Camps & Outdoor Education

Where Summer Happens!

YMCA Day Camps, Outdoor Education programs, and Overnight Camp, provide unique, comprehensive programming that builds confidence, leadership skills and environmental awareness.


About Day Camps

The safety of our campers, staff, and their families is our number one priority. In light of the on-going Covid-19 situation, we are planning to operate 30+ summer day camp locations across the Greater Toronto Area. We will continue to follow guidance from public health and the provincial government regarding health and safety conditions that will be in place to safely operate programs for children. These conditions will once again guide our preparations to create and deliver summer program offerings to support our families. We look forward to sharing more details about these programs as well as registration information on February 15th 2021.  


About Camp Pine Crest

Beautifully nestled in the heart of Muskoka, YMCA Camp Pine Crest offers a premier overnight camping experience for campers aged 4 to 16. Our programs include the camp necessities such as swimming, canoeing, outdoor living skills, natural arts and crafts and rock climbing. From two night introductory camp experiences, to one and two week traditional camp, and on to 7-week paddling expeditions to Northern wilderness, Pine Crest has an opportunity for every camper. Pine Crest also offers year-round Outdoor Education facilities, perfect for school groups, conferences and retreats. Check out our Information Guide for more details.


About YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre

Located in the Oak Ridges Moraine, just 45 minutes north of Toronto, YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre is the perfect place for children, youth and adults to grow in confidence and learn new skills. Cedar Glen welcomes outdoor educationretreat and conference groups, offering meals served in our dining hall, overnight accommodations, meeting facilities and a variety of outdoor experiential education programs. Day Camp runs during the summer and school breaks.


About YMCA Summer Clubs

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!


2021 Registration Key Dates
YMCA Summer Day Camp Registration February 16, 2021
YMCA Overnight Camp Registration Open for 2021
YMCA Camp Pine Crest Leadership Lottery Open for 2021
YMCA Camp Pine Crest Financial Assistance  Open for 2021
Y Family Adventures February 16, 2021

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  • Camp programs provide children and youth with stimulating and memorable experiences
  • Highly trained staff create safe, stimulating environments where children from ages 4-16 can thrive
  • Outdoor Education and Family Camp are year-round programs offering a holistic outdoor experience