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Day Camp


Helping the next generation of leaders develop skills, discover themselves and build self-confidence through fun and adventure.


About Day Camp

Day Camp offers campers an opportunity to discover their potential at camp. Through new experiences, skill-building programs, a supportive community and lasting friendships, we know they will be able to accomplish whatever they put their mind to during their camp week. Summer Day Camp is located in conservation and urban settings across the Greater Toronto Area and Muskoka, allowing campers to return home each evening.

Day Camp programs range from arts and science to sports, swimming, leadership, outdoor adventures and more!

The Y offers Day Camp during Summer Break when bussing and extended hours are available to support your family's busy schedule. Day Camp is also offered during Winter and March Break at a reduced number of locations across the GTA.

Summer Day Camp Locations

To find out more about our Day Camp locations click on the region and select the camp location.

Dufferin Locations

Location Address
Orangeville Island Lake Y Day Camp 673067 Hurontario Street, Orangeville

Durham Locations

Location Address
Ajax Westney Heights Day Camp 21 Coughlen Street, Ajax
Brooklin Chris Hadfield Y Day Camp 160 Carnwith Drive West, Brooklin
Courtice North Y Day Camp 1675 Nash Road, Courtice
Hampton Enniskillen Y Day Camp 7274 Holt Road, Hampton
Oshawa Maxwell Heights Y Day Camp 1100 Coldstream Drive, Oshawa
Oshawa YMCA Day Camp 99 Mary Street North, Oshawa
Pickering Petticoat Creek Y Day Camp 1100 Whites Road South, Pickering

Halton Locations

Location Address
Acton Park Avenue Y Day Camp 30 Park Avenue, Acton
Georgetown Trafalgar Road Day Camp 11643 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown
Halton Hills Terra Cotta Y Day Camp 14452 Winston Churchill Boulevard, Halton Hills
Milton E.C. Drury Y Day Camp 255 Ontario Street South, Milton
Milton Hitherfield Y Day Camp 2439 10th Side Road, Milton

Muskoka Locations

Location Address
YMCA Camp Pine Crest 1090 Gullwing Lake Road, Torrance

Peel Locations

Location Address
Brampton Heart Lake Y Day Camp 10818 Heart Lake Road, Brampton
Brampton YMCA Day Camp 20 Union Street, Brampton
Mississauga Artesian Drive Y Day Camp 3325 Artesian Drive, Mississauga
Mississauga Brookmede Y Day Camp 2250 Council Ring Road, Mississauga
Mississauga Forest Avenue Y Day Camp 20 Forest Avenue, Mississauga
Mississauga Holy Name of Mary Y Day Camp 2241 Mississauga Road, Mississauga
Mississauga Streetsville Y Day Camp 295 Queen Street South, Mississauga
Mississauga YMCA Day Camp 325 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga

Toronto Locations

Location Address
Central YMCA Day Camp 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto
Cooper Koo YMCA Day Camp 461 Cherry Street, Toronto
Etobicoke Collegiate Institute Y Day Camp 86 Montgomery Road, Etobicoke
North York YMCA Day Camp 567 Sheppard Avenue East, North York
Scarborough Jack Miner Y Day Camp 405 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough
Scarborough YMCA Day Camp 230 Town Centre Court, Scarborough
The Steve & Sally Stavro Family YMCA Day Camp 907 Kingston Road, Toronto
Toronto Broadview Avenue Y Day Camp 515 Broadview Avenue, Toronto
Toronto Fieldstone Y Day Camp 2999 Dufferin Street, North York
Toronto Fresh City Y Day Camp 160 Downsview Park Boulevard, North York
Toronto George S. Henry Y Day Camp 200 Graydon Hall Drive, North York
Toronto Givins/Shaw Y Day Camp 49 Givins Street, Toronto
Toronto Glebe Road Y Day Camp 20 Glebe Road East, Toronto
Toronto Hanlan Boat Club Y Day Camp 6 Regatta Road, Toronto
Toronto Island Y Day Camp 9 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Toronto Leslie Street Y Day Camp 65 Curzon Street, Toronto
Toronto Wineva Avenue Y Day Camp  140 Wineva Avenue, Toronto
West End YMCA Day Camp 931 College Street, Toronto

York Locations

Location Address
Aurora Preparatory Academy Y Day Camp 81 Industrial Parkway North, Aurora
East Gwillimbury Bathurst St Y Day Camp 19740 Bathurst Street, East Gwillimbury
Markham Main St Y Day Camp 32 Main St North, Markham
Markham Sam Chapman Y Day Camp 270 Alfred Paterson Drive, Markham
Markham YMCA Day Camp 101 YMCA Boulevard, Markham
Richmond Hill Swan Lake Y Day Camp 1229 Bethseda Sideroad, Richmond Hill
Stouffville Bruce's Mill Y Day Camp 3291 Stouffville Road, Stouffville
The YMCA at the David Braley Vaughan Centre Day Camp 200 Apple Mill Road, Vaughan
YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre 13300 Concession 11, Nobleton
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Day Camp FAQ

Whether it's your camper's first or fifth time at camp, we know how important it is to feel prepared and comfortable so they can focus on the most important thing — having fun!

