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Summer Day Camp

 

Keep your kids active and happy this summer while helping them grow and learn! YMCA Summer Day Camps offer kids age 4-13 fun-filled days of activities like swimming, arts and crafts, sports, and games. Watch their confidence grow as they make new friends, have fun and develop lifelong skills.

 

Click HERE for our 2018 Day Camp Brochure - Stratford

Stratford Registration Form - includes dates and prices

Mitchell Registration Form

 

For more information visit our Camp information change. 

 

Register online by clicking HERE

 

Kinder Camp  | 4 & 5 Year Olds | This camp is a perfect introduction to a summer camp experience! Each week campers will explore a variety of camp activities, which may include nature walks, songs, dance, sports, games and arts and crafts. Campers will be supervised at a 1:8 ratio, must be toilet trained, and four years old on the first day of their session to attend.
 

Summer Adventure | 6 – 8 years & 9 – 12 years | Another exhilarating summer awaits your child where they can reunite with old friends and make some new ones! Children will explore, play, learn and grow together. Active games, fun activities, crafts and swimming will fill your campers days! Special activities will be planned to keep the excitement high and adventure fresh!

 

Adventure Camp is also offered in St. Marys and Mitchell

 

PERSONAL INTEREST CAMPS

 

ECO Nature Explorers - NEW | Explore the camp environment to find the natural materials to use in combination with eco-friendly craft supplies to create a one of a kind piece of art. Campers will also take a trip to Wildwood Conservation Area to complete activities such as pond studies, habitat exploration, species and tree identification; all while learning about conservation, ecology and sustainability.

 

Outdoor Adventure Camp - NEW |Enjoy outdoor activities and gain an appreciation for the natural world. Campers will spend their week at Wildwood Conservation Area participating in full-day outdoor programming such as; swimming in the pool, outdoor exploring, team building, crafts, field games, canoeing, hikes & more. (Campers will participate in an extended program day on Thursday. Campers will take part in a cookout dinner and campfire before heading home at 8:00 pm. Please note the camp bus will leave WCA at 8:00 pm rather than 3:45 pm on Thursday Evening.)

 


Oopy Goopy – NEW | Sticky, slimy, stretchy, foamy! Campers combine a variety of substances to discover how their properties change when mixed in different ratios. Campers will make lava lamps, discovery bottles, giant bubbles and more!

 

Constructibles – NEW | Campers will use a variety of construction materials to construct buildings, bridges, cars and boats. They will test their creations for strength, speed and buoyancy. Campers will bring home a Construction Journal showing the projects they completed during the week.

 

Build It, Move It, Launch It - NEW | Campers will explore the art and science behind the construction of buildings and bridges, the laws of buoyancy by building and testing boats structures, and putting Newton's Laws to the test with cars and rockets! Campers will test their creations for strength, buoyancy & speed!  Campers will bring home a Build it, Move it, Launch it Journal showing the projects they completed during the week.

 

Calling all Chefs! | This camp is for children who enjoy being in the kitchen and are interested in learning basic cooking skills. Put on your aprons and get ready to chop, mix, stir, melt and bake, while being provided fun food facts, including food safety and nutritional information. (Please be advised that we cannot ensure an allergy-free zone.)

 

Creative Arts and Dance Camp | Campers will put their creativity to work and explore visual arts, acting, and dancing. At the end of the session campers will showcase their talents to fellow campers.

 

Rising Star Camp - NEW | Rising star camp is designed to support young singer - songwriters in the areas of proper breathing, vocal range and stage presence. The camp also enables experienced local musicians to work closely with our young rising stars. At the end of the week our rising stars will perform for their fellow campers and invited guests.

 

Mindful Yogis | Campers will spend their time learning and practicing the basics of Yoga. We will be making “calm jars”, breathing bracelets and reading children’s books to instill the concept of mindfulness.

 

Creative Creations Campers will spend each day exploring their creative side through various artistic mediums.  A variety of painting, drawing, sculpting and print making techniques will be explored as campers work towards creating a collection of pieces to showcase to their fellow campers and members at the end of the week.

 

SPORTS CAMPS

 

Karate Camp | This week campers will spend their mornings learning the martial art of karate. Campers will be led by Chuck Hasson from Stratford Martial Arts & Health Centre. Campers will focus on good health through exercise activities, stretching, muscle toning and breathing exercises. Campers will also spend a portion of their week learning different self-defense techniques. There will be a presentation for fellow campers on Friday afternoon.

 

All Sorts of Sports Camp | Campers will develop the fundamental skills needed to play a combination of sports such as Basketball, Floor Hockey, Handball, Dodgeball, Soccer, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee and Baseball.

 

Wild & Wacky Sports Camp - NEW | Campers will be introduced to a variety of non-traditional sports such as Spikeball, Pickleball, Soccer Baseball, Gagaball, Peteca, Djubi and more! Campers will visit marsh pond to play disk golf and make a special trip out of town for 10 pin bowling. Campers will be provided with a special Wild & Wacky rule book to continue the fun at home!

 

Gymnastics Camp | Gymnasts will start the week off fostering basic movement patterns and introducing skills on the beam, uneven bars, vault and floor with progressions based on the nationally recognized “CANGYM” program. A focus is also placed on improving flexibility, strength and self-confidence. Gymnasts will have an opportunity to showcase the skills they learned for other campers at the end of the week.

 

Day Trip

 

African Lions Safari | Aug 27
Bingemans Park | Aug 28
Chicopee Tube Park | Aug 29
East Park | Aug 30
Skyzone Trampoline Park | Aug 31