A South Frontenac Family Tradition!

And we're back! After a two year hiatus, we are thrilled to host our Swim & Day Camps once again in 2022. Of course, all plans are pending COVID-19 public health measures at the time of the program and activities will be modified for COVID-19 safety. Please check back often for updates on dates and details.

Our Swim & Camp Camp program is a place where children and youth belong, grow, thrive and lead. Children ages 4 - 12 are welcome to join our enthusiastic, energetic, caring staff members in a safe environment that encourages children to realize their potential and follow their dreams. 

By focusing on personal growth and development, day campers are provided with the opportunity to learn new skills, try new things, gain confidence by targeting a number of different learning styles to grow and flourish in ways that will benefit them long-term. Activities are geared towards children and emphasize social development, character development, leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship. The goal in each activity is to build self-esteem by encouraging children to feel capable and confident in their abilities. 

Swim & Day Camp Registration

We've launched our new recreation management website! Click the Register Now button to create your new account and get started.

Please note: You must register your child for both Day Camp and Swim Lessons if you would like your child to participate in both programs. Swim Lessons will only be offered at The Point in Sydenham for Session's Two, Three, and Four due to staffing and recruitment challenges. Thank you for your understanding!

Register Now!

Please call 613-376-3027 ext. 4331 or email recsupport@southfrontenac.net with any questions or comments. 
Photo Gallery: Swim will appear here on the public site.

COVID-19

Updated: May 3rd, 2022

 Protocols & Procedures
  • South Frontenac adheres to all provincial and local health measures in place.
  • Currently, there are no requirements for proof of vaccination for staff or participants.
  • Masking is optional at the program.
  • Staff and participants will frequently complete hand sanitization during the day, especially before meals and activities that require equipment sharing.
Participant Symptom or Positive Test Protocol:

If the participant has symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19, you must:

  • Keep the participant home for at least five days if they are:
  • Or at least 10 days if they are:
    • over the age of 12 and not fully vaccinated
    • immunocompromised
    • live in a highest risk setting
Household Member Symptom or Positive Test Protocol:

If the participant lives with someone who has symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19:

  • They do not need to isolate if one of the following is applicable: 
    • They have previously tested positive in the last 90 days and do not have symptoms
    • They are over 18 years old and have received a COVID-19 booster dose and do not have symptoms
    • They are under 18 years old and are fully vaccinated and do not have symptoms
  • Instead for 10 days after exposure:

    • self-monitor for symptoms
    • wear a mask and avoid activities where mask removal would be necessary
    • do not visit anyone who is at higher risk of illness, such as seniors, or any highest risk settings (unless you previously tested positive in past 90 days)
  • If they do not meet any of the criteria above, they must isolate while the person with symptoms/positive test result isolates (or for 10 days if they are immunocompromised).
 Activities 
  • Activities will be modified to be conducive with a COVID-19 wise environment.
  • When possible, all activities will take place outside. Indoor activities will only occur during severe weather events.
  • Higher risk activities (i.e. singing) will be only permitted when participants can maintain a distance of two meters from each other.
  • Studies have shown that sharing equipment (balls, paint brushes, etc.) has a relatively low risk of transmitting COVID-19. These activities will be permitted. Staff and participants will frequently complete hand sanitization during the day, especially before meals and activities that require equipment sharing. 
 Refunds & Withdrawals 
  • Refunds for withdrawal from the program will only be accepted up to three business days before the start of the session.
  • Prorated or partial refunds will not be granted if the participant cannot complete the session.
  • Please contact the Recreation & Arena Manager for more information.

Day Camp Program Information & FAQ's

2022 Dates, Rates and Times
Dates
  • Session One: July 4th - 15th 
  • Session Two: July 18th – 29th
  • Session Three: Aug 2nd – 12th (no program August 1st due to the Civic Holiday)
  • Session Four: Aug 15th – 26th
Rates
  • Sessions One, Two & Four: $250.00
  • Session Three: $220.00 (holiday pricing)
  • There is an additional fee of $5.00 per 15 minutes for early drop-off/ late pick-up if available at the site

There is no HST charged for Day Camp

Times

Drop-off is at 8:00 am, pick-up is 4:00 pm. Earlier drop off times and later pick-up times may be available. Please check with the Camp Coordinator for availability. There is an additional fee of $5.00 per 15 minutes. 

Locations 
What is the minimum and maximum age for the program?
Our program is suitable for Campers ages 4 - 12. 
Payments & Withdrawals 

Payments will not be accepted at the day camp site, all payments must be handled at the Public Services Office located at 2490 Keeley Rd, in person or by using our online registration system.

  • A $25 hold back fee is charged for each participant withdrawing from program(s) and the balance of the course fee is refunded.
  • If you transfer to another session or site at the time of withdrawal, no fee is charged.
Staff certifications 

All South Frontenac Swim & Day Camp staff are required to provide a CPIC prior to starting. Our staff are also equipped with the following certifications: 

Site Coordinators & Swim Instructors
  • National Lifeguard Certification
  • Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor Certification
  • First Aid & CPR-C
Camp Councillors
  • First Aid & CPR-C
Weather

Our camps and swim lessons run regardless of the weather. We simply adjust the location and activities as appropriate.

