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Registration for YMCA Fall Camp Programs is open!

Campers shine brightest when they explore and play — together.

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Discover all the safe and secure offerings we’ve developed to help your whole family celebrate any season.

Keeping You Safe

Children's Programs

Family Programs

 

School Groups

Virtual Programs

Retreats

Keeping You Safe


Keeping you safe is our first priority.  Here’s how we’ve enhanced your Y experience to help keep everyone as safe as possible at camp.

  • We’ve introduced daily screening protocols for all staff, parents/guardians, and campers
  • For our week-long programs, camper groups will remain together with the same counsellor the entire week
  • Extra cleaning and disinfecting measures will take place throughout the day

Face Mask and Coverings Bylaw

All of our in-person camp programs will require participants to wear face masks or coverings when indoors. If your camper does not have a face mask, one will be provided for them. Staff will also adhere to these guidelines when indoors.

Get more information about our updated policies and procedures by downloading our safety guidelines and the Ministry of Health's guidelines for summer day camps.

Childrens Programs

YMCA Fall Saturday Outdoor Adventures Camp Program

  • Available at Toronto Island
    Participants 6 to 12 years old will work on their outdoor skills in shelter building, knot tying, archery, slack lining, and fire building and orienteering. Biking and traditional camp games will round out this fun-filled program.
  • Pine Crest Adventures - Outdoor Experiential Learning
    An experiential learning opportunity for participants 6 to 12 years old this fall! Children will get a change to grow and explore in the great outdoors with time each day top work on schoolwork, assisted by our staff.

Alumni and Family Weekends
Alumni are invited to join us October 2nd- 4th for a weekend of fall fun! Bring the whole family and let them experience all Pine Crest has to offer. Canoeing, kayaking and a late fall swim are definitely on the agenda. Don’t miss out on the fun.

Come join us for a Spooktacular Family Weekend October 30th- November 1st! This weekend will include a costume contest, pumpkin carving and many fun camp activities!

To register for both weekends please e-mail camps@ymcagta.org today!

  • Engaging activities for 6 to 12 year olds at Toronto Island
    Each Saturday your camper(s) will work on their outdoor skills in shelter building, knot tying, slack lining, fire building and orienteering. Traditional camp games will round out this fun filled program!

$300 for six consecutive Saturdays

This program is available for campers 6 to 12 years old

This program runs Saturdays, from Nov 7 until Dec 12

YMCA Fall Camp Programs 2020 need-to-knows

  • We’ll be in touch before your program starts so you and your camper(s) know exactly what to bring and can familiarize yourselves with our new safety protocols.
  • Municipal Childcare Fee Assistance is not applicable to our fall camp programs, however YMCA Financial Assistance is available! For more information email camps@ymcagta.org

Enjoy a Rustic Getaway to Camp Pine Crest

There’s nothing like a few nights camping under the stars. Relax at our beautiful, private back lake camp sites! YMCA Camp Pine Crest is a 650-acre oasis nestled on the shores of beautiful Clear Lake in Muskoka, Ontario. Paddle or hike to a campsite and explore the natural beauty of our grounds.

Girl Looking Up Big Smile

Outfitting Trips are guided canoe trips for those new to camping or for those looking for a little bit of extra help while out on trip! A guided trip with us includes two qualified staff members, all food, equipment and trip planning. If you are interested in a trip on the Musquash, Magnetewan, Mattawa or French river, please send us an email at camp.pinecrest@ymcagta.org.

Fun amenities to make your trip special
To make your trip as easy and enjoyable as possible, you can rent our canoes, paddle boards, and cooking kits.

Loons Program
Our Loons and Wolves programs run Monday and Tuesday and Thursday and Friday each week beginning September 14. Grizzlies will run Monday to Friday beginning September 21.

Wolves Program
Our Wolves program for 10-12 year olds runs in 2 day blocks on Monday and Tuesday and Thursday and Friday each week. The program begins on September 14 and runs into the fall.

Grizzlies Program
If you are looking for a longer program, our Grizzlies Program runs Monday to Friday beginning September 21st for children aged 6-12. 

More Information about Pine Crest Adventures

Activities include canoeing, kayaking, outdoor living skills, navigation skills and ecology all while learning critical thinking, emotional intelligence and independence.

For more information, please email camp.pinecrest@ymcagta.org or call 1-877-878-9622.

$120 for two days or $300 for a week.

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Family Programs

YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre


YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre is located in Schomberg near Bolton and Nobleton, only 45 minutes from downtown Toronto. Situated on 263 acres of the Oak Ridges Moraine, it’s the perfect place for children, youth, and adults to come together and experience the outdoors until October 12th, 2020.

Fall Cedar Glen

Trip Options for 2020

Day Pass

Day Pass: Starting October 17th, 2020
Now individuals and families can visit YMCA Cedar Glen for just the day every weekend!  Open from 10am - 7pm, Day Pass options include a Standard Day Pass for 4 hours or an Extended Day Pass for 8 hours.  Both options include a free Activity Kit, laminated maps of our site and free parking.  Picnic site rental and other add-ons are also available!

