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. Licensed child care is also eligible for government subsidy.

Girl enjoying YMCA Summer Camps in Kelowna

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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

Looking for something active and fun for your child 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.

Morning Mini Camps (Kelowna Family Y)

Sign your little one up for our extended Mini Camps at the Y for a fun, engaging and interactive summer experience. Your child will explore crafts, stories, imaginative play and active games around preschooler-friendly themes. Each week will also include swim time.

Morning Swim and Sport Camps (Kelowna Family Y)

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 to improve their...

Morning Aquatic Camps (H2O)

Excite your child's love for water! Attend aquatic lessons based on the YMCA’s National Swimming Program. Swimmers will be placed in a skill- and stroke-development class appropriate to their level. They’ll also learn basic lifesaving skills as a junior lifeguard in training and participate in aquatic games and sports like water polo and themed pool activities.

Afternoon Theme Camps (H2O)

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!

Afternoon Theme Camps (Kelowna Family Y)

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!

Full-Day Explorers Out-Trip Camp

Squeeze every adventurous moment out of your child’s camp experience! In this camp, we’re going to get out of the facility and explore the Okanagan. Every day, our Adventure Van goes to a different super-cool location to play, like Atlantis Waterslides, Myra Canyon Adventure Park and the Okanagan Science Centre. This week is sure to give your child something to talk about.

Full-Day Licensed Child Care Camps

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 programs give kids exactly...

Full-Day Okanagan Adventure Trips

Okanagan Adventure Trips offer a fun and different way to spend time with friends this summer. We’ll discover all that the Okanagan has to offer by visiting the coolest attractions, catching some rays at the best beaches and getting active with rope courses, waterslides, hiking and more!

Become a lifeguard

Start or continue our journey to landing the coolest job in town. Sign up for summer courses!