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YMCA of Saskatoon Blackstrap Day Camps

YMCA of Saskatoon

Blackstrap Day Camps

Campers will enjoy activities including archery, canoeing, kayaking, environmental education, hiking, wall climbing, swimming, and field games with the supervision and guidance of our amazing camp leaders.

Experience the Great Outdoors at YMCA Blackstrap Summer Day Camps!

At the YMCA Blackstrap Camp, we provide a space that is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast and adventure seeker. Our goal is for your child to have a unique and positive camp experience that they will carry with them long after the summer is over.

We hope that our core values of Honesty, Respect, Caring, Acceptance, Responsibility, and Fairness, will help guide them in every facet of their lives. Through this, it is our mission to offer opportunities for adventure, growth, and belonging.

What the Blackstrap Camps offer your child:

Weekly Activities

Group of young people laughing in the woods.

Summer 2024 Rates

$255.00 full week (5 days)
$205.00 short week (4 days)

Summer 2024 Day Camp Dates

An informational email about your week of camp will be sent on the Thursday evening before camp starts. Registration closes Thursday at 12 pm. 

Summer Day Camp Program Time

Bus Arrival and Departure Times:  

  • Lawson Heights Mall: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Confederation Mall: 8:15 am – 4:15 pm
  • YMCA Downtown: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Market Mall: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • University Heights: 8:15 am – 4:15 pm


Before and After Care (7:30 am – 6:00 pm) is provided at the YMCA Downtown location. Please register for the YMCA bus stop if you require Before and After Care. 

Blackstrap FAQ

Registration is online only through our Active Portal

The YMCA of Saskatoon believes the principle that those who are able to pay for programs should do so, but the inability to pay should not be a barrier to participation. Through the generosity of our donors, we are able to provide financial assistance to those who are unable, not unwilling, to pay for programming.

If you believe this applies to you, please download and fill out the attached form and email it to

If you have already applied for Financial assistance this year please email to let us know.

Please make sure your child has the following items:

  •     – Swimsuit/Swimming gear – Towel & bathing suit (Children are required to wear a life jacket in the deep end if they are 7 and under or do not pass the swim test. If you can provide a life jacket for your child, that is preferred, but life jackets will be available for your child’s use)
  •      – Cold lunch and peanut-free snacks
  •      – Indoor shoes
  •      – Activity book or reading book (quiet time during lunch)
  •      – Weather-appropriate clothing
  •      – Water bottle

We do!  You can read the full Blackstrap Information Package online by clicking this link: YMCA Blackstrap Daycamp – 2024 Parents Package