Please check our special Easter holiday hours and limited programming before visiting our health and recreation centres this weekend.

Kelowna Family YMCA

Ages 11–14

This course 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.

Participants must attend classes, pass our final exam and complete a practicum to be certified.

Day & TimeMember FeeNon-Member FeeRegistrationNotes
May 26 - Jun 23
Sundays, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
$60/course$75/courseregistration info

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 22

Jul 02 - Jul 05
Tuesday–Friday, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$150.00$200.00registration info

In addition to the regular babysitting course curriculum, this camp includes basic first aid and CPR training and a crucial water safety component taught by certified lifeguard instructors. This interactive and educational week will incorporate fun and active elements into each day of learning. Participants will have the opportunity to spend time in our child minding room to practice their newfound skills.

Registration deadline: June 25



Kelowna Family YMCA

View Larger Map 375 Hartman Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 2M9
Phone: 250-491-9622
Fax: 250-765-7962
  • Aquatics
  • Camps
  • Child Care
  • Child, Youth and Family Development
  • Health and Fitness

About Our Youth Development Courses

At the Y, we understand how youth learn. Our youth development courses are taught by trained instructors who are experts at relating to youth. We make course content relevant by using real-life scenarios, a collaborative flexible teaching style and a curriculum that makes sense. We know it’s important to balance instructional time with hands-on, practical activities to reinforce concepts being taught as well as giving youth the opportunity to talk about and practice their skills in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental setting.

It is for these reasons that our YMCA courses involve multiple classes with extra hours of content where concepts can be reviewed and reinforced, giving youth the best chance to use their newfound skills appropriately and confidently in their future.

Please contact the Child & Youth department (250-419-9622 ext. 222) with any questions or concerns you may have regarding our courses.