Our greatest natural resource is in the minds of our children. – Walt Disney
ZAP Out of School Care Program is one of the three main programs of the Boys & Girls Club of Fort McMurray. It is Alberta licensed and accredited for childcare aged Kindergarten to 12 years old. This program provides high quality and affordable childcare and inclusive care programs that is both enriching and supportive for children, families, staff and community.
Out of School Care Programs
Before & After School Care
September through June
6:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Closed Dec. 24, 25, 28 & Jan 1
For children aged 5 to 12
Our before and after school program is based on Alberta Child Care Accreditation Standards. We provide a variety of activities suitable for school age children that focuses on social, emotional, physical, cognitive and creative development during the most crucial times of the day.
Thank you to PC Children’s Charity for being the exclusive national provider of healthy meals and snacks for all of our school programs, through the Basic Needs, Brighter Futures initiative!
School Break Care
Spring & Winter School Breaks
7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Teacher’s Convention Feb 22-26
Easter Break April 6-9
Closed on Easter Monday
For children in kindergarten to age 12
Youth can enjoy field trips, games, activities, physical education, arts & crafts, science, technology, mathematics, sports, and MORE! We also provide nutritious breakfast and snacks.
ZAP Summer OOS Care
July 2 – August 30
7:00AM – 5:30PM
For children age 5 to 12
At ZAP Summer Care, We’ve got something for everyone!
Youth age 5-12 years old can enjoy field trips, games, activities, physical education, arts & crafts, science, technology, mathematics, sports, and MORE!
We also provide nutritious breakfast and snacks.
Thank you to PC Children’s Charity for being the exclusive national provider of healthy meals and snacks for all of our summer programs, through the Summertime Eat Well initiative!
For children aged 6 –12
Power Up! is an academic support program that helps kids develop positive study habits and practices at school, and encourages a life-long interest in learning. Participants are given the tools and environment necessary to plan for academic goals, and are helped along the way by volunteer tutors and mentors.
Power Up! is generously funded by:
For children aged 7-13.
Using interactive, hands-on activities to engage different learning styles, STEAM Ahead encourages children to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fundamentals and includes an artistic (A) component to encourage creativity and innovation.
STEAM Ahead is generously funded by:
Kid Food Nation
January 15, 2020
For children aged 7–12
Kid Food Nation is a national initiative that helps kids and families develop food skills through hands-on experiences related to planning, preparing, and cooking. The program also features an online hub with resources for healthy eating and meal preparation, and a national recipe competition that encourages kids to put their food literacy skills into practice and submit original, healthy, and nutritious recipes.
Kid Food Nation is generously supported by: