HOW TO REGISTER
Members Online Registration begins at 7 am on March 9, 2010.
Public Online Registration begins at 7 am on March 23, 2010.
OR VISIT OR PHONE your local YMCA (See back page of
this brochure for location contact information.) Register early to avoid
disappointment. Members Registration begins March 11, 2010.
Public Registration begins March 25, 2010.
Become a Member and Save!
Save up to 30% when you become a member. Members have access
to early registration, free swim lessons, drop in programs and the
indoor playground. For more details, call your local YMCA today!
• Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
• In-branch registration is from 7am to 8pm daily.
• Online Registration starts at 7am on the date listed above.
Thereafter, online registration is available 24/7.
• Full payment is required at time of registration.
• All cheques require a valid Visa or Mastercard for backup.
• All refunds are subject to a service charge.
• All return payments are subject to a $25 service charge. Pre- and Post- Camp Care
The YMCA of Edmonton’s Day Camps run from 8:45 am – 4:30 pm.
• Classes falling on statutory holidays will be cancelled
We are pleased to offer pre-care (7:30 am – 8:45 am) and post-care
and fees listed are pro-rated accordingly.
(4:30 pm – 5:30 pm) free of charge. Note: Post care not available for
Jitter Bugs, Tiny Trekkers and Little Creators.
The YMCA reserves the right to cancel any program with Medical Forms
insufficient registration. Full refunds will be granted. Parents that register online or over the phone must come into the
YMCA to pick up a Medical Form or download it off our website at
www.edmonton.ymca.ca. Medical forms must be fully completed and
delivered to the YMCA 5 days before your child attends camp.
This provides the counselors an opportunity to review any medical
concerns, food allergies or custody issues regarding the camper.
Family Event Day
Join us at the Castle Downs, Jamie Platz or William Lutsky YMCA’s on
July 24th from 11am – 1pm for our Family Event.
Our Mission Day Camp Website
The YMCA creates life- Visit us online at edmonton.ymca.ca for everything you’ll
enhancing opportunities need to be ready for camp! Whether it’s a helpful tips, snack ideas
for the growth and pictures or anything else camp related, you can find it at our website.
development of all people
in spirit, mind
and body We are Inclusive!
The YMCA of Edmonton is inclusive to all people. If your child requires
special attention, please inform us, so we can provide a positive camp
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YMCA DAY CAMPS
Camp Staff Weekly Themes
Your child is in great hands! The YMCA of Edmonton understands Each week, each camp will feature a different theme. Crafts, games,
and recognizes the impact of a quality camping experience on the activities and events will follow the theme for the week.
development of a child. Each staff member is carefully selected for
their leadership skills and genuine interest in working with children Weather / Sun Sense
of all backgrounds and abilities. These full time staff members have YMCA Summer Day Camps are outdoor-based programs. To ensure
completed the YMCA of Edmonton’s Day Camp Training Program every child can fully participate in all outdoor and indoor activities,
which includes Healthy Child Development, safety and emergency campers must bring suitable clothing for all types of weather.
training, behaviour management, Standard First Aid, CPR, WHMIS Sunscreen, a hat and water bottle are also necessary. Due to the
and risk management training. Camp Staff are also required to pass a nature of sunscreen allergies, YMCA staff will not provide or apply
security clearance and a child welfare check prior to the start of camp. sunscreen. It is important that campers understand the importance
of sunscreen and know how to apply it before coming to camp.
Campers’ belongings should be labelled. The YMCA of Edmonton Family Violence Statement
will not be responsible for any lost or stolen articles. The YMCA of Edmonton believes that violence in any relationship
is unacceptable and that everyone exposed to family violence is
Lunch / Snacks impacted including unborn babies, children, youth and adults. We also
Campers are required to bring a nutritious allergen aware lunch, two believe that everyone has the capacity for change and growth and we
snacks and plenty of cool drinks each day. Lunch and snacks can also will support anyone in an abusive relationship to get the help they
be purchased at the concession. Note: Microwaves are not available are looking for.
to heat up lunches.
Castle Downs Don Wheaton Jamie Platz William Lutsky
Family YMCA Family YMCA Family YMCA Family YMCA
Week 1 Blast from Grimm’s Great O Canada Monkeying Around
July 5 - July 9 the Past Adventures
Week 2 Treasure Hunters It’s Alive! Nature Nutz Destination
July 12 - July 16 Discovery
Week 3 Animal Antics Star Search Reduce, Reuse, Body, Mind &
July 19 - July 23 Recycle! Sports!
