Posted 10/04/2018 6:57:51 PM by Oliver Lam

The YMCA Summer Camps season is a few short months away and registration is in full swing! Our amazing day and overnight camps are once again running throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Sunshine Coast, and just like last year there are some fantastic all-ages specialty camps for your child(ren) to choose from as well. Here are two of those camps that will have your child(ren) developing some great skills while staying active all summer long. 

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp (ages 5* to 12)

Full of action and great activities, our Outdoor Adventure camp gets kids connecting with Mother Nature and introduces them to a wide range of land and water-based programming that will exercise their bodies and minds. Activities might include canoeing, low and high ropes courses, rock wall climbing, kayaking, geocaching, archery, paddle boarding and forest games.

Our YMCA camps provide kids with opportunities for self-discovery, skill building and leadership development, and our Outdoor Adventure Camp does all that and more!

Camp Southwind (Langley)
Sullivan Hall (Surrey)
Mundy Park (Coquitlam)
Centennial Park (White Rock)
YMCA Camp Elphinstone (Gibsons)

*Children must be turning six years old by December 31, 2018.


The First Tee Golf Day Camp (5 to 17 years*)
At YMCA Camps we believe that kids learn best when they’re having fun, and the First Tee day camp is a great example of how this is true. The First Tee teaches kids the fundamental skills of the game as well as the many other valuable tools that allow for success both on and off the golf course. What are these other tools? Well, we’re not talking about a putter, pitching wedge or even the perfect golf outfit.

One of the aspects about The First Tee program that families and past participants love is how it incorporates the following nine core values into each weekly session: perseverance; courtesy; judgement; honesty; integrity; sportsmanship; respect; confidence; and responsibility. These values are the other tools that allow our campers to develop more than just their golf swing. And although golf can be a solitary sport at times, Y camps are all about connecting with others and developing friendships, so our coaches have created lesson plans will give participants a lot of opportunities to work together and cheer each other on.

Birdies and Buckets Family Golf Centre (Surrey)
Rupert Park Pitch and Putt (Vancouver)
Queen Elizabeth Park Pitch and Putt (Vancouver)

*Children must be turning six by December 31, 2018.

Can’t wait for The First Tee of Greater Vancouver summer camps to start? We’ve got you covered! The First Tee also runs an after-school program at various locations in Vancouver and Surrey.

To learn about all our 2018 YMCA day, overnight and specialty camps, head over to!



Oliver Lam

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Oliver is a Marketing and Communications Manager based out of Joyce YMCA. He loves watching sports documentaries, enjoys cooking and will take advantage of any and every opportunity to spend time at Granville Island with his family.

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