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School Break Programs

The Y offers camp and child care options for March Break, Summer Break and Winter Break.

Choose Your Summer Break Program

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Day Camp

We offer a variety of programs at 50 locations across the Greater Toronto Area to meet the needs and interests of your camper, ages 4–15. Programs range from outdoor adventures, arts and culinary arts, to science and media arts and sports.

Day Camps

Overnight Camps

The Y offers a classic overnight camp experience at YMCA Camp Pine Crest filled with friends, learning, adventure and fun. Campers will participate in activities such as swimming, archery, fire-building, natural arts and more! All overnight camp experiences include an overnight canoe trip.

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Licensed Summer Break Child Care*

Located in our child care centres, Licensed Summer Break Child Care allows children 4 to 12 to enjoy a summer filled with endless opportunities to play and learn. Based on YMCA curricula, the program promotes development of important life skills like leadership and team-building through fun games and activities which include arts and crafts, sports, group projects and themed event days.

*This program is available to families currently registered in a YMCA Licensed Child Care program only.Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) discounts will be applied to eligible fees upon registration. See FAQ for details.

How To Register

1-See all programs currently available for registration on our NEW Y Guide
2-Once you have selected your program, complete check out on My Y

Registration starts with the Y Guide.

Browse available programs based on you and your family’s needs. Filter by age, location, program, and date. And start registration, when you are ready to book.

Subsidy & Inclusion


Municipal child care subsidy can be applied to March Break programs. Details vary by municipality. Before starting your registration, please check the regional guidelines to ensure you meet the criteria set by your municipality.

Accessibility and Inclusion Program Support

Our Inclusion Program is available to children who require additional support to fully participate in March Break programming. We do our best to ensure that every child is placed in a program that best supports their needs. To get in touch with our Inclusion Support team and discuss if a program is the right fit for your child, please complete the online inquiry form.

Deadline to apply for 1:1 support for a Summer Break program is May 31, 2023.

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What is the Y Guide?

The Y Guide is a directory of all programs available for registration at the YMCA of Greater Toronto for individuals 0-18 years of age, and family camp programs. The Y Guide allows you to select programs you are interested in registering for, and creating a list of Favourite Items. When you are ready to register, you will complete the registration within My Y, our account membership and program registration tool.

How do I activate my My Y account?

For members currently registered in YMCA programs: If you have not activated your My Y account , go to My Y and click "Forgot your password?" Please do not create a new account. All YMCA families have had their information migrated to the My Y system. See video here.

For new members: Create a My Y account

Where can I find School Break program fees?

For School Break program fee information, refer to the Y Guide. Applicable discounts (Early Bird, CWELCC, etc.) will be applied at checkout.

Are School Break programs eligible for Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) fee reductions?

Yes. YMCA Licensed School Break Child Care program fees are eligible for the CWELCC 52.75% fee reduction. To qualify, the registered child must be 6 or younger. Summer, Winter and March Break Day Camp programs are not eligible for CWELCC fee reductions.

Can I register my child for a single day of School Break programming?

No. Full-week registration is required for our School Break programs.

Coming Up Next

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Winter Break

When school is out, the Y offers a variety of programs for children 4–12 at various locations across the Greater Toronto Area. Choose from our Licensed Winter Break Child Care, Outdoor Adventure Camp or Variety Day Camp. Details coming November 2023.

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March Break

When school is off, fun is on at the Y! The YMCA has March Break programs for children ages 4–12 at locations across the Greater Toronto Area. Choose from Variety Day Camp, Outdoor Adventure Camp, or Licensed March Break Child Care programs. Details coming early January 2024.

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