School Break Programs

The Y offers a variety of engaging camp and child care options

Fun, friendship, and adventure during winter break!

Registration is now OPEN for all YMCA Winter Break programs. Be sure to register your child today as spots fill up fast!

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About YMCA Winter Break programs

The Y offers a wide array of interactive programs chock-full of fun to keep kids busy and safe during the winter break. At one of our enriching child care or camp programs, your 4- to 12-year-old will enjoy activity-filled days and engage in exciting learning experiences while creating life-long memories with new friends.

How to Register

Choose your YMCA Winter Break program

YMCA Winter Break Child Care

Winter Break Child Care locations are licensed programs conveniently located in community schools throughout the GTA. Led by Registered Early Childhood Educators, these programs provide children (ages 4 to 12) with engaging, hands-on indoor and outdoor experiences that are focused on their interests and healthy development. Whether it’s through the visual and dramatic arts, sports, or group games, your child will stay active, learn new skills, and have fun! Busing is not available. Extended care is included.

Note: Standard hours are 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM; some centres’ hours may vary.

Location Address Intersection Dates
Ajax Nottingham 50 Seggar Ave Williamson Dr W/Seggar December 27-29, January 2-5
Beaverton King St 270 King St W King St/Mara Road December 27-29, January 2-5
Brooklin Chris Hadfield 160 Carnwith Dr W Thickson/Ashburn January 2-5
Courtice Dr Emily Stowe 71A Sandringham Dr Sandringham/Hwy 2 December 27-29, January 2-5
Newcastle Glass Court 20 Glass Court Beaver/Glass January 2-5
Oshawa St. Kateri Tekakwitha 1425 Cold Stream Drive Coldstream/Grandview December 27-29, January 2-5
Oshawa Kedron 1935 Ritson Rd N Ritson/Conlin December 27-29, January 2-5
Pickering Father Fenelon 795 Eyer Drive Bayly/Whites December 27-29, January 2-5
Pickering St Elizabeth Seton 490 Strouds Lane Rosebank Rd/Strouds Lane December 27-29, January 2-5
Pickering St Wilfrid 2360 Southcott Rd Brock/Concession 3 December 27-29, January 2-5
Pickering Vaughan Willard 1911 Dixie Rd Dixie/Glenanna December 27-29, January 2-5
Port Perry Good Shepherd 1650 Reach St Reach Street/Hwy 12 December 27-29, January 2-5
Uxbridge Joseph Gould 144 Planks Lane Brock St E/Nelkydd Lane December 27-29, January 2-5
Whitby St Matthew 60 Willowbrook Dr Brock/Rossland December 27-29, January 2-5

Note: Standard hours are 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM; some centres’ hours may vary.

Location Address Intersection Dates
Georgetown Silver Creek 170 Eaton St Miller/Eaton St December 27-29, January 2-5
Milton Irma Coulson 625 Sauve St Sauve/Derry Rd December 27-29, January 2-5
Milton Escarpment View 351 Scott Blvd Scott/Derry Rd December 27-29, January 2-5
Orangeville Credit Meadows 220 Blind Line Blind Line/Broadway January 2-5

Note: Standard hours are 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM; some centres’ hours may vary.

Location Address Intersection Dates
Bolton Ellwood 35 Ellwood Dr Ellwood/Hwy 50 January 2-5
Brampton Grenoble 33 Greenbriar Rd Greenbriar/Central Park January 2-5
Brampton Ingleborough 60 Ingleborough Dr Ingleborough/Elbern Markell January 2-5
Brampton Kennedy Rd* 9996 Kennedy Rd N Bovaird/Kennedy Rd N December 27-29, January 2-5
Brampton Our Lady of Peace 15 Fincham Ave Mclaughlin/Queen January 2-5
Brampton Russell Barber 225 North Park Dr North Park/Williams Pkwy January 2-5
Mississauga Castlebridge 2801 Castlebridge Dr Glen Erin/Thomas January 2-5
Mississauga Champlain Trail 895 Ceremonial Dr Bristol Rd W/McLaughlin January 2-5

*Brampton Kennedy Road Winter Break program accepts children aged 4- to 5-years old only

Note: Standard hours are 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM; some centres’ hours may vary.

