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Open Outdoors

Igniting your love of the outdoors starts here. Indigenous Peoples and equity deserving groups learn outdoor skills for free.

The YMCA Open Outdoors 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. Equity deserving communities are those historically under-resourced and under-represented in outdoor education and includes Black, racialized, 2SLGBTQIA+, and disabled communities. In addition to these groups, the program also aims to engage Indigenous youth and families recognizing the specific historical colonial inequities tied to land access and the outdoors that has led to Indigenous underrepresentation in outdoor education.

Join us for outdoor educator-led sessions to build skills and confidence, learn more about the natural world around you, and connect with others. We are committed to supporting you in your journey to enjoy the outdoors and gain new skills year-round. Pay What You Can (PWYC) pricing is in effect.  

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Each Open Outdoors’ session will focus on developing, or building upon, an outdoor skill, such as: rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, snow shoeing, and more! Program offerings will be seasonally dependent and alternate between our two outdoor centres: YMCA Cedar Glen and YMCA Camp Pine Crest, and at Toronto Island where we have an outdoor centre satellite location.

See our calendar of all current scheduled sessions.

How to Register

Register for Open Outdoors online. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions and we hope to see you all soon!

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Contact Us

YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre
13300 11th Concession
Schomberg, ON
L0G 1T0
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Outdoor Centre
Main Office: 905-859-9622 x 0
Outdoor Centre Inquiries: 647-294-8288

Day Camp
Day Camp Registration: 647-439-6611
Day Camp (July & August): 416-508-4301
Kinder Day Camp (July & August): 416-464-6975