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Summer 2016 – Session dates and prices now posted

Summer Camp 2016 registration is just around the corner.

Click here to find out:

How to register as a returning camper
How to register as a new camper
When to register
Where to register
What time registration starts
How deposits and payment schedules work

Camp descriptions and course barcodes coming soon!


Healthy Holiday Giving

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Look no further than YMCA Calgary for unique and meaningful gifts this holiday season! See what’s in store for all the people you care about:

New Beginnings & Endeavours
Build health for life with a YMCA Calgary membership pass.

Fun & Adventure
Box up a quality program or day camp.

Learning & Achievement
Provide one-on-one quality instruction with private swim lessons or personal training.

Safe & Secure Helping Hands
Let parents have a worry-free workout with babysitting services.

Blissful Relaxation
Wrap up a massage experience (offered at Eau Claire YMCA only).

Thoughtfulness & Convenience
Give a swipe-and-go card to someone who likes to drop-in once in a while.

Charitable Giving
Can’t find a unique gift for the person who has everything? Donate to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign on that person’s behalf.

Enjoy treating your family and friends with healthy holiday gifts from YMCA Calgary.


Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot Summer Day Camps

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Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot Summer Camps

Voted by 2013 Calgary’s Child Magazine Parents’ Choice awards for Best Children’s Day Camp, YMCA Crowfoot Summer Camps are back to for another exciting summer! We have limited spots so register early so your camper can experience the highlight of their summer!

What better way to spend the summer than with friends- old and new, kicking a soccer ball or figuring out whose cannonball made the biggest splash in the pool? Crowfoot YMCA Summer Daycamps offers each child the opportunity to grow, thrive, lead and belong in a safe, fun and exciting environment.

Whether they are making geckos out of beads & string, a new superhero mask, or visiting great places in and around Calgary such as Rotary Park, Butterfield Acres, TELUS Spark, each day in our Daycamps guarantees not be the same as the last.

Register today to reserve your child a place and get them ready for an action packed summer. Call 403-547-6576!

Find out more about Crowfoot YMCA here.

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How to Prepare for Day Camp

 

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Day camps can be a great option for parents who work during the summer. It’s a fun childcare option where kids get to meet other kids, be active, and learn new things.

But day camps, especially for younger kids, can be a little scary.

 

Here are 11 tips to help you and your child prepare for day camp:

1. Allow your child to help choose their summer day camps, based on their own interests.

If they get to help choose, they will look forward to it more. One positive experience will lead to future positive experiences.

2.  Register your child with a friend

Going to a new place with a lot of new kids is easier if a neighbour or playmate is there with them.

3. Bring your child to the day camp location a few days before it begins.

Walking around the building and seeing and talking about the activities they will participate in will allow your child to get used to the idea of going there.
 
4. Choose a durable backpack appropriate for your child’s size.

A backpack that is too large can become awkward and heavy for a child to carry. Having a mesh pocket for easy access to a water bottle will help ensure they stay hydrated throughout the day.
 
5. Pack the backpack with essentials together – water bottle, sunscreen, hat, raincoat, lunch, snacks, swim suit and towel.

Feeling prepared for the day will help any kid feel a little more excited to go.
 
6. Label your child’s belongings with their name.

Talking about keeping track of their belongings will help them be careful where they put things at camp, and lower the risk of losing something special.
 
7. Layer your child in weather appropriate clothing and running shoes.

Again, feeling prepared will help a child feel comfortable.
 
8. Read all of the parent and camp info together with your child.

Allowing them to learn more about the day camp before they go will help them know what to expect.
 
9. Fill out all medical forms and make sure your child knows about their own allergies or special needs.

Make sure all medications or Epi-pens are easily accessible to camp staff.
 
10. Pack a note or photo in your child’s lunch each day to let them know you are thinking about them.

Knowing mom or dad is still thinking of them, even while they are in a new place, can help a child relax and settle in to their day.
 
11. Talk about camp together before, during and after.

Each morning talk excitedly about what adventures the day might hold, and when you pick them up at the end of the day encourage them to tell you stories of what they did. This will help the child process their experience and become more excited for the next time they attend day camp.
 
What helpful tips have you used to prepare your child for day camp?


Health for the Holidays

Looking for a unique and meaningful gift this holiday season? It’s a great time to open a world of possibilities. Let YMCA Calgary help with these great gift ideas:

New Beginnings & Endeavours
Build health for life with a YMCA Calgary membership pass.

