YMCA strong kids campaign financial assistance

We don't turn anyone away.

YMCA donors and partners help make it possible for us to make sure everyone can participate in YMCA programs. If financial circumstances are limiting your ability to participate, you may be eligible for financial assistance. Families enrolled in YMCA Child Care programs can also apply for the Affordable Child Care Benefit.

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Camp isn't just something to do when school's out — it's a life-changing experience! Flags are captured, friendships are forged, and somewhere in between, children discover themselves.

As Canada's largest camp provider, we deliver a unique blend of quality programs that build confidence, improve social skills, and foster independence and leadership. 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 — all while having fun!

Discover why there's no place like camp!

Pro Day Camps

(Ages 5–12) Looking for something active and fun for your child to do during the day off school? Bring them to burn off some energy with gym activities, swimming, themed crafts and games. An ePACT online medical consent form is required for camp registration. Registration deadline: one week prior to camp date.

Licensed Early Learning Camps

(Ages 3–5) Our certified early childhood educators will provide your children with vital learning opportunities. The summer YMCA Playing to Learn program is a safe, nurturing environment with an emphasis on education. Play-based activities focusing on reading, writing development, critical thinking, fine motor skills, and numeracy are offered daily and are supported with activities focusing...

Afternoon Theme Camps (H2O)

(Ages 5–10) Theme inspired crafts, structured active games, outdoor group challenges and team-building activities help make each week a unique experience.

Full-Day Licensed Child Care Camps

(Entering Grades 1–6) Our licensed YMCA Child Care centres are a home away from home. Your child can be a part of our inclusive community where he or she can have fun, find support, make friends and reach their full potential. The Y’s approach to child care is unique. We believe that ensuring a sound basis for healthy child development and success begins with play and our child care...

Youth Leadership Development

(Ages 12–15) Making an impact starts here. Our Youth Leadership Development program will help teens get to know themselves better while learning fundamental leadership skills and making new friends in a fun, inclusive environment. Through a variety of different games, activities, discussions and presentations, leaders will develop communication skills, work together with their peers and...

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