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12–16yrs

Come to the YMCA and take part in the Alberta Safety Council’s babysitting course. Campers 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.



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    It's All About the Beads

    At YMCA day camps, Value Beads play an important role as a sign of character and personal achievement. As a form of recognition, Value Beads promote positive behaviour and are worn as a constant reminder of what we value as a camp community. Throughout the week, Value Beads are awarded to individuals for demonstrating friendship, caring, honesty, diversity, social inclusion, responsibility, respect, leadership, an excellence.

  • 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).

  • Two youth sit at a table at a YMCA camp.
    Become a Counsellor in Training (CITs)

    Volunteer as a Counsellor-in-Training! This is a leadership opportunity for youth to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become a camp counsellor. Including training and a two week placement, participants will be placed in different day camp programs based on their experience in the CIT Program and the ‘Leaders-in-Training’ (LITs) program.