If you want to give your children (or grandchildren) a great summer day camp experience, check out the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club (ONEC), where they will discover new skills, new friends… and lots of fun adventures!
ONEC has operated summer day camps from its scenic location on the Ottawa River since the mid 1980s and offers tennis, sailing, rowing, big canoeing and stand up paddleboarding (SUP), all taught by certified instructors.
Campers can select single or multi-sports in different combinations. Operating weekdays from July 6 to August 28, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, ONEC’s Summer Day Camps offer half- or full-day attendance for one to four weeks. Pre- and post-camp supervision is available from 8:00 am and up until 5:00 pm.
It doesn’t matter if participants are trying a sport for the first time or if they have previous experience. On the first day, their abilities are assessed, and campers are then divided into groups that match their skills.
ONEC’s Tennis Camps (for ages 7 to 17 years) are a great way to get kids interested in tennis or build on the skills they already possess. Participants learn stroke basics, game strategy, footwork and sportsmanship. Fun structured off-court activities are also organized, and all campers receive an ONEC Summer Day Camp t-shirt.
Sailing (for ages 9 to 17 years) is one of ONEC’s most popular programs. Campers are introduced to its many different elements, including seamanship and safety. ONEC’s Sailing Camp uses the CANSail progressive certification from levels 1 to 4. CANSail 1 may take a week or more; CANSail 2 takes two to three weeks; CANSail 3 and 4 each take four to six weeks. All participants must sign up for full-day sailing camps.
ONEC’s Watersports Camps (for ages 11 to 17 years) include rowing, canoeing and stand up paddleboarding (SUP); all take place on the beautiful Ottawa River. Rowing Adventures are offered in the morning. They follow Row Canada’s Journey 1-2-3 program, and Journey 1 and 2 certifications may be attained.
Paddling Adventures take place in the afternoons and follow Paddle Canada course material for Big Canoe Paddling and SUPs. Campers mastering the art of paddling a big canoe on the Ottawa River will also learn the concept of teamwork. Stand up paddleboarding is great for strength and balance. Fun excursions take place every Friday for all watersports programs!
Early Booking Discount!
Book early and save! ONEC Summer Day Camps offer great value and are HST-exempt as well. Early booking discounts of 10% are offered for reservations paid by May 31.