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Leave kids with us to play, learn, run, and have fun!

Raise healthy, resilient kids with support from YMCA Child Care and Camps.

Designed to be high quality, safe, and affordable, our programs are here for your family when you need them. From seasonal camps to preschool, we offer an inclusive community where kids can have fun, find support, make friends, and explore their interests. 

We believe that ensuring a sound basis for healthy childhood development and success begins with play. Children belong, grow, thrive and lead in YMCA Child Care programs and Camps—that makes for confident children today and contributing, engaged adults in the future.

As a charity, we work hard to ensure quality affordable care is accessible to all and make no profit from any of our child care programs.

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Full Day Child Care

Our child care options around Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Penticton utilize our Playing to Learn™ Curriculum for ages 0–5.

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Our preschool programs provide vital learning opportunities for children aged 3–5 and utilize our Playing to Learn™ Curriculum to ensure kindergarten readiness. 

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Before & After School Care

Children aged 5–12 stay happy, nourished, active, and engaged before and after school with our high-quality A Place to Connect™ curriculum.

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We have engaging Camps for summer, spring, holidays, and Pro D Days to keep kids aged 3-16 active, engaged, unplugged, and connected. 

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Child Minding

Drop in for a workout and quick break as you leave kids aged 0–10 with us at the Kelowna Family Y or H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about our upcoming centres, parent information, waitlists, and more.

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YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids

We are thrilled to return in person to our largest annual fundraiser after 2 years of cancelled events. Our need for donations is more urgent than ever, as the pandemic has challenged our communities most vulnerable in ways we never anticipated.
Recruit, raise and ride!

Child Care Financial Support

As a charity, the Y believes no family should be turned away because of financial circumstances. Thanks to generous donors, the Y is able to provide financial assistance to families who could not otherwise afford quality child care or Preschool programs.

Kari-Ann and Connor

Since Connor has joined this centre, he’s made friends, come out of his bubble and his behavior has changed drastically. The extra financial support has given me the ability to put both my daughter and my son in child care.