ACA Member Feature: Eau Claire YMCA Day Camps

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Are you starting to plan your childcare for this summer? If you live in Calgary, take advantage of the super-fun and action-packed day camps offered by your neighbourhood YMCA! YMCA camps take place during all school and summer breaks at all 6 YMCA locations across Calgary including Eau Claire YMCA.  

Day camp is so much better than daycare. Even if you are at home this summer, the Eau Claire YMCA day camps offers a great chance for your kids to get out of the house, unplug, keep active, make new friends, learn new things and create life-lasting memories.

What kind of things will your child experience?

Eau Claire YMCA offers a huge range of activities and choices each day at their day camps including games, crafts, sports and swimming. During multi-activity camps, your kids will play sports, sing songs, get artsy and participate in a variety of traditional camp games both inside and outside of the facility. Some camps offer options for climbing, art and swimming (with lessons), some camps explore philanthropy and some include activities to help develop physical literacy.

Eau Claire YMCA offers half-day, full-day and week-long camps. Choose a week-long camp and your kids will experience an off-site field trip. Some examples of these outings include a trip to the Calgary Corn Maze, Calgary Zoo or an adventure at Camp Riveredge.

Attending summer camp has many benefits to your child!

camp girlsSummer camp allows kids to unplug and have fun while getting healthy exercise and learning new things! YMCA camps help kids develop their physical literacy. That means developing the foundational skills and the confidence required to participate in regular physical activity or play a sport. Eau Claire YMCA Day Camps include intentional activities that help build physical literacy and allow your child to participate in whatever activity or sport they choose. Study’s show that people who are physically literate are more likely to be active for life! Learn more at

Camp also teaches kids to be socially responsible. They will learn the values of respect, honesty, responsibility and caring as they learn to respect themselves, others and the environment around them. Some camp options available at YMCA day camps also explore philanthropy in their programming. This teaches your kids the value of helping others and serving the community.

At camp, your child will also have the opportunity to try lots of new things! Group learning, challenges and having fun can help children develop important life skills. Summer camp will teach your kids social skills as they make new friends, how to be independent and to make good life choices.

Register for Camp

Summer camps fill up fast, but there might still be some room at Eau Claire YMCA or one of the other 5 YMCA facilities in the city of Calgary. If you want more information on their camps, you can visit or download their Interactive Camp Guide here. 

You can also register online!

To contact Eau Claire YMCA directly, please call 403-269-6701 or email

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