YMCA Day Camps
YMCA Day Camps
June 16, 2020As the province begins its phased reopening, many have been anxious to know what YMCA summer day camps will look like this year.
After carefully reviewing the province's requirements for operating day camps and considering all of our options, we now sadly announce that all YMCA of Northern Alberta summer day camps are cancelled in Edmonton and Wood Buffalo regions. For information on summer day camps for Red Deer, click here.
We know how important a day camp experience is to a child, and it's our passion to offer a welcoming space with exciting programs and positive role models where kids can thrive. That's why this decision was so difficult to make, and why we share the disappointment of our day camp families.
We have contacted those whose children are registered in summer day camps to make this announcement and discuss refund options.
Our YMCA community is made up of kind and caring individuals who know how important it is for kids to have a safe and fun place to go where they can play, learn and grow. While the YMCA will not be able to provide that experience this summer, we know that the need for these opportunities will not be going away. And as we look to reopening our facilities to members, we know that the need for financial assistance for individuals and families to access memberships will be greater than before.
By donating now, you can create an opportunity for a deserving child, individual or family in need — an opportunity for them to have an amazing YMCA experience in the future. An opportunity to thrive. While we can't say for certain when this will happen, we know that it can't happen without your support.
Click here to give children, individuals in your community the opportunity to thrive.
YMCA Summer Camps and School Break Camps are a life-changing experience. Campers are 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 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. Participants have the opportunity to create positive peer and role model friendships.
In accordance with YMCA Healthy Child Development principles, participants 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.
YMCA Summer Camp and School Break Camp are conveniently located in Edmonton, Wood Buffalo and Red Deer.