YMCA Camp Pine Crest

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1090 Gullwing Lake Road, Torrance, ON P0C 1M0

Programs Available at this Centre

YMCA Camp Pine Crest is located in Muskoka, Ontario. Nestled on the shores of beautiful Clear Lake, in Muskoka, Ontario, Camp Pine Crest is situated on over 650 acres and has provided outdoor camping experiences since 1910.


Overnight Camp Programs

YMCA Camp Pine Crest offers overnight camp programs through out the summer, starting at age 5!

Traditional Camp

Located in the nature-rich region of Muskoka, Ontario, YMCA Camp Pine Crest is home to over 650 acres of beautiful land and lake property.

We strive to provide campers with the highest-calibre Summer Camp experience possible. There is a Pine Crest program for every age, interest, and skill level; from introductory overnight camps for our youngest groups, to canoeing for 7 weeks in Northern Ontario. Children will have the opportunity to learn valuable life skills while also building relationships that will last a lifetime. Camp activities include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, snorkelling, arts and crafts, swimming, sports and outdoor skill building.

Our highly-trained staff are eager to help your camper make new friends, build self-esteem, and challenge themselves this Summer!

Learn more about Overnight Camp

Registration for Summer 2023 opens January 10, 2023!

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

YMCA Camp Pine Crest offers Outdoor Education programming for elementary and secondary schools. Inquire today!

Programs for School Groups

YMCA Camp Pine Crest is a year-round Outdoor Education centre offering programs in the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. Our Outdoor Education programs offer school groups a variety of curriculum-based programs, designed for elementary, high school, college, or university students. Program lengths range from partial days to multi-night experiences - including available canoe and hiking trips, and are tailored to meet the needs of your group. Located in the nature-rich region of Muskoka, Ontario, YMCA Camp Pine Crest is home to over 650 acres of beautiful land and lake property.

YMCA Camp Pine Crest provides your students with the experience of a lifetime including:

  • Adventure — explore the outdoors throughout Fall, Winter and Spring at our 650-acre wilderness site
  • Discovery— personal growth and group development through teamwork and community building
  • Comfort — lodge accommodation with modern washrooms and showers or shared living space in traditional cabins
  • Spirit — connection to others and the natural world

Programming is also available for sports teams, corporate groups, and special interest groups, and we have indoor/outdoor space available for conferences and retreats.

Call 1-877-878-9622 or e-mail pinecrestbookings@ymcagta.org  for more information!


Virtual Tour

Check out the facilities and beautiful 650 acres to explore at YMCA Camp Pine Crest.


Prepare for Adventure at YMCA Camp Pine Crest!


Reach for the top on our rock-climbing wall!


Go canoeing on beautiful Clear Lake!


Connect with nature like you never have before!

What's Happening

Contact Us Today!We are open for year-round group bookings!

Pine Crest supplies the staff, facilities, and programing for day and overnight bookings throughout the year. We work with schools, sports teams, conferences, youth groups, and special interest groups to design tailored experiences - including canoeing and hiking trips.  

Contact us to learn more:

  • Email pinecrestbookings@ymcagta.org       

  • Phone 1-877-878-9622

Summer 2023 Registration is NOW OPEN!Registration for Camp Pine Crest Summer 2023 is NOW OPEN!

To find out more about about traditional camper and leadership programs visit our webpages.


Alumni ProgramsStay connected with Pine Crest year-round!

For many former staff members and campers, Pine Crest is a place that holds magical memories of Summer and friends. There are many opportunities to re-connect, or stay connected with Pine Crest throughout the year. Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for upcoming event invitations, and check out our Alumni Page for more information. 

For more information email us at pinecrestbookings@ymcagta.org.

Register for Certification Courses!Pine Crest offers many different accredited certifications.

All certification courses are offered through accredited organizations, such as Wilderness Medical Associates, Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA) and the Lifesaving Society. Courses are open to the public and fill on a first-come-first-served basis. Some of the courses we're offering include:

  • No courses offered at this time

Email pinecrestbookings@ymcagta.org for more information.

Year Round Family Camp!See all of Family Camp program dates below!

Why Choose a Family Camp Program?

Family Camp programs are a great escape from busy lives to reconnect with each other. Spend quality time together in breathtaking scenery located in beautiful Muskoka, Ontario.

When is Family Camp?

  • Winter Family Camp – TBD

  • Spring Family Camp –TBD

  • Summer Family Camp Week –July 30 - August 4, 2023

  • Halloween Spooktacular –October 27-29, 2023

For more information visit our Family Camp page!

Summer 2023 HiringIt's the most wonderful time of the year!

We are putting together a highly-skilled staff team for the 2023 Summer season! If you, or someone you know of, would make a good fit for our team, please e-mail us at pinecrestbookings@ymcagta.org

We are looking for staff who are dedicated to working with children and passionate about kids and the outdoors. In order to work in the Spring, Outdoor Educators must have a minimum of Standard First Aid and CPR-C. For the Summer, staff must have a minimum of Standard First Aid, CPR-C and their Lifeguarding certificate. Further certifications may be required for other positions. 

For more information including job postings click here.

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