Week 4 Admiral, Permission 7 Wonders of Reduce, Reuse,
Happy Trails to Come Aboard?
July 26 - July 30 the World Recycle!
Week 5* Build It, Make It, League of
Digging for Dino’s Up, Up and Away Extraordinary Campers
Aug. 3 - Aug. 6 Move It, Fly It
Week 6 Journey to Water Works Canada, Eh?
the Stars Be the Ringmaster
Aug. 9 - Aug. 13
Week 7 80 Days: A Global Going Global
Water World Experience Y Olympics
Aug. 16 - Aug. 20
Week 8 Bang on the Drum Healthy Heroes H20 Olympics
Cultures Unite All Day
Aug. 23 - Aug. 27
* Pro-rated due to statutory holiday.
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YMCA DAY CAMPS
is available through the
YMCA Opportunity Fund!
The YMCA of Edmonton has a belief in the equality of opportunity for all members
of the community – regardless of age, race, sex, religion or economic circumstance.
Through the Opportunity Fund, the camp experience is available to families regard-
less of their ability to pay the full camp fees. Contact your local YMCA and ask for
the Child & Youth Supervisor or Preschool Supervisor.
Am I Eligible for the Opportunity Fund?
Applicants for the Opportunity Fund are pre-approved if you are a
verified recipient of:
aIS: Income Support
aAISH: Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped
aACHB: Alberta Child Health Benefits
aAAHB: Alberta Adult Health Benefits
When Our Children Thrive,
aCity of Edmonton Leisure Access Card (verification required)
Our Future is Bright
If I’m not Preapproved, Can I Still Apply?
YES! 1 in 10 day camp children
Eligibility for the Opportunity Fund is determined by family income and
size. You may also be eligible to apply for the YMCA Opportunity Fund if benefited from the
you have unique or special circumstances and/or are unable to provide
proof of income. If this is your situation, contact your nearest YMCA for Opportunity Fund in 2009
The Opportunity Fund is made possible by The Strong Kids Campaign
What is the Strong Kids Campaign? How Can You Help?
By making a donation, you are making an investment
The YMCA ensures that no one is turned away because of inability
in the life of a child, a family and our community.
to pay. Funds raised in the campaign helped over 10,000 people
Donate online @ ymcastrongkids.ca
last year. This is a wonderful achievement – but more help is
or in person at your YMCA.
needed to support children and families in need. 14% of YMCA
members are supported through gifts like yours.
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Jitter Bugs (3 – 4 Years)
(Must be toilet trained)
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This half-day camp is a fun introduction to an active lifestyle. It is
a great way to get your child ready for Playschool or Kindergarten.
Encounter creative games, swimming, songs, crafts, music and theme-
based activities. Campers need to bring a nutritious snack for their
Days Member Public
Mon – Fri AM or PM $87 $113
M/W/F AM or PM $52 $68
Tues/Thurs AM or PM $35 $45
Little Creators (4 – 5 Years)
Little Creators is designed for the more creative
preschooler. This ¾ day camp (8:45am – 2:00pm) is HNEW
perfect for your child to get ready for a full day of camp.
Activities include creative games, songs, crafts and swimming.
Tiny Trekkers (4 – 5 Years)
Blaze a trail with this energetic ¾ day camp
(8:45am – 2:00pm). It is perfect for the more active H NEW camp
preschooler. It is a great way to prepare for a full day of camp.
Activities may include sports, songs, crafts and swimming.
Crafty Critters (4 – 5 Years)
This full-day camp will offer a variety of challenging
activities to promote creative learning. Have fun doing H NEWcamp
Junior Explorers (5 – 6 Years)
This camp is designed for children ready for a fullcamp
day of exploration. Encounter your world in and
around your YMCA. Enjoy activities like swimming,
group games, songs, crafts, theme-based activities, a field trip crafts, songs, science games and a field trip!
and music. Be ready to swim, run and jump too!
Lil’ Sportsters (5 – 6 Years)
Radical Rascals (4 – 5 Years)
Spend a full day of energy running, rolling and enjoying
life. This full-day camp will take you outside and keep H
include swimming, sports, a field trip, crafts and songs.
you wiggling, giggling and jumping with fun. Camp activities
Become a sports superstar by learning the basics of a wide
variety of sports and games. Activities may include basic
skills for sports such as soccer, floor hockey, track and
other team sports. Campers will also do crafts, swim and
go on a field trip.
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Healthy Y Kids (6 – 9 Years)
Healthy lifestyles lead to happy lifestyles. Learn healthy
habits early in this fun and informative camp. This camp will H
keep you moving through individual and group exercises that are
both exciting and stimulating. The camp will also include traditional
activities, swimming and a field trip.
