Children

Play has been called the business of childhood

YMCA programs allow young people to excel in their area of interest while connecting them to caring adults who nurture their skills. Our staff and volunteers are committed to providing a safe, caring, and FUN environment.

Unfortunately, the structure and demands of modern Canadian life may be engineering active play out of our children's lives. Perhaps in a misguided bid to protect and direct them at all times, Canadian kids have lost the freedom to throw open the doors and go play. 

Supporting and encouraging opportunities for safe, free, unstructured play, especially outdoors, may be one of the most promising, accessible and cost-effective solutions to increasing child and youth physical activity in Canada. 

YMCA Programs allow young people to excel in their area of interest while connecting them with caring adults who nurture their skills.

Under 6 years

7-14 years