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Camps

Spring Camps

Day Camps

Spring Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

Love the outdoors? This action-packed camp at YMCA Camp Elphinstone provides kids ages 5-12 a range of outdoor land and water-based programming. Activities like low ropes, archery, canoeing or...

Spring Outdoor Adventure Day Camp | YMCA Camp Elphinstone

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...

Black Tusk Camp | YMCA Camp Elphinstone

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...

Eureka Outdoor Camp

In partnership with the Eureka Camp Society, this camp offers children with invisible disabilities (e.g., autism, ADD/ADHD, epilepsy, etc.) a chance to develop new skills and independence, and try...

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 that gets kids moving in the natural world. Activities vary by location,...

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

Retreats and Rentals

Private Functions & Events

From corporate events and family reunions to specialized team building experiences and health and wellness retreats, let our 144 acres of oceanfront property provide your group with a unique...

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

Toddler Time

Come on over to we have stories to share, crafts to create and critters for you to meet! This hands-on class is perfect for children 3-5 years old. Each session involves new activities and active...

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...

Global Initiatives

YMCA Peace Week

November 19 - 25, 2017 We believe peace is more than the absence of violence and conflict.YMCA Peace Week (Novemer 19-25, 2017) is a time when we celebrate the presence of peace in our communities,...

YMCA Peace Awards

Each year during PeaceWeek in November, the YMCA ofGreater Vancouver awards PeaceMedallions to remarkable individuals or groups taking action and inspiring others to find peaceful solutions to the...

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

Flag Rugby League

Come score a try with us! Our league teaches kids the game of flag rugby with an emphasis on fun and teamwork. In partnership with Rugby BC sessions offer kids in grades 2-7 the chance to enjoy...

Group Fitness

Yoga & Pilates

Fit4Two® Tummies for Mommies/Infant Massage

Connect with your baby through nurturing touch. Infant massage helps baby sleep better, relaxes and soothes, aids digestion, contributes to development, encourages bonding & improves...

Dance Fitness

Sing and Dance

This is a parent participation class which develops your child's sense of rhythm, coordination, creativity, social skills and sense of play. Through dance, music and singing parents can watch and...

Parent & Baby

Fit4Two® Tummies for Mommies/Infant Massage

Connect with your baby through nurturing touch. Infant massage helps baby sleep better, relaxes and soothes, aids digestion, contributes to development, encourages bonding & improves...

Specialty Classes

Canadian Fitness Connection

What could be better than being active and meeting new people? The Canadian Fitness Connection program mixes fitness and recreational activities with workshops about living and working in Canada. In...

Sports & Recreation

Adult Drop-In Activities

Active Teen Volleyball

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

Pickle Ball

Join in the fun! Pickle ball is similar to tennis but players use paddles instead of racquets. It’s a fun and social game to meet other members! We have the equipment and can show you the rules...

Kickball

This game is similar tobaseball - one team tries to score by having its players return a ball from home base to the field and then circle the bases; while the other team tries to stop them by tagging...

Family Fitness

Fit4Two® Tummies for Mommies/Infant Massage

Connect with your baby through nurturing touch. Infant massage helps baby sleep better, relaxes and soothes, aids digestion, contributes to development, encourages bonding & improves...

Immigrant Services

Newcomer Fitness

Canadian Fitness Connection

What could be better than being active and meeting new people? The Canadian Fitness Connection program mixes fitness and recreational activities with workshops about living and working in Canada. In...

Youth Engagement

Jumpstep for Teens

Everyone feels worried or anxious at times, and sometimes low mood or depression can get in the way of doing the things you want to do. That’s why Jumpstep for Teens is here to help! Jumpstep...

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...