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French-speaking YMCA summer day camps

YMCA of Northern Alberta
10211 105 Street NW Edmonton, AB, T5J 1E3
Phone : (780) 426-9259


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Edmonton and area (Edmonton)

School year/Age

Ages 4 to 12

Language level

French as a First Language
French immersion
French as a Second Language

School subject (primary)

Physical education

School subjects (secondary)

Fine Arts


Register online here*

*It is important to look up by the program name in english. In the location column, you will see "Program Space Campus Saint Jean", those are the French programs. 

**You can also register at any one of the four YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics centers. Click here for more information


From July 4 to August 24 2017 at the Campus Saint-Jean (8406 - 91 street NW) and at the YMCA Welcome Village (9538 - 103A avenue NW).


You can resgister for a single week or multiple weeks.

FREE Pre-Care (7:30 am - 8:30 am) and FREE Post-Care (4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)!

  • Week 1 Jul 3–6*
  • Week 2 Jul 9–13
  • Week 3 Jul 16–20
  • Week 4 Jul 23–27
  • Week 5 Jul 30–Aug 3
  • Week 6 Aug 7–10*
  • Week 7 Aug 13–17
  • Week 8 Aug 20–24

*Jul 2 Canada Day

*Aug 6 Heritage Day


Costs vary by camp:

  • Lil’ Sportsters: $190/week
  • Nature Agents: $190/week
  • Science Explorers: $190/week
  • Sports of All Sorts: $190/week
  • Creative Expressions $200/week
  • Y-World of Sports: $190/week
  • Counsellor-in-Training: $155/week


YMCA Day Camps offer children and youth the opportunity to participate in fun and engaging activities. Camps are designed to spark imagination and build confidence, independance, and communication skills. All participants will have the opportunity to create positive peer and adult friendships. 

In accordance with YMCA Healthy Child Development principles, participants will learn physical literacy skills and complete daily physical activity requirements. Camps will offer international activties, games, hands-on learning, skills-development, craft activities, swimming, and more. 

The YMCA is pleased to partner with ACCENT this year to offer French camps, the ideal way for French-speaking children to practice their French language skils over the summer through a variety of engaging anf amusing activities. The French camps will be offered at Campus Saint-Jean :

Lil’ Sportsters (P’tits Sportifs(4–5yrs)

  • Develop physical literacy skills in sport-based games. Lil’ Sportsters is a chance to introduce your child to the fun, friend-building world of team sports. Campers will also have the opportunity to swim, play, and engage in other activities like crafts, songs, and games.
  • Offered weeks 1 to 8

Nature Agents (Agents de la faune et de la flore) (Ages 6-9)

  • Do you love the outdoors? Our goal is to provide every child with the opportunity to experience adventure in an outdoor setting. Exploration of nature increases children's creativity and imagination while developing an appreciation for the world around them. Participants will enjoy scavenger hunts, playing games, hiking, creating crafts, survival activities, making friends, and having fun!
  • Offered weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8

Circus Camp (Cirque) (6–9yrs)

  • You’ve always wanted to run off and join the circus - here’s your chance! This camp will explore drama, performing arts, physical literacy, fundamental movement skills, and communication. You’ll learn juggling, flower-sticks, face painting, hula-hooping, and hand balancing to get you prepared for your Center Ring debut on Friday! Join us for fun and excitement while you discover your inner clown and hone your slapstick skills! 
  • Offered weeks 1 to 4

Science Explorers (Explorateurs des sciences) (6–9yrs)

  • Science Explorers is geared for active and curious children that are ready to move, explore, and learn! Children will build confidence and independence through age-appropriate games and science activities that promote the YMCA core values and teach science know-how at a beginner level. If your child has a passion for experimenting, they’ll have an out-of-this-world experience exploring science in this fun-filled camp. This camps swims once per week.
  • Offered weeks 1, 3, 5 and 7

Sports of All Sorts (Sports de toutes sortes) (Ages 6-9)

  • Calling all Sportsters! Participants will develop physical literacy skills in sport-based games. This camp will focus on popular sports like soccer, floor hockey, basketball, and more. This camp also includes recreational swimming and a field trip.
  • Offered weeks 1, 3, 5 and 7

Sports of All Sorts (Sports de toutes sortes) (6–9yrs)

  • Calling all Sportsters! Participants will develop physical literacy skills in sport-based games. This camp will focus on popular sports like soccer, floor hockey, basketball, and more. This camp also includes recreational swimming and a field trip.  
  • Offered weeks 1, 3, 5 and 7

Creative Expressions (Expressions créatives) (9–12yrs)

  • Aspiring Michelangelo’s will love the combination of visual and performance arts in this inspired camp. Campers will participate in arts and crafts, beading, music exploration, papier-mâché, and creative fitness classes such as yoga, Zumba®-tonic, fitness dance, and swimming. Participants will also get a chance to check out a festival or art venue.
  • Offered weeks 1, 3, 5 and 7

Y-World of Sports (Le monde sportif du YMCA) (9–12yrs)

  • Sports nuts rejoice! Led by an NCCP-certified coach, campers improve sport skills and fitness by playing a wide range of sports, including soccer, floor hockey, basketball, badminton, and weight training in the YMCA fitness centre. Activities include a sports-themed field trip as well as a friendly sports competition between the other YMCA branches.
  • Offered weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8

Counsellor-in-Training Moniteurs de camp en formation (CIT) (12-16yrs)

  • The Counsellor-in-Training program is a leadership opportunity for youth to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become a camp counsellor.
  • Click here to learn more

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