Girls in Water Hanging Off Dock

Summer Day Camp

YMCA Camp Pine Crest also offers a day camp for families who live or cottage locally. Every week has a unique theme and every day is full of fun!
For children between 4-8 years of age, this is the best place in Muskoka to spend summer days!

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Little Critters Day Camp

(Ages 4-8)

Located in beautiful Muskoka, Camp Pine Crest offers a great day camp for kids aged 4-8. We provide a safe and engaging camp experience where kids can get outside, make new friends and enjoy a wide range of summer camp programs. Day camp operates Monday-Friday throughout the summer between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Fee: $370

Girl Smiling on Dock
Arts and Crafts
Boy on Ropes
What does a typical day at camp look like?

Campers will spend all day enjoying the outdoors! Rain or shine, campers will be having a blast exploring all Pine Crest has to offer. Campers will have 5 different program blocks throughout the day and take part in programming with the same group all week.

What should campers pack each day for day camp?

Each day your camper should be dressed appropriately for the weather, rain or shine, and bring the following every day in a backpack:

  • Raincoat (to enjoy every day, rain or shine)
  • Bug Spray and Sunscreen (to reapply throughout the day)
  • Swimsuit and Towel (for swimming and boating activities)
  • A hearty and healthy lunch* (use reusable containers to reduce waste)
  • Two healthy snacks* (to keep energized all day)
  • Hat (sun safety is important)
  • Refillable water bottle (to keep hydrated)
  • Running shoes & sandals (to stay active all day long!). Sandals must have a backstrap for water front use

We strongly encourage you to label all your child’s belongings to prevent lost items.

Does Pine Crest provide lunch?

Pine Crest can provide lunch for an added fee. More information as well as a weekly menu will be provided before program start.

What kind of programs are offered?

Little Critters is an action packed day camp program that includes a wide range of activities. Activities include Outdoor Swimming, Hiking, Crafts, Canoeing, Kayaking, Outdoor Living Skills, and so much more!

Is Little Critters the only summer program at Pine Crest?

No. Camp Pine Crest operates an overnight camp for children aged 5-16 at the same time as our day camp program. Our Little Critters program has it's own dedicated building where campers can store their belongings and hang out with our other critters. When participating in programs, Day Campers will be able to participate in the same programs that our overnight campers do.

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Contact Us

YMCA Camp Pine Crest
1090 Gullwing Lake Rd
Torrance, ON
P0C 1M0
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Outdoor Centre email:
Summer Camp email:

Camp Pine Crest Office: 1-877-878-9622
The Camp Pine Crest office does not handle summer camp registration.
Any registration-related changes will need to be sent to the Registration Office.
Registration Office: 1-877-303-2267
Registration Email: