Summer Camps & Clubs
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YMCA Summer Camps and Clubs offer participants (6-12 years) the opportunity to participate in fun and engaging activities. These 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.
What do camps look like for 2021?
YMCA Summer Camps and Clubs are for everyone, 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 YMCA Summer Camp and Club locations from 7:30am–8:30am and 4:30pm–5:30pm.
Summer Camp and Club programs are available at the following YMCA locations:
- Red Deer Region
- Edmonton Region
- Castle Downs Family YMCA
- Jamie Platz Family YMCA
- William Lutsky Family YMCA
- NEW! Boyle Street Plaza
- NEW! YMCA Bishop Savaryn Child Care
- NEW! YMCA Blue Quill Child Care
- NEW! YMCA Brookside Child Care
- NEW! YMCA Forest Heights Child Care
- NEW! YMCA Mount Plesant Child Care
- NEW! YMCA Riverbend Child Care
- NEW! YMCA St. Kateri Child Care
- NEW! YMCA Stratford Child Care
- Wood Buffalo Region
Which YMCA Summer Camps and Clubs are being offered this year?
From Nature-Agents to Y-World of Sports, there are a variety of camps and clubs to choose from this summer. New this year, Summer Camps and Clubs are offering:
- Trailblazers (for children ages 6-9): Designed to empower Trailblazers to choose activities that interest them by having participants included in program scheduling decisions. Working with the YMCA core values of respect and responsibility, Trailblazers participate in classic camp games and choose from activities such as arts, sports, outdoor exploration, and more!
- Y-Ventures (for children ages 9-12): Y-Ventures explores skill-based activities and decision-making based on the participants' areas of interest. Participants are encouraged to try new things including arts, sports, outdoor exploration, classic camp games, and more!
How do I register for YMCA Summer Camps and Clubs?
Our Safety Commitment
We are fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in our care. To keep our participants and staff safe and healthy this summer, 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 and club.
At YMCA Camps and Clubs, 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.
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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Camp and Club 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 day 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. Summer Club programs operating out of licensed child care centres will follow the guidelines outlined for child care centres.
How can I ask for further assistance?
If you need assistance or if you have more questions, our team is available to help you. Email our programming team at email@example.com.