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Baie de Beauport teams up with Odyssée Camps
Quebec City, Monday, February 13, 2017 – Good news! For the 2017 season, the Baie de Beauport is joining forces with Odyssée Camps to offer a new and improved range of day camps for young people in the Quebec City area. “We’re confident that by teaming up with Odyssée Camps, we can offer a unique experience for kids in the Quebec City area that will bring out the full potential of the amazing site we have here,” said Philippe Laperrière, Executive Director of the Baie de Beauport.
Sailing camps and a range of special programs
Building on the success of recent years, the Baie de Beauport’s popular sailing camps will be back for the summer, and this year they’ll be operated by Odyssée Camps on the strength of the years of expertise and experience it brings to the table.
Odyssée’s renowned Trois-Saumons sailing camp needs no introduction as it rides high on the reputation it has earned since it was founded in 2004. It is with great enthusiasm that the Baie de Beauport welcomes Odyssée Camps here to operate its renowned sailing camp, which has earned glowing praise from the sailing community, as it goes hand in hand with the overarching goal to promote the sport of sailing in and around Quebec City.
An array of special programs will also be on offer for families wanting give their children the Baie de Beauport experience through an Odyssée camp. “With a site like the Baie de Beauport, we’re fortunate in that the existing facilities, the access to the river and the natural beauty of the place allow us to really maximize the diversity in what we offer,” said Gabriel Bigaouette, Executive Director of Odyssée Camps. “We aim to help young people get exactly what they want out of their summer camp experience as well as giving them the opportunity to get better at a sport or leisure activity they might already do.”
There’ll be a wide range of options for campers, inlcuding options as diverse as photography, physical training and nutrition. Tasters for watersports such as kayaking, paddleboarding, catamaran sailing, canoeing and windsurfing are also on the menu. And that’s not all, because thanks to the Quebec City Circus School and its on-site flying trapeze, young people can also sign up for an intensive week of acrobatics. Katag and Laser Commando, two ultra-popular programs already on the menu at Odyssée’s Bourg-Royal camp, will also be on offer at the Baie de Beauport this summer. And how could we forget the pumptrack that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser for avid mountain bikers! This incredible lineup of options is sure to give plenty of kids the kind of summer memories are made of.
The Odyssée experience
Odyssée Camps has more than 70 years’ experience in leading the way for summer vacation camps all across Quebec. With four distinct camp operations—Trois-Saumons, Minogami, Bourg-Royal and now the Odyssée day camp at the Baie de Beauport—Odyssée Camps educates young people aged 4 to 19 through a range of activities and programs that put having fun, discovering new things and confidence-building front and centre. Odyssée Camps are now the benchmark standard for families and schools, setting an example for the camp industry in general.
Getting to camp and before- and after-care service
To make logistics easier for a greater number of families taking advantage of the Odyssée day camps at the Baie de Beauport, there will be a bus service to the site from the Bourg-Royal camp at St-Jean-Eudes (SJE) school in Charlesbourg. Buses will run from SJE to the Baie de Beauport in the morning and return at the end of the afternoon. Parents of young people registered for camp can also take advantage of a before- and after-care service at either SJE or the Baie de Beauport.
For complete information and to register for Odyssée day camps at the Baie de Beauport, visit www.camps-odyssee.com. Registration opens at noon on February 15.
About the Baie de Beauport
A true oasis just five minutes from downtown, the Baie de Beauport is a jewel in Quebec City’s crown. It’s the perfect place to escape from the daily grind, with its sandy beach and unique views of the St. Lawrence, as well as being the only place in the city where swimmers can enjoy the river. The Baie de Beauport is also a prime location for watersports such as kayaking, paddleboarding and kitesurfing, with a fully equipped watersports centre on site. In 2017, the site is joining forces with Odyssée Camps to offer a wide range of summer day camps for local families. There are plenty of activities to enjoy on and around the beach too, with soccer pitches, volleyball nets and bocce ball courts, water playground, bike pumptrack and flying trapeze, not to mention plenty of picnic areas, camping for RVs and one of Quebec City’s rare food trucks. Room rentals are available in either of the two bright, airy buildings on site to host corporate events, weddings and receptions of any kind. With its own exclusive caterer and team of dedicated professionals, the Baie de Beauport has what it takes to make any event a true success, whether you’re wanting to just rent a space or are looking for an all-inclusive package. And that’s not all: the Baie de Beauport also plays host to an array of sporting and cultural events throughout the summer season.
About Odyssée Camps
Odyssée provides young people with a classic Quebec vacation camp experience, operating four distinct camps across the province—Trois-Saumons, Minogami, Bourg Royal and new this year, the Baie de Beauport day camp. On an organizational level, its goal is to help every individual who attends its camps to grow by leading them through activities conducive to development, achievement and confidence-building in a secure environment. A member of the Association des camps certifiés du Québec (ACQ), Odyssée Camps welcomes nearly 12,000 children to camp every year. With more than 20 years of day camp experience, Odyssée Camps is proud to provide personalized service tailored to childrens’ ages with the very safest of children–to-counsellor ratios and a wide variety of program options.
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