Adventure Club is a six hour a day program, four days a week (Monday-Thursday, with the exception of the week of August 2 when it operates Tuesday-Friday) from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Adventure Club is a 100% outdoor program. that will run in the rain, snow or sunshine. Please send your child to the program dressed appropriately for the weather and in layers.
|Archery||Community & team building activities||Environmental education||Songs
|Active games & sports||Creative activities||Outdoor discovery||
* Transportation is not available; parents/caregivers are responsible for dropping off and picking up their child directly at the site
Registration is based on program eligibility, and available spaces. Click here to register.
During the registration process, please ensure you:
- Complete the required fields and provide the most accurate information possible
- List all individuals that are authorized pick-ups (16+)
- Complete the necessary waivers and forms
- Submit your application
If your child is going to be absent, please complete the ‘Absence Report’ form to let us know.
What to bring?
- A nut-free lunch and 2 or more snacks
- Refillable water bottle
- Come dressed for the weather and to play outside
* All necessary items should be clearly labelled with the child’s first and last name
* Leave personal items and/or toys at home
Drop-off & Pick-up
Drop-off is 9:00 a.m. and pick-up is 3:00 p.m.
If parents/caregivers need to drop-off or pick-up outside of the designed times they will be provided with a site number to text in advance to let the staff know. The latest pick up time is 3:00 p.m.
Children and individuals dropping off are required to physical distance, maintaining a minimum of 6 feet between parents and children waiting to sign-in. Only one adult per family should approach the sign-in table for drop-off or pick-up.
Only individuals 16+ listed as authorized pick-up during the registration process will be permitted to sign participants out. Authorized pick-ups including parents/caregivers will be required to show valid, government issued photo identification daily.
For the safety of everyone involved, parents/caregivers and authorized individuals are asked to remain at the sign-in area and will not be permitted to enter the Adventure Club program. Visitors are not permitted inside the program.
A limited number of spaces are available for children with special needs, behavioural or physical considerations that would benefit from additional support to promote their integration into the group. For more information on the supports available and to discuss if the Adventure Club program would be a good fit for your child, please contact the Director of Inclusion prior to registering.
Parents/caregivers of children who receive additional support in school, are in a specialized classroom, have an IEP or have a diagnosed special need (i.e. are experiencing high anxiety, Autism, ADHD, ODD, etc.) should e-mail the Director of Inclusion, or call (905) 934-9755 ext. 280, prior to registering.
Safety is a top priority
Adventure Club is focused on Safety and frequent disinfecting will be in place.
This includes having participants and staff wear a mask when unable to safely distance, physical distancing, frequent hand washing, health screening, individual equipment, and fun activities that encourage appropriate space between campers.
Groups and Physical Distancing
Adventure Club will be operating in groups of up to 11. Groups will stay together exclusively each program week. Siblings will be placed in groups together when age and developmentally appropriate at the discretion of the YMCA.
Adventure Club activities are designed to promote physical distancing between participants. Within their group, children will be encouraged to maintain physical distancing when possible.
Illness and Symptoms
Children who are sick or have any symptoms associated with the COVID-19 virus should remain at home. A link will be provided after registration to use to report a child’s absence. Parents/caregivers should report any absences daily by 10:30 a.m.
Prior to entering the program participants will be screened daily. If the child has a temperature of 37.8 or higher, or answers yes to any of the illness or travel related screening questions, the child will not be permitted to enter the program. Before entering the program, all staff and participants will be required to wash or sanitize their hands.
If a child begins to develop any symptoms during the program the parent/caregiver will be notified and will be required to pick that child up immediately. For the safety of everyone involved, the child(ren) will be removed from the group, and will be required to wear a mask and eye protection, while waiting to be picked up.
If you have any questions regarding Adventure Club, please e-mail us, or call (905) 934-9755 ext. 280