Camps & Outdoor Education

Where Summer Happens!

YMCA Day Camp and Outdoor Education programs provide unique, comprehensive programming that build confidence, leadership skills and environmental awareness.

It may be chilly outside but our YMCAGTA Day Camps team is in full planning mode for Summer 2018! We have started hiring our team of child-focused dedicated and enthusastic staff and are counting down the days until registration opens on Monday January 29th 2018!

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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 45 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 are 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!

2018 Registration Key Dates
YMCA Summer Day Camp Registration Opens Monday January 29th 2018
YMCA Overnight Camp Registration Wednesday, November 8th
YMCA Camp Pine Crest Leadership Lottery Tuesday, October 10th 
YMCA Camp Pine Crest Financial Assistance  Tuesday, October 10th 
YMCA Family Camp Registration Wednesday, November 8th
March Break Day Camp Registration Closed

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