Winter Break Programs

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

Fun, friendship, and adventure during winter break!

Winter Break registration is NOW OPEN. Register your child today for an unforgettable 2 weeks at the Y—spots are filling fast!

Choose your YMCA Winter Break program

YMCA Winter Break Child Care

Winter Break Child Care is a licensed program 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!

Standard hours of operation are 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM; however, some centres' hours may vary. Busing is not available. Extended care is included. Deadline to register for Winter Break Child Care is December 21, 2018 at midnight.

*Please note: Programs open on December 24th and December 31st will be closing at 4:00pm.

Location Address Intersection Dates
Ajax Nottingham 50 Seggar Ave Seggar/Williamson Dr W December 24, 27-31, January 2-4
Beaverton King St 270 King St W King St/Mara Road December 24, 27-31, January 2-4
Bowmanville Dr. Ross Tilley 45 Westside Dr Baseline/Waverly January 2-4
Bowmanville John M James 175 Mearns Ave Mearns/Concession December 24, 27-31, January 2-4
Brooklin Chris Hadfield 160 Carnwith Dr W Ashburn/Carnwith Dr W December 24, 27-31, January 2-4
Courtice Dr Emily Stowe 71A Sandringham Dr Sandringham/Hwy 2 December 24, 27-31, January 2-4
Newcastle Glass Court 20 Glass Court Beaver/Robert January 2-4
Oshawa St. Kateri Tekakwitha 1425 Cold Stream Drive Coldstream/Grandview St N December 24, 27-31, January 2-4
Oshawa Kedron 1935 Ritson Rd N Conlin Rd/Ritson Rd N December 24, 27-31, January 2-4
Oshawa Waverly 100 Waverly Street South King St W/Waverly St S December 24, 27-31, January 2-4
Pickering St Elizabeth Seton 490 Strouds Lane Rosebank/Strouds January 2-4
Pickering St Wilfrid 2360 Southcott Rd Brock/Finch December 24, 27-31, January 2-4
Pickering Vaughan Willard 1911 Dixie Rd Dixie/Glenanna December 24, 27-31, January 2-4
Port Perry S.A. Cawker 16200 Old Simcoe Road Old Simcoe/Reach December 24, 27-31, January 2-4
Uxbridge Joseph Gould 144 Planks Lane Planks/Nelkydd December 24, 27-31, January 2-4
Whitby St Matthew 60 Willowbrook Dr Brock/Rossland January 2-4
Location Address Intersection Dates
Georgetown St. Brigid 73 Miller Drive Miller/Barber January 2-4
Milton Irma Coulson 625 Sauve St Sauve/Derry Rd January 2-4
Orangeville Credit Meadows 220 Blind Line Blind Line/Broadway January 2-4
Location Address Intersection Dates
Brampton Our Lady of Peace 15 Fincham Ave Mclaughlin/Queen January
2-4
Brampton St. Angela Merici 83 Edenbrook Hill Drive Bovaird/Edenbrook Hill January
2-4
Mississauga St. Bernard of Clairvaux 3345 Escada Drive Eglinton/Tenth Line January
2-4
Mississauga St. Hilary 5070 Fairwind Drive Eglinton/Hurontario January
2-4

*Please note: Unionville Coledale is only accepting children ages 4 to 5-years-old for their Winter Break Program

Location Address Intersection Dates
Aurora Hartman 130 River Ridge Blvd Bayview/River Ridge January
2-4
Aurora St. Jerome 20 Bridgenorth Dr Bayview/Wellington January
2-4
Kleinburg 10391 Islington Ave Major Mackenzie/Islington January
2-4
Markham Reesor Park 69 Wooten Way N Hwy 7/Markham January
2-4
Newmarket Alexander Muir 75 Ford Wilson Blvd Davis/Yonge January
2-4
Richmond Hill Bernard 245 Bernard Ave Elgin Mills/Yonge January
2-4
Richmond Hill Kettle Lakes 62 Kingshill Rd King/Bathurst January
2-4
Richmond Hill Silver Pines 112 Stave Crest Bathurst/Elgin Mills January
2-4
Stouffville Oscar Peterson 850 Hoover Park Dr Hoover Park/Sandiford January
2-4
Thornhill Brownridge 65 Brownridge Dr Bathurst/Clarke January
2-4
Unionville Central Park 100 Central Park Dr 16th/McCowan January
2-4
Unionville Coledale* 60 Coledale Rd 16th/Warden January
2-4
Vaughan Dr Roberta Bondar 401 Grand Trunk Ave Dufferin/Major Mackenzie January
2-4

