Full Day Tennis & Swim Camps
The Blackburn Tennis Club will once again offer 6 weeks of full day camps for children aged between 5 and 13 years old. Participants will be divided in groups based on their age and on their level of play.
Camps will be offered in both ENGLISH and FRENCH as all our staff is bilingual.
July 5-9, July 12-16, July 19-23 & July 26-30 sessions are at full capacity.
July 5 - July 9 (5 days)
July 12 - July 16 (5 days)
July 19 - July 23 (5 days)
July 26 - July 30 (5 days)
August 2 - August 6 (5 days)
August 9 - August 13 (5 days)
DAYS & TIMES - Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
EARLY ARRIVAL* 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
LATE PICKUP* 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CLUB MEMBER FEES (5 DAYS) $245.00
NON MEMBER FEES (5 DAYS) $270.00
*Additional early arrival (8:00 - 9:00 a.m.) & late pickup (4:00 - 5:00 p.m.) hours are offered at no extra cost.
** The Blackburn Tennis Club provides a free subway lunch on Fridays.
*** Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt as a souvenir of their week.
The full day camp's activities are divided into three main categories: on-court tennis instruction, afternoon swimming, and outdoor camp games. There are three hours of on-court activities every morning and swimming at the Bearbrook Pool in the afternoon for four of the five days of the week. On Tuesday, water games will be organized such as water balloon fights. An obstacle course and a treasure hunt will also be scheduled on the Tuesday afternoon. Outdoor activities will include any games from dodge-ball, capture the flag to a friendly game of soccer. Theme days such as color days will be organized throughout the week. All of these different activities are included to appeal to the many different interests of our participants. Therefore, arts & crafts stations as well as more relaxed activities will also be organized. We then conclude the week with a singles and doubles tennis tournament on the Friday. The Blackburn Tennis Club's first goal is to make these camps as FUN as possible for its campers.
Tennis Skills taught throughout the week are as follows:
Groundstrokes (forehand/backhand) + Tennis Scoring & Etiquette
Serve (technique - placement) & Groundstrokes - Serve Drills
Volleys + Review of Groundstrokes & Serve + Various Drills
Signature Shots (Smash, Lob, Drop Shot . . .) + Cardio Tennis
Singles & Doubles Tournaments & Various Tennis Games
* Each day brings a review of the previous day's skills as well as 1 hour of match play.
** If your child does not have a racket, we can provide him/her with one for the week!
Blackburn Tennis Clubhouse
2669 Innes Rd, Blackburn Hamlet, ON
Emily Carr Middle School
2681 Innes Rd, Gloucester, ON
Bearbrook Outdoor Pool
2679 Innes Rd, Ottawa, ON
* All camp activities to be held at one of these 3 locations or within the boundaries of Bearbrook Park.
** Morning drop-offs and afternoon pickups are at the entrance of Emily Carr Middle School.
Drop in and bring payment and registration form to our clubhouse.
2669 Innes Rd, Blackburn Hamlet, ON K1B 4L4.
(Clubhouse officially opens on April 24)
Complete the registration form below and proceed with the payment directly.
Confirmation of registration as well as payment receipt to be issued once payment is processed.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
The Blackburn Tennis & Swim camps will be divided by age & skill level for all activities related to the tennis portion our camps. Therefore, the actual age breakdown will vary with the age distribution per week. There will also be other camp activities where the entire camp will participate at once. We can accommodate individual requests to have children in the same group. You will be asked to provide this information on your registration form.
You will be asked to sign-in every morning and sign-out every evening. You will also be asked to provide a list of all individuals who will/might drop off or pick up your child(ren) throughout the week.
We can also allow a child to walk to and from camp with a signed permission from the parents.
Subway Lunch & Snacks
A free subway lunch will be provided on Fridays. The lunch consists of a choice between turkey, ham or veggie subs with a choice of white or brown bread. Beverages will also be supplied as well as desert (variety of cookies from subway). We would like to thank the Blackburn Subway for sponsoring this lunch for our campers.
If your child will not be eating our lunch, please notify us and send a lunch bag with them.
If your child is unable to eat our lunch for religious or other reasons please send their daily lunch with them.
We ask every parent to prepare a morning and an afternoon snack for their child(ren) for the 5 days of the week.
Bearbrook Outdoor Pool
Safety is our biggest concern at the Blackburn Tennis Club. Therefore, children 7 years old and under are obligated to wear a life jacket during our visits at the Bearbrook Pool. All other children must take part in a swim test before receiving permission to swim on their own. All children who do not pass the swim test will be forced to wear a life jacket.
Throughout our visits to the pool, all counsellors will be in the pool. Regular lifeguards from the Bearbrook Pool will also be supervising our swim time. This is a policy of the Bearbrook Outdoor Pool as a City Of Ottawa Outdoor Pool.
Ratios of Campers to Counsellors
In order to ensure maximum safety, our ratio of campers to counsellors is 8:1.
For the Pool, our ratio of campers to counsellors is 6:1 (ages 7 & under)
For the Pool, our ratio of campers to counsellors is 8:1 (ages 8 & over)
Cancelation & Refund
All cancelations will be subject to a $25 per week cancelation fee.
In order to qualify for a full refund, all cancelations must be sent via email and must come 3 weeks prior to the first day of camps in which the child(ren) in question is/are registered. This excludes the cancelation fee. For example if a camp is set to begin on July 30th and we are notified of the cancelation as of July 9th, a full refund would be issued minus the cancellation fee.
If we receive a cancelation with less than 3 weeks notice before a camp starts, we will try and fill your child(ren)’s spot and if it gets filled we will add a credit of 50% to your account that can be used on future camps. In the case where the spot remains vacant, no credit will be issued.
If we receive less than 1 week’s notice before a camp is set to begin, there will be no refund.
There will be no refunds once the week of camps has begun.
Changing the week of camp that your child is attending is not a problem and will not be subject to any fees, provided that the camp has at least 21 days notice on any changes being made, provided that there are still spaces available in the desired week. If less than 21 days notice is given we will do our best to fill your child’s spot but you may be subject to a $25 administration fee.
When it rains during any of our camps, we move everyone inside and play sports and participate in a wide range of activities.