Registration Opens on Monday November 27 @ 9:00 AM

January Holiday Bronze Cross Camp Fee: $350.00 (Lunch NOT included)
Dates: Tuesday January 2-Saturday January 6, 2024
Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm / a 5-day camp … Note: Early Drop-off/Late Pick-up NOT available.

March Break Bronze Cross Camp Fee: $398.00 (Cafeteria Lunch included)
Dates: Monday March 10-Friday March 15, 2024
Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm / a 5-day camp … Note: Early Drop-off/Late Pick-up NOT available.

Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion and Lifesaving Society Emergency (EFA) or Standard First Aid (SFA) certifications (need not be current). Or EFA or SFA from one of these approved agencies.

Click on the FALL/WINTER REGISTRATION BUTTON below to go to the program registration page. 

Bronze Cross Info @ Lifesaving Society website

This BRONZE CROSS camp will certify successful candidates with both Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid with CPR-C. This course designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Both are pre-requisites for National Lifeguard.

The First Aid (FA) Manual fee ($20.00) will be charged automatically when you register online. If you do not need a FA, you can only opt-out of by calling (613 520-4480) or in person, at the Welcome Centre Desk in Alumni Hall. If you need a Canadian Lifesaving Manual ($50), you will need to pay this fee by phone or in-person.

CHECK BACK HERE before DAY ONE – For camp information such as check-in/check-out location & policies, what to bring, lunch & snack details etc.

HOLIDAY BRONZE CROSS (with Standard First Aid) Camp

Tuesday JANUARY 2 – Saturday JANUARY 6, 2024 

Instructor: NELIYA / Camp Supervisor: SHANE 

Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion & Emergency (EFA) certifications (need not be current).

What to bring:

  • At least (1) swim suit … due to the physical nature of these courses, it’s recommended that candidates wear a one-piece bathing suit or well-fitting swim trunks.
  • A couple of towels … it’s beneficial to have more than (1) towel in order to stay warm and dry in-between swims.
  • Swim Goggles are strongly recommended. Borrowing goggles from our ‘lost & found’ is not recommended for health & safety reasons.
  • notebook and a pen or pencil may be needed as the camp progresses.
  • Manuals: First Aid Manuals (FAM) will be issued to candidates who purchased one when registering. A Canadian Lifesaving Manual (CLM) will also be supplied to candidates who purchased one when registering.
  • Please note that LUNCH IS NOT INCLUDED with our holiday lifesaving camps. Parents are asked to provide a nutritious packed lunch for lifesaving candidate(s). SNACKS are encouraged as well, if needed to get through these (7)+ hour days. Please keep in mind that Carleton Pool is a nut-free zone. Lunches & snacks that contain nuts are prohibited.
  • Arrival: 15 minutes prior to class start time (8:15 am). For those not familiar with the Carleton Campus, see this map:  Carleton U Campus Map
  • Bronze CROSS camp runs 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
  • Check-in and Check-out will be in the FIELD HOUSE (FH) which is attached to Alumni Hall (AH) and the Athletics Centre (AC).
  • Keep in mind that Parking is not free, so please pay for parking if you intend to stay in Lot 5 longer than just a drop-off/pick-up, in order to avoid getting a ticket from Parking Services. 
  • Lockers in the main locker rooms are available for day use. We recommend that candidates bring clothes/valuables to the pool-deck in a gym bag or back-pack for safe-keeping.
  • Parents/spectators are NOT permitted to remain on the pool deck during the camp … however, the POOL GALLERY on the 3rd floor will be open.
  • The in-water Bronze Cross exam is scheduled on Saturday January 6 (1:00-4:30 pm).
  • If you have any questions, concerns or feedback … PLEASE talk to your Bronze CROSS Instructor or the Lifesaving Camp Supervisor.

SELF-SIGN OUT – Self-Sign In/Out for CROSS candidates is an option. If you are interested, Instructors & the Camp Supervisor will have a Self-Sign Out Sheet at check-in that will require the signature of a parent/guardian on DAY ONE.






Registration by phone or in person is on available during our hours of operation. Register online 24/7. To register in person, visit our Welcome Centre in the Alumni Hall.