Kids in the Kitchen (6 – 9 Years)
Children will have the opportunity to learn the skills and the fun of
food preparation. Topics may include healthy food choices, safe food
handling, food-related crafts and the Canada Food Guide. Campers
will also participate in games, songs, a field trip and swimming.
*Please advise your counselor of any allergies your child may
Sports Works (6 – 9 Years)
If you enjoy playing and watching sports, this camp will
bring you the world of major team sports. Learn about league
Animal Crackers (6 – 9 Years) NEW play and teamwork as you participate in sports such as soccer, floor
If you love animals, this is the camp for you! Children will camp hockey, basketball and volleyball. Campers will also get to swim and
discover the animal kingdom, learn interesting facts and go on a field trip.
meet different animals. This camp will also include traditional
activities, swimming and a field trip. Each camper will also get a fish
to take home.
Sports of All Sorts (6 – 9 Years) NEW
Learn about new, fun sports and play traditional camp
favourites. Experience international culture through play!
Aquanauts (6 – 9 Years) Sports may include field hockey, handball, badminton, track and
Are you friends with the water? This camp will make the NEW more! This camp will also include swimming and a field trip.
friendship grow as you improve swimming techniques and camp
play exhilarating water games. Your child will also participate
in traditional camp games, songs, crafts and a field trip.
World Wide Wanderers (6 – 9 Years)
Explore different countries, their land, traditions and the people that
call them home. Campers will experience a different country each day
Art-rageous (6 – 9 Years) NEW of the week. The camp will also include games, crafts, songs, a field
Designed to build your love of the arts, this camp will camp trip and swimming.
construct a variety of projects each day in a fun and creative
atmosphere. Other activities include swimming, songs and a field trip.
Captain Kickers (6 – 9 Years)
In this recreational sports camp, your child will learn the
basics of soccer and team play through daily drills and
game play. Dribbling, passing, shooting and juggling are
just some of the skills your child will learn. Other activities
include traditional camp games, swimming and a field trip.
Eco-Explorers (6 – 9 Years)
Children will explore their environment and learn how to
make “green” choices through exciting hands-on activities,
games, a field trip and more! Campers are encouraged
to bring a garbage-free lunch in order to reduce waste NEW
to the landfill. camp
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Aqua Adventurers (9 – 12 Years)
For the swimming enthusiast, this camp will offer skill
development and maintain a love for the water. Experience
stroke improvement through lane-swimming, learn basic
lifesaving skills and play aquatic games. This camp will also
include crafts, songs and a field trip.
Artistic Expressions (9 – 12 Years)
Calling all performers! This camp will focus on encouraging camp
campers to be creative and imaginative. The concept is
performance art. Activities will include interpretation,
improvisation, acting and theatre. Arts, crafts, set building, games,
swimming and a field trip are also included.
Global Games (9 – 12 Years)
of the world. Learn about new, fun sports and play H
Sport is universal. There are different kinds in all corners
traditional favourites. Experience international culture
through play! Sports may include field hockey, handball, rugby
and more! This camp will also include games, swimming and a
Hockey Heroes (9 – 12 Years)
basics of floor hockey and team play through daily drills H
In this recreational sports camp, your child will learn the camp
and game play. Stick handling, passing, shooting and positional
play are just some of the skills campers will learn. Campers will
Sportology (9 – 12 Years)
also learn about different hockey heroes that influenced the game.
If you enjoy playing and watching sports, this camp will bring you the
Other activities include swimming and a field trip.
world of major team sports; now with more edge and activity. Learn
about league play and teamwork as you participate in sports such as
Hoop Masters (9 – 12 Years)
In this recreational sports camp, your child will learn the camp
NEW soccer, floor hockey, basketball and volleyball. Other activities include
swimming and a field trip.
basics of basketball and team play through daily drills
and game play. Dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and
Y Chefs (9 – 12 Years)
positional play are just some of the skills campers will learn. Other
This camp will explore food, healthy food choices, food NEW
activities include swimming and a field trip.
handling, the Canada Food Guide and cooking. Learn more
advanced techniques in the preparation of delicious and nutritious
Secret Agents (9 – 12 Years) meals. Campers will also participate in games, songs, crafts, a
Experience the world around you and discover new things! NEW field trip and swimming. *Please advise your counselor of any
This camp will have you breaking codes, solving mysteries, camp allergies your child may have.
encountering the elements, discovering natural phenomena
and understanding the world around you. Campers will also
participate in games, songs, a field trip and swimming.
