School Break Programs

When school is out, the Y has a wide range of programs for children 4-15 at locations across the Greater Toronto Area. So many options, so much fun!

Upcoming Programs

Summer Day Camp

July 2–August 30, 2024

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  • For ages 4-15
  • Available at over 50 locations throughout the GTA
  • The Y has exciting programs this summer to keep children active and engaged while on summer break.
  • Choose from a wide variety of full-day and overnight camps. Programming ranges from cooking to science, swimming to basketball and outdoor adventures to video production. View all program descriptions
  • Learn more about day camp.
  • Are you a current YMCA Licensed Child Care family looking for Licensed summer options? View Licensed Summer Break Child Care Options.

How to Register

Step #1: See all programs currently available for registration on our Y Guide.

Step #2: Once you have selected your program, complete check out on My Y.  For assistance, call 647-439-6611 (local) or 877-303-2267 (toll-free).

Subsidy Available

Municipal child care subsidy can be applied to School 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Will bussing be available for School Break programs?

Families will be responsible for their transportation to and from program locations during Winter and March Break. During Summer Break, bussing is only available for Day Camp programming. See the Summer Bus Schedule.

Is licensed child care available during School Break?

Yes. The Licensed School Break Child Care program is only available to families currently registered in a YMCA Child Care program.

If my child’s School Break program is cancelled, will I receive a refund?

You will receive a full refund for any fees you have paid for any Day Camp program days that are cancelled. For Licensed School Break Child Care programs, we do not provide refunds for cancellations that fall within our inclement weather procedure.

What is the withdrawal policy?

If you wish to withdraw a participant from a program, you can do so by accessing the participant’s Registration History via your My Y account or by submitting your request to withdraw by email to register@ymcagta.org. Withdrawals that are processed online or requested by email at least 10 days before the start of the program will receive a refund minus an administration fee of 10% per program being withdrawn. Cancellation requests received with less than 10 days' notice will receive a refund minus an administration fee of 50% of the cost of the program being cancelled. A doctor's note is required for cancellations due to medical reasons. Refunds are not granted for inclement weather. Any refund request received after the start of the course will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Refunds take 2-3 weeks to process.

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