2020 Summer Camp update

After careful consideration based on the latest COVID-19 developments and recommendations by local and regional health officials, we have decided to cancel our previously scheduled 2020 summer camp programs in Niagara. All families who have paid camp fees will receive a full refund.

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The YMCA of Niagara has been exploring Day Camp models and options over the past many weeks. As a result of limited funding, resources and required regulations, the YMCA is not able to offer a traditional Day Camp program for the summer of 2020. This has been a difficult process and decision, and we hope to be able to offer Winter Break, March Break and Summer Camps in the future.

As of July 6, virtual Day Camp programming is available through the YCamp at home and would encourage you to access a number of these exciting camp resource.

YMCA of Niagara is offering free virtual summer camp programming this summer

With the closure of many summer camps to slow the spread of COVID-19, the YMCA of Niagara is responding with the launch of a virtual camp program: YCamp.

For over 100 years, the YMCA has been a leader in delivering camp programs to children and youth across Canada. While we share the disappointment felt by children who are not going to be able to physically go to camp this summer, we are pleased to bring YCamp to our community.

More about YCamp:

  • YCamp is a free online program available to all children and youth across Canada
  • Virtual camp programs will be released each week over the course of the summer
  • The YCamp program will be educational and fun, with weekly challenges so that “campers” can achieve virtual camp certifications over the course of the summer
  • Children will be able to get online feedback on their skill development
  • The first day of YCamp is July 6 and will run through to August 28
  • YCamp will be delivered by YMCA camp staff across the country

The YCamp program will be accessible online at www.ymcahome.ca/YCamp.

YCamp is the latest addition to the YMCA at Home virtual platform, which already includes YThrive (fitness classes), YPlay (family activities), YWell (personal wellness resources) and YGym (physical activities for children and youth).

If you have questions please contact us by email at ymcadaycamp@niagara.ymca.ca or phone at (905) 934-9755 ext. 280.  We are not staffing the camp office as we regularly would, but are committed to responding to all emails and messages as soon as we can.

For more information, please contact the YMCA of Niagara Day Camp Office at ymcadaycamp@niagara.ymca.ca or (905) 934-9755 x280