Summer Day Camps
YMCA Inclusive Summer Programs are so much more than just fun in the sun. Our camps have a structure and routine of active living and recreation. Campers will enjoy outdoor activities, sports, swimming, and outings into the community, in addition to explorations into the creative arts, science, and key concepts of healthy living (physical activity and nutrition).
Inclusive Summer Programs
Thanks to our partnership with the Autism Resource Centre (ARC) we are proud to provide campers with an inclusive summer experience in which campers gain new skills, challenge personal limits and have fun. Both our Downtown and Northwest Inclusive Summer Programs are open to all young people including those with diverse special needs. All campers participate together in the same programs and social skills education. Fifteen camper spots are reserved each week for ARC members (Downtown location only) with no restrictions on the number of weeks ARC families can register. The families of campers with special needs and ARC members can contact the Summer Day Camp Director for more information and to schedule an intake interview prior to registering.
YMCA Value Beads
This summer, we are continuing with the YMCA Value Bead Program which encourages campers to consider the YMCA of Regina Core Values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility, and Inclusiveness and incorporate these values into their daily behaviours and actions. Camp Counselors watch for and encourage these positive behaviours throughout the day, and reward campers daily with Value Beads during a Bead Ceremony.
This half-day camp is perfect for your preschooler as this is a great way to get your child ready for preschool or Kindergarten. Creative games, songs, crafts, theme based activities, recreational swimming, and out trips will fill little campers’ half day.
YMCA Summer Programs
A Camper Information Form must be completed in full for each camper, signed by a parent or legal guardian, and returned to a YMCA Member Services Desk before the Camper’s first day. Camper Information Forms can be obtained from the Member Services Desk at each YMCA of Regina or from the website. There will be no daily drop-ins. Pre-registration is required. Registration is due at 4:30 pm the Friday prior to the week attending camp.
YMCA Summer Programs have structure and routine of active living and recreation. Some camp activities will be done within the YMCA facility. These activities include swimming, gym games, educationally based experiences, artistic and scientific endeavours, drama activities and fun friendship builders. Other activities will be done outside of the YMCA as we try and spend as much time as possible interacting with nature and engaging with the community. During the week of camp each camper should bring weather appropriate clothing such as hats, sturdy shoes, shorts or pants, as well as bug spray and SUNBLOCK (minimum SPF). Parents looking for information about specific out trips, should see the weekly day camp plans located at the camp sign-in table.
Lunches, snacks, and sacks
Campers need a nutritious bagged lunch (campers will not have access to a microwave), two snacks and plenty of cool drinks each day (water bottle). Please note that due to the potential of serious allergies in children attending YMCA programs, the YMCA of Regina adheres to a strict no nut policy.
Brochures & Forms
The YMCA of Regina believes in equal opportunity for all members of the community — regardless of age, race, religion, ability, or economic circumstances. Financial assistance is available through the YMCA Strong Kids Fund for a camp experience for families whose budget cannot reasonably accommodate camp fees.
For more information please contact the YMCA Youth and Family Director at (306) 757-9622 ext. 336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To register please contact the Member Services Desk at any location at 306-757-9622.