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YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford

Site: Burlington - Day Camp Locations

Service: Day Camp Programs

Contact Information
Office Phone Day camp general inquiries 905-317-4929
Fax 905-317-4917
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Primary Contact Jordan Bowker, Manager of Day Camp; Phone: 905-317-4926; Email:
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Alternate Executive Christina Martin, Senior Regional Manager, YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford
Funding United Way ; Fees - membership
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford offers a variety of camps during the summer:  
Stepping Stones: (4-5 yrs) held at Tansley Woods Community Center and Ron Edwards Family YMCA 
* provides a nice introduction to camp  
* 1:8 ratio of staff:children 
Kidventure Camp: (6-13 yrs) held at Tansley Woods and Central Arena  
* a weekly indoor/outdoor, theme-based camp that encourages campers to explore their imagination  
* each week a guest speaker presents a special programme based on the theme of the week 
Sports Camp: (6-13 yrs) a weekly indoor/outdoor camp held at Tansley Woods Community Centre and Central Arena that introduces campers to a variety of sports 
The following camps are operated at Christie Lake Conservation Area (includes free busing from the Burlington area): 
Camp Chippewa: (6-13 yrs) a weekly camp with opportunity daily for swimming and outdoor games  
* children participate in canoeing, archery and crafts twice per week 
Eco-Explorers (discovery project wilderness): (8-11 yrs) a weekly camp where campers will learn about the environment through activities and wilderness games  
* activities include canoeing, swimming, archery and crafts 
Canoe & Kayak Skills: (8-13 yrs) a one-week camp that emphasizes canoe skills  
* also includes swimming, field games, archery and crafts 
Camp Fundamentals: (10-13 yrs) a weekly camp that lets campers give input into the program and are taught basic camping principles  
* campers have a sleep-out on Thursdays and prepare dinner over an open fire with assistance from their counsellor 
Leader-in-Training: (14 & 15 yrs) teaches teens more about themselves, their role in the community and how to work with children  
* Level 1 (two weeks) is prerequisite for Level 2 (two weeks)  
* Level 3 (four weeks) is also available for those who successfully completed both LIT 1 and 2 levels  
* levels allow teens to finish their 40 volunteer hour requirement for high school
Hours Office 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Brant County ; Burlington ; Hamilton (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) - 15 year(s)
Application Online registration available here
Languages English
Fees Membership - and participant options
Site Information
Site Location Ron Edwards YMCA * Tansley Woods Community Centre * Central Arena * Christie Lake Conservation Area * map provided for geocoding purposes only to locate services in and around Burlington ON. Map does not point to camp locations.
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Burlington, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Day Camping Department 
79 James St S 
Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z1
Physical Access Fully Accessible - one-to-one support available
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Child / Family Services ; Sports / Recreation
HCSD Sub Heading Camps ; Recreation for Children / Families ; Youth Recreation Resources
Service Categories Day Camps ~ Youth

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