Tennis, dance or skateboarding: Register your children for one week or more at the sports camp of their choice. Check out this overview of day camps for aspiring athletes across the city.
Soccer, tennis and multisport day camps
The Association régionale de soccer Concordia (ARSC) offers a camp for kids ages seven to 12. Players hone their offensive and defensive techniques at the Stade de soccer de Montréal under the guidance of professional trainers. Further west, the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Soccer Association also holds a special camp for kids of the same age.
Parents whose children prefer tennis to soccer may want to sign them up for the tennis camp offered by the Académie de tennis Sud-Ouest Montréal. Kids ages seven to 16 receive semi-private lessons under instructors certified by Tennis Québec. Enough, perhaps, to produce a budding Williams or Federer!
For parents of children who like to play a bit of everything, the multisport camps allow participants to explore different disciplines, from horseback riding to frisbee and climbing. The Club de Judo, Sports Montréal (in French) and Complexe sportif Marie-Victorin multisport camps (in French) offer a varied program that’s sure to appeal to the curious. Who knows, maybe your child will discover a new passion!
Day camps with a focus on dance and gymnastics
The Centre Roussin (in French) and Relais du bout (in French) dance camps give kids an opportunity to learn choreography and perform on stage before their parents and friends. Participants benefit from a unique experience that allows them to express themselves through movement.
Gymnastics, a sister discipline to dance, places a greater emphasis on balance, strength and flexibility. Club Gymnacentre (in French) offers a summer gymnastics day camp run by professional instructors. Les Asymétriques (in French) offers artistic gymnastics and trampoline camps for kids ages six to 17 at all levels. Gymnix (in French), a club geared to more advanced gymnasts, offers a camp for kids ages six to 12 who have completed at least two gymnastics sessions.
Aquatics day camps
The Club aquatique Rosemont-Petite-Patrie introduces kids to various aquatics disciplines through its Pass’sport de l’eau camp. The most seasoned among the participants can also sign up for technical camp, which lets them practice competitive swimming, synchronized swimming and diving. For residents of eastern part of the island, the Club aquatique Rivière-des-Prairies offers a swimming day camp (in French) under the supervision of a coach.
Skateboard, BMX or scooter day camp
If your children run on adrenalin, give them the opportunity to surpass themselves in a secure environment. TAZ offers an intensive skateboard, BMX or scooter camp for kids ages nine to 15. Participants learn basic positions and different techniques under the supervision of instructors. Mechanics 101 and GoPro camera workshops are also offered.
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