Two kids under water at the Ottawa swimming camp.

Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lessons begin promptly at 9 a.m. – please arrive before 8:45 a.m.

Upon registration, please indicate the level that best suits your child in swimming lessons based upon previous experiences. Aquatic staff will use the indicated level as a tool to select the appropriate group for each child to learn safely. Aquatic instructors are trained to assess the swimming abilities of the participants in their group and challenge each individual appropriately. The lifeguarding staff reserves the right to change campers’ levels based on their assessment.

Swim Reports that highlight areas of a swimmer’s strength, and areas for improvement, are provided at the end of the week. It is important to note that children do not pass or fail a swimming level. Rather, when they complete the necessary skills to move on to a more challenging group, an instructor will indicate that they are ready to move forward. Given the organization of swimming groups, this could mean that the swimmer will be working on more challenging skills, while still in a similar group.

The following conversion chart helps compare the Swim for Life program to the Red Cross Swim Kids program:

Equivalence Chart

Lifesaving Society Swimmers Red Cross Swim Kids Equivalent

Swimmer 1

Swim Kids 1 (IC) or (C) and 2 (IC)

Swimmer 2

Swim Kids 2 (C) and 3 (IC)

Swimmer 3

Swim Kids 3 (C) and 4 (IC)

Swimmer 4

Swim Kids 4 (C) and 5 (IC) or (C)

Swimmer 5

Swim Kids 6 (C) or 7 (IC) or (C)

Swimmer 6

Swim Kids 7 (C)

Food Services: Lunch and a fresh fruit snack are provided daily and are included in the cost of the camp.


6 to 14 years old


Date Code Cost
Jun 22 to Jun 26, 2020 (Splash and Play)*** 10327 $280
Jun 29 to Jul 3, 2020* 10328 $230
Jul 6 to Jul 10, 2020 10329 $280
Jul 13 to Jul 17, 2020 10330 $280
Jul 20 to Jul 24, 2020 10331 $280
Jul 27 to Jul 31, 2020 10332 $280
Aug 4 to Aug 7, 2020** 10333 $230
Aug 10 to Aug 14, 2020 10334 $280
Aug 17 to Aug 21, 2020 10335 $280

* Closed for Canada Day – Wednesday July 1st 2020.
** Closed on Ontario Civic Holiday – Monday August 3rd 2020.
*** Swimming lessons will not be includes in this week of camp but will be replaced by various water themed activities. Daily registrations are accepted for this week of camp. For more information, please contact the Gee-Gees Camps administration.