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.

Girl enjoying YMCA Summer Camps in Kelowna

Due to COVID-19 some of our regular programs and services may be on hold temporarily. Our pools will be reopening on August 10. Stay up to date on what is currently available within your YMCA and H2O centres on our COVID-19 Updates page

Is your child ready to get their heart pumping and finally spend time with other kids their age? At the YMCA, we recognize the importance of getting active and being engaged during this time and have developed programming in accordance with BC guidelines to help kids get back to being kids.

Family Play Time

(Ages 0–6 and their caregivers) Explore, create, imagine, and play in a variety of activities for you and your child. Meet other families through group activities in a comfortable play environment and learn about services in your community. YMCA Early Childhood Educators with skills and knowledge in child development are on site to enhance your child's success in the important early...

YMCA Fun Camps

(Ages 5–12) We’re kickin’ it old school this summer at the YMCA! Is your child ready to finally get outside to get their heart pumping, have some carefree laughs with friends and enjoy some classic summer fun? At the YMCA, we recognize the importance of being active and engaged during this time. Our modified weekly half-day camps are an outdoor day camp experience with station...

YMCA Active Kids Rec Sessions

(Ages 5–7 & 8–12) Let’s get back to the great outdoors! Our Active Kids rec sessions will help your child reduce stress, get heart healthy and build confidence as our enthusiastic Y leaders take back the summer with an hour and a half of all your classic outdoor favorites: Capture the Flag, dodgeball, water games and more.

The Great Escape

(Ages 10–14) Sick of sitting around at home? Us too! Meet up with your friends and your usual ‘super fly’ Y Leaders for some fun in the sun. From beach days to outdoor hikes and ice cream sundaes, we can guarantee that we’ll have something in store that will tickle your fancy. We may be limited on what we can do, but that doesn’t mean we have nothing to do this...

Keeping your children healthy and safe

Our programming will strive to strike an appropriate balance between the current restrictions and the critical need for children to stay active, maintain a healthy routine, and connect with peers and adult role models. Prior to COVID-19, only 1/3 of children were getting the daily 60 minutes of physical activity required and we suspect this number has drastically decreased. We know that being active in the outdoors decreases stress, boosts mood, prevents anxiety, contributing to a healthier, stronger immune system. It is with these thoughts that the YMCA of Okanagan decided to offer families the choice to have their children involved.

Given the evolving circumstances, protocols may change over time and will be in response to the safety needs of the staff and children.

Registration

Registration for July opens on June 15.

Please call 250-491-9622 ext. 1 to register.

Registration for August starts July 20.