Summer Camps

Summer Camp 2018
Summer Camp 2018
Summer Camp 2018

Update regarding uncertainty with COVID-19

At this point, there is quite a bit of uncertainty about how the summer will unfold due to COVID-19.  The policy for camps from the board is camps will be fully refunded and cancelled three weeks prior to starting if Elmdale is not in a position to open.    This means we will not cancel all camp weeks at once.

Elmdale is on City of Ottawa land and will stay closed until City of Ottawa recreation facilities are able to open.


Please note: registration cancellations will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee. We require two weeks notice for cancellations to receive a refund.

Regular weeks
Half day: $160
Full day: $250

Short weeks (day off for holidays)
Half day: $128
Full day: $200

To receive the full day discount (because you are signing up for the morning and afternoon of a week of camp), select the morning you would like, press “Add to Cart”, click back on your web browser, select the afternoon for that same week, again press “Add to Cart” and then click “Add a coupon code” to get the full day discount.

If you are signing up for a full day of camp for the week of August 4, use the coupon code “august4” for the full day discount.

If you are signing up for a full day of camp for the week of June 29, use the coupon code “june29” for the full day discount.

For all other weeks, use the coupon code “fullday” when you check out.

Once you have read the above, you can sign up for camps here.

Camp Info

Ages: 6-12 (must be 6 by the end of the calendar year, not necessarily the start of camp)

1/2 Day Mornings: 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with drop off starting @ 8:45 a.m.

1/2 Day Afternoons: 12:45 p.m to 4:00 p.m. with pick-up ending at 4:15 p.m.

Pre & after care is available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m

$160 /half day
$250 /full day (after you select both AM & PM for the same week, the discount will be applied on the following page)
$30  for pre and/or after care per week

Camp Features

At least 1.5 hours of tennis instruction per 1/2 day – at least 2.5 hours per day
1:7 instructor/camper ratio
Multisport off-court activities
BBQ on Fridays

Camp Co-ordinator

The 2020 camp co-ordinator is Laura Valettas.  As a junior, Laura played competitive tennis and she has completed the Tennis Canada Instructors course.  Currently she is studying Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa.

Tennis Instruction

Tennis lessons will include a variety of drills appropriate for the age and skill level of the campers. Each day of camp will focus on a different tennis skill. On Monday, the campers will be introduced to the rules of tennis, practice foundational tennis skills, and learn the forehand shot. Tuesday will see the campers learning their backhand shots, followed by volleys on Wednesday. Thursday will focus on overhead shots and the service. The week wraps up with a round-robin style doubles tournament, which allows the campers to put all they have learned through the week to practice.

ETC Camp Refund Policy

If a request for a full refund to withdraw from the Elmdale Tennis Camp is presented more than 14 days prior to the start date of the camp then a refund will be given.  A $25 refund fee will be applied to all refunds. If less than 14 days notice is given, then each case will be handled individually.  The ETC is committed to providing a 7:1 or lower counsellor/camper ratio.  Consequently, the decision to provide a refund with less than 14 days notice will depend, in part (there may be other factors), on the cost of the club to engage staff to maintain this ratio on a weekly basis.

The club is committed to actioning refunds as quickly as possible.


If there is rain during the week which stops campers from getting out on the courts, the camp still happens and the campers will be given a ‘guest pass’ to use to come play for free at a later date.  There are no refunds because of rain.