Fun & Adventure
Box up a quality program or day camp.

Learning & Achievement
Provide one-on-one quality instruction with private swim lessons or personal training.

Safe & Secure Helping Hands
Let parents have a worry-free workout with babysitting services.

Blissful Relaxation
Wrap up a massage experience (offered at Eau Claire YMCA only).

Thoughtfulness & Convenience
Give a swipe-and-go card to someone who likes to drop-in once in a while.

Charitable Giving
Can’t find a unique gift for the person who has everything? Donate to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign on their behalf.

 


YMCA Calgary Day Camps – tell us about your experience!

Have you filled out the Day Camp survey?

If your child attended a YMCA Summer Day Camp, we’d love to hear back from you about the experience.  If more than one child attended a YMCA Summer Day Camp or one
child attended more than one such camp, we’d like your total impressions based
on all the experiences.

Click the following survey URL to start: http://bit.ly/CalgaryYDayCamps

Participation in this survey is voluntary and anonymous. It will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your opinions are important, and will directly influence day camp operations in your YMCA. Individual answers are completely confidential and are reported in aggregate only.


YMCA Calgary Day Camps – tell us about your experience!

Have you filled out the Day Camp survey?

If your child attended a YMCA Summer Day Camp, we’d love to hear back from you about the experience.  If more than one child attended a YMCA Summer Day Camp or one
child attended more than one such camp, we’d like your total impressions based
on all the experiences.

Click the following survey URL to start: http://bit.ly/CalgaryYDayCamps

Participation in this survey is voluntary and anonymous. It will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your opinions are important, and will directly influence day camp operations in your YMCA. Individual answers are completely confidential and are reported in aggregate only.


Let The Day-Camp Games Begin!

Today is Day One of 2013 Summer Day Camps at your YMCA!

Things To Remember As A Day Camp Parent:
~Give yourself extra time. The line-up for check-in on day one is always the longest. Remember that ID will be checked before you enter the drop-off zone and again with the councellor. This will happen every day at drop-off and pick-up.
~Anyone who hasn’t completed a med form online will have to fill one out before entering the drop-off zone, no exceptions.
~It’s a hot one out there! Be sure to send your child with a water bottle and lots of sunscreen.
~Bug spray will probably be necessary; it’s going to be a “mosquito” kinda year!

Things To Remember As A General Member:
~Day Camps have a lot of campers that are going to be taking up a lot of space; check the gym pool schedule at your branch for accurate room availability
~These are our future leaders! Patience and kindness and appreciated as our campers roam our halls, swim in our pools, and play in our fields.

Things To Remember As A Camper:
~Have Fun!

Here’s to a wonderful summer!
YMCA Calgary: Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility


Let The Day-Camp Games Begin!

Today is Day One of 2013 Summer Day Camps at your YMCA!

Things To Remember As A Day Camp Parent:
~Give yourself extra time. The line-up for check-in on day one is always the longest. Remember that ID will be checked before you enter the drop-off zone and again with the councellor. This will happen every day at drop-off and pick-up.
~Anyone who hasn’t completed a med form online will have to fill one out before entering the drop-off zone, no exceptions.
~It’s a hot one out there! Be sure to send your child with a water bottle and lots of sunscreen.
~Bug spray will probably be necessary; it’s going to be a “mosquito” kinda year!

Things To Remember As A General Member:
~Day Camps have a lot of campers that are going to be taking up a lot of space; check the gym pool schedule at your branch for accurate room availability
~These are our future leaders! Patience and kindness and appreciated as our campers roam our halls, swim in our pools, and play in our fields.

Things To Remember As A Camper:
~Have Fun!

Here’s to a wonderful summer!
YMCA Calgary: Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility


YMCA Winter Break Day Camps

Are your children on winter break? Do you have to work?! Do you need a break from winter break? The YMCA is offering Winter School-Break Day camps.  Day camps will run from Dec 24, 27, 28, 31st and Jan 2 -4th!

Your children will be engaged in a wide variety of activities that include Swimming, Crafts, Games in the Gym, Outdoor Adventures (weather permitting). Please ensure that your children are dress appropriately for the weather, boots, shoes, scarf’s, mittens, hats, a winter jacket, snow pants, as Day camps may include out trips.

Winter Day Camps are daily registration camps so you only need to register your child(ren) for days you require care. Spaces still available at all branches, please phone your nearest location for details.


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