WELCOME TO CAMP YMAA 2019!

5 + years and ‘Better Than Ever!’ Camp YMAA offers a spectacular day camp experience for children ages 4-12. Campers pursue engaging, innovative and creative experiences while building lifelong friendships and having fun! Promotion of a balanced, healthy lifestyle that includes well being and mindful practices, empathy for others and the environment, gives campers the opportunity to develop both intra personal reflection and interpersonal skills. Activities that build mind, body and soul connections, and an awareness of the universal values of inclusion and collaboration foster a sense of community and camaraderie from the beginning of the day to the end. For more information, head over to our Camp Details & Pricing page.

COME AND SHARE THE JOY WITH US @ THE BEST CAMP EVER!

YOUNG MUSLIMS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

  • We strive to facilitate a healthy lifestyle for the body, mind, and soul – as inspired by Islam’s universal values.

  • It started with a child’s desire to grow, a parent’s desire to provide the opportunity, and a family’s desire to work together in realizing a better future. This principal, existing simultaneously in all families, makes our origin a place we like to call “Home”. Our family of volunteers, and partners came together, understanding the goal, each one contributing efforts that are both priceless and timeless, to help build something they would not only consider their own, but worth sharing with all those aspiring for a healthier lifestyle.

     
  • A Healthy Lifestyle is one that caters to the balance between the body, mind, and soul. Each component requires nourishing, and seeks growth. Our success depends on realizing this balanced growth, as individuals, families, communities, and ultimately as all of creation.

     
  • Designed to provide growth on multiple levels:

    • BODY: Physical exercise to develop Strength, and Agility.
    • MIND: Mental training to develop Focus, Intelligence, and a Positive Attitude.
    • SOUL: Spiritual activity to develop Humility, Self Awareness, and Inner Peace.
  • An undeniable bond exists that unites us all, thereby instilling a collective predisposition towards harmony. Character, Care, and Cooperation are values that have no boundaries. We exist together, therefore we must work together, and together we shall succeed.

  • We are currently looking for Jr, Counsellors and Volunteers to join our team for the summer 2019 season. Apply today!

PROGRAMS Click on the icons below for more details!

Primary Campers

Primary Campers (Ages 4-7)

Primary campers delight in participating in an engaging and innovative program. Our play based program includes both indoor and outdoor learning opportunities.The day begins with an outdoor activity such as a nature walk, visiting one of two parks, yoga stretching or learning a new sport skill. Campers then enjoy their snacks and quiet time before embarking on a variety of activities indoors.

This year, a “Loose Parts” learning opportunity to develop problem solving and inquiry skills using natural materials in creative ways will be introduced. Campers learn respect, initiative, responsibility and resilience as they create inspired artifacts that will be photographed and digitally archived as evidence of their work. In addition to this, art activities, board games and technology will be used to develop an environment where campers simultaneously learn and have fun.

Time is carefully planned so that our young campers receive the best possible environment to develop their social, emotional and physical skills.

Campers aged 5-7 will participate in a Financial Literacy Program during one week (included in the cost of the camp)

PRICING & DETAILS

4-7 Year Olds

$225 per Week

8-12 Year Olds

$250 Per Week (Includes one field trip per week!)

Bonus

$25 OFF if you sign up for full 3 weeks (Full day only)!

Location

Richmond Hill, ON

Date

July 8 – July 26 (Mon to Fri)

Time

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Before & After Care available – 8 am until 4:30 pm. $25.00 Weekly Flat Rate PER CHILD. Payable in full at registration.

TESTIMONIALS See what other's are saying!

  • The camp was very conveniently located right off the 404. Camp counselors are friendly and polite. Kids had a blast each day!

    — Shams Ahsan.
  • Hani loved his experience at the camp. He enjoyed all the activities. The activities were varied enough to keep his interest, and involve all aspects of learning. What’s appreciated even more is that it strengthens the child’s attachment to Muslim community, make Muslim friends and increases his religious knowledge, and applies the daily Islamic way of life, which is something that is deeply needed more than anything else these days. In addition to the usual activities of a camp, the involvement and participation in Muslim community, making Muslim friends at his age, and going through an Islamic daily routine including prayers and duas is extremely valuable and influential, especially at his age.

    — Al Radif Family
  • My son’s experience at Camp was amazing. He enjoyed going there every day for two weeks, made new friends, learned many new academic, social, physical, and Islamic skills/knowledge. The coordinator and counselors were caring, friendly, and so much fun!! I will be sending my son next year and would highly recommend the best camp ever!

    — Jaffer Family.
  • They made a lot of friends and gained a Lot of knowledge!

    — Rajabali Family.
  • The fact that she never stopped talking about what she did at camp said it all for me. Loved how much she looked forward to going in the mornings. She loved the new friends she made and enjoyed games such as broken telephone and dodge-ball. I was thrilled to see her learn how to dribble a basketball and understand the game of soccer. Way to go guys you all ROCK!!!!!! Thanks for all the care, support and knowledge you imparted. May Allah bless all of you for always having the children’s best interest at heart.

    — Najarali Family.

CONTACT US Have a question? Drop us a line below!

CAMP DIRECTORS

FATIMA JESSA

B.A.A in Early Childhood Education from Ryerson University, B.Ed. from University of Toronto and currently completing her M.Ed in Educational Leadership Policy at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE – U of T). She has been working with the York Region District School Board as a teacher for 12 years. Her passion for equity, inclusivity and creating Positive Climates for Learning and working spaces inspires her to lead with innovative practices and facilitate modern learning environments. She is part of the School Improvement Planning, Mathematics and Modern Learning Team, and multiple initiatives within the board. Fatima is committed to leading a healthy lifestyle and shares her passion for balancing daily work, spirituality, emotional well being and being physically fit with many others in her community.

ZUHRA KANJI

 As a child, I had always wanted to attend a summer camp but due to the absence of a suitable (i.e. Islamic) camp, I wasn’t able to. Then one summer, someone we knew held a one-of-a-kind week-long session for pre-teen girls at the old 9000 Bathurst before it was developed. I remember doing many fun and creative things and making new friends. But what stuck with me the most and resonates within me now, is the story of Nabi Yusuf. As nervous as I was to recite the Qur’an in front of an entire group of girls I did not know, it was the Tafseer that stayed with me until this day. That, and the pillowcase we stitched ☺
Since then I have moved around the globe, first to the states, back here, and then on to Tanzania in East Africa and back again. Fluent in four languages, I love teaching, encouraging, and having fun with children. I have worked for many years with children of all ages, in a variety of settings; schools, camps, and community events, and my current focus is in special education and French immersion. And when I’m not doing all that — I’m a mother to a wonderful daughter.