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YMCA Summer Camps are designed to spark the imagination, confidence, independence, and communication skills of all our campers.  All participants will have the opportunity to create positive peer and adult friendships. Through YMCA Healthy Child Development participants will learn physical literacy skills and complete daily physical activity requirements.  

Our Edmonton and Wood Buffalo summer camps and day camps will offer international activities, games, hands on learning, develop skills, create crafts, swimming, and more. 

We motivate our campers to practice the YMCA values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Diversity, and Social Inclusion through our bead program.  Campers have the ability to earn Value Beads throughout their week in camp and add them each day.

Camps are conveniently located in Edmonton and Wood Buffalo centres, with FREE before and after camp care to make drop off and pick up easy for you:

  • FREE Pre-Care (7:30 am - 8:30 am) and FREE Post-Care (4:30 pm - 5:30 pm) in Edmonton!
  • FREE Pre-Care (7:00 am - 8:30 am) and FREE Post-Care (4:30 pm - 6:00 pm) in Wood Buffalo!

As a charity (meaning we make no profit from our Summer Camps), compare our competitive Summer Camp and Day Camp prices with all other facilities.

Our summer camps and day camps have been enjoyed by many campers from our surrounding communities, including St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Acheson, Ardrossan, Fort Saskatchewan, Devon, Enoch, Nisku, Namao, Beaumont and Morinville.

Agents de la faune et de la flore

Aimes-tu passer du temps à l’extérieur? Grâce à ce camp, tu auras l’occasion de vivre des aventures à l’extérieur et de devenir un agent de la faune et de la flore. Tu augmenteras ta créativité et ton imagination, tout en développant ton appréciation pour la nature qui t’entoure. Prépares-toi à participer à des jeux et à des activités de survie, à faire des chasses au...

A-Maze-ing Adventures

Amazing races in summer camp! If you love solving puzzles, riddles, going on scavenger hunts andbeing challenged this camp is for you. You will be challenged both mentally and physically as you workindividually and as a team to solve a variety of challenges.

Apprentis-chefs

En tant qu’apprenti-chef, tu utiliseras tes talents lors de séances culinaires quotidiennes où tu pourras goûter à tes créations. Tu exploreras le monde culinaire à travers des jeux, des recettes, de la planification de repas, une chasse au trésor au supermarché et des techniques de base. Tu auras aussi la chance de visiter une vraie cuisine! Tous les campeurs feront près de deux heures...

Aqua Explorers

Aquatics-certified YMCA staff teach water safety and awareness, and help campers grow comfortable with their physical literacy skills in the water. Explore the pool through water polo, daily swimming, snorkeling, and water games.

Aqua-Sports

For the swimming fanatic! Aqua-Sports will introduce campers to lifesaving and CPR skills while offering water-soaked, fun activities like competitive swimming, snorkeling, water polo, and underwater hockey. Camp will also include a field trip to another pool with a special feature such as a spray park, wave pool, or outdoor pool. Finally, campers will have the opportunity to train and learn...

Art-Rageous

Campers will explore their artistic side through a variety of dance and art-themed games and activities. Participants will experience a field trip in Edmonton’s vibrant art community, Zumba® Kids, crafts, and more.

Chefs Cuisiniers du YMCA

Tu veux apprendre des techniques avancées pour préparer des repas délicieux et nutritifs? Grâce à ce camp, tu exploreras des choix alimentaires sains et le Guide alimentaire canadien, ainsi que la préparation et la manipulation des aliments en cuisine. Tous les campeurs feront près de deux heures d’activités culinaires par jour, tout en vivant tout au long de la semaine une expérience de...

Circus Camp

You’ve always wanted to run off and join the circus - here’s your chance! This camp will explore drama, performing arts, physical literacy, fundamental movement skills, and communication. You’ll learn juggling, flow­er-sticks, face painting, hula-hooping, and hand balancing to get you prepared for your final act on Friday! Join us for fun and excitement while you discover...

Counsellor-In-Training Leadership Camp

The Counsellor-in-Training program is a leadership opportunity for youth to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become a camp counsellor. Each ‘Counsellor-in-Training’ (CIT) must complete the CIT training program; training dates will be shared through the interview process. Following the training, they will take part in a two-week placement at one of our locations....

Creative Expressions

Aspiring Michelangelo’s will love the combination of visual and performance arts in this inspired camp. Campers will participate in arts and crafts, beading, papier-mâché, and creative fitness classes such as yoga, Zumba®-tonic, fitness dance, and swimming. Participants will also get a chance to check out a festival or art venue.

Epic Camp

Epic Camp is a partnership camp run by Sportball at your local YMCA. This full-day camp is specifically for our 6–9yr old Sportballers, and it’s going to be sweet! Sportballers will learn nine different sports throughout the week. Your Sportballer will be talking about Epic Time (hosted daily) for the rest of the summer, with water gun fights, sweet science experiments, amazing art...

