9-weeks of summer camp fun!

YMCA Day Camps are fun and engaging skill based programs. Camps are designed to spark imagination and build confidence, independence, and communication skills. All participants will have the opportunity to create positive peer and role model friendships.

Camp Hours

  • 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Drop-off and Structured Free Play
  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Camp Programming
  • 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Post Care

Farming Camp

We’re growing, and so is the world around us. Come to farm camp and learn about different parts of farming and different types of farms. During farming camp we will have local farmers in to talk about what they do and grow. During this week we will plant flowers and take a trip to a local farm! This camp includes swimming so pack your swim suit.

Week 2: July 8-12

  • 5-12 years Farming Camp (Weekly) $85 members | $105 non-members | post-care $20/week
  • 5-12 years Farming Camp (Daily) $20 members | $25 non-members | post-care $5/day

Week 5: July 29- Aug 2

  • 5-12 years Farming Camp (Weekly) $85 members | $105 non-member | post-care $20/week
  • 5-12 years Farming Camp (Daily) $20 members | $25 non-members | post-care $5/day

Leadership Camp

From camper to counselor, during leader camp children will get a chance to run games and be a leader. There will be team building activities and leadership skill building. They will pretend to be counsellors for the day and there will be a special guest in to teach us about being a leader! This camp includes swimming so pack your swim suit.

Week 4: July 22-26

  • 5-12 years Leadership Camp (Weekly) $85 members | $105 non member | post-care $20/week
  • 5-12 years Leadership Camp (Daily) $20 members | $25 non-members | post-care $5/day

Week 7: Aug 12-16

  • 5-12 years Leadership Camp (Weekly) $85 members | $105 non member | post-care $20/week
  • 5-12 years Leadership Camp (Daily) $20 members | $25 non-members | post-care $5/day

Olympics Camp

Soccer, hockey, swimming, running and more this week will feature a different sport every day! This camp will focus on fundamental movements and development in sport. All crafts and games will be sport related! This camp includes swimming so pack your swim suit.

Week 3: July 15-19

  • 5-12 years Olympics Camp (Weekly) $85 members | $105 non-member | post-care $20/week
  • 5-12 years Olympics Camp (Daily) $20 members | $25 non-members | post-care $5/day

Super Heroes Fitness Camp

Get out your super hero mask, we’re about to enhance your super skills. This camp will create masks and capes and go on missions to save the world! Challenge your strength and speed with fitness training. Children will have the chance to meet a real life super hero! This camp includes swimming so pack your swim suit.

Week 9: Aug 26-30

  • 5-12 years Super Heroes Fitness Camp (Weekly) $85 members | $105 non member | post-care $20/week
  • 5-12 years Super Heroes Fitness Camp (Daily) $20 members | $25 non-members | post-care $5/day

STEM Camp

Bring out your inner scientist during our STEM Camp. STEM camps will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math. Activities will include making roller coasters, building bridges, coding activities, science experiments, and more. This camp includes swimming so pack your swim suit.

Week 1: July 2-5

  • 5-12 years STEM Camp (Weekly) $75 members | $90 non-member | post-care $20/week
  • 5-12 years STEM Camp (Daily) $20 members | $25 non-members | post-care $5/day

Week 6: Aug 6-9

  • 5-12 years STEM Camp (Weekly) $75 members | $90 non-member | post-care $20/week
  • 5-12 years STEM Camp (Daily) $20 members | $25 non-members | post-care $5/day

Time Travelers Camp

Join us for Time Travelers Camp, we will be hoping in our time machines and going back in time to discover dinosaurs, learn about different music, visual arts and explore other forms of creative expression. Learn how our ancestors did things and more! This camp includes swimming so pack your swim suit.

Week 8: Aug 19-23

  • 5-12 years Time Travelers Art Camp (Weekly) $85 members | $105 non-members +$20/week
  • 5-12 years Time Travelers Art Camp (Daily) $20 members | $25 non-members +$5/day

Basketball Camp

Campers will learn the fundamentals of basketball, including dribbling, passing, shooting, teamwork, offensive and defensive strategy, and rebounding. Your child will also have the opportunity to participate in traditional camp activities such as outdoor play, games, and sports-related arts. This camp includes swimming so pack your swim suit.

Week 4: July 22-26

  • 5-7 years Basketball Camp (Weekly) $125 members | $150 non-members | post-care included

Week 7: Aug 12-16

  • 13-15 years Basketball Camp (Weekly) $125 members | $150 non-members | post-care included

Week 8: Aug 19-23

  • 8-12 years Basketball Camp (Weekly) $125 members | =$150 non-members | post-care included

Week 9: Aug 26-30

  • 13-15 years Basketball (Weekly) $125 members | $150 non-members | post-care included

 

BBQ Cooking Camp

Master the grill with daily BBQ and Campfire cooking sessions where you get to eat what you make! Campers explore food through games, recipes, meal planning, a supermarket scavenger hunt, and basic cooking. Participants will have the opportunity to cook at a campfire! Please advise your counsellor of any allergies or food aversions. This camp includes swimming so pack your swim suit.