Outdoor activities can still be enjoyed and sometimes our fondest memories are those rainy days. Please dress your child and pack to be prepared for any weather.

Important Camp Documents

Swimmer Program Information & FAQ's 

Please note swimming lessons will be only offered at The Point in Sydenham due to staffing and recruitment challenges. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding! 

2022 Dates, Rates & Times
Dates
  • Session One: NO SWIM LESSONS
  • Session Two: July 18th – 29th
  • Session Three: Aug 2nd – 12th (no program August 1st due to the Civic Holiday)
  • Session Four: Aug 15th – 26th
Rates
  • Sessions Two & Four: $55.00
  • Session Three: $49.50

There is no HST charged for swim programs.

Times
  • Swimmer 1: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 
  • Swimmer 2: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Swimmer 3: 10:45 am - 11:30 am
  • Swimmer 4: 10:00 am - 10:45 am 
  • Swimmer 5: 9:15 am - 10:00 am
  • Swimmer 6: 8:30 am - 9:15 am

Please note swimming lessons will be only offered at The Point in Sydenham due to staffing and recruitment challenges. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding! 

 What swim program does the South Frontenac facilitate? 

New for 2022, the Township is offering the Lifesaving Society's 6-level Swimmer program. Previously, the Township facilitated Red Cross Canada swim lessons. In a media release in January 2022, Red Cross Canada announced that after 70 years, they are transitioning swim and instructor programs the the Lifesaving Society of Canada. 

The Lifesaving Society’s 6-level Swimmer program makes sure your children learn how to swim before they get in too deep. Swimmer progressions accommodate children 4 years and older including absolute beginners as well as swimmers who want to build on the basics. We stress lots of in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and skills. We incorporate Lifesaving Society Water Smart® education in all Swimmer levels.

Swim level descriptions

Swimmer 1: These beginners will become comfortable jumping into water with and without a lifejacket. They’ll learn to open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They’ll work on floats, glides and kicking through the water on their front and back.

Swimmer 2: These advanced beginners will jump into deeper water, and learn to be comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a lifejacket. They’ll be able to support themselves at the surface without an aid, learn whip kick, swim 10 m on their front and back, and be introduced to flutter kick interval training (4 x 5 m).

Swimmer 3: These junior swimmers will dive, do in-water front somersaults, and handstands. They’ll work on 15 m of front crawl, back crawl and 10 m of whip kick. Flutter kick interval training increases to 4 x 15 m.

Swimmer 4: These intermediate swimmers will swim 5 m underwater and lengths of front, back crawl, whip kick, and breaststroke arms with breathing. Their new bag of tricks includes the completion of the Canadian Swim to Survive® Standard. They’ll cap it all off with front crawl sprints over 25 m and 4 x 25 m front or back crawl interval training.

Swimmer 5: These swimmers will master shallow dives, cannonball entries, eggbeater kicks, and in-water backward somersaults. They’ll refine their front and back crawl over 50 m swims of each, and breaststroke over 25 m. Then they’ll pick up the pace in 25 m sprints and two interval training bouts: 4 x 50 m front or back crawl; and 4 x 15 m breaststroke.

Swimmer 6: These advanced swimmers will rise to the challenge of sophisticated aquatic skills including stride entries, compact jumps and lifesaving kicks like eggbeater and scissor kick. They’ll develop strength and power in head-up breaststroke sprints over 25 m. They’ll easily swim lengths of front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke, and they’ll complain about the 300 m workout.

What is the duration for each lesson? 

Swimmers 1 & 2: 30 minutes 

Swimmers 3 - 6: 45 minutes

Program registration conversion chart

Please refer to this handy chart for registration conversion from the Red Cross Swim Kids program and YMCA Learn to Swim program to the Lifesaving Society's Swimmer program:

What level should I register my swimmer for?

Please use the conversion chart if you are switching your child from another swim program (Red Cross or YMCA).

If your child is between the ages of 4, 5 or 6 and has never taken swimming lessons before, we recommend you start them in Swimmer 1. It is a much better experience for everyone to advance them to the next level sooner, rather than needing them to retake the level or drop down to master the skills taught in the lower levels.

Is your child is a bit older, has some skills, but is new to swimming lessons and you're not sure where to begin, contact our Camp Coordinator to set up an evaluation. 

What is the minimum and maximum age for the program?

Our program is suitable for Swimmers ages 4 - 12. 

What do I need to bring for lessons?

  • Proper swim attire
  • Towel
  • Drinking water
  • Apply water proof sunscreen prior to arrival 
  • Goggles are optional 

If other swimming equipment is required, the instructors will provide them for use while in the lesson. 

Instructor certifications

All of South Frontenac's instructors hold the following certifications:

  • National Lifeguard Certification
  • Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor Certification
  • First Aid & CPR-C
 Weather

Swim lessons will only be cancelled in cases of thunder/lightning storms or extremely cold water, lessons will still be held in the rain.

In the event of lesson cancellations we will do our best to contact you before the lesson start time.

Water Sampling at Township Beaches

Results of Water sampling of beaches in South Frontenac are conducted by Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Health Unit.

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