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

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When school is out, there's a safe and fun place for your child at YMCA camps. Our courses will teach your child or youth valuable skills in a casual, friendly environment.

Morning Mini Camps (Kelowna Family Y)

(Ages 3–5) Mini Camps at the Y provide fun, engaging and interactive experiences for your preschooler! Your child will explore crafts, stories, imaginative play and active games around age-appropriate themes. Each week will also include swim time.

Afternoon Mini Camps (H2O)

(Ages 3-5) Mini Camps at the Y provide fun, engaging and interactive experiences for your preschooler! Your child will explore crafts, stories, imaginative play and active games around age-appropriate themes. Outdoor time included daily.

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...

Theme Camps (Kelowna Family Y)

(Ages 5-7 and 8-12) Theme inspired crafts, structured active games, outdoor group challenges and team-building activities help make each week a unique experience. Add in dips in the pool and a Friday movie to end each week, and you have the ingredients for a summer full of memories!

Theme Camps (H2O)

(Ages 5-7 and 8-12) Theme inspired crafts, structured active games, outdoor group challenges and team-building activities help make each week a unique experience. Add in dips in the pool and a beach day and you have the ingredients for a summer full of memories!

Swim & Sport Camps

(Ages 5-7 and 8-12) YMCA and community coaches will help your child build fundamental skills through guided drills, scrimmages and fun free-play opportunities—both on land and in the water! Each day, your camper will experience an introduction to a popular sport along with the opportunity to develop valuable water skills with our trained swim instructors. We welcome campers of all abilities...

Swim & Games Camps (H2O)

(Ages 5-7 and 8-12) Excite your child’s love of the water...and the sunny outdoors! YMCA lifeguards & Program Leaders will help your child build fundamental skills through guided drills, skill development, active games and fun free-play opportunities—both on land and in the water!

Youth Leadership Development

(Ages 12–15) Our Youth Leadership Development Camps help youth develop essential skills and utilize their capacity to be strong and confident leaders.

Just Another Day at the Beach

(Ages 10-14) Do you ever just want to get out of the house and enjoy the summer sun, but aren't in the mood for a crazy adventure? Well if you enjoy laying back in the sun, swimming in the lake, eating food and playing card games, this is the camp for you! Join the Youth Leaders and a lifeguard at Sarson’s Beach where you can bring your chill attitude and have some fun in the sun.

Babysitting Course

(Ages 11–14) This course teaches youth basic first aid and caregiving skills to become effective, confident babysitters. Participants will learn how to appropriately care for younger children of various ages and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. They’ll also learn engaging activities and nutrition for children in their care. Participants must attend classes, pass our final...

Babysitting Course Plus

(Ages 11-14) This week long half day camp teaches youth caregiving skills to become effective and confident babysitters. Participants will learn how to appropriately care for infants, toddlers and children and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. They’ll also learn engaging activities and nutrition for children in their care. In addition, this camp includes basic first aid and CPR...

Babysitting Course Plus (H2O)

(Ages 11–14) This week long half day camp teaches youth caregiving skills to become effective and confident babysitters. Participants will learn how to appropriately care for infants, toddlers and children and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. They’ll also learn engaging activities and nutrition for children in their care. In addition, this camp includes basic first aid and...