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
The YMCA is 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. The families of campers with special needs can contact the Summer Day Camp Director for more information and to schedule an intake interview prior to registering.
Camps perfect for 3 to 5 years of age:
Play Dates AM
This half-day camp is perfect for your preschooler and is a great way to get your child socially, cognitively, and physically active. Creative games, songs, crafts, theme based activities, recreational swimming, and out trips will fill little campers’ half day.
Mini Fit Kids AM If you have a lil’ mover in your family, we’ve got the camp for you! This camp will focus on developing healthy living practices in young campers through age appropriate physical activity and nutritional learning. Camp activities will focus on fundamental movement and sport skills taught through fun-filled games and activities.
Mini Fit Kids AM
If you have a lil’ mover in your family, we’ve got the camp for you! This camp will focus on developing healthy living practises in young campers through age appropriate physical activity and nutritional learning. Camp activities will focus on fundamental movement and sport skills taught through fun-filled games and activities.
Camps for ages 6 to 12 years of age
Stay cool with a summer swim camp! Certified Swim Instructors will guide campers through aquatic skills with twice daily swim instruction based on the YMCA Learn to Swim and Star Programs. Campers have the chance to earn a full swim level within the week while having fun and making new friends! Other camp activities include co-operative games, outdoor activities, creative arts, and fundamental movement activities. Please provide current swim level certification upon registration.
Time to bring the heat and have some fun! Our YMCA staff is NCCP certified in Fundamental Movement Skills and will encourage campers to explore all sport areas and help develop a sense of physical literacy. Focus will be on throwing, catching, jumping, striking, running, kicking, agility, balance, and coordination. Fun games and action packed activities will boost campers’ confidence to live healthy and be active for life.
Full STEAM Ahead!
Learn skills for tomorrow with fun and ex-citing activities. From crazy science experiments to mathematic problem solving games your kids will never want to stop learning! This camp will keep your child learning during the summer and have them exploring the worlds of science, technology, engineering, art/design, and math.
Video Game STEAM
Do you have a gamer in your home? At this camp they will learn the skills that real game developers use when creating their games. Campers will explore character and level design, learn basic coding practices, and learn to work both independently and as part of a development team.
The arts are used as a mean of self-expression and creative development, especially amongst children. Our Art-rageous art camp will explore different art styles, periods, and artists from the cultures around the world, both past and present. Projects will include 2D and 3D visual artworks, drama, music, dance, and storytelling.
Share the wonders of nature with your child. This camp will feature direct experiences with the natural world through hands-on activities, games, crafts and nature exploration. We will explore the world of animals, insects, habitats and ecosystems, animal adaptations and survival. Our campers have endless hours of fun while learning about the natural environment in our own backyards.
Wish you could relive the fun games, sport activities or splashable moments from summer? Well, this is the week you’ve been waiting for! We are going to take some of the most fun and action-filled moments from out summer and jam them all into one week of awesomeness. Let’s play games, move, shake and splash with a full blown camp rewind!