Week 5: July 29-2

  • 8-12 years BBQ Cooking Camp (Weekly) $150 members | $180 non-members | post-care included

Week 7: Aug 12-16

  • 8-12 years BBQ Cooking Camp (Weekly) $150 members, | $180 non-members  | post-care included

Y Chefs Camp

Bring out your child’s inner chef with daily cooking sessions. Campers explore food through games, recipes, meal planning, a supermarket scavenger hunt, and basic cooking. Campers will explore some table top tools of the trade; crock pot, blender, insta-pot, hot plate, microwave and more. Participants will also get the chance to tour a real kitchen! Please advise your counsellor of any allergies or food aversions. This camp includes swimming so pack your swim suit.

Week 2: July 8-12

  • 5-7 years Y Chefs (Weekly) $150 members | $180 non-members | post-care included

Week 3: July 15-19

  • 5-7 years Y Chefs (Weekly) $150 members | $180 non-members | post-care included

Week 5: July 29-2

  • 5-7 years Y Chefs (Weekly) $150 members |$180 non-members | post-care included

Week 8: Aug 19-23

  • 5-7 years Y Chefs (Weekly) $150 members | $180 non-members | post-care included

Keppoch Camp

Off Site Outdoor Camp located outside of Antigonish. Slack-lining, Outdoor Nature, Disc Golf, Hiking, Bouldering, Camp fires and more. This camp may not include swimming but outdoor water play at Camp Keppoch so pack your swim suit.

Week 2: July 8-12

  • 8-12 years Keppoch Camp (Weekly) $150 members | $180 non-members | post-care included
  • 13-15 years Keppoch Camp (Weekly) $150 members | $180 non-members | post-care included

Week 6: Aug 6-9

  • 8-12 years Keppoch Camp (Weekly) $120 Members | $145 Non-Members | post-care included
  • 13-15 years Keppoch Camp (Weekly) $120 Members | $145 Non-Members | post-care included

Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel

This camp will focus on fundamental movement skills and physical literacy as it relates to athletics. This program focuses on development of skills related to running, throwing, jumping and wheeling. This camp will help children improve their skills that relate to athletics as well as create a strong foundation for other sports. This camp will spend each day at the Pioneer Coal Athletic Field. This camp swims once per day so pack your swimsuit.

Week 4: July 22-26

  • 8-12 years Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel Camp (Weekly) $125 members | $150 non-members | post-care included

Triathlon Camp

Swim, Bike, Run and many training routines will be explored in this week of camp. Learn about Transitions and Triathlon training through fun games and activities. This camp swims once per day and requires you to bring your bike to camp (no over-night bike storage). Please pack athletic clothing, a water bottle, a swim suit, bike,bike lock and bike helmet.

Week 3: July 15-19

  • 10-15 years Triathlon Camp (Weekly) $125 members | $150 non-members | post-care included

 

Counsellor in Training

This camp will develop and enhance skillsets. Our development program will focus on leadership development and learn what camp counsellors do each day. Activities will help youth to run programming and games, as well as work with children. Each counsellor in training will have the opportunity to assist in running week of camp through the summer! This camp swims once per day so pack your swimsuit.

Week 1: July 2-5

  • 13-15 years Counsellor in Training (Weekly) $50 members | $75 non-members | post-care included

Swim Camp - 2 weeks

Certified swim instructors teach campers progressive swimming skills daily through skill development and aquatic activities. The YMCA Swim Lesson criteria will track your child’s success in the swim lessons. Other camp activities include fun swims, games, water sports, outdoor play and fundamental movements. This camp swims twice a day.

Week 3: July 15-26

  • 5-12 years Swim Camp (2 Weeks) $300 members | $360 non-members | post-care included

Week 7: Aug 12-23

  • 5-12 years Swim Camp (2 Weeks) $300 members | $360 non-members | post-care included

Register for summer camps now! To register, please stop by the YMCA Membership Services.

 Download the Summer 2019 Camp Brochure
YMCA Financial Assistance available:

We believe in equality of opportunity for all members of the community. Thanks to generous donations from local businesses and individuals. YMCA memberships and program experiences are available to anyone regardless of their ability to pay the full fees. Drop-in and ask how you can get started! If you know someone who could benefit from this program, please let them know.

        To make an appointment for financial assistance, please stop by or phone the YMCA.

YMCA Camp Practices and Policies
  • Medical Form – Each camper must have a completed form.
  • Support Workers – If your child requires additional support to participate in camp, please contact the Youth Director at the YMCA Centre for important camp information.
  • Label Belongings – Campers’ belongings should be labelled. The YMCA is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • Weather Sense – Campers must bring clothing suitable for all types of weather. Sunscreen, a hat, and a water bottle are also necessary. Campers must understand the importance of sunscreen and know how to apply it before coming to camp. Due to the nature of sunscreen allergies, YMCA staff will not provide or apply sunscreen.
  • Camp Recreational Swim – For safety of all campers they must complete a swim test to determine if mandatory life jacket use is required.
  • Post-Care – Post-Care (4:30 – 5:30) an extra charge applies to some camp options.