Richmond Hill Lake Saint George Y Day Camp
Every day is a new adventure at Y Day Camp
About Richmond Hill Lake Saint George Y Day Camp
Y Day Camp utilizes Lake Saint George Bond Hall to deliver a variety of outdoor programs.
This location is situated near the waterfront with direct access to the lake, indoor program spaces, trails and green space.
Programs operate outdoors rain or shine!
Campers will swim off site at a nearby community pool.
Camp operates 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Extended hours are available on site from 7:30 - 9:00am and 4:00 - 6:00pm for an additional fee of $50/week.
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Where are we located?
Located in Lake Saint George Bond Hall .
950 Bethesda Side Rd
Richmond Hill , ON
Preparing for camp at Richmond Hill Lake Saint George Y Day Camp
Whether your child is an experienced camper or it is their first camp experience, it is always helpful to know what they can expect at your camp location this summer!
Campers will bus to Oak Ridges Community Centre on Tuesday and Thursday of each week to participate in recreational swim, they will have access to the water slide. Kinder campers do not swim, they will enjoy water activities in the outdoor splash pad - please ensure they have water shoes.
Follow the Y Day Camp signs to the entrance, staff will be ready to greet you and your camper(s).
In order to be placed in the same group as a friend, campers must be in the same age group and registered in the same program. For us to efficiently track the requests, you will need to complete this form for each individual week you are making a request for.
Please ensure your request is sent at least 2 weeks before the start of the program. We do our best to accommodate all requests, however we can not guarantee. If requests are submitted with less than 2 weeks before the start of the program we can not accommodate the request. Please note, one family will submit the request for both campers. Please only submit the request for your camper and one friend.
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Day Camp staff work between the hours of 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Following Ontario Bill 27 and in keeping with our values, the YMCA of Greater Toronto is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of employees. A Right to Disconnect policy has been initiated effective of June 2, 2022. The policy is intended to support work/life balance and staff wellbeing by ensuring that employees have the right to disconnect from their work outside of their scheduled hours regardless of whether they are in a centre/office or working remotely.
Although we try to keep campers' items in their backpacks, occasionally things are forgotten. Any items lost at camp are collected daily and kept in the camp office. If your camper loses an item, contact the Camp Director immediately and they will try to find it.
All lost items will only be stored on-site for one week, after which they will be donated to a local charity.
Unfortunately, the Y cannot take responsibility for lost items.
Please check your camper's possessions daily to ensure they arrive home with them.
Campers will take a chartered bus from the ferry terminal at 9:00 am to YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre on Thursday morning. While at Cedar Glen, campers will participate in leadership activities such as rock climbing, high and low ropes, swimming and a camp fire. Upon arrival campers will be provided with lunch, dinner in the dining hall and an evening snack.
Campers sleep in the Cedar Glen Grove Cabins which accomodate 8 per room, with a nearby washroom.
On Friday, campers will be provided with a hot breakfast and lunch before departure. Campers will return to the ferry terminal for pick-up or bus departure at 4:00pm.
For more information on the overnight accommodations at Cedar Glen, please visit their website.
Download our packing list here (Link to download packing list PDF)
Youth complete the High Five Healthy Child Development and Standard First Aid & CPR C certifications, as well as learn the skill of resume writing and interview techniques in our employment readiness workshop by the end of the program.
During the first week, youth will spend time enjoying camp activities, getting to know their group members, their trainer and learning about the expectations of the program.
Week 2 includes a week long overnight at YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre. Youth will take a chartered bus from the ferry terminal at 9:00am on Monday morning and depart Cedar Glen on Friday to return to the ferry terminal for pick-up or bus departure at 4:00pm.
During the second week, participants will have the opportunity to try rock climbing, high rope and low rope courses as well as swim in Cedar Glen’s outdoor pool. Youth will spend this week focusing on how to deliver programs to camp age groups as well as how to create a program plan.
Youth will be staying in the Grove Cabin accommodations which sleep 8.
All meals are provided in the Cedar Glen dining hall.
Week 3, youth will be paired with a day camp counsellor to demonstrate what they have learned and assist with delivering camp programs to younger campers. At the end of this week, youth will be given a performance appraisal by their trainer and receive 25 volunteer hours. Please note bussing is available from bus stops throughout the city for $100 round trip per week upon request.