Our Overnight Camp programs offer a classic camp experience filled with friends, learning, and fun. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in activities like swimming, archery, canoeing, rock climbing and so much more!
Summer 2023 Registration is Open!
Being at camp is a unique, memorable and rewarding experience. Our goal at YMCA Camp Pine Crest is to provide a safe and unique environment for children to push themselves out of their comfort zones, disconnect from technology, learn, socialize and grow. We sleep in cabins of 8–10 people, eat in dining halls as large groups (up to 300 people), and are outside most of each day enjoying quality time with nature. We expect all campers and staff to treat one another with kindness and respect, and help others enjoy their time away from home. Our hope is for campers to return home with greater confidence, new friendships, and excitement for their outdoor surroundings. Many return to camp year after year!
This is a 3-day, 2-night overnight camp experience specifically designed as an introduction to overnight camp for our youngest campers! Campers will explore the various aspects of camp, such as swimming in the lake, exploring wooded trails with their cabin mates and counsellors, paddling in a canoe and/or kayak, creating arts and crafts, campfire song, roasting marshmallows and more! Campers will live in our "lodge" style accommodations that have washrooms right inside them!
Pine Cones 1: July 9 - 11, 2023
Pine Cones 2: July 12 - 14, 2023
Pine Cones 3: August 13 - 15, 2023
Pine Cones 4: August 16 - 18, 2023
One Week Camp (Ages 7 -11) One week camp is perfect for campers who are nervous about trying camp for the first time or are not quite ready to leave home for an extended period of time. Campers will stay busy trying out as many programs as possible from high ropes to swimming and even an overnight canoe trip on the Pine Crest property. We limit this program to a smaller age range to ensure that our programs are developmentally appropriate and we best meet the needs of our campers.
Session 1: July 2 - 7, 2023
Session 2: July 9 - 14, 2023
Session 3: July 16 - 21, 2023
Session 4: July 23 - 28, 2023
Session 5: August 6 - 11, 2023
Session 6: August 13 - 16, 2023
Session 7: August 20 - 25, 2023
Two Week Camp (Ages 7-14) Our two-week program is the quintessential Pine Crest experience for campers. In this program, we focus on skill mastery and relationship building. Over the course of this program there are plenty of opportunities to learn and develop skills in daily lessons. Furthermore, campers will develop incredible bonds with their cabin mates and counsellors by spending time with them each day in programs, at meals, and on a canoe trip. Every two week cabin group will go on a canoe trip that ranges from one to four nights in length. The length of your camper’s trip is based on their age.
Session A: July 2 - 14, 2023
Session B: July 16 - 28, 2023
Session C: August 6 - 18, 2023
Session D: August 20 - September 1, 2023
To learn more about YMCA Camp Pine Crest and programs, please visit: ymcagta.org/camppinecrest
Did you know? 50% of YMCA Day Campers receive financial assistance or government subsidies.
Without support from donors like you, too many children and youth wouldn’t be able to access the fun, friendship, and learning opportunities of camp — and their parents wouldn't be able to afford this crucial form of care that enables them to work through the summer months.
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