The Registration Services team is available by phone (250-386-7511) during the following hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm.  Please note we are closed on statutory holidays and weekends.  At this time in person registration support is not available at any Y location.

Email our team anytime at

Updated December 22, 2022

Our camp team is working hard to bring you another great summer at Camp Thunderbird! Registration dates and details are coming soon.  For 2023, we can not stress enough that if a camp fills up please join the waiting list.  Often we are able to make adjustments in the days, weeks and even months following the initial registration opening.  It is also a great plan to check back in the weeks/days prior to camps starting as there are often last minute spaces that become available.


Early registration will only be available to those campers who attended summer camp in 2021 and 2022.  Any campers from prior years, siblings or friends will be eligible to register when camp registration opens in full.


Wednesday February 8, 2023 at 12:00pm (noon)


Wednesday February 15, 2023 at 12:00pm (noon)

Pre-Registration Checklist

To ensure your camper’s registration goes smoothly please take a few moments to check/update the following.

Visit the Y’s Online Service Portal… click here. Use your email and password to log in. If you cannot remember your log in email, follow the forgotten password steps.

Do not create a new account, please call our team to help! Duplicate accounts will not have returning camper settings on them.

Authorized Pick Ups

We are adopting a new system for your camper’s authorized pick up people. Our staff team is working to add your authorized pick ups from the past summer, however, many pick ups will not be in our system and you will need to add them. Check out the short how to video… click here!

  1. Click > My Account
  2. Click > Manage Family & Camp Pick Ups
  3. Click the drop down list beside Authorized Pickups and select authorized pick up people.
  4. Repeat for each camper.
  5. Need to add someone new, click + Add family member. Enter their contact information and save.
  6. Click the drop down list beside Authorized Pickups and select the new authorized pick up person.
  7. Repeat for any/all additional pick up people.

Returning Camper Early Registration

While in your account take a quick check to ensure your camper has the prerequisite registration that will allow them to register on Wednesday February 8th. If you can not locate this please email as soon as possible.

  1. Click > My Account
  2. Under Payment and Order Management > click Transaction, Payment History & Receipts
  3. You should see a Registration from December 2022 in Activity 2023 Returning Camper #12939

If you are a Y member who actively attends you may have to filter the search criteria or scroll to locate the registration.


2023 Payment Options

Payment is available online by credit card only.

Payment plans are available and can be selected during checkout. Payment plans will charge your credit card automatically on the payment dates. Please review the Payment Agreement for payment terms and conditions.

Registration Services is available to assist over the phone. At this time, in person payment is not available.


We can not stress enough that if a camp fills up please join the waiting list.  Often we are able to make adjustments in the days, weeks and even months following the initial registration opening. All waitlist communication will be done via email, please ensure you respond so you do not lose a space.

More than 8 days before camp starts: 24 hour window to register.

Less than 7 days before camp starts:  we will contact all campers on the waitlist, spaces will be filled by the first respondent.



The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island is a charity dedicated to building healthy communities and will subsequently be referred to as “YMCA-YWCA”.

YMCA-YWCA  Registration Policy

The customer agrees that by completing registration and making payment into a single activity or multiple activities with the YMCA-YWCA that they immediately become subject to the activity or program specific cancellation and refund policy.

Camp Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be received 30 days before the start of the camp session to be cancelled. All cancellations are subject to a 25% administration fee of the total camp cost including future payments.  If less than 30 days notice is received, fees are non-refundable.  All requests must be submitted by email to This includes all non-medical refund requests including but not limited to those due to camp space being unavailable for friends, siblings, and/or due to other summer opportunities becoming available outside of Camp Thunderbird programs.  The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island follows all Public Health Officer orders.

Medical cancellations will qualify for a refund of the unused portion of the program, less a $50 administration fee. In some cases, a doctor’s note will be required, at the discretion of the Camp Managers.

No refunds will be issued in instances where a camper is removed during a camp program at the choice or request of the camper or camper’s parent(s)/guardian(s) or is dismissed from camp for contravention of the camp commitment.

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