The YMCA of Timmins Camps provides children, teens and young adults with the opportunity to connect and engage with nature and each other in ways that build confidence, improve social skills, and foster independence and leadership – all while having fun. In addition to customized programming, all the YMCA of Timmins Camps share a focus on healthy, active living. For many Canadians, time spent at the YMCA of Timmins Camp is a treasured childhood memory, an experience that had a positive and lasting impact on their lives. We excel at providing young people with the opportunities to have fun and develop lifelong skills while realizing the best in themselves and others. As Canada’s largest Camp provider, we work with parents and community partners locally and notionally to offer outstanding life development experiences for more then 125,000 children each year. The YMCA of Timmins offers March Break, Summer Camp; Christmas Camp.
Timmins Family YMCA Summer Day Camps are the perfect place for kids to be kids. We have many exciting and adventurous activities planned. Campers will enjoy games, sports, arts and crafts, outdoor play and much more. Field trips, special guests and special theme days are also part of your child’s camp experience. We are proud of our high quality program that will encourage children to develop spirit, mind and body. Parents and guardians can go to work feeling comfortable that their child is safe and having fun during their summer vacation.
Registration for Summer Camp 2023 will open April 3, 2023.
Below you will find Registration forms for Summer Camp 2023. Please note there are two different forms. If you are a current client (registered in one of our before & after programs) you will fill out the Current Client Registration Form. If you are not currently registered in a before & after school program you must fill out the Public Summer Camp Registration Form.
Please be advised that we have extra Covid-19 safety procedures in place, and should there be changes to Summer Camp you will be notified.
Register for a day, a week, or the entire summer.
Timmins YMCA- 376 Poplar Ave, Timmins
Bertha Shaw Public School – 109 Powell Ave
Summer Camp Hours
We operate Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Programming begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified.
Summer Camp Descriptions
Scampers – Outgoing JK & SK
Trail Blazers – Outgoing Grade 1, 2, 3
Mavericks – Outgoing Grades 3, 4 & 5
Bertha Shaw – Mixed age grouping
At YMCA Day Camp, value beads play an important role as a sign of character and personal achievement. As an important form of recognition, beads at camp promote positive behavior, and are worn as a constant reminder of what we value as a camp community. Throughout the week, beads are awarded to individuals for demonstrating YMCA core values and achieving success in specific programs areas:
Value Beads: Value Beads are awarded for demonstrating and adopting the six YMCA core values: Respect (Red): Recognizing and protecting the inherent worth of every person, including oneself. Health (Blue): Being committed to physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development. Honesty (Purple): Demonstrating integrity and trustworthiness. Inclusiveness (Yellow): Appreciating diversity. Striving to be open to all. Seeking to understand differences and find common ground. Caring (Green): Acting with compassion and concern for the well-being of others. Responsibility (Orange): Being dependable and accountable for choices, actions and commitments.
Earning Beads At the beginning of the week, as part of opening circle on the first day, each campers will receive a necklace or bracelet with a white bead representing friendship. Throughout the week, camper will be presented with opportunities to earn beads. This can be achieved through participation in each program area and by demonstrating each of the six core values. Beads are awarded at the end of the everyday as part of closing circle. click here to download a Bead Tracking Chart.
March Break Camp
Registration For March Break Camp opens Monday February 13th 2023!Registration for this years March Break Camp you will be able to download the registration package, complete it, then email it back.Once registration has been approved you will receive an email confirming your child’s spot.Cost of camp will be $40/day. All payments must be received prior to your child attending day camp and cancellations must be received two weeks prior to the start of March Break CampAs we navigate through these uncertain times, we ask for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns please contact [email protected]
COST:$40 /day per child.
DATES: March 13-17, 2023
Registration for Christmas Camp opens Monday November 28, 2022!
Complete the full registration with the days that your child requires care.
Completing the registration process will not confirm your child’s spot in day camp, ALL CHILDREN WILL BE ADDED TO A WAIT LIST.
Once we have confirmed the number of camp spots we have available we will contact you by email to confirm your child’s spot.
All cancellations must be received two weeks prior to the date you are cancelling.
A reminder that on December 26, 27 2022 & January 2, 2023 we will be closed to allow everyone to spend time with their families for the holidays.
DATES: December 28, 29, 30 2022 & January 3, 4, 5 & 6 2023.
Our centres will be closed December 26, 27 & January 2.
Location: Poplar only
Partners for Play! Let’s Put Play in Your Day!
MobYle is a fun and free organized physical activity program to be implemented in parks throughout each ward in Timmins. Through fun and challenging games and activities run by our MobYle staff, children visiting selected parks will have a chance to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity in a safe and structured way.
YMCA MobYle is a program made possible by the cooperative effort of the YMCA of Timmins, the City of Timmins and the Porcupine Health Unit. During the months of July and August, our MobYle team will be visiting selected parks in Timmins (see our schedule for locations).
It is our belief that parks are a hub for physical activity and healthy social interaction but are often not utilized to their full potential. Children are becoming increasingly less physically active and need to become more motivated to live a physically active lifestyle. Through the MobYle program we hope to provide an active living solution to the children in our community and raise awareness about the benefits of living a healthy, active lifestyle. By taking part in the YMCA’s MobYle program, children can learn to live healthy through active living.
Check out our 2021 MobYle Schedule!
Follow our MobYle crew on facebook : YMCA of Timmins MobYle -Facebook Page
Below are a list of links to maps showing the locations that the MobYle program will frequent this summer:
COST: FREE Program.
DATES: July -August 2021
We’d like to thank Canadian Tire and the Jumpstart Relief Fund for providing us with the means to support this program and our various other youth programs.