Inclusion program

Inclusion program and children with special needs

Your child may benefit from different kinds of support to facilitate their participation in day camp activities.

This service can take different forms, from lower ratios to occasional assistance.

Important: to sign up for the program, the needs' assessment form must be dropped off at the centre or emailed by April 1, 2022.

To learn more about eligibility criteria and registration, please read the following: Inclusion Program for Children with Special Needs (only in French).

Swim test

Québec City has adopted an aquatic and swimming safety procedure for all children registered in day camp.  

The purpose of the swim test is to check the swimming ability of any child aged 7 or more and determines whether or not they should use a personal flotation device (PFD) during day camp swimming sessions. The decision is made by lifeguards and it is final. Under no circumstance can the test be taken again.  

Evaluation criteria

The three parts of the test occur one after the other, without a break:  

  • Enter the water disoriented;
  • Tread water for one minute;
  • Swim 25 metres without rest.

On the first day of camp, a child who is:

  • 5 or 6 years old must wear a personal floatation device (PFD);  
  • 7, 8 or 9 years old, who knows how to swim, must pass a swim test;
  • 10 years old or more must take a swim test if their parent asks for one on the ‘health form’ or depending on the organization’s policy.  

Swim test schedules will be sent by managing organizations.