Babysitting Courses

The Red Cross Babysitting course has been refreshed and revised, now with a greater emphasis on First Aid skills. The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children. This updated curriculum provides improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency.

Upcoming Classes (please log in below to see current availability)

  • Friday, August 27, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Cost*
$61.20

Location
Aquatic Centre
5600 - 44 Avenue
Camrose, AB  T4V 5K5

Contact
Lesley Heisler, Aquatics Supervisor
P. 780.672.9909
E. aquatic@camrose.ca 

Log in or create an account to register.

Lifesaving Society Advanced Courses
Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion and Cross (combined)

In the Bronze Medallion course, you learn the lifesaving principles of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. You also learn tows, carries, defenses and releases, how to deal with unconscious and conscious victims, and develop stroke efficiency and endurance.

The Bronze Cross course offers more advanced training in lifesaving with more complex rescues, both in and out of the water. Also, learn and introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facility.

Please note, there is a timed swim for each level that is required to meet in order to complete each award.

Upcoming Sessions

  • No classes are currently scheduled

Cost*

  • Under 14 years: $312.90
  • 15 years+: $328.50

Location
Aquatic Centre
5600 - 44 Avenue
Camrose, AB  T4V 5K5

Contact
Lesley Heisler, Aquatics Supervisor
P. 780.672.9909
E. aquatic@camrose.ca 

Lifesaving Society Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC) with Oxygen Administration

Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC) provides comprehensive training which covers all aspects of First Aid and CPR as well as skills specific to emergencies in an aquatic setting; AEC is equivalent to Standard First Aid (SFA).

Upcoming Sessions

  • No classes are currently scheduled

Cost*

  • Under 14 years: $272.72
  • 15 years+: $284.96

Location
Aquatic Centre
5600 - 44 Avenue
Camrose, AB  T4V 5K5

Contact
Lesley Heisler, Aquatics Supervisor
P. 780.672.9909
E. aquatic@camrose.ca 

Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard (NL)

National Lifeguard (NL) builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge and values taught in the lifesaving awards of the Lifesaving Society to develop the practical skills and knowledge required by lifeguards. Designed to prepare lifeguards to fulfill this role as professional facilitators of safe, enjoyable aquatics.

Please note, there is a timed swim that is required to meet in order to complete this award.

Upcoming Sessions

  •  No classes are currently scheduled

Cost*
$382.55

Location
Aquatic Centre
5600 - 44 Avenue
Camrose, AB  T4V 5K5

Contact
Lesley Heisler, Aquatics Supervisor
P. 780.672.9909
E. aquatic@camrose.ca 

No School Day Camps

Animal Kingdom Day Camp

Take a trip to Thistle Hill Petting Zoo where you can ride a pony, pet a wallaby, and go for a ride in a tractor! There will also be animal-themed activities, games, and crafts! Ages 6-12. 40 spots available.

Upcoming Camp
October 1, 2021 from 8:30am - 3:00pm

Cost
$50/child

Spooktacular Day Camp

Dress up in your favourite Halloween costume and spend the day building and decorating a haunted house! Make pumpkin art and Halloween piñatas! There will also be Halloween-themed games and crafts. Ages 6-12. 40 spots available.

Upcoming Camp
October 22, 2021 from 8:30am - 3:00pm

Cost
$35/child

I Wanna Be a Viking! Day Camp

Create a Viking story! Build a boat, paint a backdrop, search for treasure, and rescue the dragon!. Ages 6-12. 40 spots available.

Upcoming Camp
November 12, 2021 from 8:30am - 3:00pm

Cost
$35/child

Contact

Christine McCord, Recreation Program Coordinator
P. 780.672.9949
E. recreation@camrose.ca  

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Stay Safe! Courses

Real-world scenarios often call on children to respond to challenges. The Red Cross Stay Safe! program teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills, while increasing and reinforcing a youth's capacity to improve his or her own safety. Whether in their community or on their own, this group will be given better tools to Stay Safe! in a variety of different situations.

Upcoming Classes

  • No classes are currently scheduled

Cost*
$46.10

Location
Aquatic Centre
5600 - 44 Avenue
Camrose, AB  T4V 5K5

Contact
Lesley Heisler, Aquatics Supervisor
P. 780.672.9909
E. aquatic@camrose.ca 

Log in or create an account to register.

Swimming Lessons
Private Lessons

Private lessons for those 14 years and under, one participant per class. If you are looking for Semi-Private lessons or private lessons for those 15 years and over, please call the Aquatic Centre at 780.672.9909.

