participants will also develop excellent swimming skills, practice with advanced lifesaving and lifeguarding equipment.

 

Pre-requisites:

  • Able to swim 600 meters (16 pool lengths) continuously.
  • Comfortable in very deep water.
  • Campers must be 12 years old at the commencement of the session for which they are registered.
     
2-week sessions RA Member Non-member code
July 3 to 14 $350 $380 9680
July 17 to 28 $350 $380 9681
       
*     Please note: Camp does not operate on Monday, August 7.
The Canadian Lifesaving Manual and a pocket mask are required for this program. These
items are available for purchase from the RA’s Member Services Staff at the RA Centre.

 

Please note:

  • In order to obtain certification Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross or Emergency First Aid, candidates must successfully complete an examination. (Examinations take place during camp at no extra fee)
  • Candidates must meet all award prerequisites prior to taking an examination. Prerequisites are as follows:
    • Emergency First Aid: none
    • Bronze Medallion: 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification
    • Bronze Cross: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid certification

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