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YMCA of Oakville's 2012 Summer Camp brochure


  • YMCAof Oakville

    2012 Summer Camps

    My Kids had the best summer experience ever!!

    Registration opens February 1, 2012

  • Camps at a GlanceLocation Program Age Full Week Short Week

    Peter Gilgan Family YMCA

    Day Challengers 4-5 $95.00 $76.00Challengers 5-10 $175.00 $140.00Sports 6-12 $175.00 $140.00Aquatics 6-12 $350.00/2 weeks $315.00/2 weeksYMCA Sport Leadership 13-17 $275.00/3 weeks n/a

    Palermo Public School Challengers 4-8 $160.00 $120.00

    Bronte Creek Provincial Park

    Outdoor Pursuits 5-10 $190.00 $152.00Adventure Tour 7-10 $260.00 $208.00Adventure Tour Sr. 11-14 $270.00 $216.00

    Valens Conservation Area

    Outdoor Pursuits 6-10 $190.00 $152.00

    Outdoor Pursuits Sr. 11-14 $285.00/2 weeks $256.00/2 weeks

    Creative Arts 6-12 $190.00 $152.00

    L.I.T (July 11 July 29) 13-16 $295.00/3 weeks n/a

    C.I.T (July 4-July 29) 14-17 $390.00/4 weeks n/a

    Wilderness Wilderness 1 12-14 $725.00/2 weeks n/a

    Wilderness 2 15-18 $925.00/2 weeks n/a

    Of all the experiences in a childs life, camp ranks among the most rewarding. A summer day camp experience gives children the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, build confidence and have fun! Camp provides memories that can last a lifetime. SO, what are you waiting for? Get outside, be active, explore, discover and have FUN!!!

    WelcomeThe YMCA of Oakville offers a variety of camp experiences. Were confident that you will find a camp that

    suits your childs age and interests, and meets the needs of your family. Our daily program allows opportunity

    for structured programming, choice and discovery and lots of time to make new friends and have fun! If you

    have questions about choosing a program that is right for you, please contact the YMCA of Oakville at


  • BusingBus stops are conveniently located throughout Oakville and routes are supervised by trained staff, who start and end each day with fun activities. Busing is included in the cost of the camp program. For your childs safety, all children must get on and off the bus at the same location. There is no busing available to the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA or to Palermo Public School.

    Please note that our morning departure times are strictly adhered to. However, evening arrival times may vary due to traffic and other unanticipated delays. Please see our Parent Handbook for our late pickup policy.

    Extended Camp CareWe understand the demands of working families! That is why we offer safe, convenient care options for your child(ren) before and after camp hours.

    Our summer camp programs run each day from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Our extended hours are from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. Activities and snacks will be provided.

    Location Cost1 Peter Gilgan Family YMCA

    410 Rebecca Street $45.00/week for either before or after camp care

    $80.00/week for both before and after camp care

    2 Our Lady of Peace391 River Glen Blvd.

    3 St. Marguerite dYouville1395 Bayshire Dr.

    4 Bronte Creek Provincial ParkOn-site care 8:00 am-5:00 pm Included in camp fee **must

    register5 PalermoOn-site care 8:00 am-5:00 pm

    Upper Middle Rd

    Dundas St

    Lakeshore RdRebecca St

    Bronte R


    Third Line

    Trafalgar Rd

    Ninth Line

    Ford Dr

    Winston Churchill Blvd

    Dorval Dr



    Neyagawa Blvd

    St. Luke

    Oakville Trafalgar Peter GilganFamily YMCA

    St. Marguerite dYouville

    Our Ladyof Peace

    River OaksSt. Joan of Arc

    St. Andrew



    Abbey Lane

    West Oak

    *this location has shortened hours***camp care locations and bus times are subject to change. Please confirm on our website at www.ymcaofoakville.com

