Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which weeks of camp are still available?
Please use our online registration system to see availabilities in real time. If our online system displays a particular week then there are still spaces left in it. When a week is full it is no longer able to be viewed. If you are not able to use the online registration system please e-mail: aaron@capitalcamps.ca or call 613-276-4307 to check on camp availability for a specific week.

2. Will there be other children at camp who are my child's age?
Yes. We will have to answer this question in general terms because we can not speak about specific weeks individually. Our campers are boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 15.

3. Can my child be in the same group as his/her friend?
Yes. We can accommodate individual requests to have children in the same group. You will be asked to provide this information on your registration form.

4. Is there any additional charge for morning or after care at Capital camps?
No, it is included in your registration fee and all campers are automatically registered for it.

TENNIS CAMP HOURS

7:30am – 9:00am FREE Morning Care

9:00am – 4:00 pm Regular Camp Activities

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm FREE After Care


MULTI-SPORTS, DRAMA & DANCE, FOOTBALL, CHEER LEADING AND ARTS CAMP HOURS

7:30 – 9:00am FREE Morning Care

9:00am – 4:00 pm Regular Camp Activities

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm FREE After Care

5. My child lacks specific skills in the main focus of your camp i.e. has never played tennis before but is going to tennis camp. Will they be able to properly participate in camp?
On average, one third of the children in our programs do not have any experience in the given camp's sport / activity of the camp. This is why we start with a thorough overview of the basics and make sure that everyone's skill level is taken into consideration. For campers who have extensive experience, our counselors make sure that all drills and instruction are at an appropriate level.

6. My child only understands French. Will they be able to properly participate in camp and feel included?
Yes they will. All camp locations have bilingual teachers / counselors helping your children out in whatever language they are most comfortable. General group announcements will be done in English and repeated in French for all participants. For more information on our French instruction please call our camp office at (613) 276-4307.

7. Who do you hire as counselors?
Our camp directors and senior staff are male and female, elementary and high school teachers. All other counselors are university and college students. They are a minimum of 19 years of age and are hired for their positive, energetic attitude, their extensive experience working with children, their knowledge of athletics and their proven leadership ability. A majority of the staff is bilingual. We have been told time and time again that our counselors are what set our camp apart. In addition, all counselors have a vulnerable sector police check and all camp locations have at a minimum 3 certified first aiders with up to date first aid and CPR training.

8. What is your ratio of campers to counselors?
Our ratio of campers to counselors is 8:1.

9. Do you provide lunches?
Yes. All full day campers receive a free daily BBQ lunch and a pizza party on Friday.

10. What safety precautions are in place at the pool? (note: only the Full Day Tennis Camp goes swimming)
We have a perfect safety record over the last 9 summers for our weekly swimming excursions. We are careful to plan our swims with safety as our primary concern. Children 11 years and older may swim without a life jacket. Children 9 and 10 must complete a swim test that will be held when we arrive at Ray Friel Centre to determine if a life jacket is required. All children 8 and under must wear a lifejacket. This is a policy of the Ray Friel Centre and is also a requirement of our insurance carrier. The pool staff is aware that we are coming and is prepared with extra lifeguards. Our counselors are in the pool with the children at all times.

11. How do I register?
To register please click on the Register Now button and follow the instructions for our online registration system. Even if you plan on paying by cheque, please use the online system as it ensures your child's space can be saved properly. Once you have finished the online registration you will automatically be sent a confirmation e-mail with the details of your booking. Also you will be able to log back into our system at any time to view and or print your bookings.

If you choose to pay by cheque please select the option to print off a copy of your online registration and mail it with your cheque to the below address. Please ensure that we receive your cheque within 2 weeks of filling out your online registration.

Mailing Address: Capital Camps
70 Kenora St
Ottawa, ON
K1Y 3L1

If the online system is not working properly please e-mail aaron@capitalcamps.ca or call 613-276-4307 to confirm an available spot in a particular week. You can also complete a registration form in person at our camp locations during in-season camp hours (between 8:20-9:00am and 4:00-5:00pm during July and August).

12. What does a typical day look like?

ex. Multi-Sports Camp

9:00 to 9:30 - Morning announcements and presentations

9:30 to 10:30 - Work on sport specific skills in various age groups

10:30 to 10:45 - AM snack break

10:45to 11:30 - Play sport specific games within age groups

11:30 to 12:00 - Entire camp will play cool down game

12:00 to 1:00 - Lunch

1:00 to 2:15 - Entire camp will begin tournament of the day for specific sport

2:15 to 2:30 - PM snack break

2:30 to 3:30 - Campers will be divided into age groups and will participate in various games / activities

3:30 to 4:00 - entire camp will participate in cool-down exercise and will be given a point update to see which country is in the lead

13. What if it rains or if it is too hot to be outdoors?
We vary our activities to ensure that our campers are always safe and comfortable during camp. For instance, if it is an incredibly warm day we will play more indoor game during the peak sun hours (11am - 3pm). In addition all of our camp facilities are air conditioned. We also insist that all campers and counselors continually reapply sunscreen throughout the day.

14. Where is your camp located?

The three main locations are:

Queenswood Heights Community Center (Map)
1485 Duford Drive, Ottawa, ON(Corner of Amiens and Duford)

Home of Full Day Tennis Camp

Gisèle-Lalonde High School (Map)
500 Millennium Blvd, Ottawa, ON (Corner of Trim and Innes)

Home of Multi-Sports, Drama & Dance, Football and Arts Camps.

Kinsella Park  (Map)
1610 Prestwick Dr, Ottawa, Orleans (beside Dunning Faubert School)

Home of Half Day Tennis Camp

15. When will I receive confirmation of registration?
Once you have finished the online registration, you will automatically be sent a confirmation e-mail with the details of your booking. You will also be able to log back into our system at any time to view your bookings. If you have mailed in a hardcopy registration form you will be e-mailed a confirmation when we receive the registration form and cheque.

16. Will I get a tax receipt?
Yes. Tax receipts will be issued on the last day of camp. Also you will be able to log back onto our online registration system at any time to print out a receipt.

17. What does my child need to bring to camp?
Children at all our camps need to bring: runners, shorts, t-shirt, sunscreen, bathing suit, towel and snacks for 2 breaks. Please do not send any peanut products in lunches. For Tennis Camp we can provide your child with a racket for the week, as long as you indicate one is required on the registration form.

* Please put your child's name on their belongings.

18. Discounts
Register your child for 2 or 3 weeks and save $5 per week after your first week.

Register 2 or more children and save $5 on your second child's registration fee.

Register your child for 4 weeks and save $7 for every week registered ($28.00 savings).

Register your child for 5 weeks and save $8 for every week registered ($40.00 savings).

Register your child for 6 weeks and save $9 for every week registered ($54.00 savings).