November 30, 2020 — The YMCA of Medicine Hat has been awarded $39,330 from the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Community Support Fund administered by the United Way. These dollars will be used to directly offset the cost of licensed day camps scheduled for PD Days and school breaks between now and March 31, 2021. As a result of this funding, families will see a 60% savings on registration costs as follows:

PD Days $20/day:

  • December 11, 2020
  • December 18, 2020**tentative
  • January 22, 2021
  • March 19, 2021 

School Breaks $20/day:

  • December 21 – 23, 28 – 31, 2021
  • February 15 – 19, 2021
  • March 29 – April 2, 2021

As a licensed day camp program, families can rest assured that all public health precautions and guidelines will be strictly adhered to by staff who are trained early childhood educators. Additionally, any families eligible for Government of Alberta Subsidy can access it to further offset their costs.

“We recognize that safe, affordable and high-quality child care for school-aged children is essential, particular in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sharon Hayward, CEO. “These licensed day camps provide the opportunity for parents and guardians to go to work knowing that their children are in a safe and fun program that offers recreation, skill development and physical activity while adhering to all public health regulations and guidelines.”

Individuals looking for more information, including registration information can find details here: http://medicinehatymca.ca/DayCamp