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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    Mayfair Clubs   
    Mayfair Clubs offers a wide variety of Sports Day Camps at all of our locations for ages 2-17. We specialize in tennis & squash programming but also offer swimming, multi-sport and even camps for young toddlers.

    Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Leslieville, Toronto; Markham
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 16 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $70
    programclasscoed 70 2-16 14Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, TorontoLeslieville, TorontoMarkhamOnlineOntarioEast-End, North-York
    National Kids Camps   
    The leader in the Ottawa summer camps! Everything from Mountain Biking, Tennis and Wilderness Adventure Camp to Survivor, Go Girl, Amazing Race, STEM and more. Plus, FREE before- and after-camp care.

    Throughout Ontario, Quebec (7)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $279
    daycampcoed2796-181ChelseaGatineauKanataOttawaOttawa SouthOntario, Quebec
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario   
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario is a Christian Summer Camp and Outdoor Education & Retreat Centre located in Ontario, offering programs for children, youth, and students.

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $460
    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 $1,400
    overnightcampallboys14007-163Algonquin ParkOnlineOntario
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
    Circle Square Ranch is a life-changing Christian summer camp for kids 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
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $625
    overnightcampcoed6256-164HamiltonHuntsvilleLand O' Lakes Tourist RegionOntario
    TAC - Sports, Aquatics and Education   
    TAC Sports, Aquatics & Education specializes in Sports, Swim and S.T.E.M programming. Ages 3-16, Co-ed. Year round Camps, Lessons, Academy and House Leagues across the GTA! Grow, Learn, Lead!

    Throughout Ontario (8)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3.5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $250
    programclasscoed2503.5-165Bridle Path, TorontoLytton Park, TorontoRichview, TorontoAuroraThornhillWhitbyWoodbridgeOntarioEtobicoke, North-York, Uptown
    Camp Nominingue   
    An English boys' camp in Quebec, Camp 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 son's summer adventure begins!

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,134
    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 $420
    Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patience & empathy. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $2,950
    overnightcampcoed29505-178Haliburton HighlandsOakvilleOttawaOnlineOntario
    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 $890
    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.

    Leslieville, Toronto; Minden
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $3,595
    overnightcampcoed35956-1610Leslieville, TorontoMindenOntarioEast-End
    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
    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 15 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $360
    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
    overnightcampcoed9407-1613Haliburton HighlandsOntario


    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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