First Aid courses

Classes for aspiring life savers and leaders

Below, you will find First Aid and life saving courses taught by certified instructors. These courses range from basic First Aid training to advanced Bronze certifications and lifeguard examinations. Courses that specialise in First Aid training are listed first, and can be sorted to find the right course for your aspiring life saver. Following this, we list programs that offer First Aid instruction amongst other fun activities. Read more

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    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
    Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for youth 6-16. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water activities and climbing. Your summer adventure with friends starts here!

    Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region; Western Lanark County
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $660
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    YMCA of Eastern Ontario   
    We offer a full range of youth rec programs such as basketball, cycling, karate, swimming & school-break & summer day camps. These are offered in safe environments to help children develop self-esteem & confidence.

    Brockville; Kingston; Prescott and Russell
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 1 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $1
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    TAC - Sports, Aquatics and Education   
    TAC Sports, TAC Aquatics and Lifetime Skills Academy (LSA) specialize in sports, swim and S.T.E.M programming. Ages 4-16, Co-ed. Year round Camps, Lessons, Academy and House Leagues across the GTA! Grow, Learn, Lead!

    Bridle Path, Toronto; Lytton Park, Toronto; Mississauga; Thornhill
    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 3.5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $250
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    Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For over 75 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves.

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $3,290
    Camp Nominingue   
    An English boys' camp in Quebec, Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your summer adventure begins!

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $975
    Glen Bernard Camp   
    A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $400
    Camp Pathfinder   
    Historic boys' camp on Pathfinder Island, Algonquin Park. Est. 1914. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camping sports. Canoe trips a specialty. Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff, positive culture for boys.

    Algonquin Park
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,200
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    Positive Dance Experience   
    Positive Dance Experience: Where dreams soar through movement! Join us for inclusive dance classes, supportive community, and transformative growth. Let's dance!

    Armour Heights, Toronto
    Arts: Dance (multi)
    • Ages 1.5 to 80 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $625
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    Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $2,785
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    Kidz Kare Inc.   
    Exciting weekly themed camps offered throughout the year at our downtown Toronto facility which include engaging programs and delicious home cooked meals and snacks!

    Harbourfront, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $200
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    Oakville Swim Academy   
    Swimming Lessons, Summer Day Camp and Leadership Classes. Lots of variety to keep all ages active and learning a valuable life skill.

    Sport: Swimming
    • Ages 2 to 100 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $12
    Medics Camp   
    This unique STEM accredited camp immerses kids in the world of medicine. 3 different summer program themes to attend that will ignite their curiosity and get them excited about science. 3 age groups.

    Markham; Richmond Hill
    Education: Medical Science
    • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Virtual Program
    • from $335
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    Camp Cherith - Lanark   
    A co-ed, interdenominational, skills-based Christian camp that promotes discovering Christ within the context of His creation and develops young leaders.

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 19 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $139
    YMCA Wanakita   
    A co-ed camp offering Overnight Kids Camp, Day Camp and year-round Family Camps. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life!

    Haliburton Highlands
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $940
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    Sparrow Lake Camp   
    Since 1912! Sparrow Lake Camp is a traditional Co-Ed Summer Camp where all are welcome, all are valued, and all belong. Overnight camps for kids 6-16, as well as our friends and family 'Holiday Camp' for all ages!

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $925


    More about First Aid classes

    Kids and teens in First Aid courses learn to protect the safety of others. Life saving courses teach your son or daughter how to treat injuries and make quick judgements. Bronze Cross, Medallion or lifeguard training, teach aquatic life saving techniques. Both beginner and advanced courses build children’s responsibility and judgement skills.

    Overview of what kids learn in First Aid

    Each First Aid course includes hands-on instruction with mannequins, defibrillators, and other professional equipment. Those in lifeguard training use rescue boards, inner tubes, buoys, and more during training. In some cases, First Aid training is nested within a wider curriculum that focuses on activities within STEM or medical science disciplines, among others. 

    First Aid courses are available to kids ages 13+, as most life saving courses require a minimum age for participation. Drills and simulations are conducted within the 20+ hours of each course. Prices for these courses range from as low as $84 up to $430. The more costly courses offer certification in more than one area of First Aid and are a great option for advanced lifesavers. Courses are coeducational. Children learn to rescue and perform injury care in diverse cases. 

    Advanced First Aid training covers multiple levels of certification. Students learn standard First Aid components including injury identification, care, and prevention, as well as advanced lifeguard or life saving skills. Bronze Cross or Medallion training is provided, with a focus on aquatic rescue and risk prevention in and around the water. Drills and simulations test participants’ knowledge, skill, fitness, and judgment levels. Training in CPR-C is most commonly offered. 

    Certain requirements are necessary for eligibility within advanced courses. For example, Bronze Cross training is not attainable without previous certification in Bronze Medallion training. Click on listings above to learn more about the requirements for each course. 

    What kids gain through First Aid training

    First aid courses include professional instruction that cultivates strong and mature leaders. Some benefits of these courses include:

    • Increased employment opportunities. Skills in injury prevention and care give children opportunities to pursue careers in fields as diverse as medicine or counselling.
    • Strong relationships grow between students. Kids become friends with a group of passionate, inspirational leaders with whom they learn and mature.
    • Kids grow personally in response to drills and simulations, developing responsibility, decisiveness, empathy, and self-confidence.
    • Students’ endurance increases during Bronze fitness training. Courses develop their swimming skills. Endurance training improves performance in other sports including soccer or dance.

    Having First Aid skills brings teens’ maturity to a new level. In some cases, courses give kids a pathway to become a lifesaving instructor themselves! In any course, students leave prepared to save lives and make a difference. Browse through each of our First Aid courses listed above to locate the best option for your child.

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