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Camps

Summer Camps

Overnight Camps

Family Camp

YMCA Camp Elphinstone offers an ideal setting for families to focus on what’s most important— spending time together. Family Camp is a great way for families to escape the city without...

Camp Kakhamela

Having diabetes shouldn’t get in the way of going to camp! In partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association, this unique program offers children with diabetes all aspects of a camp...

Day Camps

Summer Day Camp

Keep your kids active and happy this summer while helping them grow and learn! Campers ages 5-12* spend fun-filled days doing activities like swimming, arts & crafts, sports and games. Campers...

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

Love the outdoors? This action-packed camp provides kids ages 6 to 12 with a range of outdoor land and water-based programming (activities vary by location) that gets kids moving in the natural...

Family Camps

Family Camp

YMCA Camp Elphinstone offers an ideal setting for families to focus on what’s most important— spending time together. Family Camp is a great way for families to escape the city without...

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

There’s nothing quite like the great outdoors. Our Outdoor Education program is designed to get kidsactive and learning outdoors. Through meaningful experiential learning, kids develop strong...

Child & Family Development

Generation Health

Learn to Make Changes for a Healthier Family. Generation Health is aFREE 10-week healthy lifestyle programfor children aged 8-12 years and their families. The program covers topics related to healthy...

Parent Support

Training and Networking

Interested in learning more about guiding children's behaviour? Want to learn some new circle time ideas? Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program offers child care providers a wide...

Child Care

Before and After School Programs

After School Programs

The First Tee

About The First Tee Forrre! In this unique program, kids ages 6-12 learn how to set goals and build character while learning fundamental golf skills. Through the game of golf, kids also learn...

Jr. YMCA Basketball

No experience required! This entry-level program introduces children in Kindergarten and Grade 1 to the sport of basketball in a fun, active and healthy learning environment. The Jr. YMCA...

Parent & Caregiver Resources

Child Care Provider Resources

Training and Networking

Interested in learning more about guiding children's behaviour? Want to learn some new circle time ideas? Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program offers child care providers a wide...

Early Childhood Education Practicums

Early Childhood Education Practicum

What a YMCA Early Childhood Education Practicum can do for you! Looking to take a big step towards your rewarding career as an Early Childhood Educator? There’s no better opportunity to gain...

Education & Training

Learning & Academics

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

There’s nothing quite like the great outdoors. Our Outdoor Education program is designed to get kidsactive and learning outdoors. Through meaningful experiential learning, kids develop strong...

Training Programs

Digital Literacy Exchange Program

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is offeringFREE,1.5 hr workshops to get you comfortable with the digital world. The goal of this program is to increase digital literacy and participants' comfort...

YMCA Early Childhood Education Assistant Training

The YMCA Early Years Assistant Program prepares young adults for jobs in Early Childhood Education. The YMCA is Canada’s largest child care provider and, here in Metro Vancouver, we have been...

Credits & Certifications

Child Care Training

Training and Networking

Interested in learning more about guiding children's behaviour? Want to learn some new circle time ideas? Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program offers child care providers a wide...

Employment Services

Youth Employment Programs (Virtual)

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, our YMCA Employment Services programs have gone virtual for the time being. Please see below for information on three of our programs, as well as how to contact...

Job Seekers

Youth & Young Adult Employment

YMCA Early Childhood Education Assistant Training

The YMCA Early Years Assistant Program prepares young adults for jobs in Early Childhood Education. The YMCA is Canada’s largest child care provider and, here in Metro Vancouver, we have been...

Self Employment

Self-Employment for Newcomers

Are you a newcomer to Canada with a business idea? Have you wondered how you could start a business in Canada? Then this program might be exactly what you need to launch your business. TheYMCA of...

Global Initiatives

Exchanges

Youth Peace Network

Imagine what a group of young, motivated peacemakers from all around the world could accomplish in three months? The Youth Peace Network program brings youth together from all corners of the globe to...

Health & Fitness

Membership Promotion Sign Up

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Group Fitness

Y Thrive

A better you is waiting. Now available at the Robert Lee YMCA! Getting and staying fit isn’t easy. But the biggest barrier isn’t necessarily the exercise, it’s getting there and...

Yoga & Pilates

Harmony Yoga

These classes have many benefits for your children including: reducing anxiety, improving concentration, developing active lifestyle and creating positive emotions. Not only will they learn movements...

Mom+1 Spin and Yoga

Mom+1 Spin and Yoga is all about balance. Half spin and half stretch, this class will allow you to make the most of your time by implementing the benefits of cardiovascular training, in addition to...

Parent & Baby

Mom+1 Spin and Yoga

Mom+1 Spin and Yoga is all about balance. Half spin and half stretch, this class will allow you to make the most of your time by implementing the benefits of cardiovascular training, in addition to...

Strength & Cardio

Mom+1 Spin and Yoga

Mom+1 Spin and Yoga is all about balance. Half spin and half stretch, this class will allow you to make the most of your time by implementing the benefits of cardiovascular training, in addition to...

Sports & Recreation

Sports Leagues

YMCA Basketball

Come shoot hoops with us! The YMCA Basketball league teaches kids the game of basketball with an emphasis on fun and teamwork for boys and girls from Kindergarten tograde7. Classes run from 6:00 pm...

Jr. YMCA Basketball

No experience required! This entry-level program introduces children in Kindergarten and Grade 1 to the sport of basketball in a fun, active and healthy learning environment. The Jr. YMCA...

Community Sports & Leagues

The First Tee

About The First Tee Forrre! In this unique program, kids ages 6-12 learn how to set goals and build character while learning fundamental golf skills. Through the game of golf, kids also learn...

Jr. YMCA Basketball

No experience required! This entry-level program introduces children in Kindergarten and Grade 1 to the sport of basketball in a fun, active and healthy learning environment. The Jr. YMCA...

Health Management

Generation Health

Learn to Make Changes for a Healthier Family. Generation Health is aFREE 10-week healthy lifestyle programfor children aged 8-12 years and their families. The program covers topics related to healthy...

Mental Wellness

Mind Fit

Did you know that physical activity can improve mental health? Studies have shown that regular physical activity can be as effective as medication or cognitive therapy for improving mental health and...

Y Mind

We're here to help young people thrive! Even though anxiety is the most common illness affecting youth in British Columbia,*40% of youth do not access much-needed mental health services because...

Find a program near you!

The YMCA Mental Wellness programs support teens and young adults (13-30yrs) experiencing stress, worry, low mood, and mild-moderate anxiety and/or depression. The goal is to connect young people...

Chronic Disease Management

Make Your Move

Did you know that more than 20% of Canadian adults live with one of the top four chronic diseases:cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases and four out of five Canadians...

Youth Engagement

Leadership

School Year Programs

Youth Leadership Development Conference

It’s the weekend you look forward to all year—the Youth Leadership Development Conference. Get away to YMCA Camp Elphinstone with other Youth Leadership Development (YLD) teens to get to...

Services & Social Activities

Mind Fit

Did you know that physical activity can improve mental health? Studies have shown that regular physical activity can be as effective as medication or cognitive therapy for improving mental health and...

Y NEXUS

After recognizing a need for more inclusion-based programming within our community,the YMCA of Greater Vancouver isbringing together Indigenous, settler and newcomers between 18 and30 years old...

Graphic Lab

*Due to COVID-19 the SCRD Gibsons Community Centre is closed until further notice* The Graphic Lab is a free art and design studio for people age 12-18. We are open Monday to Friday from 3pm to 7pm....

Travel & Cultural Exchanges

Youth Peace Network

Imagine what a group of young, motivated peacemakers from all around the world could accomplish in three months? The Youth Peace Network program brings youth together from all corners of the globe to...