Join in the daily fun at our Y facilities during summer, spring, and winter break
Offered at six of our health and fitness locations in Calgary, day camps are fun, safe, and unplugged opportunities for children and youth to be active and make new friends.
Campers participate in a variety of games and activities that take place both around and outside of our YMCA facilities. Each age group enjoys activities appropriate for their developmental age.
Day Camp Age Groups:
YMCA Calgary uses unique names for our camp age groups. Please reference to these names while registering for day camps:
Tenderfeet (4 - 5 years)
Discoverers (6 - 7 years)
Explorers (8 - 9 years)
Adventurers (10 - 11 years)
Challengers (12 - 13 years)
Leadership (14 - 15 years)
Unplug with YMCA Day Camps! Your child will be active and have fun this summer by taking part in a variety of activities including active play, cooperative games, creative exploration and more. Camps will take place both indoors and outdoors and will include daily swimming.
Learn to Swim at Camp! Campers will take part in a skill appropriate YMCA Swim Lesson, where they can get more comfortable in the water, practice previously learned skills, and learn some new swimming skills, under the guidance of a certified instructor. Campers will also participate in a variety of camp activities including active play, cooperative games, outdoor adventures and more! All Swim Camps are two-weeks long.
Unleash your creativity this summer! Campers will receive a 2-hour daily lesson with an experienced visual arts instructor where they will explore a variety of art making processes including drawing, painting, mixed media and more. Campers will also participate in a variety of camp activities including active play, swimming, outdoor adventures and more!
Find your balance and confidence on the ice! Campers will participate in one YMCA skate lesson each day where they will learn basic skating fundamentals and gain on-ice confidence in a small group setting. Campers will also participate in arts and crafts, swimming, games, gym time and outdoor adventures. Mitts/gloves, skates (hockey or figure), and a CSA-approved hockey helmet with face cage is required. Winter jacket and snow pants are recommended.
Reach new heights this summer with YMCA Climbing Camps. Campers will boost their confidence, strength & determination by participating in bouldering and top-rope activities. Climbers will learn basic skills including teamwork, communication, climbing safety and more. All climbing camps will include a daily 2-hour lesson facilitated by a certified YMCA Climbing Instructor. Children will also participate in daily swimming, indoor and outdoor games and activities, and arts and crafts.
Take your child’s expression to the next level this summer in our Dance Camp. Campers will develop special awareness, balance, and strength through an exploration of various dance styles with an experienced Dance Instructor. Campers will also participate in a variety of camp activities including active play, swimming, outdoor adventures and more!
Our basketball camps focus on skill development and building fitness through cross-training. Participants will get lots of practice while they learn strategy, sportsmanship, practice teamwork and develop an even greater love of the game. The only prerequisite in these inclusive, non-intimidating camps is an interest in the sport!
Unlock your imagination this summer! Campers will have two hours of drama sessions each day exploring movement, voice, character, scene work, improvisation, and storytelling from an experienced drama instructor. Campers will also participate in a variety of camp activities including active play, swimming, outdoor adventures and more!
Belong, grow, thrive, and lead! Youth will discover their leadership-style and become a positive role model in their community. Participants will develop skills in team building, communication, conflict resolution and more! Leadership skills will be practiced by interacting with camp groups. Each session is lead by a mentor from YMCA Day Camps. Summer Leaders will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the 2-week session.