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, volunteers and their families is the number one priority for us. In light of the on-going Covid-19 situation, all our planned summer day camp programs are currently cancelled. We are waiting for updated guidance from public health and the provincial government regarding health and safety conditions that must be in place to safely operate programs for children and youth. These conditions will guide our preparations to create and deliver new summer program offerings to support our families. We look forward to sharing more details about these programs as well as registration information, sometime in June.


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!


2020 Registration Key Dates
YMCA Summer Day Camp Registration Is now open!
YMCA Overnight Camp Registration Closed for 2020.
YMCA Camp Pine Crest Leadership Lottery Closed for 2020.
YMCA Camp Pine Crest Financial Assistance  Closed for 2020.
Y Family Adventures Is now open!

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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