Two kids under water at the Ottawa swimming camp.

Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Take to the pool with our enthusiastic and certified swimming instructors. Swimming camps all include sessions from the Lifesaving Society’s “Swim for Life Program”. These daily one-hour sessions include entries and exits, surface support, underwater skills, survival skills, movement skills and Water Smarts® education. These essential skills will teach swimmers how to stay safe in and around water. The camp also includes many exciting activities including arts and crafts, games, a Water Fest and free swims. Participants of this camp will learn essential swimming skills while having fun and making friends.

Food Services: Daily lunches are provided and are included in the cost of the camp.


6 to 14 years old


Date Code Cost
Jun 25 to Jun 29, 2018* 8816 $275
Jul 3 to Jul 6, 2018** 8817 $225
Jul 9 to Jul 13, 2018 8818 $275
Jul 16 to Jul 20, 2018 8819 $275
Jul 23 to Jul 27, 2018 8820 $275
Jul 30 to Aug 3, 2018 8821 $275
Aug 7 to Aug 10, 2018*** 8822 $225
Aug 13 to Aug 17, 2018 8823 $275
Aug 20 to Aug 24, 2018 8824 $275

* Daily registrations are accepted for this week of camp.  For more information, please contact the Gee-Gees Camps administration.
** Closed for Canada Day – Monday July 2nd 2018.
*** Closed on Ontario Civic Holiday – Monday August 6th 2018.

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 in a safe environment. 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)