Kids in the Kitchen

Bring out your inner chef with daily cooking sessions where you get to eat what you make! Explore food through games, recipe and meal planning, a supermarket scavenger hunt, and basic cooking. Participants will also get the chance to tour a real kitchen! Please advise your counsellor of any allergies or food aversions.

Le monde sportif du YMCA

Tu es un amateur de sports? Réjouis-toi, car ce camp d’été sera dirigé par un entraineur certifié pour que tu puisses améliorer tes aptitudes sportives et ton conditionnement physique. Tu pourras jouer à un large éventail de sports soit du soccer, du hockey-balle, du basket-ball, du badminton et de la musculation. Le camp comprendra aussi une excursion et une compétition amicale avec les...

Learn to Babysit

Come to the YMCA and take part in the Alberta Safety Council’s babysitting course. Learn valuable life skills that encourage independence and practical thinking. This course combines hands-on learning opportunities with activities such as games, scheduled swimming, and fitness training.

Lil' Chefs

This half-day camp will introduce your preschooler to the basics of cooking through healthy food choices and maybe a couple of desserts! Get comfortable in the kitchen through prep, cooking, and cleanup. Please advise your counsellor of any allergies or food aversions.

Lil' Dippers Swim Camp

Lil’ Dippers is a two-week camp that includes swimming lessons! Certified Swim Instructors teach campers progressive swimming skills through progressive skills development and aquatic activities. The YMCA Lil’ Dippers Swim Program criteria will be used to track your child’s success in the swim lesson portion of camp. Other camp activities, led by NCCP FMS Trained staff will...

Lil' Sportsters

Develop physical literacy skills in sport-based games. Lil’ Sportsters is a chance to introduce your child to the fun, friend-building world of team sports. Campers will also have the opportunity to swim, play, and engage in other activities like crafts, songs, and games.

Moniteurs de camp en formation

Le programme Moniteurs de camp en formation offre aux jeunes la possibilité de développer les connaissances et les compétences qui leur seront nécessaires pour devenir moniteurs de camp. Tous les jeunes inscrits devront terminer le programme de formation, qui sera offert durant la première semaine des camps de jour, soit du 3 au 7 juillet 2017. Une fois le programme de formation complété, les...

Nature Agents

Do you love the outdoors? Our goal is to provide every child with the opportunity to experience adventure in an outdoor setting. Exploration of nature increases children’s creativity and imagination while developing an appreciation for the world around them. Participants will enjoy scavenger hunts, playing games, hiking, creating crafts, survival activities, making friends, and having fun!

Original Y Sports Camp

This camp uses the Mini-Volley Curriculum from Volleyball Canada and the Steve Nash Youth Basketball (SNYB) Curriculum to introduce campers to volleyball and basketball in a fun and non-competitive environment. Camp will also include other activities like games, songs, swimming, and arts with a volleyball and basketball theme. All participants will receive a SNYB ball, ball bag and jersey at the...

Pow-HER-ful

Calling all girls - this camp is just for you! This all-girls camp will teach healthy habits and keep you moving through exciting and invigorating individual and group exercises. You will have an opportunity to try a variety of fitness classes, circuit training, swimming, and more.

Preschool Dance

Explore movement and music through this creative dance half-day camp. This camp aligns with the Physical Literacy goals of developing a child’s coordination, body awareness, and confidence in a playful environment. Children will be encouraged to express their individual style and use their imagination while discovering the world of dance.

Radical Rascals

Radical Rascals is geared for active and curious preschoolers who are ready for a full-day camp. Campers will build confidence and independence through age-appropriate games and activities that promote the YMCA core values. Join us for a splashing, dashing good time!

Science Explorers

Science Explorers is geared for active and curious children that are ready to move, explore, and learn! Children will build confidence and independence through age-appropriate games and science activities that promote the YMCA core values and teach science know-how at a beginner level. If your child has a passion for experimenting, they’ll have an out-of-this-world experience exploring...

Silly Science

Silly Science is geared for active and curious preschoolers who are ready for a full-day camp. Campers will build confidence and independence through age-appropriate games and science activities that promote the YMCA core values and science know-how at a beginner level. If your preschooler has a passion for exploring and experimenting, they will have an outstanding time learning about the silly...

Sports de toutes sortes

Appel à tous les sportifs! En tant que participant de ce camp, tu auras la chance de développer tes aptitudes physiques grâce à plusieurs jeux sportifs. Tu exploreras des sports populaires tels que le soccer, le hockey-balle, le basket-ball et plusieurs autres. Ce camp comprendra aussi de la natation récréative et une excursion. French Speaking Partnership Camps with ACCENT & ACFA ACCENT...

