Camps & Outdoor Education

Free Program from the Government of Canada

Learn about Canada's national parks, tips on planning a camping trip, and related skills like setting up a tent and cooking in the outdoors. Presented by Parks Canada as part of Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations.

For information on when you can register for a program near you, click below on the location closest to you! All ages welcomed!

To register or for more information, please call 647-439-6611 or 1-877-303-2267

Registration is now open for Summer 2017!

We are so excited for your Camper to join us at YMCA Day Camp this summer! We have been working hard developing new programs to keep your camper active and engaged, in a safe and fun environment. Whether it is your campers first or fifth summer, we are looking forward to creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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About Camp Pine Crest

Beautifully nestled in the heart of Muskoka, YMCA Camp Pine Crest offers a premier overnight camping experience for campers aged 4 to 16. Our programs include the camp necessities such as swimming, canoeing, outdoor living skills, natural arts and crafts and rock climbing. From two night introductory camp experiences, to one and two week traditional camp, and on to 7-week paddling expeditions to Northern wilderness, Pine Crest has an opportunity for every camper. Pine Crest also offers year-round Outdoor Education facilities, perfect for school groups, conferences and retreats. Check out our Information Guide for more details.

About Day Camps

Camping is for everyone, and the Y offers a variety of programs at over 50 locations to ensure we meet the needs and interests of your camper. Programs range from creative arts and cooking, film making to science programs, swimming lessons, outdoor adventure and more! Summer Day Camp offers new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships — in conservation and urban settings while allowing campers to return home each evening. Busing and extended hours is available across the city to support your family's busy schedule!

About YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre

Located in the Oak Ridges Moraine, just 45 minutes north of Toronto, YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre is the perfect place for children, youth and adults to grow in confidence and learn new skills. Cedar Glen welcomes outdoor education, retreat and conference groups, offering meals served in our dining hall, overnight accommodations, meeting facilities and a variety of outdoor experiential education programs. Day camp runs during the summer and school breaks.

About YMCA Summer Clubs

Conveniently located in community schools across the GTA, YMCA Summer Clubs are licensed and regulated programs for kids aged 4 to 12 years old, led by Registered Early Childhood Educators. Featuring a wide range of engaging and interactive activities, Summer Clubs help children develop new skills and have fun through group games, sports, arts and crafts, field trips, and much more!

View the Summer Club eGuide to explore the variety of club options available.

Key Dates
YMCA Summer Day Camp Registration Registration is open!
YMCA Overnight Camp Registration Open
YMCA Family Camp Registration Open
March Break Day Camp Registration Open

More camps, more activities, more fun!

  • Camp programs provide children and youth with stimulating and memorable experiences
  • Highly trained staff create safe, stimulating environments where children from ages 4-16 can thrive
  • Outdoor Education and Family Camp are year-round programs offering a holistic outdoor experience