Car Camping

Car Camping
Enjoy our overnight camp site to experience Cedar Glen in a new way, relaxing together around a campfire, under the stars. Campsite rentals start at a flat rate of $130 per night per campsite. Campsites can accommodate from 6 up to 10 people (if all the same family). Included is a portable washroom and hand washing station, firewood, picnic table, shade structure, sports equipment to borrow, lifeguarded swim time, s’mores kit, daily garbage pick-up, and indoor washrooms and showers if you’re staying longer than one day.

Cabin Rental

Cabin Rentals
Renting our rustic cabins — for only $300 per night — is a great way to try your hand at camping, while still having some of the comforts of your own home. Your family (maximum of 10 people) will be assigned a cabin with two rooms, and four bunk beds in each room. You’ll have your own theatre-style seating around the campfire where you’ll enjoy a night of songs and snacks. Each cabin includes a picnic table, a garbage can, a fire pit, and a portable washroom and hand washing station. You will also have access to a shower and washroom facility located a short walk away. During your time on site, you will all be able to hike our trails, enjoy the pool during your scheduled time, cook around the campfire, and more!

For more information, or to register, contact us today.

Email cedarglen@ymcagta.org Call (647) 294-8288

Y Outdoor Family Adventures


Our experienced camp staff will lead your family through unique outdoor experiences at YMCA Cedar Glen and Toronto Island. We are thrilled to continue offering Y Family Adventures this fall!

Family practicing archery

How it works

  • Suitable for families with children ages 6 and up.
  • $250/day for up to 8 family members (max 4 adults).
  • Programs run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Available daily until Sept 5th and then on Saturdays, September 19 until October 24
  • We'll send you an email in advance, with all the details of the day
  • Equipment is provided, but you may choose to bring your own bike helmet and life jacket (for boating at Toronto Island). Otherwise, just bring your lunch and excitement!
  • Municipal Fee Assistance is not applicable to this program, however YMCA Financial Assistance is available!

Day Trips!

Camp Pine Crest

If you are isolating in a family group or pod - and you are interested in coming for a day program, please email us at camp.pinecrest@ymcagta.org to inquire about availability.

Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre

Purchase a Day Pass and schedule a visit for your family to our site. We’re open every weekend – Saturday and Sunday - to enjoy hiking trails, participate with a self-led nature activity kit, enjoy a picnic site rental option plus much more!

To Register email cedarglen@ymcagta.org
or call (647)294-8288

School Groups

Virtual SHSM Workshops

On-site Workshops

YMCA Cedar Glen offers a well-established SHSM certification program taught by experienced Outdoor Educators. Our certification workshops are tailored towards the SHSM sector that your students are completing. Each 3-hour on-site workshop includes indoor and outdoor interactive experiential learning components such as group initiatives, the low ropes course and team maze.

Virtual Workshops

If a trip to our site is not possible, we can offer our workshops online! Our experienced Outdoor Education staff will facilitate virtual sessions by utilizing Google Classrooms* to ensure it is interactive and engaging for your students. There will also be a final follow up assignment at the completion of the workshop allowing students the opportunity to apply their learning. A certificate of completion for each workshop will be provided after the final assignment is reviewed by our team.

Virtual Workshops currently offered:

  1. Leadership
  2. Group Dynamics
  3. Communication
  4. Customer Services
  5. Conflict Resolution

* The online platform may change as it is currently being further developed by our staff team.
Up to 25 students can be accommodated. Please contact us about pricing

To Register email cedarglen@ymcagta.org
or call (647)294-8288

Retreats

Pine Crest

Nestled between two beautiful lakes, YMCA Camp Pine Crest is a hidden gem located in the heart of Muskoka. Whether you’re coming for a week or just a day, you’ll discover an environment that strengthens the relationships within your group and deepens your connection with the natural world. No matter your group size, Pine Crest provides the ideal outdoor classroom and event space for your next getaway..

Day Trips- Maximum 75 visitors

Day Rate:

  • 9am- 4pm $36/youth
  • 9am-4pm $47/adult

Overnight Trips-40- 80 visitors

Single accommodations or shared accommodations for same family or social circles

  • $244/2 night 3 days

For more information or to reserve please email Pine Crest.

Cedar Glen

Outdoor Centre
YMCA Cedar Glen is just 45 minutes from downtown Toronto so is ideally suited to welcome groups for a variety of programs. The perfect place for children, youth and adults to learn new skills and build confidence. Cedar Glen welcomes outdoor education, retreat and conference groups, offering meals served in our dining hall, overnight accommodations, meeting facilities and a variety of outdoor experiential education programs.

Day Trips – maximum 100 visitors

  • Youth Groups (under 18 years old)
    • 9am – 4pm: $39/youth
    • 9am – 9pm: $57/youth
  • Adult Groups (18 years and older)
    • 9am – 4pm: $49/adult
    • 9am – 9pm: $67/adult

Overnight trips: 40 to 80 visitors

  • Single (Maximum of 40 guests) or Double Accommodation (Maximum of 80 guests from same family or social circle
    • 9am – 9am: $126/adult
    • 9am – 4pm: $175/adult

For more information or to reserve please email Cedar Glen
or call (647)294-8288

Camp activities to do at home — for free!

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