Upcoming Lessons

  • 2 Class Sessions
    • No sessions are currently scheduled
  • 4 Class Sessions
    • No sessions are currently scheduled

Cost*

  • 2 Class Sessions: $69.00
  • 4 Class Sessions: $138.00

Location
Aquatic Centre
5600 - 44 Avenue
Camrose, AB  T4V 5K5

Contact
Lesley Heisler, Aquatics Supervisor
P. 780.672.9909
E. aquatic@camrose.ca 

Log in or create an account to register.

Red Cross Preschool Swimming Lessons

Red Cross Preschool Lessons are for children age 4 months to 5 years old. For the first three levels, kids move into the next level based on their age. Once the child is three years old, the levels become evaluation-based for them to continue to advance, meaning the swimmers need to meet the standards of each skill in the level before moving onto the next preschool level.

Classes will run for 40 minutes with 8 classes per session.

 Levels
  • Starfish: ages 4 months - 12 months and must be able to hold their head up on their own
  • Duck: ages 12 months - 24 months
  • Sea Turtle: ages 24 months - 36 months
  1. Sea Otter 3 years old: parents of these participants will need to go into the water to actively participate in the class
  2. Sea Otter 4 and 5 years old: this is the first preschool level participants are able to attend class unparented
  3. Salamander: ages 4 – 5 year olds who have completed previous level (6 year olds can register if required)
  4. Sunfish: ages 4 – 5 year olds who have completed previous level (6 year olds can register if required)
  5. Crocodile: ages 4 – 5 year olds who have completed previous level (6 year olds can register if required)
  6. Whale: ages 4 – 5 year olds who have completed previous level (6 year olds can register if required)

Upcoming Lessons

  • No lessons are currently scheduled

Cost*
$51.20

Location
Aquatic Centre
5600 - 44 Avenue
Camrose, AB  T4V 5K5

Contact
Lesley Heisler, Aquatics Supervisor
P. 780.672.9909
E. aquatic@camrose.ca 

Log in or create an account to register.

Red Cross Swim Kids

Red Cross Swim Kids is for children 6 to 16 years old and goes from Swim Kids level 1 all the way to Swim Kids level 10. All Swim Kids levels are evaluation-based to advance into the next level. Students will learn about skills, water safety, develop swimming strokes, and participate in fitness activities through all of the Swim Kids levels.

Swim Kids 1 to Swim Kids 4 classes will run for 40 minutes. Swim Kids 5 to Swim Kids 10 will run for 55 minutes. Every level will have eight classes each session.

Upcoming Lessons

  • No lessons are currently scheduled

Cost*

  • Swim Kids 1 - 4: $51.20
  • Swim Kids 5 - 10: $57.20

Location
Aquatic Centre
5600 - 44 Avenue
Camrose, AB  T4V 5K5

Contact
Lesley Heisler, Aquatics Supervisor
P. 780.672.9909
E. aquatic@camrose.ca 

Log in or create an account to register.

Therapeutic Functional Fitness

Move better, feel better, live better with therapeutic functional fitness! Increase your awareness and understanding of your body alignment and muscles while also restoring balance and coordination in this this six week session.

Equipment required: water bottle, exercise mat, and thera bands.

Upcoming Classes (please log in below to see current availability)

  • September 7, 2021 - October 14, 2021
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am - 10:00am 

Cost
$60.00

Location
Chuck MacLean Arts Centre
4809 - 52 Street
Camrose, AB T4V 1T9

Contact
Christine McCord, Recreation Program Coordinator
P. 780.672.9949
E. recreation@camrose.ca 

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Water Safety Instructor

The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course prepares candidates to instruct all of the Red Cross Swim programs from Preschool, to Swim Kids, and to Adult and Teen. WSI focuses on strategies to introduce and develop swimming and water safety skills. Candidates must complete all of the components of WSI - Skills Evaluation, WSI - Online, WSI- Teaching Experience and WSI - Classroom and Pool. Once candidates have successfully completed their in-water Skills Assessment, they will receive their WSI package to work on their Online and Teaching Experience Components, which must be completed prior to joining the Classroom and Pool component.

Candidates MUST complete the Skills Assessment PRIOR to registering for the WSI In-Class portion. Once candidates are registered into the WSI In-Class portion, they will receive their online component that MUST be completed PRIOR to the first day of the In-Class portion.

Upcoming Classes

  • No classes are currently scheduled

Location
Aquatic Centre
5600 - 44 Avenue
Camrose, AB  T4V 5K5

Contact
Lesley Heisler, Aquatics Supervisor
P. 780.672.9909
E. aquatic@camrose.ca

*Listed costs are for City of Camrose and Camrose County residents only. Fees may increase for users outside of these areas.

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Lesley Heisler
Aquatics Supervisor
Aquatic Centre
5600 - 44 Avenue
Camrose, AB T4V 5K5
P. 780.672.9909
F. 780.672.4915
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