ORCC Summer Camps

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Summer camp attendance line: (613) 850-2628 or email info@orcc.ca

Summer Day Camps

Canoe Kids (8-11 years) and Junior Canoe Kids (6-7 years)

Does your child love being on the water and would like to learn how to paddle a canoe or kayak?

Canoe Kids program provides a fun camp environment for children to learn fundamental canoe and kayak skills and to encourage a lifelong interest in paddling. 

The Canoe Kids program is designed to provide children an opportunity to paddle and socialize with their friends in a fun team environment. Campers develop water safety awareness and paddling skills while increasing their confidence on the water. The camping day includes on-land active games, crafts, and discovery time. The focus is on summer fun!



Safety is important to our club and all campers will undergo a swim assessment on their first day of camp that includes swimming 50 meters and treading water. This assessment allows our counsellors to determine each campers comfort level in and around the water.  No camper will be turned away due to swim ability as ALL campers, regardless of swim ability, are required to wear a Government of Canada Approved Personal Flotation Device while on or near the water.

Realizing that our participants have varying swimming abilities, the ORCC recommends that all paddlers strive to attain a progressive swim competency following the Red Cross Swim Kids program.                           

Bus Service:

ORCC has once again joined forces with the YM-YWCA Camp to offer bus service to our day camps which are adjacent to each other on the Ottawa River.  Bus pickup/ drop off is available all over the City of Ottawa. For more information on bus routes and costs please click here: 

Bus Service


Hours of Operation:

Regular camp hours, for drop-off and pick-up, are 8:45 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
ORCC also provides optional early drop-off and late pick-up supervision by camp counselors. For a fee of $30 per camper per week, campers can be dropped off at 8:00 am and picked up by 5:00 pm

What campers need to bring to camp:

  • Backpack
  • Change of clothes
  • Bathing suit & towel
  • Running shoes & water shoes that will get wet
  • Hat, sunscreen & insect repellent
  • Lunch, snacks & water bottles (Friday lunch provided)

    Children must be independent in their ability to apply sunscreen / insect repellent, change clothes and washroom personal hygiene. There are regular time-outs to hydrate and apply sunscreen, but children need to be able to apply their own.                                     
 2020 Canoe Kids Camp Fees       
  • $299 per child per weekly session
  • $240 per child per short week (June29-3 and August 4-7)

ORCC Credit Card Policy:

ORCC offers a variety of payment methods such as cheque, etransfer and credit card.   However, credit card transactions cost the club thousands of dollars every year.  In an effort to keep program pricing reasonable, we ask those participants who wish to pay by credit card to ensure you also pay the credit card convenience fee to help offset the costs to the club.  No convenience fee is charged for etransfers or cheque.

Resources: 
Paddler Handbook - contains a wealth of information for parents and athletes

Tick information - visit the Ottawa Public Health website for further information
IF YOUR CAMP WEEK IS NOT LISTED BELOW, PLEASE CONTACT camps@orcc.ca.


Register for Canoe Kids Camps


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Contact Emails: 

  • info@orcc.ca (general and program information)
  • camps@orcc.ca
  • recreation@orcc.ca
  • sup@orcc.ca
  • programs@orcc.ca
  • dragonboat@orcc.ca
  • info@orcc.ca

Location:

1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin

Summer Camp Phone Number:

(613) 850-2628

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