YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre

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13300 Concession 11, Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0

Regular Hours

Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

(program hours may vary)

Contact Us

E-mail: cedarglen@ymcagta.org
Phone: 1 (905) 859-9622
Girl climbing rock wall

Outdoor Education

People on Muskoka chairs engoying a scenic view

Group Trips & Retreats

Group of youth jumping into an outdoor pool

Summer Day Camp

A walking trail in the woods

Individual & Family Camps and Rentals

Crops ready for harvest

Organic Farm

Preschool boy learning to read

Child Care

Programs Available at this Centre

Situated on 263 acres of the Oak Ridges Moraine, YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre is the perfect place for children, youth and adults to grow in confidence and learn new skills. Cedar Glen welcomes outdoor education, retreat and conference groups, offering meals in our dining hall, overnight accommodations, meeting facilities and outdoor experiential education programs. Day camp runs during summer and school breaks, and a modern child care centre provides licensed care in the natural setting.


Day Camp

YMCA Cedar Glen offers day camp programs throughout the summer, winter, and march break! 

Our Cedar Glen Y Day Camp utilizes our outdoor centre to deliver a variety of programs. This location has access to large indoor spaces, 263 acres of green space and trails, and ropes courses. Programs operate outdoors rain or shine! Campers swim on-site. Summer Day 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 $50/week. Bussing is available for $100/round trip per week.

Learn more about day camp at Cedar Glen

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Outdoor Education

Campers riding mountain bikes

Whether you’re staying overnight or coming for the day, you’ll fi­nd an environment that strengthens the relationships among participants and helps groups discover their potential. Cedar Glen welcomes elementary and secondary school groups, colleges and universities, retreats, youth groups, sports teams, conferences and other youth and adult groups.

We’re here to help plan a customized experience that achieves the goals of your group. The choices are up to you:

Flexibility:  We’re open year-round for day, overnight and multiple night trips with flexible arrival and departure times. We welcome groups from 10 up to 250 guests.

Outdoor Programs:  We tailor programming led by YMCA staff to achieve your objectives whether it’s building leadership skills, achieving curriculum expectations or selecting activities that engage your participants.

Packages:  Our affordable packages include all meals and snacks, comfortable overnight accommodations, indoor and outdoor spaces for meetings or activities, as well as full or partial day and evening programming delivered by our staff.

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Child Care (0-4 years)

A boy and girl toddler child playing in a sandbox at a YMCA Child Care Centre

YMCA Early Learning and Care programs offered at this location provide children from 0 – 4 years with the support they need to make a seamless transition to full-day kindergarten.

Please Note: Cedar Glen YMCA Child Care Centre is now OPEN!

To inquire about avalibility, please fill out our online inquiry form oremail us  your inquiry.

Hours of operation

Weekdays: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Weekends: CLOSED

A strong start to a healthy future

At the Y, we believe that children learn best when their natural activity of play is encouraged. Our curriculum, YMCA Playing to Learn, offers programming focused on fostering a child’s enthusiasm and capacity for lifelong learning through active and quiet play experiences. Qualified YMCA educators will engage in play activities with your child that stimulate early learning while enhancing their social, emotional, and physical development.

For more than 50 years, the YMCA has strengthened communities across the Greater Toronto Area by providing child care programs that support and nurture the well-being of young children. Let us help your child build confidence and develop essential school readiness skills so that they can have a strong start to a great future. Inquire today about program spaces at your nearest YMCA Child Care Centre.

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Program fees

YMCA Child Care fees are based on daily rates and are inclusive of all statutory holidays. Child Care fee subsidies are available for families who meet the eligibility requirements set out by the Region of York . Please contact the Region of York to begin the process of receiving subsidy at your earliest convenience.

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Check out the facilities and beautiful 263 acres to explore at YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre

What's Happening

Group Trips & RetreatsBook your next Group Retreat!

Open all year round, we able to provide a fully hosted experience for all groups visiting our site!  With comfortable indoor meeting spaces, a spacious dining hall, overnight accommodations and exciting outdoor programs available.

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Individuals & FamiliesThe perfect backdrop for individuals and families to experience the outdoors!

We are excited to offer day and overnight experiences for both individuals and families to enjoy all year round. Book your pass or rental today!

Trail Pass
Trail passes are available Saturdays and Sundays, year-round. Passes must be purchased in advance – they will not be sold onsite. Trail passes can be purchased up to 72-hours in advance of the day you would like to come, subject to availability.

Family Camp
Our Family Camp program is a unique opportunity for your family to come together with other families in a COVID safe environment and experience the outdoors, all while going through an exciting schedule of facilitated outdoor programs. In 2022, we have Family Camps running in February, May, July, August & December.

Car Camping
From May to October, individuals and families can spend the night at one of our beautiful campsites. We offer a wide range of sites – whether your ideal site is a scenic spot, tucked into the forest or out in the open, we have a spot for you!

Cabin Rental
Our beautiful Grove Cabins are available to rent in the spring and fall seasons! Renting our rustic cabins is a great way to try your hand at camping, while still having some of the comforts of your own home. Located in a secluded area not too far from the Main Lodge, you will have your own cabin for sleeping plus another cabin for indoor activities.

Contact us to learn more:

Youth GroupsVisit us for a Day or Overnight Trip!

Whether you are looking for teambuilding, leadership development or some outdoor fun, we offer exciting year-round outdoor programs!

Outdoor Programs Available

We have a wide range of Outdoor Programs available such as Archery, Climbing Wall, Map Orienteering, Shelter Building, Fire Building and more!   Programs are scheduled in advance and our team will work closely with you to create a customized schedule that meets the needs of your group. All our programs are delivered by a highly trained group of experienced and enthusiastic Outdoor Education staff, dedicated to making a positive experience for each participant.

Contact us to book your group's next trip:

Child Care CentreLicensed child care programs are now available

Cedar Glen YMCA Child Care Centre is accepting Infant, Toddler and Preschool registrations. 

Apply now!

Child Care

Day CampRegistration for Summer 2024 is now open!

YMCA Cedar Glen offers day camp programs throughout the summer, winter and march break! 

Our Cedar Glen Y Day Camp utilizes our outdoor centre to deliver a variety of programs. This location has access to large indoor spaces, 263 acres of green space and trails, and ropes courses. Programs operate outdoors rain or shine! Campers swim on-site. Summer Day Camp operates 9:00am–4:00pm, extended hours are available on site from 7:309:00am and 4:006:00pm for an additional fee of $50/week. Bussing is available for $100/round trip per week. 

To learn more check out our camp page.

Organic FarmCedar Glen's Organic Farm: Healthy living. Environmentally-conscious. Community-driven.

Know where your food comes from.

YMCA Cedar Glen is home to a 4 acre organic farm, producing vegetables which are available through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and enjoyed by visitors eating in our dining hall. The organic farm educates campers and students about organic vegetables and sustainable agriculture, and healthy food. A few of the 60 varieties of crops include: arugula, green onions, beans, dill, cabbage, beets, beans, basil and more!

Learn how to buy fresh produce!

Organic vegetables

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* All locations, dates and rates subject to change.