Location Address Intersection Dates
Aurora Hartman 130 River Ridge Blvd Bayview/River Ridge January 2-5
Aurora St. Jerome 20 Bridgenorth Dr Bayview/Wellington January 2-5
Kleinburg 10391 Islington Ave Major Mackenzie/Islington January 2-5
Markham Legacy 51 Russell Jarvis Dr 9th Line/Hwy 407 January 2-5
Markham Reesor Park 69 Wooten Way N Hwy 7/Markham January 2-5
Markham Stonebridge 168 Stonebridge Dr Ninth Line/16th Ave January 2-5
Newmarket Alexander Muir 75 Ford Wilson Blvd Davis/Yonge January 2-5
Richmond Hill Crosby Heights 190 Neal Dr Bayview/Major Mackenzie January 2-5
Richmond Hill Kettle Lakes 62 Kingshill Rd King/Bathurst January 2-5
Richmond Hill Oakridges 160 Coons Rd Yonge/Bloomington January 2-5
Thornhill Brownridge 65 Brownridge Dr Bathurst/Clarke January 2-5
Unionville Central Park 100 Central Park Dr 16th/McCowan January 2-5
Unionville Coledale* 60 Coledale Rd 16th/Warden January 2-5
Vaughan Dr Roberta Bondar 401 Grand Trunk Ave Dufferin/Major Mackenzie January 2-5

*Unionville Coledale Winter Break program accepts children aged 4- to 5-years-old only


YMCA Winter Break Indoor Camp

Offered at YMCA Health and Fitness Centres, Winter Break Indoor Camps provide children (ages 4 to 12) with new and thrilling experiences promoting the development of physical literacy and lifelong skills. Throughout the break, kids will have their pick of small-group activities like arts and crafts, cooperative games, and team sports. Campers (ages 6 to 12 only) also get to take advantage of the Y’s aquatic facilities and enjoy daily recreational swimming. Under the guidance of our certified swim instructors, children will develop swim skills and build confidence in the water. Busing is not available.

Note: Standard hours are 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM; some centres’ hours may vary.

Location Age Group Dates
Brampton YMCA 6 to 12 December 27-29, January 2-5
Markham YMCA 6 to 12 December 27-29, January 2-5
Mississauga YMCA 6 to 12 December 27-29, January 2-5
Toronto Central YMCA 6 to 12 December 27-29, January 2-5
Toronto Cooper Koo YMCA 4 to 12 December 27-29, January 2-5
Toronto Sheppard YMCA 6 to 12 December 27-29, January 2-5

YMCA Winter Break Outdoor Camp

If your child is looking for a new habitat to investigate, Winter Break Outdoor Camp at the Y is right up their alley! This program takes place at the scenic YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre, and is led by our skilled outdoor education staff who will help your youngster (ages 4 to 12) gain a lasting appreciation for nature. Each day, kids explore and discover the wonders of the natural world through outdoor play, snowshoeing, and more! Busing is not available.

Note: Standard hours are 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

Location Age Group Dates
YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre Ages 4 to 12 December 27-29, January 2-5

Winter Break Program Registration

Online registration in four easy steps:

  1. Go to econnect.ymcagta.org
  2. Click on the "Login" button and enter your Login ID and PIN.
  3. Click on the "Programs" tab to browse (Winter Break programs are now under the "Seasonal" section), then select “Add” to register.
  4. Check out from “My Basket” to make payment with a major credit card and receive an immediate confirmation of registration through email.

By Form:
Save the downloaded form onto your computer before filling it out and submitting.
2017-18 Winter Break Programs Registration and Financial Assistance Form (PDF)

Submit form by Email:
camps@ymcagta.org

Submit form by Fax:
416-928-2030

By Phone:
647-439-6611
1-877-303-2267

By Mail:
YMCA Program Registration Office
2200 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, ON M4S 2C6

Medication Form:
If your child requires medication during the day, download the YMCA medication form below and ensure you hand it, with the medication, directly to a YMCA staff member on the first day of the program.
Camper Medication Form (PDF)

Integration and Accessibility Program 1:1 Support

Available to families with children who require additional support while in YMCA programming. We do our best to ensure that every child is placed in a program that best supports their needs. Some sites are not fully accessible.

To register, please complete the online Inquiry Form. Deadline for submission is November 23, 2017.