Hours of Operation

The camp day operates from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For your convenience, drop off at each camp site begins at 8:00 a.m.and pick up ends at 5:00 p.m. for no additional fee.  For care before or after these times, Extended Care must be selected at an additional fee.

Extended Care: This fun, safe and supervised program is available at all YMCA Health, Fitness and Aquatics Centres for an additional fee. AM: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.   Cost: $18/week PM: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.   Cost: $23/week Daily extended care is available for Discovery camps only at a pro-rated fee. In Welland, extended care is available at Quaker Road Public School.

Busing: For busing from the YMCA, please ensure your child is signed in by 8:20 am. Busing is available in Niagara West, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland from the extended care location to camp site(s) within that community. Cost is $18/week or $3.60/day for Discovery camps.

Sign Out – Identification Required: Identification is required at sign out.  Parents/guardians or other authorized pick-ups will be asked to present valid government issued photo identification without exception at sign out.

Registration Reminders

  • YMCA Day Camp registrations must be completed online at ymcadaycamp.ca.
  • Visa or Mastercard credit, debit or prepaid card payments are required at the time of registration.
  • If you require assistance with your registration, please contact the Day Camp Office at ymcadaycamp@niagara.ymca.ca or (905) 934-9755 ext. 280.
  • A minimum deposit of $5 per camp day booked or $25 for full week camp is required at the time of registration and is non-refundable.
  • For your convenience, the balance of the fees may be spread out through pre-authorized Visa or Mastercard credit, debit or prepaid card payments.
  • All camp fees must be paid by June 30, 2019. Registrations received after June 15, 2019 must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Registrations will be accepted until the camp is full or 24 hours before the camp is scheduled to begin.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • All deposits are non-refundable.
  • Requests for refunds made up to two weeks prior to camp will be issued within 14 business days. All refund requests must be made in writing to the Day Camp Office at ymcadaycamp@niagara.ymca.ca.
  • Camp fees are non-refundable within two weeks of camp. Exceptions may be considered for confirmed medical reasons with proper documentation.
  • Refunds will not be given if a camper is sent home for misconduct or if they are ill.

Licensed Child Care  We offer YMCA Licensed Child Care for 3 and 4 year olds (3 year olds must be born in 2015) at the following locations:

St. Catharines Grapeview Public School, 905-682-9455
Niagara Falls Kate S. Durdan Public and Loretto Catholic Schools, 905-354-4555
Welland/Pelham Father Fogarty Centre, 905-788-3505
Niagara West Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, 905-309-2219

For more information or to register, please contact the centre directly.

Code of Conduct

YMCA of Niagara Day Camp staff use a positive, values based approach to guide appropriate behaviours and to encourage and reinforce positive behaviours. Campers are expected to follow YMCA Day Camp behaviour guidelines and to interact appropriately with their fellow campers, staff and volunteers. Our goal is for each camper to have a positive and memorable experience. In order to achieve this, the safety of each camper is of the utmost importance. Parent/guardian(s) and campers must recognize a personal responsibility to learn and follow safety and other rules established by the YMCA. All campers are expected to follow the YMCA behaviour guidelines, and to interact in a positive and appropriate manner with their fellow campers, staff, and other members of the YMCA Day Camp community. Behaviour (including but not limited to: harassment; verbal threats; physical behaviour; bullying; etc.) that negatively impacts others physically or emotionally will result in immediate dismissal or removal from camp at the discretion of the YMCA of Niagara. Campers may also be removed from camp as a result of behaviour that places themselves at risk. Refunds will not be granted for dismissal prior to the end of the camp day or week.

Behaviour Guidelines 

All campers:

• are responsible for their actions, choices and words;
• will respect each other and their environment;
• should be honest and true to their word;
• will care for themselves and those around them;
• will make healthy and safe choices; and
• will value diversity and seek to include others.