How to register for Day Camp Programs

1. Summer Registration is open! Visit the Y Guide to plan your summer now!

2. For Winter and March Break programs visit My Y.

3. Register by phone by calling 647-439-6611 or 1-877-303-2267

What programs do you offer?

We offer 25 unique programs ranging from a number of different indoor and outdoor options. Check out our Day Camp program page to learn more!

Do you offer bussing? 

Yes, in the summer, we offer bussing across the GTA out of 9 day camp locations for an additional $75/week round trip. To view our bussing locations, stops, and drop off and pick up times, check out our bus schedules!

Do you offer extended hours?

Yes, we offer an extended hours program at a number of our camp locations. If you have registered your camper for extended hours, you can drop your child off any time between 7:30am – 9:00am. The end of the camp day is 4:00pm. If your camper is registered in extended hours, the latest time to pick up is 6:00pm. Please pack an extra snack for both AM & PM with a re-fillable water bottle.

What does a typical day at camp look like?

7:30 – 8:50am: Extended Hours (Dependent on Camp Location) The Extended Hours program provides campers with a variety of activities to choose from such as board games, puzzles, melt beads and arts & crafts.
Please bring an extra snack and re-fillable water bottle.

8:50 – 9:00am: Sign In

9:00 – 9:30am: Opening Circle and Attendance
Campers and staff participate in fun songs, games and camp traditions

9:30 – 9:45am: Transition Time
Campers and staff rotate to their first activity. They are given the opportunity to hydrate, eat a snack, use the washroom and apply sunscreen or bug spray if required.

9:45 – 10:30am: Program Block 1
Campers participate in their first program. For example, campers in science may participate in an exciting science project or experiment. Please note that some groups may combine two program times depending on the activity.

10:45 – 11:00am: Transition Time

11:00– 12:00am: Program Block 2

12:00 – 12:45pm: Lunch

12:45pm – 1:45pm: Program Block 3

1:45pm – 2:00pm: Transition Time

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Program Block 4

3:00 – 3:45pm: Closing Circle and Values Bead Ceremony
The camp day ends with a closing circle and values bead ceremony. Counsellors recognize campers who have demonstrated positive values throughout the day. At the end of the week, campers who have earned all 6 values beads are awarded their gold bead of excellence. On Fridays, the coveted camp spirit trophy is awarded to the camper group that earned the most spirit points.

3:45 – 4:00pm: Sign Out

4:00 – 6:00pm: Extended Hours (Dependent on Camp Location)

Do you offer Financial Assistance?

Yes. If you require YMCA Financial Assistance, please complete this form with proof of income, and continue registration for your program(s) of choice. We recommend you do this to hold your spot(s) until assistance approval is received. Spots and assistance are not guaranteed, and YMCA assistance is available on a first come first served basis. To register in advanced of assistance approval, a credit card will be required for payment of deposit. You will receive a full refund if assistance is not approved, and you choose not to attend the program. If you require support to complete your online registration, please call 1-877-303-2677.

Do you offer overnight programs?

Yes! In the summer we offer a 1 night overnight program at our Toronto Island Y Day Camp and at YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre Day Camp for campers ages 9 – 12. Campers will participate in leadership activities such as rock climbing, high and low ropes, swimming and a camp fire. Campers will spend the night in a cabin at YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre. All meals will be provided.

We also have an overnight component in our Counsellor in Training Program. This program is offered at our Toronto Island Y Day Camp and at YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre Day Camp for campers ages 13 – 15. During week 2 of this 3-week program, Youth will stay at YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre. Youth will have the opportunity to try rock climbing, high rope and low rope courses as well as swim in Cedar Glen’s outdoor pool. Youth will spend this week focusing on how to deliver programs to camp age groups as well as how to create a program plan. All meals are provided.

Check out our overnight programs on our YGuide!

What is the Value Beads program?

Value Beads play an important role as a sign of character and personal achievement. Beads at camp provide recognition and promote positivity. They are worn as a reminder of what we value in our camp community.

Throughout the week, beads are awarded to individual campers for demonstrating our Y Day Camp values of kindness, inclusiveness, respect, integrity, optimism and well-being. Ask your camper how they earned their beads!

Accessibility and Inclusion Program Support

The Accessibility and Inclusion program that is offered through YMCA of Greater Toronto Camping and Outdoor Education department, provides support to children between the ages of 4–12 who require additional support or 1:1 care while participating in our programs. We will do our best to ensure that every child is placed in a program, at a camp location, and with a staff member to best accommodate their needs while with us. Some of our sites are not fully accessible however, we will work with families to discuss options of other locations that will best suit their needs within the YMCA of Greater Toronto's locations throughout the GTA.

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Join Our Y Day Camp Alumni

Camp is all about creating connections. Whether it has been one year or 10 years since your last summer working at Y Day Camp, we want to stay connected. Join a community that has made a positive impact on the lives of countless campers and peers.

Did you know?
50% of YMCA Day Campers receive financial assistance or government subsidies.

Without support from donors like you, too many children and youth wouldn’t be able to access the fun, friendship, and learning opportunities of camp — and their parents wouldn't be able to afford this crucial form of care that enables them to work through the summer months.


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