YMCA March Break Programs in April

The Y offer a variety of interactive programs to keep kids busy and safe while schools are closed.

April 12 - April 16, 2021

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Programming

The Y offers a wide variety of interactive programs to keep kids busy and safe this March Break in April. In one of our enriching day camp, licensed child care, or virtual programs, your child will enjoy fun activities and engage in exciting learning experiences while creating life-long memories with new friends. We also have fun outdoor adventures for the whole family to enjoy.

Choose your YMCA program

Full-day Licensed Child Care

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  • for ages 4 to 12
  • conveniently located in over 50 locations throughout the GTA
  • programs led by Registered Early Childhood Educators
  • extended care is included in fee

Whether it’s through visual and dramatic arts, sports, or group games, your child will stay active, learn new skills and have fun with engaging indoor and outdoor experiences.

Location Address Intersection
Beaverton YMCA 270 King Street West King St/Mara Rd
Bowmanville Dr. Ross Tilley 45 Westside Drive Baseline/Martin
Bowmanville John M. James 175 Mearns Ave Sprucewood Ave/Mearns Ave
Brooklin St. Leo 120 Watford Street Watford St/Waring Ave
Courtice Dr Emily Stowe 71A Sandringham Dr Sandringham/Hwy 2
Newcastle YMCA Child Care 50 Glass Court Beaver/Robert
Oshawa Kedron 1935 Ritson Rd N Ritson/Conlin
Oshawa St. Kateri Tekakwitha 1425 Cold Stream Drive Coldstream/Grandview
Pickering St Elizabeth Seton 490 Strouds Lane Rosebank Rd/Strouds Lane
Pickering Father Fenelon 795 Eyer Drive Bayly/Whites
Pickering St. Wilfrid 2360 Southcott Road Brock Rd/Finch
Pickering Vaughan Willard 1911 Dixie Rd Dixie/Glenanna
Port Perry Good Shepherd 1650 Reach Street Reach Street/Hwy 12
Uxbridge Joseph Gould 144 Planks Lane Brock St E/Nelkydd Lane
Whitby St Matthew 60 Willowbrook Dr Brock/Rossland

Please note:

  • Care is provided 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, but participants are encouraged to arrive before 9:00 am and leave no earlier than 4:00 pm to get the full program experience.
Location Address Intersection
Acton McKenzie-Smith Bennett  69 Acton Blvd Hwy 7/Acton Blvd
Georgetown St. Brigid 73 Miller Drive Argyll/Mountain View
Milton Queen of Heaven 311 Savoline Blvd Main/Tremaine
Milton St. Anthony of Padua 1240 Tupper Drive Main St E/Thompson Rd S

Please note:

  • Care is provided 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, but participants are encouraged to arrive before 9:00 am and leave no earlier than 4:00 pm to get the full program experience.
Location Address Intersection
Bolton YMCA 12295 Queen Street South Hwy 50/Mayfield Rd.s
Brampton Dolson 95 Remembrance Rd Credit view/Wanless
Brampton Our Lady of Peace 15 Fincham Ave Queen St/Mclaughlin Rd
Brampton Kennedy Road 9996 Kennedy Rd N Bovaird/Kennedy
Brampton Russell Barber 225 North Park Dr North Park/Williams Pkwy
Caledon Central 18357 Kennedy Road Kennedy Rd / Charleston Side Rd
Caledon Palgrave 8962 Patterson Rd Regional Rd 50 /25th Sideroad
Mississauga Champlain Trail 895 Ceremonial Dr Bristol Rd W/McLaughlin
Mississauga Credit Valley 2365 Credit Valley Rd Erin Mills/Eglinton
Mississauga Garthwood 3245 Colonial Dr Dundas/Winston Churchill
Mississauga Middlebury 5482 Middlebury Dr Erin Mills/Eglinton
Mississauga St. Hilary 5070 Fairwind Dr Eglinton/Hurontario
Mississauga Our Lady of Good Voyage 5850 Rivergrove Rd. Britannia /Creditview
  • Care is provided 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, but participants are encouraged to arrive before 9:00 am and leave no earlier than 4:00 pm to get the full program experience.
Location Address Intersection
Aurora Hartman 130 River Ridge Blvd Bayview/River Ridge
Aurora St. Jerome 20 Bridgenorth Dr Bayview/Wellington
Kleinburg 10391 Islington Ave Major Mackenzie/Islington
Markham Legacy 61 Russell Jarvis Dr 9th Line/Hwy 407
Markham Reesor 69 Wooten Way Hwy 7/9th Line
Markham Rouge Park 568 Riverlands Avenue Riverlands/Donald Cousens
Newmarket Alexander Muir 75 Ford Wilson Blvd Davis/Yonge
Newmarket Mazo de la Roche 860 Arnold Crescent Davis/Leslie
Richmond Hill Bernard 245 Bernard Ave Tenth Line/Erin Centre Blvd
Richmond Hill Kettle Lakes 62 Kingshill Rd King/Bathurst
Richmond Hill Silver Pines 112 Stave Crescent Yonge/Elgin Mills
Schomberg Cedar Glen 13300 11th Concession Road Concession 11 Rd/King Rd
Stouffville Oscar Peterson 850 Hoover Park Dr Hoover Park/Sandiford Drive
Thornhill Brownridge 65 Brownridge Dr Bathurst/Clarke
Unionville Central Park 100 Central Park Dr 16th/McCowan
Unionville Coledale 60 Coledale Road 16th/Warden
Vaughan Dr Roberta Bondar 401 Grand Trunk Ave Dufferin/Major Mackenzie
  • Care is provided 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, but participants are encouraged to arrive before 9:00 am and leave no earlier than 4:00 pm to get the full program experience.
Location Address Intersection
Orangeville Credit Meadows 220 Blind Line Blind Line/Broadway
Shelburne Centennial Hylands 35 School Road 2nd Line/School Rd
  • Care is provided 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, but participants are encouraged to arrive before 9:00 am and leave no earlier than 4:00 pm to get the full program experience.