YMCA Winter Break Child Care program fees vary based on region and type of program. Rates for 2018 programs offered at YMCA Child Care locations are:

Region Program Fees
Dufferin $42/day
Durham Region $42/day
Durham North
(Beaverton, Port Perry, and Uxbridge)
$34/day
Halton Region $42/day
Peel Region
(Mississauga and Brampton)
$42/day
York Region $42/day

YMCA Winter Break Indoor Camp

Offered at YMCA Health and Fitness Centres, Winter Break Indoor Camp provides 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 recreational swimming.

Standard hours of operation are 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM for all centres. Busing is not available. Extended care is included.

Please Note:

  • All Health & Fitness Indoor Winter Break Camps will be closed on December 24th and December 31st with the exception of Mississauga Y
  • Cooper Koo is the only location offering Indoor Camp for children ages 4 to 5 years old*
  • Children ages 4 to 5 will not be able to swim or have access to our aquatic facilities**

Location Age Group Dates Fees
Brampton YMCA 6 to 12 December 27-28,
January 2-4
$50/day
Markham YMCA 6 to 12 December 27-28,
January 2-4
$50/day
Mississauga YMCA 6 to 12 December 24, 27-31,
January 2-4
$50/day
Toronto Central YMCA 6 to 12 December 27-28,
January 2-4
$50/day
Toronto Cooper Koo YMCA* 4 to 5**
6 to 12
December 27-28,
January 2-4
$55/day (Kinder)
$50/day (School Age)
Toronto Sheppard YMCA 6 to 12 December 27-28,
January 2-4
$50/day

Extended Care Hours

Does 9AM - 4PM not work for your schedule? Extended hours are available at all YMCA Indoor Camp locations! Whether you need care for before and/or after camp hours, we will make sure your camper is in a safe, supervised, and fun environment. This year, our AM and PM rates are included in our fees. Our 2018 Extended Care Hours are as follows:

Type Hours Fee
Extended AM Care 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Included
Extended PM Care 4:00PM - 6:00PM Included

*Please Note: Extended Hours will not be offered on December 24th or 31st.

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--indoor programs will be offered in session as well.

Standard hours of operation are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, but extended care is available & included in your camper's daily fee this year. Busing is not available. Deadline to register for Winter Break Outdoor Camps is December 21, 2018 at midnight.

Program & Location Age Group Dates Fees
Kinder Camp at
YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre
4 to 5 December 24, 27-31,
January 2-4
$50/day
Outdoor Adventure Jr. at
YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre
6 to 8 December 24, 27-31,
January 2-4
$50/day
Outdoor Adventure Sr. at
YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre
9 to 12 December 24, 27-31,
January 2-4
$50/day

Extended Care Hours

Does 9AM - 4PM not work for your schedule? We offer extended hours for YMCA Outdoor Camp! Whether you need care for before and/or after camp hours, we will make sure your camper is in a safe, supervised, and fun environment. This year, our AM and PM rates are included in our fees. Our 2018 Extended Care Hours are as follows:

Type Hours Fee
Extended AM Care 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Included
Extended PM Care* 4:00PM - 6:00PM Included

* Please note: There will be no extended PM care on December 24th and December 31st.

Lunch Options

After a morning of fun and excitement, campers can refuel with a nutritious and delicious lunch. Meals provided will leave your child feeling healthy, satisfied, and ready for an afternoon of camp adventures.

Lunch is available for $6/day and includes a drink, sandwich, granola bar, and fruit. Please register through the contact centre at 1-877-303-2267 and be sure to confirm any dietary restrictions your camper may have.

How to Register for Winter Break

Deadline to apply for Child Care and Outdoor Camps is December 21, 2018 at midnight!

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 (March 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 Registration Form (below) onto your computer before filling it out and submitting it to us
2018 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)