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Cooper Koo YMCA Day Camp

Every day is a new adventure at Y Day Camp

About Cooper Koo YMCA Day Camp

Our Cooper Koo Family YMCA Day Camp is an air conditioned facility with a gymnasium, indoor program spaces and green space. Campers will participate in a recreational swim twice a week in the 25m pool. Kinder campers do not go swimming. They will participate in water play activities. 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 $40/week.

Where are we located?

Located in the Health & Fitness Centre on the eastern corner of Cherry Street and Eastern Ave.

Camp Address
461 Cherry Street
Toronto, ON
M5A 0H7

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Staff at Cooper Koo YMCA Day Camp

Camp Director
Abel Debesay

Camp Email

Phone Number

Contact Centre

1-877-303-2267 or

Preparing for camp at Cooper Koo YMCA 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!

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Review our Summer Day Camp Guide and FAQ for all your answers!

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Learn how value beads play an important role at Y Day Camp

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Although no two days are the same, see a sample schedule of a camp day

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Check out all camp programs available at this location

Swimming Information

Campers will swim twice a week in the on-site pool on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please note kinder campers will not go swimming. They will walk over to Corktown Commons for water play in the splash pad.

Please note, your camper may be required to wear a lifejacket regardless of swimming ability. Y Day Camps abides by Lifesaving Society pool standards and ratios.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Information

Drop off and pick up will be located on the 2nd floor at the Community Room. When you enter the building, follow the red foot prints and make your way up the staircase. You will see staff in blue shirts ready to greet you!

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. Campers age 10 + will be permitted to sign out of the Y Day Camp location or bus stop if indicated at time of registration. Campers age 10 + will not be permitted to sign out younger campers.

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.

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,

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