For campers who completed grades 1 & 2 in June 2022.

Campers who will finish either Grades 1 or 2 at the end of the current school year enjoy a fun-filled, two-night camp and participate in activities targeted for children of their age. For many, this will be their first time away from home, so we take extra care to ensure that their time at Camp Thunderbird is safe, comfortable, and most importantly — fun. Primary campers spend both nights in heated cabins with indoor washrooms and showers. Activities can include: canoeing, archery, rock climbing, creative programming, swimming (PFDs available), teambuilding, hiking, games and music.



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


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

Returning Camper Information Click Here


Cabin Selection

Please ensure you select the gender cabin that you wish your camper to stay in during their overnight program at camp.  The cabin type can be found in the title and description of the camp on the Online Service Portal.  We cannot guarantee space should an error in selection occur.

Cabin Type Date Fee
Primary – Male Cabin July 27-29 $410 Register Online
Primary – Female Cabin July 27-29 $410 Register Online


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 overnight camp DOES NOT include bus transportation you must register separately for a To Camp and From Camp bus. Campers can be driven by car by a parent or guardian or registered for bus transportation from the the Downtown Y or the Westhills Y.


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

Updated June 27 – Picking up your camper by car at camp please arrive at 2:30pm. 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 2:30pm

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.


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 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.

2022 COVID-19 FAQ

SUMMER Camp 2022 FAQ


Please review the Family Information Booklet for detailed camp information.

2022 3 Day Base Camp Info Booklet

Support Camp Thunderbird

Please Donate Today
Reserve a Class