Y Fit Kids (9 – 12 Years)
healthy eating and the benefits of leading an active lifestyle
in this exciting camp! This camp will keep you moving through
Here’s your chance to start an active lifestyle. Learn about camp
individual and group exercises that are both exciting and stimulating.
The camp will also include games, songs, swimming and a field trip.
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Alternative Sports (12 – 17 Years)
Learn about new, fun sports and play traditional
favourites. Experience international culture through H NEW
play! Sports may include field hockey, handball, rugby and
more! This camp will also include traditional activities,
swimming and a field trip.
Learn to Babysit (12 – 17 Years)
This day camp will teach the essentials of the Alberta
Safety Council Babysitting Course combined with hands-
on experience. The fun includes traditional camp activities,
crafts, swimming and a field trip.
Y Fit Girls (12 – 17 Years)
Calling all girls! This camp is just for you. This
all-girls camp will teach healthy habits in this funH
and informative camp. This camp will keep them moving
through individual and group exercises that are both
exciting and stimulating. You will have an opportunity to try
a variety of fitness classes, circuit training, swimming and
Y Fit Guys (12 – 17 Years)
in this fun and informative camp. This camp will keep you H
Join us for this all guys camp that will teach healthy habits
moving through individual and group exercises that are both
exciting and stimulating. You will have the opportunity to try various
conditioning classes, circuit training, swimming and more.
Youth Adventure (12 – 17 Years)
Take the adventure of the summer as you engage yourself in activities
such as canoeing, expeditions, rock climbing encounters, natural
obstacles and the great outdoors. This camp will also include games
Youth Wilderness (12 – 17 Years)
Survival is key in any environment. Be thrilled and exhilarated camp
as you are exposed to survival situations. Learn wilderness
survival techniques and how to survive in the urban jungle. Work
together to complete team task initiatives. This camp includes
traditional camp activities and swimming.
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COUNSELORS IN TRAINING
Counselors In Training (CIT) (12 – 17 Years)
The Counselors in Training Program is a leadership opportunity for youth
where they can develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become
a camp counselor. All Counselors in Training must complete the CIT
Training Program held during week 1 of camp. They will then take part
in a two week placement at one of our day camp locations. Participants
are placed in different levels based on experience in the Counselor in
Training Program and the Leaders in Training Program. Participants EDMONTON YMCA
aged 12 and 13 years will be given the opportunity to work with North
preschool camps Castle Downs YMCA
11510 - 153 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5X 6A3
Level 1 - The CIT program is designed for participants Phone: 476-YMCA (9622)
to acquire necessary skills to become a counselor including Fax: 476-9725
planning and delivering activities, observing campers in West
various age groups, asset building, communication, and trust. Jamie Platz YMCA
7121 - 178 Street
Level 2 - The CIT Program enhances the skill learned Edmonton, AB T5T 5T9
in Level 1. Participants will learn the skills including team Phone: 481-YMCA (9622)
building, behaviour management and safety awareness. Fax: 487-4038
Level 3 - The CIT Program builds on the previous levels William Lutsky YMCA
and prepares participants for the step from CIT to counsellor while 1975 - 111 Street
learning skills such as conflict resolution, leadership, and special Edmonton, AB T6J 7C6
needs integration. Phone: 439-YMCA (9622)
The Counselors in Training are volunteers. Youth interested must go
through an application process which includes an interview with the
Child & Youth Supervisor. Successful candidates will then go through a
10030-102 A Avenue
training program before being placed in the camps.
Edmonton, AB T5J 0G5
Phone: 423-YMCA (9622)
Counselors In Training and Jr. Counselor-in-Training Application (Must be ages 12-17)
Counselor-in-Training (CIT)CIT Application (must be ages 12–17)
Age: __________ Date of Birth: __________________ Phone:____________________________________________________
City: ________________________________________________________________Postal Code: ______________________
Emergency Contact: ____________________________________________________Relationship: ______________________
Phone: ________________________________________E-mail Address: ____________________________________________
Please select your YMCA camp location:
� Castle Downs � William Lutsky � Jamie Platz � Downtown * YMCA staff will contact the applicant for an interview.
Castle Downs Family YMCA William Lutsky Family YMCA Jamie Platz Family YMCA Don Wheaton Family YMCA
* YMCA staff will contact the applicant for an interview in June.
