Edmonton Red Deer Wood Buffalo

Register in-person at any centre or Register Online (how-to instructions in Camp Guide)

Register by phone (toll free) at 1-866-421-9622 or Register Online (how-to instructions in Camp Guide)

Register in-person or by phone at 780-790-9622

Edmonton Summer Camp Guide Red Deer Summer Camp Guide Wood Buffalo Summer Camp Guide

Camp isn't just a way to pass the summer — it's a life-changing experience! By building connections with other campers and YMCA staff, your child will be encouraged to reach for the best in themselves, and in others, every day. Helping young people grow up healthy, active, and engaged is why the Y exists.

YMCA Summer 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 role model friendships.

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

All full-day summer day camps include:

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

YMCA members receive a discount on all summer day camps!


Register online

Online registration is available for our Edmonton and Red Deer summer day camps. Visit our Online Registration page and search for your camp. Those in Wood Buffalo can register over the phone or in person.

Having trouble with online schedules?  Need help planning your child’s camp experience?  Contact your local YMCA and we would be happy to help.


Summer Camps

Learn about Summer Camps

PD Day Camps - Professional Development Day Camps

Learn about PD Day Camps - Professional Development Day Camps

Spring Break Camps

Learn about Spring Break Camps

Winter Break Camps

Learn about Winter Break Camps

Find Camps Programs

  • Kids having fun at a YMCA summer camp.
    Summer Camps

    YMCA Summer 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 role model friendships.

  • A girl wearing a smock, painting.
    PD/PED Camps

    School's out for the day, so let's have some fun!  Bring your child in for a day of fun-filled games and crafts in a camp environment.

  • A YMCA youth volunteer standing in a gym.
    Calling all Youth!

    Come volunteer with the YMCA! As a charity, the YMCA relies on it's volunteers to help us provide community program support. Our youth volunteer opportunities include programs like Leaders in Training (LITs), Counsellors in Training (CITs), Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and Young Leaders Advisory Council (YLAC).

Why Does a Charity Have Summer Camps?

The YMCA offers summer camps to help everyone child and youth reach their full potential mentally, emotionally, and physically.  Our mandate to create life-enhancing opportunities for the growth and development of all people speaks to the mind's right to imagine, the body's right to move, and the spirit's right to believe in itself.  We believe that fulfilling your potential is everyone's right, every person's advantage, and everybody's secret weapon.

If you or anyone you know needs financial assistance to send a kid to camp, please talk to our Members Sales and Service team.  As a charity, we don't turn anyone away due to the inability to pay -- and Summer Camps and Day Camps are supported by our Opportunity Fund (which is funded by the donations of generous individuals and businesses to YMCA Giving).

If you'd like to help send a kid to camp, giving them an experience that will remain with them for the rest of their life, you can donate directly here: northernalberta.ymca.ca/Donate