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Summer CAMPS Guide: Experience ONEC’s Unique Summer Day Camps!

By Ottawa New Edinburgh Club

Kids ages 7 to 17 can build skills while enjoying fun and friendship at Ottawa New Edinburgh Club’s summer day camps, located just east of downtown on the Ottawa River. Tennis, sailing and rowing will be offered in 2021 from July 5 through September 3 in one- or two-week sessions taught by certified instructors.

Camps run weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with optional drop-off and pick-up times a half-hour earlier or later. Lunches are provided on Fridays, and all campers will receive an ONEC Summer Day Camp T-shirt.

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 2021 Programs

TENNIS: 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.

SAILING: 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. The camp operates in one- to four-week full-day modules; there are a limited number of spaces.

ROWING ADVENTURES: Rowing Camps (for ages 11 to 17 years) take place on the Ottawa River. Learn to Scull (LTS) teaches basic skills of stroke technique and, as necessary, boat handling, water safety and balance. Instruction follows Row Canada’s Journey 1-2-3 program, and Journey 1 and 2 certification may also be attained. Journey 1 takes about two weeks of half-days, while Journey 2 normally takes an additional two weeks of half-days.


Book early and save! ONEC Summer Day Camps offer great value and are HST-exempt. Early booking discounts of 10% are offered for reservations paid by May 31, 2021. Note: Full refunds (less credit card fees) will be given if camps are cancelled by ONEC (including for COVID-related reasons).


Whichever sport is chosen, campers will come away with so much more than learning their sport – they will also gain life skills and team spirit while making new friends and having fun! For full details and online registration go to onec.ca/day-camps, or phone 613-746-8540.

And check out memberships for adults of all skill levels at onec.ca.

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