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Our day camps are run by a team of more than 400 qualified staff.

Quality care in a safe environment is one of the priorities of Ville de Gatineau day camps. Our team members attend a number of mandatory training sessions.

Facilitators and coordinators

First aid (Lifesaving Society): 8 hours

Basic camp facilitator training: 10 hours

DAFA* (and pre-camp): 40 hours

Coordination team

Risk management: 3 hours

Management basics and efficient supervision: 10 hours

Human resource management: 3 hours

Day camp preparations: 40 hours

DAFA (diplôme d'aptitude aux fonctions d'animateur)

Since the summer of 2014, Ville de Gatineau day camp staff have been trained and certified under the DAFA camp facilitator training program.


  • Standard of quality and safety for camp facilitators
  • Certification recognized throughout Quebec
  • Acknowledgement of the role of facilitators
  • Accessible and complete training content prepared by expert facilitators (facilitation techniques, occupational safety, ethics, practicum, etc.)

For additional information about this program, visit programmedafa.com.

About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 285,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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