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.