Saturday, August 19, 2017


Phone: 250-567-4524          Location: Integris Community Centre - 186 Columbia Street


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YMCA Recreation

The YMCA of Northern BC acknowledges the financial support of the District of Vanderhoof for the delivery of YMCA Recreation Programs in the community of Vanderhoof.

The YMCA of Northern BC is here to meet the needs of the community of Vanderhoof. We want to hear from you about what types and kinds of services you would like to see the YMCA delivering in the community.


Senior Stretch & Relax

Date Day Time Location Price
Done for the Summer.
See you in September
Tuesday 10:30am-11:30am

Seniors Friendship Centre



Parent & Tot Play Time (0-5)    

This drop in program is for young athletes and their parents to come and tune their fine motor skills in our centre full of toys!  
Parents must stay & supervise.

Date Day Time Location Price
Ongoing Monday & Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am

Integris Community Centre



Little Artists (3-5)

This drop in program focuses on assisting children to engage in their creative expression. Projects change weekly and parent participation is required. 

Date Day Time Location Price
Ongoing Saturdays 10:00am - 11:00am

Integris Community Centre



Y Art Club (7+)

This drop in program focuses on a new project each week that will engage young artists in creative expression. 

Date Day Time Location Price
Ongoing Wednesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Integris Community Centre



Floor Hockey (5+)

Friendly, fast, fun floor hockey! This drop in program mixes up the teams weekly and is a fantastic way to stay active after school.

Date Day Time Location Price


Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:00pm

Gospel Chapel Gym



Busy Builders

You and your child can get your play on at Busy Builders. Each activity is building and engineering focused – blocks, lego, k’nex. This is one class that may even appeal to Dad!

Date Day Time Location Price


Tuesdays 10:00am-11:00am

Integris Community Centre



Soccer Tots

Fun, learn to play program for kids under 4 years old. Registration includes a jersey.

Date Day Time Location Price

May 1 - June 28

Monday & Wednesday 4:45pm-5:30pm

NVSS Fields



Drop In Dodgeball (7+)

Date Day Time Location Price


Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm

Gospel Chapel Gym



Adult Bootcamp

Date Day Time Location Price

May 2 - June 30

Tuesday & Thursday 9:15am-10:15am

Riverside Park

$5 / class


Child Care

Our child care staff are qualified caregivers who believe in the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – they genuinely like children and understand, and appreciate their differences. YMCA child care staff are licensed, have earned ECE and ECE Assistant accreditation in addition to internal training in the Playing to Learn and Healthy Child Development curriculum. Their training allows them to recognize behavior that indicates distress, provide loving and warm guidance, tailor games and activities to the ages and interests of the children and work with parents in their child's development.

YMCA child-centered programming develops imagination, encourages learning and promotes life skills and positive values. Our centres are clean, safe and comfortable with quiet spaces for rest as well as both indoor and outdoor play experiences.

With 160 years of experience in providing programs for children and youth the YMCA has grown to be the largest provider of not-for-profit child care in Canada - 55,000 children annually.


Licensed Summer Club

Ages 5-12 (must have completed Kindergarten)
Our values-based summer care program ensures that children enjoy the best summer experience Vanderhoof has to offer while in licensed care. Children will participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor themed activities that combine fun with learning.

  • Registration is by the week. Part time available

  • Hours are 7:45am-6:00pm daily

Download the registration form here

Week 1 (July 4-7)  -  School’s Out for Summer!
Join us for a week of everything Summer! Summer games, crafts and snacks. We will end the week with a beach party featuring a sand castle building competition.

Week 2 (July 10-14)  -  Sports of All Sorts
A week of fun and friendly competition. We’ll explore summer sports such as Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee and California Kickball. Kids will have opportunities to sharpen existing skills and learn new ones. Sportsmanship is the key!

Week 3 (July 17-21)  -  Under the Sea
Find out what creatures lurk in the ocean as we dive deeper under the water each day! Explore different depths of the ocean through the eyes of deep sea divers.  How big can a Lion's Mane Jellyfish get? Which fish has teeth so large it can’t even close its mouth?

Week 4 (July 24-28)  -  Everything Glow in the Dark
A whole week of glow in the dark fun! Join us as we create glow in the dark bubbles,  glow in the dark slime, then end the week with a glow in the dark extravaganza that includes glow in the dark mini golf and maze.

Week 5 (July 31-August 4)  -  What Can We Be?
Join us for an exciting week as we explore different career paths with special guests including an esthetician. We will end the week by dressing up as your career choice on Friday!

Week 6 (August 8-11)  -  My Hometown
We’ve just celebrated BC day, now let’s get out and discover beautiful Vanderhoof and some of its rich history with local trivia and field trips. End the week with a visit to our local history museum.

Week 7 (August 14-18)  -  Silly Science
The only thing better than a science experiment is a week of science experiments! Children will have opportunities to test theories and explore elements of science. We’ll end with a ‘Bang’ on Friday with “Crazy Hair Day” as the YMCA becomes a science lab.

Week 8 (August 21-25)  -  Nature Agents
Join us as we take to the local trails. Scavenger hunts and nature crafts will encourage a love of nature. We will study animal tracks and complete a map following challenge which is sure to build on existing skills and develop new ones.

Week 9 (August 28-September 1)  -  Y’s Got Talent
Talent can be anything from singing your favorite song or skipping on one foot, to creating an entire play! Bring your talents to the YMCA and let’s have some fantastic fun.

Infant and Toddler Care

Location: Integris Community Centre - 186 Columbia Street

Day Times Fee
Full-Time (Monday - Friday) 7:45am - 5:30pm $930 /month
3 Days Per Week - limited part time spaces 7:45am - 5:30pm $611 /month
2 Days Per Week - limited part time spaces 7:45am - 5:30pm $433 /month


Preschool Care

Location: Integris Community Centre - 186 Columbia Street

Day Times Fee
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30am - 12:00pm $165 /month
Tuesday, Thursday 9:30am - 12:00pm $130 /month


Ages 3-5 Group Care

Location: Integris Community Centre - 186 Columbia Street

Day Times Fee

2 Days a week

7:45am - 5:30pm

$335 /month

3 Days a week

7:45am - 5:30pm $488 /month
5 Days a week 7:45am - 5:30pm $718 /month


School Aged Care

Location: Integris Community Centre - 186 Columbia Street

Children will be walked by a YMCA staff member to and from WL McLeod Elementary.

Day Times Fee


(Monday to Friday)

7:00am until school starts

$160 /month

$125 /month when also registered in *AFTER SCHOOL


(Monday to Friday)

2 days / week

3 days / week

5 days /  week

2:00pm - 6:00pm



$153 /month

$230 /month

$308 /month


Registration Forms:

Child Care Program Information:

For more registration information please call : 250-567-4524

We are hiring...
Join the YMCA Vanderhoof Child Care Team! We are looking for ECE's and Responsible Adults!

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