Toronto Island YMCA Day Camp

9 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M4Y 1T4
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Phone: 1(877)303-2267

Email: camps@ymcagta.org

Programs Available at this Centre

Toronto Island YMCA offers both Day Camp and Outdoor Education programs. A short ferry ride from downtown Toronto, our parkland site offers a variety of land and water activities. Summer Day Camp provides programs that keep your child engaged and active with fun, structured activities. Outdoor Education programs are offered during June and September for school and youth groups of all ages.

Camper group riding their bikes on the boardwalk beside the lake.

Day Camp Programs

We’re back on the Island! Thrilled to be returning to Ward’s Island, this large outdoor camp will welcome approximately 200 energetic campers each week! Both bused and driven campers meet their counselors at the Queen’s Quay Terminal at the bottom of Bay Street before taking a ferry ride to Ward’s Island. Each day starts and ends with a giant opening circle and closing circle, before counselors branch off and following their daily schedule with their 10-12 campers. Campers will participate in a variety of activities utilizing the sites large grassy fields, trails and surrounding shelters.

Private washroom and changing trailers are provided, and all campers have the opportunity to swim at least two times a week in our private above-ground swimming pool. Senior Outdoor Adventure Campers, Paddle & Peddle as well as youth programs will also swim at Ward's Beach. Swimming will be in a City of Toronto designated area, however campers will still wear lifejackets. Programs will happen rain or shine so make sure your camper comes prepared to be outside having fun for the day! Extended hours are available at various locations on our bus routes, for an additional fee of $15/week for AM, $25/week for PM or $40/week for both. Please see bus schedules for locations and weeks available, and note location on registration form.

Day Camp programs Include:

  • Multi Sports
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Paddle & Pedal(also with an overnight option!)
  • Wacky Sports
  • Youth Leadership

Early Bird Registration opens January 29, 2018! Save 10% off camp program fees by registering before March 30!


Summer Club Programs

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!


Group of students on bridge

Outdoor Education programs are available during June and September. We welcome elementary and secondary school groups, colleges and universities, and other groups of 10 to 150 participants. Programming led by YMCA staff is tailored to achieve your objectives whether it’s building leadership skills, achieving curriculum expectations or selecting activities that engage your participants. Please contact us for rates, available dates and any questions.



What's Happening

Outdoor Education Bookings

Weekdays from May 28th to June 29th and September 10th-28th, 2018!

Toronto Island offers the programs, staff and facilities for day bookings during the spring and fall. We welcome schools, retreats, sports teams, and other groups of youth and adults.

Contact us to learn more:

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Weekdays from May 28th to June 29th and September 10th-28th, 2018!

Toronto Island offers the programs, staff and facilities for day bookings during the spring and fall. We welcome schools, retreats, sports teams, and other groups of youth and adults.

Contact us to learn more:

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