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YMCA Camps offer participants the opportunity to participate in fun and engaging activities. These day- or week-long programs are designed to spark imagination and build confidence, independence, and communication skills. Children will get to participate in physical activity, games, hands-on learning, skill development, craft activities, and more.

School break camps are offered during most PD Days and school breaks, like winter break.

Winter & Spring Camps

YMCA Camps are offered for 6–12-year-olds, and we're committed to offering a variety of programs to meet the needs and interests of your child, while also following provincial health guidelines and requirements. Pre- and post-care will be available at all locations from 7:30am–8:30am and 4:30pm–5:30pm.

YMCA Camps are available at these YMCA Health and Wellness Centres:


Registering for YMCA Camps

Registration for YMCA Camps is now open for camps in 2021, and can be done at http://bit.ly/YMCACampsAndClubs! If you're looking for 2022 winter and spring camps, registration information can be found below.

Wood Buffalo Region Registration

Registration for YMCA Camps in early 2022 is almost open! Important registration dates can be found below.

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Need a hand with registration? Check out our how-to register information guide.

Edmonton Region Registration

Registration for YMCA Camps in early 2022 is almost open! Important registration dates can be found below.

YMCA Members:

Need a hand with registration? Check out our how-to register information guide.

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General Public:

Need a hand with registration? Check out our how-to register information guide.

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YMCA Camp Cancellations

The YMCA reserves the right to cancel any programs with insufficient registration. Participant withdrawals up to 24 hours before the start of a program will be subject to a $10 fee. Withdrawals made on or after the first day of the program will be refunded at a prorated amount for the remaining days of the program, less the $10 withdrawal fee. No refunds if the withdrawal notice is given on or after the last day of the program.

Should the Government of Alberta restrict or cancel camps due to COVID-19 public health orders and guidelines, or a participant contracts COVID-19 prior to coming to camp, a full refund will be issued. In the event public health orders and guidelines are changed, the YMCA will ensure program participants are notified about the changes in their camp experience.

Safety Commitment

 

Our Safety Commitment

Participant Safety

We are fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in our care. To keep our participants and staff safe and healthy, the YMCA will meet or exceed all provincial health guidelines and requirements, which include enhanced cleaning, hand washing and physical distancing. Parents and guardians will be given all the information they need to feel comfortable and safe before their child's first day of camp.

Value-Based Approach

At YMCA Camps, value beads promote positive behaviour and are worn to show what we value as a camp community. Throughout a participant's week, value beads will be awarded to individuals for demonstrating friendship, caring, honesty, diversity, social inclusion, responsibility, respect, leadership and excellence.

Our Y Family

At the YMCA, we understand that children and youth need positive peer and adult relationships in their lives. All YMCA staff and volunteers are carefully selected based on their leadership potential, enthusiasm, experiences, and ability to role model YMCA values. All staff members have completed day camp training, which includes safety and emergency training, standard first aid, CPR, WHMIS, behaviour management, and physical literacy (NCCP FMS). Staff are also required to pass a Police Security Clearance and Vulnerable Sector Search.

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Questions?

If you need assistance or if you have more questions, our team is available to help you. Email our programming team at contactcentre@northernalberta.ymca.ca.