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June 26th, 2019 Update:
Update on Water Activities at Camp

The sunshine and warm weather this week has got us thinking about water activities to cool off.  You may be thinking the same thing for your child at YMCA camp this summer!  Below is an update on details related to water activities.

Campers that are 5 and 6 years of age:

Due to admissions criteria, campers under the age of 7 will not participate in swimming.

5 and 6 year old campers will participate in water games on site a few times throughout the week.

Splash Pad are available at the following camp sites and will be utilized by 5 and 6 year olds:

  • EE Mitchelson Park/Orchard Park Public School
  • Walker Family YMCA
  • Fort Erie EJ Freeland YMCA/Ferndale Park

Campers 7 years of age and older:

Camp sites located at a YMCA Health, Fitness and Aquatics Centre are scheduled to swim daily.

Camp site Swimming Pool Tentative swim schedule Transportation
Ferndale   Public School Lion   Dunc Schooley Pool Tuesday   and Thursday afternoons Bus   to and from pool
Burgoyne   Woods Lion   Dunc Schooley Pool Monday   and Wednesday afternoons Bus   to and from pool
Prince   of Wales Public School Kiwanis   Aquatic Centre Tuesday,   Wednesday, Thursday afternoons Walk   to and from pool
Welland   Centennial High School Maple   Park Pool Tuesday,   Wednesday, Thursday afternoons Bus   to and from pool
Merritt   Island Rosie   Smith Memorial Pool Tuesday,   Wednesday, Thursday afternoons Bus   to and from pool
Fireman’s   Park Niagara   Falls Lions Club Pool Tuesday,   Wednesday, Thursday afternoons Bus   to and from pool
EE   Mitchelson Park EE   Mitchelson Park Pool Monday   to Friday afternoon Pool   on site
Orchard   Park Public School EE   Mitchelson Park Pool Monday   to Friday afternoon Walk   to and from pool
Jacob   Beam Public School Allan   F Gretsinger Community Pool Tuesday,   Wednesday, Thursday afternoons Walk   to and from pool
Sugarbowl   Park/Our Lady of Victory Fort   Erie Kinsmen Pool Monday   to Friday afternoon Pool   on site

Swimming at outdoor pools is weather permitting.  Swimming at all pools is based on appropriate pool conditions.  Schedules are subject to change.

Specialty camps that have their specialty with a partner during the same time of day as swimming will not be swimming, these campers will participate in water games on appropriate days.

June 25th, 2019 Update:
Welland YMCA Day Camp location and extended care change

1. Due to school availability, the camps previously scheduled to run out of Quaker Road Public School (or Plymouth School online) will be relocated to Welland Centennial Secondary School.

Welland Centennial Secondary School is located at 240 Thorold Rd, Welland, ON L3C 3W1.

Click here for a google map to Welland Centennial Secondary School

2. Welland Extended Care will now be run out of the Niagara Centre YMCA. Campers dropped off at the Niagara Centre YMCA prior to 8:20am will be bused to either Welland Centennial Secondary School or Merritt Island depending on their camp selection.  At the end of the day the reverse will occur.

At the end of the day children attending camps at Welland Centennial that do not have PM extended Care will be kept on site for pick up by 5pm, unless specific instructions are given by the parent/guardian at drop off to bus them to the Niagara Centre YMCA for pick up.  As this is a change to our original camp plan, there will no additional fee for busing for camps operating out of Welland Centennial Secondary School.

3. Swimming

Centennial campers ages 7 and older will be bused to Maple Park Pool three times a week in the afternoon (weather permitting).  Campers 5 and 6 years of age will remain on site to participate in water games.  Click here for a map to the pool.

Merritt Island campers 7 and older will be bused to Rosie Smith Memorial Pool three times a week in the afternoon (weather permitting).  Campers 5 and 6 years of age will remain on site to participate in water games.  Click here for a map to the pool.


June 17th, 2019 Update:
Niagara West YMCA Day Camp location change

Thank you for choosing YMCA Day Camp!  We are looking forward to having your child(ren) in camp this summer!  This email is to provide you with important information related to a location change.

As a result of school availability, camps scheduled to run out of Senator Gibson Public School will be relocated to Jacob Beam Public School.  Jacob Beam School is located at 4300 William St, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0.

Extended care will still run out of the Niagara West YMCA, and busing will be available to and from Jacob Beam School from the Niagara West YMCA (for an additional fee, registration is required).

As previously planned, Jacob Beam campers ages 7 and older will still walk to the Allan F. Gretsinger Community Pool in Beamsville for swimming.  Campers 5 and 6 year of age will still participate in water games on site.

Click here for a google map

If you require any further information please contact the YMCA Day Camp office at (905) 934-9755 ext. 280 or ymcadaycamp@niagara.ymca.ca.