YMCA Day Camp

Brooklin Chris Hadfield Y Day Camp

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About Brooklin Chris Hadfield Y Day Camp

With the energy of approximately 50 campers a week and an excited staff team bring, it's easy to forget this camp is based out of a school! Our campers create works of art and exciting science experiments in the classrooms, and take full advantage of the large gymnasium and outdoor fields and court for sports and active games. Campers will swim on Fridays at Cedar Park Resort. Camp operates 9:00am – 4:00pm, extended hours are available on site from 7:30 - 9:00am and 4:00 - 6:00pm for an additional fee of $40/week.

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Where are we located?

Located in Chris Hadfield Elementary school at the intersections of Hwy 12 and Carnwith Dr.

Camp Address
160 Carnwith Drive West
Brooklin, ON
L1M 0A5

Camp Director

Staff at Brooklin Chris Hadfield Y Day Camp

Camp Director
Rebecca Oeynagen

Regional Director
Brooke Bell

Camp Email
chrishadfield.daycamp@ymcagta.org

Phone Number
289-404-0917

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Get Ready for Camp Whether it is your camper's first or fifth summer with Y Day Camps, we want to ensure you feel comfortable and prepared! Our Parent Guide has details about everything related to Y Day Camps.
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Value Beads Program Learn more about how value beads play an important role as a sign of character and personal achievement for campers at Y Day Camps.
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Info Session Recap Here are all the details your Camp Director covered during our July info session. Click here to download the presentation. If you require an accessible file, please email us at memberservices@ymcagta.org.

What's Camp like at Brooklin Chris Hadfield Y Day Camp?

Whether it's your child is an experienced camper or it's their first experience, it's always helpful to know what they could expect this summer! 

    8:50 - 9:00am: Sign In

    9:00 - 9:30am: Opening Circle and Attendance
    Campers and staff participate in fun songs, games and camp traditions.

    9:30 - 9:45am: Transition Time
    Campers and staff rotate to their first activity. They are given the opportunity to hydrate, eat a snack, use the washroom and apply sunscreen or bug spray if required. Staff will take this time to clean and sanitize equipment and spaces.

    9:45 – 10:30am: Program Block One
    Campers participate in their first program. For example; campers in science would participate in an exciting science project or experiment. Please note that some groups may combine two program times depending on the activity.

    10:30 – 10:45am: Transition Time

    10:45 – 11:30am: Program Block Two

    11:30 – 12:15pm: Lunch
    This time is allocated to hydration and refueling. Group challenges and riddles make this downtime exciting for all.

    12:15 – 1:00pm: Program Block Three

    1:00 – 1:15pm: Transition Time

    1:15 – 2:00pm: Program Block Four

    2:00 – 2:15pm: Transition Time

    2:15 – 3:00pm: Program Block Five

    3:00 – 3:45pm: Closing Circle and Daily Debrief
    The camp day ends with a closing circle and values bead ceremony. Counselors recognize campers who have demonstrated positive values throughout the day. At the end of the week, campers who have earned all 6 values beads are awarded their gold bead of excellence. On Fridays, the coveted camp spirit trophy is awarded to the camper group that earned the most spirit points.

    3:45 – 4:00pm
    Transition to Extended Hours, tidy up and sign out.

    The Extended Hours program provides campers with a variety of activities to choose from such as board games, puzzles, melt beads and arts & crafts.

    Campers are provided with a pre-packaged snack in the morning and afternoon. Please bring a re-fillable water bottle as drinks are not provided

    Multi-Sport, Rhythm, Movement & Dance, Science, Y-Cook, Lego Stop Motion Animation, Visual Arts

     


Getting Ready for Camp

Here is everything you need to know in order to get your camper ready for a summer with the Y!

    Our hours of operation are from 9am-4pm and our extended hours program runs from 7:30am-9:00am or 4:00pm-6:00pm. When arriving to camp, please look for the white YMCA A frame outside of the doors facing the Kiss & Ride parking lot. The camp phone number is taped up on the door - please call or text the number to inform the Camp director that you are here.

    No bussing available to this location.

    The Right to Disconnect - Following the new Ontario Bill 27 and in keeping with our values, the YMCA of Greater Toronto is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of employees. A Right to Disconnect policy has been initiated effective of June 2, 2022. The policy is intended to support work/life balance and staff wellbeing by ensuring that employees have the right to disconnect from their work outside of their scheduled hours regardless of whether they are in a centre/office or working remotely. Therefore, it is important to note that families will be contacted during Day Camp business hours which are 8:00am – 6:00pm.


How to register

Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to use our online registration portal.


Need help? Call 1- 877-303-CAMP (2267) to register by phone or email register@ymcagta.org.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR CHILD'S SAFETY:

Please ensure the person picking up your child brings Government Issued ID and is an authorized pick up! Unsure? Please email the Camp Director.

YMCA Camp Registration Office
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm
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