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Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone should have the opportunity to make
those endless summer camp memories.

Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone should have the opportunity to make those endless summer camp memories.

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Summer Kids Club:

Designed for children 4-6 years old, who have completed junior kindergarten.

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Swimming Lessons:

Check out the various swim programs we offer for children of all ages.

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Y Kids programs:

Find out more about programs designed just for your children at the Y!

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Frequently Asked Questions – Day Camp

Day Camp registration takes place fully online. To register, click here. For step-by-step instructions on how to register, click here.

The YMCA Day Camps has an inclusion program that offers an inclusion counsellor for one week at no addition cost to the parent. Our programming thrives on inclusive activities, allowing children to have choice. We strive to maintain an inclusive environment in ensuring all children have a successful camp experience. Additional inclusion support though the A.I.R. Program is available, contact Olivia Fullerton at

YMCA camps offer a positive and inclusive experience for all children and youth.

If you are arranging for somebody other than yourself or those listed on the approved pickups on the registration forms to pick up your child, you will have to provide written documentation to the Day Camp on who will be picking up your child that day. ID will be required upon sign out.

Please notify your child’s counsellor at morning drop-off so they can relay the location of the camp and your child at that time.

Your camper will automatically be enrolled in our extended care program. We will charge a fee for late pick-up. Late stay campers will enjoy activities in our extended care program.

Your child should bring the following items to camp: appropriate clothing (based on specific camp and weather), running shows, bathing suit, towel, refillable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, nut free lunch and snacks.

Anything valuable! iPods, iPads, iPhones, money, DSs or anything else of value should be left at home in order to ensure the safety of your child’s belongings, as well as their safety and participation in group activities.

Our day camps offer a wide variety or programming from sports and games to arts and crafts. While we encourage campers to participate in all programs in order to make the most of their camp experience we understand that campers may not want to partake in every activity. In these cases alternate programming will be offered in the form of joining another group’s activity, taking on a different role within the program, or participating in a different activity alongside the group.

Please inform your child’s counsellor of any allergies, medications, or other special concerns that will be valuable for the counsellor to know. A Medication Form will be required to be filled out regarding the medication and dosage. On the medication form you can choose that your child or the staff administers the medication.

We recommend your child wear clothes that are suitable for outdoor activities. Dressing appropriately for the weather in easy-to-remove layers is also important. Remember: Campers get dirty when they are playing hard. Please do not send your child in “good” clothes. The standard camp footwear is running shoes or athletic sandals (closed back, not flip flops).

Strengthsquest - self assessment

• Identify your top 5 talents
• Learn the power behind your talents and how to intentionally apply them daily
• The benefits and power of a strengths based approach
• The tools to begin your StrengthsQuest journey and establish a strengths based culture

Leadership Communication

• Identify your communication style
• Gain awareness about the impact you have on others based on how you communicate
• Learn techniques and the awareness needed to be a truly great communicator

Transformational Leadership

• Defining leadership throughout the ages
• Learn to differentiate between trending concepts on leadership to those that are proven, relevant and applicable today
• Learn to identify what leadership styles have influenced you and what leadership style and the characteristics you would most like to exemplify. What form of leadership is your team or organization led by? Which style would have the most impact?

Strategic Planning

• Why is it important?
• How does one get started?
• What makes a good strategic plan? – learn the essentials

Team Effectiveness - Stages of Development

• Be provided with the tools needed to assess at what level of performance your team is working at
• Learn to kick start and transition your team to one that is highly performing

Mindfulness - Group Approach

• Strategies, techniques & its importance towards attaining a work/life balance

Strengthsquest - Motivation and Engagement

• Learn to manage your talents and those of your team as an interactive process
• You will be able to assess if you are in the right role and determine if managing people is the right fit for you? Are you developing or damaging your teams?

Managing Performance

• Tried and true tools perfect for staff evaluations
• You will be able to differentiate between critical behaviour needing intervention versus behaviour that can be coached
• You will be provided with the tools on how to address staff behaviour & coach your teams


• Learn the science, physiological & psychological responses that impact decision making and personal interaction
• You will be able to look at the work environment through a different lens noting its impact on potential employee performance and learning the means to intervene and influence for better results

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Resiliency

• Provides additional insights on how you are perceived and how that awareness can lead to greater impact as a leader

Change Management

• Examines the impact change has throughout an organization and provides you with the tools and understanding of how to navigate through change with the least collateral & cultural damage

Conflict Resolution

• Learn the tools needed to be able to find the common ground needed to move beyond an impasse

The Art of Persuasion

• Realize the weight of your words and actions and how to put that knowledge to the best use
• Where do you fit within the political milieu?

Strengthsquest - followership and leadership

• Move beyond what your individual talents contribute to a team and start to learn to intentionally aim & maximize the talents of others
• With this understanding you will be able to address and provide what your team members need from you as their leader

Principled-Centre Leadership

• You will learn to appreciate and consider the weight of responsibility that comes as you evolve as a leader
• You will examine ethical dilemmas and the means to address them, as well as the consequences those decisions may have

Philanthropic Leadership

• Learn a strategic approach to philanthropic visioning for your organization. As the funding landscape changes so too must our approach to philanthropy
• You will examine your readiness to adapt to these changes and how to instill a framework and culture of philanthropy that can be sustained for the long term

Board Governance

• Learn the importance of Governance and the essential role it plays as part of any organization
• Learn to assess at what stage of Governance your board operates at and how to move their level of engagement should your organization be ready for the shift
• You will be given the tools to fully understand & implement best practices of governance into your organization

Collaboration and Strategic Partnerships

• You will be provided with the tools in order to assess the readiness of your organization and your board to collaborate or partner with another organization
• We will discuss and examine what governing practices need to be in place in order for collaboration to not only occur but also succeed

Unconscious Bias

• Everyone is biased. With that understanding and acceptance you will learn how to make decisions that acknowledges the role bias can often play within that process
• You will discuss best practices and be provided with the tools needed to implement them

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