We have created this frequently asked questions section to help you find the information you are looking for easily. If you don't find the information you need, do not hesitate to contact the camps administration team by email or by phone at 613-562-5800, extension 4477.
When does the sports camps registration start?
As of January 4th, you can register your child in a Gee-Gees Sports Camp online. You can also fill out the registration form and send it by fax to 613-562-5151 or by mail to the address below.
In-person registration starts as of May 1st in our offices:
Montpetit Hall, room 102
125, University Private
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
The hours of operations are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Registration forms are also available on site.
Is it possible to register my child on a daily basis?
Daily registrations are only accepted for the first week of camp, from June 26 to 30.
At what age can I register my child?
The minimum age for participants is 6 years and the maximum age is 17. We invite you to consult the age groups available based on the camps that interest you.
If your child is approximately 6 months younger than the minimum age for the camp, it is possible to make an exception. To do this, you need to contact the camp administration.
When and how can I pay the registration fees?
Payment must be made by credit card (Visa or MasterCard*) at the time of registration if done online or by fax.
For registration by mail, please complete the credit card section of the registration form or send a cheque.
If registration is done in person at our offices, debit and credit cards, cheques and cash are accepted.
Post-dated cheques are accepted if the payment can be processed two weeks before the start of the camp.
* Please note that Visa debit cards are not accepted.
What happens if my child has special needs?
Contact the camp administration so that we can understand the needs of your child in order to make arrangements for your child to have a unique, rewarding and enriching experience.
How will I find out about the procedures for the week?
A week before the start of the camp, we will send you a letter explaining the procedures for the week and remind you about some useful information, such as parking or which items to bring.
This letter will also provide details on the theme of the week, the upcoming field trips and shows.
In an effort to accommodate parents’ and guardian’s schedules, free childcare is offered. Participants can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 5:15 p.m. A late fee of $10 per individual camper for each extra 15 minutes will be charged if parents do not arrive by 5:15.
For security reasons, parents or guardians must drop off the participant at the appropriate pick-up and drop-off location according to the camp in which he or she is registered. These locations are indicated on the Campus Map.
A piece of ID will be required for anyone picking up a participant.
Where can I park to drop off and pick up my child at camp?
You can use the free drop off and pick up zones between 7:30 am and 9:00 am and between 4:00 pm and 5:15 pm. Learn more about the drop off and pick up locations at the Minto Sports Complex, at Montpetit Hall and at 200 Lees.
Does my child need to bring a lunch to camp?
Lunch is provided and is included in the price of the camp. However, we recommend that your child brings snacks and a bottle of water.
The children eat in the new 24/7 dining hall at the University of Ottawa or at The Draft restaurant located in the Minto Sports Complex.
What happens if my child has food allergies?
We offer the possibility of a menu tailored to the needs of children with food allergies. However, if you prefer, your child can bring his or her own lunch and we will refund the cost included in the price of the camp. You should contact the camp administration to make arrangements.
When do children go to the pool?
Each day, participants in general camps will enjoy a session at the pool in Montpetit Hall.
Coaches responsible for specialized sports camps may choose to go to the pool or not.
If your child does not want to go swimming, our counselors will provide alternative options or activities.
What about security at the pool?
We have very strict safety standards at the pool. Several lifeguards are also on site when children play in the water.
During registration, you must indicate whether your child must wear a life jacket at the pool. However, during the first session in the pool, all participants must perform a swim test (swim 25 meters without touching the edge or bottom of the pool) regardless. All children will be issued a swim bracelet for the week, based on skill level. Children who fail the test must wear a life jacket and an orange bracelet. If the participant successfully passes the test, he or she will be given a green bracelet.
Does my child have to be bilingual?
No. Employees of Gee-Gees Sports camps are bilingual and they will be happy to answer you and your child in the language of your choice.
Some specialized sports camps, led by Gee-Gees varsity teams, may take place mainly in English. However, francophone instructors are usually on site and all measures are taken to ensure that all participants, whether unilingual anglophone or francophone or bilingual, enjoy a unique, rewarding and enriching experience.