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YMCA DAY CAMPS
WHAT TO BRING
Parent’s Guide to a
Camper’s Backpack Essentials
Completed Medical Form with 2 small non-returnable
Backpack or Bag
Appropriate outdoor clothing
(jacket if necessary)
Medication (if needed)**
ALLERGEN AWARE! Nutritious lunch and
snacks for morning and afternoon
Swim suit and towel
Appropriate indoor and outdoor footwear
* Forms are available at the YMCA location nearest you or online
OF YMCA DAY CAMP
at edmonton.ymca.ca. Medical forms must be completed with your
child’s name written on the back of the photos and returned 5 days
• Opportunity for growth in spirit, before your child attends camp.
mind and body
• Wide variety of fun activities ** Please notify your counselor if your child is taking medication.
• Emphasize fun, physical activity,
learning and social development
• Safe and caring environment
• Develop skills
• Increase conﬁdence
• Trained quality staff
• Strengthen friendships
• Learn through play
• Age/ability appropriate activity
• The YMCA of Edmonton believes
in teaching and demonstrating
the four core values of:
Hones t y
Re s p ec t
Res p o ns ibi l i t y
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YMCA DAY CAMPS
Camps YMCA Public Hours Pre- Post- Weeks
Member Fee care care
Fee $ Castle Don Jamie William
$ Downs Wheaton Platz Lutsky
3–4 yrs Jitter Bugs 87 113 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 1-8 1-8 1-8
or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AM Only
Little Creators 97 128 8:45 am - 2:00 pm � 1-8 1,3,5,7 1,3,5,7
Tiny Trekkers 97 128 8:45 am - 2:00 pm � 2,4,6,8 2,4,6,8
Crafty Critters 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 2,4,6,8 2,4,6,8 2,4,6,8
Radical Rascals 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1-8 1,3,5,7 1,3,5,7 1,3,5,7
5-6 yrs Jr. Explorers 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1-8 1-8
Lil’ Sportsters 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1-8 1-8 1-8
Animal Crackers 163 224 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 2,4,6,8 2,4,6,8 2,4,6,8 2,4,6,8
Aquanauts 163 224 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1,3,5,7 1-8 1-8 1-8
Art-Rageous 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1,3,5,7 2,6 1,3,5,7 1,3,5,7
Captain Kickers 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 2,4,6,8 2,4,6,8 2,4,6,8
Eco-Explorers 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1 2 3 4
Healthy Y Kids 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1-8 1,5 1,3,5,7 1,3,5,7
Kids in the Kitchen 163 224 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1-8 1-8 1-8 1-8
Sport Works 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1-8 3,7 1,3,5,7 1,3,5,7
Sports of All Sorts 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1-8 1,3,5,7 1,3,5,7
World Wide Wanderers 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 2,4,6,8 4,8 2,4,6,8 2,4,6,8
Aqua Adventurers 163 224 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 2,4,6,8 1,3,5,7 1-8 1-8
Artistic Expressions 163 224 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1-8 1,5 1,3,5,7 1,3,5,7
Global Games 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 2,4,6,8 2,4,6,8 2,4,6,8
Hockey Heroes 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 2,4,6,8 2,4,6 2,4,6,8
Hoop Masters 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1,3,5,7 2,6 1,3,5,7 1,3,5,7
Secret Agents 163 224 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1,3,5,7 3,7 2,4,6,8 2,4,6,8
Sportology 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1,3,5,7 1,3,5,7 1,3,5,7
Y Chefs 163 224 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1-8 1-8 1-8 1-8
Y Fit Kids 138 189 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 1-8 2,4,6,8 2,4,6,8 2,4,6,8
Alternative Sports 163 224 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 4 5 6 7
Learn to Babysit 163 224 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 7 3 5 4
Y Fit Girls 163 224 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 3 4 5
Y Fit Guys 163 224 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 2 5 6
Youth Adventure 163 224 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 5,8 2,4,7 2,7 3,6
Youth Wilderness 163 224 8:45 am - 4:30 pm � � 6,3 3,6 3,8 2,8
Counselors in Training 71 112 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
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Castle Downs Family YMCA William Lutsky Family YMCA
11510 - 153 Avenue 1975 - 111 Street
Edmonton, AB T5X 6A3 Edmonton, AB T6J 7C6
Phone: (780) 476-YMCA (9622) Phone: (780) 439-YMCA (9622)
Fax: (780) 476-9725 Fax: (780) 469-3367
West City Centre
Jamie Platz Family YMCA Don Wheaton Family YMCA
7121 - 178 Street 10211 - 102 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5T 5T9 Edmonton, AB T5J 0A5
Phone: (780) 481-YMCA (9622) Phone: (780) 452-YMCA (9622)
Fax: (780) 487-4038 Fax: (780) 428-9522