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Pickering Petticoat Creek Y Day Camp

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About Pickering Petticoat Creek Y Day Camp

Y Day Camp utilizes Petticoat Creek Conservation Area to deliver a variety of outdoor programs. This location has access to lake-front trails, a pavilion, 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 at the Petticoat Creek Conservation Area south of the 401 at the end of Whites Rd South in Pickering.

Camp Address
1100 Whites Road South
Pickering, ON
L1V 6X1

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Staff at Pickering Petticoat Creek Y Day Camp

Camp Director
Shay Morris

Camp Email

Phone Number

Contact Centre
1-877-303-2267 or

Preparing for camp at Pickering Petticoat Creek 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!

Bussing Information

Bussing is available for $100/week round trip. For a detailed schedule including times and pick-up and drop-off locations, please visit the

Swimming Information

Campers will take a chartered bus to Centennial Recreation Centre at 1967 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough, ON M1H 2W5. Swim days will be Wednesdays and Fridays.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Information

When you arrive at the main gates of the Conservation Area, inform the gate staff you are dropping off your children at YMCA Camp. Follow the directional signs for YMCA Day Camps where you will be greeted by a YMCA staff member. Follow the Y Day Camp signs and a staff will be there to greet you and your camper(s).

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!

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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.