    Camp Bus Stops and Extended Care Sites

    Buses to ValensRoute #1 - Hedgehog

    1 Oakville Trafalgar 7:35 am 5:25 pm

    2 St. Luke 7:50 am 5:10 pm

    3 St. Marguerite 8:10 am 4:45 pm

    Route #2 - Lady Bug

    1 River Oaks 7:50 am 5:05 pm

    2 St. Andrew 8:00 am 4:55 pm

    3 Our Lady of Peace 8:10 am 4:45 pm

    Route #3 - Dragon Fly

    1 Abbey Lane 7:30 am 5:35 pm

    2 West Oak 7:45 am 5:20 pm

    3 St. Joan of Arc 8:05 am 5:00 pm

    4 Palermo 8:20 am 4:45 pm

    Route #4 - Chipmunk

    1 Peter Gligan Family YMCA

    7:50 am 5:15 pm

    2 Eastview 8:05 am 5:00 pm

    Buses to BronteRoute #5 - Grasshopper

    1 Oakville Trafalgar 8:00 am 5:05 pm

    2 St. Luke 8:15 am 4:50 pm

    3 St. Marguerite 8:35 am 4:25 pm

    Route #6 - Firefly

    1 River Oaks 8:05 am 4:55 pm

    2 St. Andrew 8:15 am 4:45 pm

    3 Our Lady of Peace 8:35 am 4:25 pm

    Route #7 - Hawk

    1 Abbey Lane 7:55 am 5:05 pm

    2 West Oak 8:10 am 4:50 pm

    3 St. Joan of Arc 8:30 am 4:30 pm

    4 Palermo 8:45 am 4:15 pm

    Route #8 - Turtle

    1 Peter Gilgan Family YMCA

    8:25 am 4:35 pm

    2 Eastview 8:40 am 4:20 pm

    LocationsAbbey Lane Public School, 1160 Old Abbey LaneEastview Public School, 2266 Hixon St.Oakville Trafalgar High School, 1460 Devon Rd. Our Lady of Peace Catholic School, 391 River Glen Blvd. Palermo Public School, 2561 Valleyridge Drive* Peter Gilgan Family YMCA, 410 Rebecca St.River Oaks Public School, 2173 Munns Ave.St. Andrew Catholic School, 145 Millbank Dr.

    St. Joan of Arc Catholic School, 2912 West Oak Blvd. St. Luke Catholic School, 2750 Kingsway Dr.St. Marguerite dYouville Catholic School, 1359 Bayshire Dr.West Oak Public School, 2071 Fourth Line

    Bus stop Camp care location

  • Summer Camp the YMCA WayThe YMCA builds strong kids through value-based programming that will help them grow into healthy, responsible and caring adults. Our camps provide: a wide variety of age appropriate activities fun and adventure-based programming the opportunity to develop new skills

    Our Staff TeamEach year, we get hundreds of staff applications for our YMCA Camp program, and each year we choose only the best. Our camp team is selected based on their maturity, experience working with children and ability to role model YMCA values. Our staff prepare for camp by: providing the YMCA with a current police reference check completing their first aid and CPR certification attending a full week of pre-camp training focused on working with children, managing group behaviour,

    programming and communication

    YMCA Financial AssistanceAt the YMCA we believe every child should have a summer camp experience. Each year, through the YMCA Strong Kids campaign, we provide financial assistance to more than 150 children to attend YMCA camp. If your financial circumstances are a barrier to your childs participation in camp, please contact us at 905-845-3417, ext. 234.

    Children with Special NeedsThe YMCA partners with REACH for the Rainbow to provide positive integrated summer camp experiences for children (4-16 years) who have special needs. In order for us to successfully meet your childs needs please contact REACH for the Rainbow directly at 416-503-0088. For additional information, please contact Ashley Laing, YMCA Camp Supervisor at 905-845-5597, ext. 234.

    activities that enhance personal growth and build confidence a safe environment for children to make new friends

  • My daughter knows almost everyone, the staff are great with her and she has fun. As a parent, that is music to my ears.

    Camps atPalermo Public SchoolChallengers Camp(ages 4-8) $160.00/weekCome to Palermo and enjoy the advantage of both outdoor and indoor activities. Campers will participate in group games and sports, arts & crafts, water play at the splash pad and weekly theme days.

    Convenient extended hours offered at this location. Please register.

    Whether youre trying camp for the first time, or are looking to try out a new YMCA camp experience, youll love this location.Camp at Palermo Public School features a large gymnasium, a multi-feature splash-pad, multiple sports fields and outdoor courts and indoor multi-purpose spaces to accommodate a busy day of programming.

    Camps at Palermo Public School are perfect for children and youth who:

    are attending camp for the first time prefer a balance of indoor and outdoor programming like the familiarity of a local neighbourhood camp want to have fun, and make new friends

    Palermo Public School

    Week 1Jul 3 - 6

    Week 2Jul 9 - 13

    Week 3Jul 16 - 20

    Week 4Jul 23 - 27

    Week 5Jul 30 - Aug 3

    Week 6Aug 7 - 10

    Week 7Aug 13 - 17

    Week 8Aug 20 - 24

  • Its our second week, and our daughter cant stop talking about how much fun shes having at camp

    The Peter Gilgan Family YMCA features a large indoor swimming pool and a smaller indoor leisure pool, a large gymnasium, a rock climbing Adventure Centre, multi-purpose space and plenty of outdoor space to accommodate a busy day of programming.

    Whether you are a first time camper or a camp veteran you are sure to love this location!

    Peter Gilgan Family YMCACamps at the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA are perfect for children and youth who:

    prefer a balance of indoor and outdoor programming want to develop new skills in a specific

    area of interest like the familiarity of being at the YMCA want to have fun, and make new friends

  • Camps at Peter Gilgan Family YMCA1/2 Day Challengers Camp(ages 4-5) $95.00/weekFirst time campers will enjoy an action packed week of camp songs, groups games and sports, arts and crafts, water play and theme days! Families can drop off as early as 9:00 a.m. and pick up is at 12:30 p.m. each day. Please note campers will not access our indoor swimming pools for this day program.

    Challengers Camp(ages 5-10)