WHY THE Y DAY CAMP?
YMCA day camps create experiences that last a lifetime. Our intentional approach to day camp is based on the principles of YMCA Health Child Development, and the Y values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusiveness. Our staff, many of whom have been campers in the past, have a criminal record check, standard first aid and CPR, and complete a week of safety oriented training to ensure your children receive the highest level of care you expect. YMCA Day Camp is the best way to play, build relationships and start to develop a healthy lifestyle like no other day camp.
YMCA Day Camps are structured around the developmental age and stage of your child. Our unique age groupings allow our programs to be progressive, adding new and/or more challenging activities as your child grows.
ROVERS: Ages 4-5 yrs, staffing ratio 1:8
Promotes creativity and imagination and increases cooperation with peers and adults.
TRAILBLAZERS: Ages 6-8 yrs, staffing ratio 1:10
Promotes learning through play and increases awareness of self and others.
EXPLORERS: Ages 9-10 yrs, staffing ratio 1:12
Promotes healthy lifestyle and active participation. Builds teamwork and fosters group learning.
MAVERICKS: Ages 11-12 yrs, staffing ratio 1:12
Promotes responsibility and empathy towards others and provides leadership opportunities.
Week 1: July 2-5*
Week 2: July 8-12
Week 3: July 15-19
Week 4: July 22-26
Week 5: July 29-August 2
Week 6: August 6-9*
Week 7: August 12-16
Week 8: August 19-23
Week 9: August 26-30
*All day camps closed on Monday July 1, 2019 and Monday August 5, 2019
CAMP BIG DAY FRIDAYS
All YMCA day camps hold a special BIG DAY every Friday to celebrate another awesome week at camp. Look forward to themes such as Y's Got Talent and Spy Kids. Ask your camp supervisor for more information.
- Members: $142.50/week, $114/short week, $33/day
- Non-Members: $158/week, $126/short week, $39/day
SUBSIDY & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Subsidy is available for camp through the County of Lambton. Financial assistance is available through the YMCA Strong Kids program.
PROGRAM HOURS AND EXTENDED CARE
Standard camp hours are 9:00-4:30pm.
Extended care is non-structured, supervised play time. Families that register for extended care can use the hours anytime between 7:00am and 9:00am and then again between 4:30pm and 5:30pm each day.
Members: no charge / Non-Members: $31.50/week
TYPICAL DAY AT CAMP
||Optional extended care
|| Camper drop-off
|| Camp starts with an opening circle of songs
|| Campers break off into age based activity groups for all kinds of fun
|| More great camp programming
|| The day ends with a closing circle of songs
|| Optional extended care