YMCA Camp Pine Crest

1090 Gullwing Lake Road
Torrance, ON P0C 1M0
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Phone: 1(877)878-9622

Email: camp.pinecrest@ymcagta.org

Programs Available at this Centre

YMCA Camp Pine Crest is located in Muskoka, Ontario. Nestled on the shores of beautiful Clear Lake, just two and a half hours north of Toronto, YMCA Camp Pine Crest is situated on over 650 acres and has provided outdoor camping experiences since 1910.


Overnight Camp Programs

YMCA Camp Pine Crest offers overnight camp programs through out the summer, starting at age 5!

Traditional Camp

Located in the nature-rich region of Muskoka, Ontario, YMCA Camp Pine Crest is home to over 650 acres of beautiful land and lake property.

We strive to provide campers with the highest-calibre Summer Camp experience possible. There is a Pine Crest program for every age, interest, and skill level; from introductory overnight camps for our youngest groups, to canoeing for 7 weeks in Northern Ontario. Children will have the opportunity to learn valuable life skills while also building relationships that will last a lifetime. Camp activities include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, snorkelling, arts and crafts, swimming, sports and outdoor skill building.

Our highly-trained staff are eager to help your camper make new friends, build self-esteem, and challenge themselves this Summer!

Registration for Summer 2018 is open! Act fast, we don't want to miss you!


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Outdoor Education

YMCA Camp Pine Crest offers Outdoor Education programming for elementary and secondary schools. Inquire today!

Programs for School Groups

YMCA Camp Pine Crest is a year-round Outdoor Education centre offering programs in the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. Our Outdoor Education programs offer school groups a variety of curriculum-based programs, designed for elementary, high school, college, or university students. Program lengths range from partial days to multi-night experiences - including available canoe and hiking trips, and are tailored to meet the needs of your group. Located in the nature-rich region of Muskoka, Ontario, YMCA Camp Pine Crest is home to over 650 acres of beautiful land and lake property.

YMCA Camp Pine Crest provides your students with the experience of a lifetime including:

  • Adventure — explore the outdoors throughout Fall, Winter and Spring at our 650-acre wilderness site
  • Discovery— personal growth and group development through teamwork and community building
  • Comfort — lodge accommodation with modern washrooms and showers or shared living space in traditional cabins
  • Spirit — connection to others and the natural world
  • Programming is also available for sports teams, corporate groups, and special interest groups, and we have indoor/outdoor space available for conferences and retreats.


    Call 1-877-878-9622 or e-mail camp.pinecrest@ymcagta.org for more information!



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    We are open for year-round group bookings!

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    We are open for year-round group bookings!

    Pine Crest supplies the staff, facilities, and programing for day and overnight bookings throughout the year. We work with schools, sports teams, conferences, youth groups, and special interest groups to design tailored experiences - including canoeing and hiking trips.  

    Contact us to learn more:

    • Complete our Online Inquiry Form

    • Email camp.pinecrest@ymcagta.org       

    • Phone 1-877-878-9622

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    Summer 2018 Registration is Open!

    Registration for Overnight Camp and Leadership Camps for 2018 is open!

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    Registration for Overnight Camp and Leadership/Adventure Leadership Camps for 2018 is open!

    Click here to download the Traditional Camps registration form and click here for the Leadership and Adventure Leadership registration form.

    You can also call 1-877-303-2267 to get registered, or visit our online registration website.

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    Alumni Programs

    Stay connected with Pine Crest year-round!

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    Stay connected with Pine Crest year-round!

    For many former staff members and campers, Pine Crest is a place that holds magical memories of Summer and friends. There are many opportunities to re-connect, or stay connected with Pine Crest throughout the year. Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for upcoming event invitations, and check out our Alumni Page for more information. 

    2018 Event Dates - Mark Your Calendars!

  • Annual Camp in the City Gathering - Saturday, December 23rd (Location: TBD)
  • Alumni Winter Chill Weekend - January 12th to 14th, 2018
  • Spring Volunteer Work Weekend - April 2018
  • Summer Alumni Weekend - June 1st to 3rd, 2018
  • Strong Start, Great Future Adventure Triathlon and Open House - June 16th, 2018
  • First Annual Alumni Charity Golf Tournament - Fall 2018
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    Registration for Certification Courses is Open!

    Pine Crest offers many different accredited certifications. Register today!

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    Pine Crest offers many different accredited certifications. Register today!

    Download and submit our Course Registration Form and partake in any (or all!) of the certifications Pine Crest has to offer. All certification courses are offered through accredited organizations, such as Wilderness Medical Associates, Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA) and the Lifesaving Society. Courses are open to the public and fill on a first-come-first-served basis. Some of the courses we offer are:

  • ORCKA Canoe Tripping 3, Moving Water 1 & 2, Basic Instructor
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Call 1-877-878-9622 for more information.

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    Women's Wellness Weekend 2018

    Kick back with your ladies and enjoy the Winter in Muskoka!

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    Kick back with your ladies and enjoy the Winter in Muskoka!

    YMCA Camp Pine Crest is offering it's first-annual Women's Wellness Weekend this Winter! A perfect blend of adventure, wellness and relaxation. Develop your cross-country skiing skills, partake in the high-ropes course, or cozy up next to a fire! 

    Get a group of your closest girls together, leave the city behind and breathe for a weekend! Meals, accommodations and programming are included. Specialty workshops such as a yoga class and paint-night are on the itinerary! Don't miss out, call 1-877-303-2267 to register or click here to download the form!

  • Dates: February 9-11, 2018
  • Cost: $220 (not incl. tax)
  • Minimum 19 years of age
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    Family Camp Regsitration is Open!

    All 2018 Family Camp programs are open for registration!

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    All 2018 Family Camp programs are open for registration!

    Click here to download our Registration Form or call 1-877-303-2267 to register.

    Why Choose a Family Camp Program?

    Family Camp programs are a great escape from busy lives to reconnect with each other. Spend quality time together in breathtaking scenery located in beautiful Muskoka, Ontario. Click here to download our information guide for more details.

    When is Family Camp?

    • Family Day Long Weekend (Feb 17-19, 2018)

    • Summer Family Camp (July 29 - Aug 4, 2018)

    • Spring Family Weekend (May 18-21, 2018)
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    Spring and Summer 2018 Hiring

    It's the most wonderful time of the year!

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    It's the most wonderful time of the year!

    We are putting together a highly-skilled staff team for the 2018 Spring and Summer seasons! If you, or someone you know of, would make a good fit for our team, please e-mail pinecresthiring@ymcagta.org to receive a hiring package. 

    We are looking for staff who are dedicated to working with children and passionate about Outdoor Education. In order to work in the Spring, Outdoor Educators must have a minimum of Standard First Aid and CPR-C. For the Summer, staff must have a minimum of Standard First Aid, CPR-C and their Lifeguarding certificate. Further certifications may be required for other positions. Roles on our Summer team include:

  • Counsellors
  • Program Area Heads
  • Section Heads
  • Outdoor Pursuit Supervisory Staff
  • Kitchen and Facilities Team Members
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