DAY CAMP – PRIMARY GRADES K-5

For campers who completed grades K – 5 in June 2022.

Day campers enjoy a fun-filled, five-day program and participate in age-appropriate outdoor and adventure activities. Day campers spend their time in groups of 8-10, learning outdoor skills such as canoeing, kayaking, archery, rock climbing, as well as participating in nature activities, orienteering, hiking, and swimming, all while enjoying new friendships with fellow campers. The staff ratio is 1:5, and campers should pack a lunch and snacks to fuel them for each long day.

Day campers are at Camp Thunderbird from approximately 9:00am – 3:45pm.  Travel time on the bus is outside of this time.  Review the Transportation section for bus information.

OPTIONAL DAY CAMP OVERNIGHT

Camp Thunderbird offers an optional over-night experience on the Wednesday night. Please note that due to space limitations, pre-registration is required. Campers participating in this event will get to have an extended day of exploration at Camp. Dinner Wednesday, breakfast and lunch on Thursday will be provided. Our Food Services staff will prepare nutritious and tasty food that meets everyone’s dietary requirements. In the evening, the children will participate in a campfire event (songs and stories), and then sleep over.

2022 REGISTRATION OPENING DATES

RETURNING CAMPERS

Wednesday February 9, 2022 – 12:00pm (noon)

NEW CAMPERS

Wednesday February 16, 2022 – 12:00pm (noon)

Returning Camper Information Click Here

DAY CAMP PROGRAM INFORMATION


Program Date Fee
Primary & Junior Day Camp July 4-8 $435 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp Overnight Option July 6 $50 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp July 11-15 $435 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp Overnight Option July 13 $50 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp July 18-22 $435 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp Overnight Option July 20 $50 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp July 25-29 $435 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp Overnight Option July 27 $50 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp Aug 2-5 $348 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp Overnight Option Aug 3 $50 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp Aug 8-12 $435 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp Overnight Option Aug 10 $50 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp Aug 15-19 $435 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp Overnight Option Aug 17 $50 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp Aug 22-26 $435 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp Overnight Option Aug 24 $50 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp Aug 29-Sept 2 $435 Register Online
Primary & Junior Day Camp Overnight Option Aug 31 $50 Register Online

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE

Each year our community on Vancouver Island supports the YMCA-YWCA with charitable donations. These donations in turn are made available through Financial Assistance to families who demonstrate a financial need so all children may have a summer camp experience. Click here to make a donation.


Transportation Information

Registration in day camp INCLUDES bus transportation both ways each day, and children are picked up at the Downtown Y and the Westhills Y. Campers may be driven by car to and from Camp Thunderbird by a parent or guardian, if preferred.

Bus Departure and Arrival Times

Times listed below are bus departure times, and buses do not wait for late participants. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY to allow COVID-19 screening.

Morning Drop Off


Location Time
Downtown Y 8:00am
Westhills Y 8:30am
Camp Thunderbird – driven by car 9:00am

Afternoon Pick UP

When picking up your camper traffic on Fridays can be especially heavy.  Please give yourself ample time to arrive to camp or the Westhills Y.  Late parent/guardian arrival further delays our bus service.


Location Time
Downtown Y 5:15pm
Westhills Y 4:30pm
Camp Thunderbird – driven by car 3:45pm

COVID-19 Screening – Before Boarding the Bus

Campers and one caregiver will be asked to arrive at the bus stop 15 minutes before the scheduled bus departure times in order to allow enough time to complete the required COVID-19 pre-screening process with all families. Screening will also occur at camp for anyone who is driven to camp directly by a parent or guardian. Please be patient.  Mask wearing is required for staff and campers on the bus.


REGISTRATION, CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES

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 received by May 1st are subject to a 25% administration fee of the total camp cost including future payments. After May 1st camp fees are non-refundable.  All requests must be submitted by email to registration@vancouverislandy.ca. 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.


FAMILY INFORMATION BOOKLET – Updated for 2022

Please review the Family Information Booklet for detailed camp information.

2022 Day Camp Info Booklet

2022 COVID-19 FAQ

SUMMER Camp 2022 FAQ

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