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Camps & Outdoor Centres

From day camp and overnight camp to outdoor education, discover programs and activities that empower young people and build community leaders.

Options for Everyone!

YMCA Camp and Outdoor Centres offers programs year-round. Camp programs help the next generation of leaders develop skills, discover themselves and build self-confidence through fun and adventure.

About Outdoor Centres

The YMCA of Greater Toronto has two Outdoor Centres.
YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre is located in the Oak Ridges Moraine, just 45 minutes north of Toronto, and YMCA Camp Pine Crest is located on Clear Lake, in the heart of Muskoka.

Both centres are the perfect place for children, youth and adults to grow in confidence and learn new skills. We welcome outdoor education seekers and offer variety of outdoor experiential education programs.

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About Day Camps

The Y offers day camp at locations across the GTA and in Muskoka. Campers ages 4 to 16 can enjoy a variety of fun, interactive activities, sports, games, arts and crafts and even science experiments.

Day Camp programs are offered Monday to Friday during school break sessions including Summer, Winter, and March Break.

We believe physical and social activities are critical for children’s development.

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About Overnight Summer Camp

Our premier overnight camp programs include the traditional camp necessities such as swimming, canoeing, outdoor living skills, natural arts and crafts and rock climbing for children aged 4-16 during the summer months. We offer two-night introductory camp experiences, one and two-week traditional overnight camp programs, and upwards of 8-week paddling expeditions to Northern wilderness for our Leadership camper. These overnight camp programs are run out of YMCA Camp Pine Crest, beautifully nestled in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario. We offer an opportunity for every camper and skill level.

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About Leadership Camp

The YMCA has been deliverying premier Leadership Camp programs for over 100 years. YMCA Camp Pine Crest is known for its challenging leadership programs, out-tripping, and commitment to developing skills for individuals that contribute back to their home community. No matter which leadership program you choose, you will work with staff who are committed to helping you thrive by working to develop independence, caring relationships, and skills. We offer incredible experiences for teens to help them improve their confidence, communication skills and independence, all in the outdoors. Participants will leave these programs inspired to better themselves and the world around them! Leadership Camp is offered at YMCA Camp Pine Crest, nestled in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario.

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About Open Outdoors

This new 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.

Join us for FREE, outdoor educator led sessions to focus on building skills and confidence, learning more about the natural world around you, and connecting with others. We are committed to supporting you in your journey to enjoying the outdoors and learning new skills, year-round.

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Outdoor Centres

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Overnight Camp

Key Registration Dates

Summer 2024 Day CampNow Open!
Overnight 2024 Summer Camp at Pine CrestNow Open!
Leadership 2024 Programs at Camp Pine CrestNow Open!
Outdoor Centres: Outdoor Education and Group BookingsOpen Year-Round
Individual & Family Camp Programs and RetreatsSee What's Available
Open Outdoors RegistrationMore Dates Coming Soon
Forest SchoolNow Open!
Winter Break 2024 Day CampRegistration Coming Fall 2024
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