Summer Day Camps

The YMCA of Regina is offering Inclusive Summer Day Camps July and August 2016!

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.

 

Mighty Munchkins

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

Date

Program Offered

Location

Ages

Week 1

July 4-8

Mighty Munchkins

Swim Camp

Colour Me Happy

NW

NW

DT

3-5

6-12

6-12

Week 2

July 11-15

Mighty Munchkins

Swim Camp

H2WOW

NW

NW

DT

3-5

6-12

6-12

Week 3

July 18-22

Mighty Munchkins

Sport Development Camp

NW

NW & DT

3-5

6-12

Week 4

July 25-29

Mighty Munchkins

Great Outdoors Camp

NW

NW & DT

3-5

6-12

Week 5

August 2-5*

Triathlon Camp

Colour Me Happy

Swim Camp

NW

NW

DT

13-15

6-12

6-12

Week 6

August 8-12

Mighty Munchkins

Swim Camp

H2WOW

NW

NW

DT

3-5

6-12

6-12

Week 7

August 15-19

Mighty Munchkins

Sport Development Camp

NW

NW & DT

3-5

6-12

Week 8

August 22-26

Camp Rewind

NW & DT

6-12

* Four day week.

Swim Camp – Let’s make a splash out of summer! Swim camp is the perfect fit for the swimming fanatic in and family! Twice daily swim instruction is provided based on the YMCA Learn to Swim and Star Programs. Campers can earn a full swim level within the week while having fun and making new friends! Please provide current level certification card upon registration.

Sport Development Camp – Come join us at our sport development camp! 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.  Fun games and action packed activities will boost campers’ confidence to live healthy and be active for life. Time to bring the heat and have some fun!

Athletic Development Camp -- this camp will focus on the Learn to Train and Train to Train components of the Long Term Athlete Development Model.  As one-sport specialization is not recommended at this age for most sports, this camp will help develop skills and athletic abilities that transfer to all sport performance.  Participants will learn principles for strength, power, speed, agility, and conditioning and practice these as a group, while also having time each day to focus on their own goals while under staff supervision. Participants will also receive Fit Start training appropriate for their age group so they can get the most out of their YMCA membership.

Triathlon Camp – Come try Triathlon!  This multi-sport camp will have you challenging your abilities on land, on wheels, and in the water.  Test your endurance and create a new personal best.  Participants will also receive Fit Start training appropriate for their age group so they can get the most out of their YMCA membership.

Colour Me Happy -- Add a little art adventure to your summer! Join us as we explore the earth, experiment with natural materials, create amazing art projects, and play outdoors with new friends.  This special week focuses on how everything is related to our wonderful earth and how artists can use clay, paint, wood, flowers and leaves, paper and shells for one of a kind works of art.

Great Outdoors Camp -- 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 our natural environment.

H2Wow -- Let’s splish and splash through the hot days of summer!  Camp activities will focus on everything H2O.  Get ready for pirate adventures on the high seas, underwater explorations, and learning all about the wonders of marine life.

Camp Rewind – 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 over summer and jam them all into one week of awesomeness. Let’s play games, move, shake and splash with a full blown camp REWIND!

YMCA Summer Program Pricing


General    

  • YMCA Member $185 / $148*
  • Public $210 / $168*

ARC and Special Needs  

  • YMCA Member $314 / $252*
  • Public $365 / $293*

 Swim Camp General

  • YMCA Member $230 / $184*
  • Public $270 / $216*

 Swim Camp ARC and Special Needs    

  • YMCA Member $375 / $300*
  • Public $425 / $340*

 Mighty Munchkins  

  • YMCA Member $79
  • Public $91

 * Pro-rated pricing for Week 5 August 2-5

Summer Day Camp Information

  • Day Camp Hours 9:00 am-4:30 pm
  • Pre Care* 7:30-9:00 am
  • Post Care* 4:30-5:30 pm


*Pre & Post Care is a registered program that provides extended supervision outside regular camp hours.  Cost is $27.80/week.  Pre & Post Care in not available for Mighty Munchkins, Special Needs or ARC Camps.

 

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.

 

Active Everyday

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 

Summer Day Camp Brochure 2016 

Camper Registration Form

• Assistance Application Form

• Parent Information Package

 

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 daycamp@regina.ymca.ca

 

To register please contact the Member Services Desk at any location at 306-757-9622.

 

Choose the YMCA when planning your summer!