Camps & Outdoor Centres
From day camp and overnight camp to trail passes and cabin rentals, discover programs and activities that empower young people and build community leaders.
Options for Everyone!
YMCA Camp and Outdoor Centres offers programs year-round. Camp programs help the next generation of leaders develop skills, discover themselves and build self-confidence through fun and adventure.
The YMCA of Greater Toronto has two Outdoor Centres.
YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre is located in the Oak Ridges Moraine, just 45 minutes north of Toronto, and YMCA Camp Pine Crest is located on Clear Lake, in the heart of Muskoka.
Both centres are the perfect place for children, youth and adults to grow in confidence and learn new skills. We welcome outdoor education seekers, retreat and conference groups, overnight accommodations, meeting facility rentals and a variety of outdoor experiential education programs.
The Y offers day camp at locations across the GTA and in Muskoka. Campers ages 4 to 16 can enjoy a variety of fun, interactive activities, sports, games, arts and crafts and even science experiments.
Day Camp programs are offered Monday to Friday during school break sessions including Summer, Winter, March Break and on Saturdays during our fall session.
We believe physical and social activities are critical for children’s development.
Our premier overnight camp programs include the traditional camp necessities such as swimming, canoeing, outdoor living skills, natural arts and crafts and rock climbing for children aged 4-16 during the summer months. We offer two-night introductory camp experiences, one and two-week traditional overnight camp programs, and upwards of 8-week paddling expeditions to Northern wilderness for our Leadership camper. These overnight camp programs are run out of YMCA Camp Pine Crest, beautifully nestled in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario. We offer an opportunity for every camper and skill level.
The YMCA has been deliverying premier Leadership Camp programs for over 100 years. YMCA Camp Pine Crest is known for its challenging leadership programs, out-tripping, and commitment to developing skills for individuals that contribute back to their home community. No matter which leadership program you choose, you will work with staff who are committed to helping you thrive by working to develop independence, caring relationships, and skills. We offer incredible experiences for teens to help them improve their confidence, communication skills and independence, all in the outdoors. Participants will leave these programs inspired to better themselves and the world around them! Leadership Camp is offered at YMCA Camp Pine Crest, nestled in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario.
This new program is designed to ignite a love of the outdoors by offering accessible skill building activities to empower equity deserving communities to be comfortable in the outdoors.
Join us for FREE, outdoor educator led sessions to focus on building skills and confidence, learning more about the natural world around you, and connecting with others. We are committed to supporting you in your journey to enjoying the outdoors and learning new skills, year-round.
Key Registration Dates
|2023 Summer Day Camp||Registration Closed|
|2023 Overnight Camp at Pine Crest||Registration Closed|
|2023 Leadership Programs at Pine Crest||Registration Closed|
|Outdoor Centres: Outdoor Education and Group Bookings||Open Year-Round|
|Individual & Family Programs and Retreats||See What's Available|
|Open Outdoors Registration||Now Open!|
|Forest School||Now open!|
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Through all the darkness the pandemic has brought, our incredible donors have been beacons of hope. They’ve made it possible for our charity to support our communities through food banks, emergency shelter, child care, and so much more.