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Camps

Summer Camps

Overnight Camps

One & Two Week Camps

Working together with cabin-mates, campers choose activities that meet their interests and skill levels. Campers build friendships as they engage in exciting activities alongside one...

One & Two Week Camps | YMCA Camp Elphinstone

McNabb Camp

A perfect introduction to overnight camp for little ones (or their parents!), this camp offers younger campers a shorter, three-night camp experience that focuses on creating a comfortable...

McNabb Camp | YMCA Camp Elphinstone

Leadership Development I

This two-week program teaches campers the technical skills associated with delivering camp activities while focusing on team building. Campers participate in an out trip experience and are offered...

Leadership Development I | YMCA Camp Elphinstone

Leadership Development II

This three-week program allows campers the chance to apply skills learned in Leadership Development 1 and continue to grow as leaders. This program emphasizes initiative, communication and the group...

Leadership Development II | YMCA Camp Elphinstone

Sailing Camp

Where better to develop sailing skills than serene Howe Sound? Campers receive daily instruction on topics such as rigging, wind dynamics and boat care from qualified instructors. Campers work on...

Sailing Camp | YMCA Camp Elphinstone

Black Tusk Camp

Campers are challenged with a scenic four-day hike surrounding Garibaldi Lake. Perfect for kids who are new to out tripping, campers form friendships and develop leadership skills in a focused...

Desolation Sound Camp

This two-week camp features an eight-day canoe or kayak trip through one of the most breathtaking coastal settings in Canada. Campers develop confidence and teamwork skills while being introduced to...

Desolation Sound Camp | YMCA Camp Elphinstone

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 the...

Family Camp | YMCA Camp Elphinstone

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

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

Love the outdoors? This action-packed camp provides kids ages 5-12 with a range of outdoor land and water-based programming (activities vary by location) that gets kids moving in the natural world....

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp | YMCA Camp Elphinstone

Adult & 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 the...

Family Camp | YMCA Camp Elphinstone

Leadership Camps

Overnight Camps

Leadership Development I

This two-week program teaches campers the technical skills associated with delivering camp activities while focusing on team building. Campers participate in an out trip experience and are offered...

Leadership Development I | YMCA Camp Elphinstone

Leadership Development II

This three-week program allows campers the chance to apply skills learned in Leadership Development 1 and continue to grow as leaders. This program emphasizes initiative, communication and the group...

Leadership Development II | YMCA Camp Elphinstone

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

Downtown West End Family Connections

Dowtown West End Family Connections is a play-based family centred drop-in program for children ages 0 to 6 years and their families. The program offeres a variety of activities and resources that...

Play & Learning

Downtown West End Family Connections

Dowtown West End Family Connections is a play-based family centred drop-in program for children ages 0 to 6 years and their families. The program offeres a variety of activities and resources that...

Active & Creative play

Art for Toddlers

Create a new masterpiece each week! Develop your child's creativity and explore various mediums of art with this drop-in program. This drop-in program is included with YMCA Membership

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

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...

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...

Preschool

Art for Toddlers

Create a new masterpiece each week! Develop your child's creativity and explore various mediums of art with this drop-in program. This drop-in program is included with YMCA Membership

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...

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

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...

Sports & Recreation

Child & Family Drop-In Activities

Family Badminton

A chance for players of all ages to drop-in and play some recreational badminton together. Nets will be set up, and birdies and racquets are available for sign out. Bring the whole family, or just...

Adult Drop-In Activities

Advanced Volleyball

Bump, set, spike! This is a fun drop-in program for experienced volleyball participants. You don't need to join a team to play. You will meet other members looking to play colleyball and enjoy...

Health Management

Mental Health

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...

Youth Engagement

Leadership

Summer Programs

Leadership Development I

This two-week program teaches campers the technical skills associated with delivering camp activities while focusing on team building. Campers participate in an out trip experience and are offered...

Leadership Development I | YMCA Camp Elphinstone

Leadership Development II

This three-week program allows campers the chance to apply skills learned in Leadership Development 1 and continue to grow as leaders. This program emphasizes initiative, communication and the group...

Leadership Development II | YMCA Camp Elphinstone

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...

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...