YMCA of Greater Toronto

School Break Programs

The Y offers camp and child care options for Winter Break, March Break and Summer Break.

Winter Break Programs

When school is out, the Y offers a variety of programs for children 4–12 at various locations across the Greater Toronto Area. Choose from our Licensed Winter Break Child Care*, Outdoor Adventure Camp or Variety Day Camp where your children will enjoy fun activities and engage in exciting learning experiences.

December 23- January 6, 2023**

*Registration is open to families currently registered in YMCA Licensed Child Care program.
**Availability dates and timings may vary by program and location.

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Choose Your Winter Break Program

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Licensed Winter Break Child Care*

Based on the YMCA's Playing to Learn™ and A Place to Connect™ curricula, the program promotes development of important life skills like leadership and team building all under the supervision of a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE).

  • for ages 4–12
  • conveniently located in community schools across the GTA
  • fees:
  • -$34–$45 (1-day program)
    -$102–$129 (3-day program)
    -$136–$225 (4-day program)

*Registration is open to families currently registered in YMCA Licensed Child Care program.
**Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) discounts will be applied to eligible fees upon registration. See FAQ for details.

Day Camps

Outdoor Adventure Camp

Outdoor Adventure Camp at Cedar Glen offers campers an opportunity to work on their outdoor skills in archery, fire building, knot tying, shelter building and orienteering. Hikes, scavenger hunts and traditional camp games will round out this fun filled program. Activities will vary based on weather.

 Overnight Camps

Variety Day Camp

The Variety Day Camp program offers an active and fun environment for all campers to engage in arts, crafts, sports & games. Activities will vary based on the location and the facilities available.

Subsidy & Inclusion


How To Register

1-Click here to find all Winter Break Programs available.
2-Select program and click Enroll Now to register.
3-Login to My Y Account with your registered email address and password and complete your registration.
4-Check out from My Cart to make payment with a major credit card and receive an immediate confirmation through email.

Coming Up Next

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March Break Programs

 The Y offers exciting programs to keep children active and engaged while school is out in March. Choose from full day licensed child care, outdoor adventure or variety camps. Details coming early 2023.

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Summer Break Programs

Every year, the Y offers exciting Summer Break programs during summer to keep children active and engaged while on school break. Choose from exciting day camps, variety camps to licensed child care programs. Details coming early 2023.

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