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Y Virtual Camps

Terrific interactive camp options campers can attend from the comfort and safety of home.

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We have two Virtual Camp options:

Y Virtual Variety Camp

These two-hour camp sessions are jam-packed with games, arts and crafts, science experiments and more. We even send you all the activity materials you need in a special “Camp-in-a-Box” that arrives at your door the week before camp. Sessions are delivered securely over Google Classroom

Y Virtual Scholar Camp

If you’re interested in a more academic program with a bit of traditional camp thrown in, Virtual Scholar is for you! Daily two-hour Math and English sessions are available.

Why your family will love Y Virtual Variety Camp:

  • Live, interactive sessions.
    Morning and afternoon timeslots available daily.
  • Classic camp activities.
    Games, arts & crafts, nature-based activities, science experiments, and more
  • We deliver everything you need.
    All materials for a full week of camp arrive on your doorstep.
  • No supervision required.
    Designed so campers can participate independently, supervised by trained counsellors — not you!
  • Expert counsellors.
    They bring years of experience making camp fun and interactive for campers.
  • Small groups.
    One certified YMCA counsellor per eight campers.
  • Age-appropriate programming.
    Junior Campers (ages 6 to 8) and Senior Campers (ages 9 to 12) will be grouped together — and they stay together, with their counsellor, for the whole week!

(Just $12.50/hour!)

Includes all materials, delivered to your doorstep

2-hour-long sessions, Monday to Friday

Choose from two start times: 10:30 am, or 1:30 pm

A young girl enjoying YMCA programming from home

How Y Virtual Variety Camp works

We built virtual camp to be hassle-free for all you busy parents out there

The Thursday before camp starts you will receive a welcome email with all the information you will need for the following week at camp

The Friday before camp starts, your YMCA Camp-in-a-Box magically arrives on your doorstep (thank you, Purolator!)

We send the link and Instructions for your secure Google Meet straight to your inbox the week before

Your campers have a blast in their two-hour-long virtual camp sessions all week

They love it, tell all their friends, and beg you for another week 🙂

What is Camp-in-a-Box?

Your Camp-in-a-Box package is the hassle-free way we provide busy parents like you with everything you need for camp.

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  • Arrives on your doorstep the Friday before Camp starts.
  • Includes a YMCA Values Beads kit, recipe card, spirit-challenge game, gardening activity and, of course, a piece of Y swag!
  • Includes all the materials your camper(s) need for five activities, including detailed, easy-to-follow instructions with pictures.
  • Counsellors will lead your camper(s) through the activity, clarifying instructions, answering questions, and providing encouragement along the way.
  • All of the materials for these activities are safe for younger kids. However, younger children may require assistance from an older sibling, parent, or guardian.

A typical day at Y Virtual Camp

  • Welcome and Song of the Day
  • Breaking News from YMCA HQ
  • Community-building games
  • Team-building activity
  • Camp-in-a-Box activity
  • Bio break
  • Active Fit break
  • Woo Day Spirit Challenges
  • Team Trivia
  • Virtual High Fives

Y Virtual Camp Scholar

Build your camper’s Math and English skills this summer!

Y Virtual Camp Scholar offers curriculum-based programs to keep your camper(s) learning, all while enjoying the fun and friendship of traditional camp activities.

  • Credible instructors
    Your camper(s) will learn from certified teachers!
  • Small groups
    With only four campers per session, yours will get lots of attention and personalized guidance.
  • Focused sessions
    Groups are separated by grades 1/2, 3/4, and 5/6. Math will be offered daily from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and Language, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
  • Flexible registrations
    Sign your camper(s) up for one week of Y Virtual Camp Scholar at a time. The first week begins on July 6, 2020. You can register for just one session (Math or Language) or for both!

$125.00 per subject, per week

2-hour-long sessions

Monday to Friday

Launching July 6, 2020

Register for Y Virtual Camp Scholar

Please note that Camp-in-a-Box is not included with Y Virtual Camp Scholar

About the platform (used for all Y Virtual Camps)

To participate in Y Virtual Camp, you’ll need a secure Internet connection and access to a tablet or laptop with a web cam so you can join us using Google Meet in Google Classrooms.

Google Classrooms:

  • Secure.
    Campers will be invited to a secure Google Meeting in Google Classrooms using their own Gmail Account.
  • Easy for you.
    Many school boards use the platform so many kids already know their way around.
  • Second nature for us.
    Our Camp Counsellors are highly trained in use of the program.

Getting campers ready for camp:

  • Your camper will need their own unique Gmail account to be able to participate
  • The campers’ Gmail should include their full first and last name as it appears on their camp registration
  • A great way to set up a camper’s Gmail account is using Family Link
  • Parents will need their own Gmail account to be able to use Family Link
  • Family Link allows parents to know campers are safe online and monitor their activity – read more about Family Link

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