Sports of All Sorts

Calling all Sportsters! Participants will develop physical literacy skills in sport-based games. This camp will focus on popular sports like soccer, floor hockey, basketball, and more. This camp also includes recreational swimming and a field trip.

Steve Nash Youth Basketball Camp

SNYB in a Summer Day Camp! SNYB is a national youth basketball initiative designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship, and a love for the game of Basketball. This camp is a partnership program with Basketball Alberta, using the SNYB curriculum. Progressive drills, skill-based games, and modified scrimmages to improve competence in a fun camp atmosphere. This camp also includes...

Swim Combo (6–9yrs)

Swim Combo is a two-week camp that includes swimming lessons! Certified Swim Instructors teach campers progressive swimming skills through progressive skills development and aquatic activities. YMCA Swim Lesson criteria will be used to track your child’s success in the swim lesson portion of camp. Other camp activities, led by NCCP FMS Trained staff will include fun swim, camp games, water...

Swim Combo (9–12yrs)

Swim Combo is a two-week camp that includes swimming lessons! Certified Swim Instructors teach campers progressive swimming skills through progressive skills development and aquatic activities. YMCA Swim Lesson criteria will be used to track your child’s success in the swim lesson portion of camp. Other camp activities, led by NCCP FMS Trained staff will include fun swim, camp games, water...

Tiny Trekkers

Tiny Trekkers camp is perfect for the active and curious preschooler preparing for a full-day camp. Campers will build confidence and independence through themed activities that promote the YMCA core values. An international component celebrating diversity through games and activities is also included.

Y-Chefs

This camp will explore healthy food choices, cooking, food handling, and the Canada Food Guide. Learn techniques in the preparation of delicious and nutritious meals. Campers will also participate in games, songs, crafts, a field trip, and swimming. Please advise your counsellor of any allergies or food aversions.

Y-Cycle

The open trail is calling your name! This camp will take you through Edmonton’s scenic trail system with speed and adventure. YMCA staff teach proper bike safety and maintenance while you ride through Edmonton’s bicycle playground.

Y-Fusion

Join us in celebrating creative movement through music, dance, and yoga. Campers will be encouraged to embrace new forms of expression while expending their boundless energy in a positive environment. Basic age-appropriate postures and games will be explored as an introduction to yoga and dance sequencing.

Youth Sport and Fitness

Expand your fitness horizons with everything the YMCA has to offer. Learn basic fitness concepts and improve sports performance through TRX, Yoga, the YMCA weight room, sport-specific training, land and aqua sports, Cyclefit, Bootcamp and more. Participants also get the opportunity to visit another multi-sport complex.

Youth Triathlon

Are you interested in the sport of Triathlon and learning more about the training involved? In this camp you’ll get a chance to try out all the elements of a triathlon and training through progressive distance training programs, while encouraging a positive, healthy attitude towards physical activity and inspiring self-confidence. The achievement of each athlete is recognized …and...

Y-Sci

Explore all things science! Participants will delve deeper into the world of science as they learn about different areas of science each day by performing hands-on activities and experiments. Active games and a science-themed field trip will also be incorporated into this camp.

Y-World of Sports

Sports nuts rejoice! Led by an NCCP-certified coach, campers improve sport skills and fitness by playing a wide range of sports, including soccer, floor hockey, basketball, badminton, and weight training in the YMCA fitness centre. Activities include a sports-themed field trip as well as a friendly sports competition between the other YMCA branches.


YMCA Day Camps offer children and youth the opportunity to participate in fun and engaging activities.  Camps are designed to spark imagination and build confidence, independence, and communication skills.  All participants will have the opportunity to create positive peer and adult friendships.

In accordance with YMCA Healthy Child Development principles, participants will learn physical literacy skills and complete daily physical activity requirements.  Camps will offer international activities, games, hands-on learning, skills-development, craft activities, swimming, and more.

We will motivate our campers to practice the YMCA core values of Friendship, Caring, Honesty, Diversity, Social Inclusion, Responsibility, Respect, Leadership, and Excellence through our value bead program.  Campers will have the ability to earn Value Beads each day throughout their week in camp.

  • Kids showing off their YMCA Camp Value Beads on their wrists.
    It's All About the Beads

    At YMCA Day Camp, value beads play an important role as a sign of character and personal achievement.  Beads at camp promote positive behaviour, and are worn as a constant reminder of what we value as a camp community.  Throughout the week, beads are awarded to individuals for demonstrating the YMCA core values of friendship, caring, honesty, diversity, social inclusion, responsibility, respect, leadership, and excellence.

  • Girl under water with yellow goggles.
    Swim Lesson Camps

    Stay cool with a summer swim camp!  Certified Swim Instructors teach campers swimming skills daily through progressive skills development and aquatic activities.  Other camp activities include fun swim, camp games, water sports, an out trip to another pool, and fundamental movement activities.