Rise to the challenge: it’s a good cause and it will allow kids to get moving in one of our camps this summer!

A Fundraising Event to Support Our Day Camps

After another disrupted school year and the cancellation of sports and after-school activities, our kids really need a fun, stimulating, and active summer. By supporting the YMCA day camps, you will be offering them precisely that!

Your participation in the Challenge will help:

  • Provide financial assistance to families who otherwise couldn’t afford to send their kids to camp;
  • Offer the companion service to children who have different needs and diverse abilities;
  • Develop physical literacy activities that foster a love for physical activity in children!

Providing Financial Assistance to Families

We firmly believe that attending camp is an incredible opportunity that promotes the overall development of children. The Y’s financial assistance program allows all children to experience the magic of camp, regardless of their family’s financial situation.

Support for Our Companion Program

Every day in the news, we hear about children and adults alike facing exclusion. By participating in the YMCA challenge, you are making YMCA programs accessible to as many people as possible. And you are making a huge difference not only in the lives of the children themselves, but also with their entire families, families just like Clara’s.  

A Helping Hand for Our Physical Literacy Program

Learning how to move is just as important as learning how to read and write. Our society is increasingly exposed to sedentary activities, and our kids spend too much time sitting. Let’s show them how to enjoy being active again! The Y’s physical literacy program teaches kids how to swim, throw, and jump using educational tools and fun games. 

How to Participate?

Visit the Participant Zone or Company Zone to learn how to join the movement.

Join the YMCA Challenge Facebook group!

Discover the challenges of other members and share your successes!

YMCA Holiday Raffle

Support youth in your community and get a chance to win fabulous prizes!