Camp Counsellor-in-training Program (DAFA)

Our Camp Counsellor-in-training program gives young people ages 15 to 17 a chance to develop the knowledge and the skills they need to become day camp or summer camp counsellors or to work in a similar field (like child care). Participants who complete the program receive a Diplôme d'aptitude aux fonctions d'animateur (DAFA).

The YMCA is an organization with a great deal of experience in operating day camps and summer camps, and also trains staff for day camps that are managed by other organizations in the Montréal area.

Most of our counsellors-in-training are referred to the program by their future employers and must successfully complete the program to meet the conditions of their employment. Here are more details about the program.