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Aurora Prep Y Day Camp

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About Aurora Prep Y Day Camp

Y Day Camp utilizes Aurora Preparatory Academy to deliver a variety of programs. This location has access to a gymnasium, several classrooms and outdoor green space. 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 Aurora Preparatory Academy.

Camp Address
81 Industrial Pkwy N
Aurora, ON
L4G 4C4

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Staff at Aurora Prep Y Day Camp

Camp Director
Coming Spring 2024

Camp Email
Coming Spring 2024

Phone Number
Coming Spring 2024

Contact Centre
1-877-303-2267 or

Preparing for camp at Aurora Prep 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!

Swimming Information

Campers will walk to Aurora Family Leisure Complex once a week to participate in recreational swim. Kinder campers do not swim, they will enjoy on-site water activities.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Information

Follow the Y Day Camp signs to the parking lot, staff will greet you and your camper(s) at the main entrance of the building.

Friend Request Process

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.

Thank you!

Submit Friend Request

Walk Home Alone Process
Camper safety is important to the YMCA of Greater Toronto. Campers under age 10 must be signed out at the Y Day Camp location or bus stop, by an individual 16 years of age or older and listed as a main contact or authorized pick up during the registration process. This person will be required to show government issued ID.

Contacting Us After Hours

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.

If you have urgent concerns after hours, you can reach out to our Contact Centre until 8pm by phone, 1-877-303-2267 or email,

Lost and Found

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.

Overnight Program Information

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.

Meals included:
Thursday: Packed lunch, dinner and snacks
Friday: Hot breakfast, lunch and snacks

For more information on the overnight accommodations at Cedar Glen, please visit their website.

If your child has a dietary restriction please complete this form at least 1 week prior to your start of camp.

Download our packing list.

Leadership Program
Counsellor in Training is a 3-week youth leadership program that focuses on developing the skills required to become a day camp Counsellor.
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.

For more information on the overnight accommodation at Cedar Glen, please visit their website.

If your child has a dietary restriction please complete this form at least 1 week prior to your start of camp.

Download our packing list.