Variety Camp

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  • for ages 6 to 12
  • offered at YMCA Health & Fitness Centres and Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre
  • 1:1 Support available through the YMCA’s Integration and Accessibility Program
  • extended care is included in fee

These programs provide a safe, active and fun environment for your child to engage in sports, games, arts and crafts, and simple science activities. Activities will vary based on the facilities available.

Location Address
Brampton Union St. Y Day Camp 20 Union St.
Markham YMCA Blvd. Rudy Bratty Y Day Camp 101 YMCA Blvd
Mississauga Burnhamthorpe Rd. Y Day Camp 325 Burnhamthorpe Rd. West
North York Y Day Camp 567 Sheppard Ave. East
Oshawa Mary St. Y Day Camp 99 Mary Street North
Toronto Central Y Day Camp 20 Grosvenor Street
Toronto Cooper Koo Family Cherry St. Y Day Camp 461 Cherry Street
Toronto Scarborough Town Centre Ct. Y Day Camp 230 Town Centre Court
YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre 13300 Concession 11

Please note:

  • Care is provided 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, but participants are encouraged to arrive before 9:00 am and leave no earlier than 4:00 pm to get the full program experience.
  • Two programs with staggered start and end times run at each location every day for your convenience and safety

Virtual Programs

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  • for ages 4 to 12
  • online and interactive

Virtual Programs are delivered right to your home and lead by highly trained YMCA staff. Children will engage with peers, develop fundamental skills, have opportunities to learn, all in a safe virtual environment. 

In these 90-minute dance workshops, kids will learn foundational moves and grooves so they can dance confidently and have fun over the March Break. Each workshop will include warm-ups and dance-specific conditioning, and teach cross-style dance moves and cool choreography.

This 45 minute program will have your little ones starting their March Break right! This fun and active program will have preschoolers moving and grooving through the use of stories, songs, dancing and fun active games.

This certification program in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross will teach youth ages 9-13 the basics of staying home, being responsible, preparing for the unexpected, and so much more, including an introduction to First Aid. The program includes a workbook and certification along with 5 hours of online programming.

This live, interactive program is led by YMCA Day Camp Staff in a secure online platform. Campers will receive a Y-Camp in a Box containing all the materials they will need for their five days of camp, a values bead kit, and of course a piece of Y-Swag! Y-Camp in a Box will be delivered to your home the Friday before the program starts.
Jr. Virtual Creative Arts & Science Program (ages 6-8): 9:00am – 10:30am
Sr. Virtual Creative Arts & Science Program (ages 9-12): 11:00am – 12:30pm
Note: This program requires a secure internet connection and access to a tablet or laptop with webcam. Additional shipping charges for materials may apply outside of the GTA.

This interactive curriculum-based program is led by Ontario Certified Teachers and teacher candidates in a secure online platform. Participants will be grouped by grades 1/2, 3/4, and 5/6 to participate in engaging activities based around their Math curriculum.

  • Math: 9:00 - 12:30am
  • English: 11:00 - 12:30pm

Note: The Virtual Scholar Program is meant to compliment your child’s current curriculum and is not a replacement for it. This program requires a secure internet connection and access to a tablet or laptop with webcam. Participants must provide a Gmail address when registering.

Y Family Adventures

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  • for ages 6+
  • offered at Toronto Island, Brampton Heart Lake and YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre
  • the YMCA will provide all equipment.  If you prefer to bring your own helmet or life jacket please do!

Program Fees

Program fees vary based on number of days, type of program, and region.

In Person Programs Fee Virtual Programs Fee
Variety Camp $240 Virtual Creative Arts & Science Program $155
Outdoor Camp $240 Virtual Scholar Program $155
Full-day Licensed Child Care $215 Virtual Dance Workshops $12.50
Licensed Child Care (Port Perry, Beaverton, Uxbridge)
$170 Virtual Preschool Adventures $10

Keeping You Safe

Nothing is more important to us than the safety of your children and our staff. Safety measures in all our programs follow the latest public health directions, including:

  • screening all staff and children daily
  • keeping the same children and staff together
  • cleaning and disinfecting rooms, toys, and equipment frequently

For more details on the range of preventative measures we take in each program to reduce the potential of COVID-19 spreading, see below.

The Full-day Licensed Child Care safety programs follows the YMCA Child Care Guidelines for COVID-19. These guidelines are approved by the Ministry of Education Child Care and Early Years Licensing Branch and local Public Health Units and follow the most current recommendations provided by the Ministry of Health. All YMCA Child Care staff are trained to implement measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. For full details on how the YMCA is making March Break safer for your family, see below:

Ministry of Education’s Guidance during COVID-19

This document outlines the new health and safety measures for child care operators in Ontario.

YMCA Child Care Revised Parent Handbook for COVID-19

This document outlines the revised health and safety measures in place at all YMCA Child Care centres.

Watch this short video to see how we’re making our licensed child care programs safer for you.

Variety Camp & Outdoor Camp programs follow the YMCA Summer Day Camp Guidelines for COVID-19 which are approved by the Ministry of Education Child Care and Early Years Licensing Branch and local Public Health Units, and follow the most current recommendations provided by the Ministry of Health. All YMCA camp staff are trained to implement measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. For full details on how the YMCA is making March Break safer for your family, see below:

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Registration

Register Online:

  1. Visit YMCA eConnect registration portal directly

  2. Click the Login button and enter your Login ID and PIN

  3. Click the Programs tab to browse (March Break [April 12-16] programs are now under the ‘Seasonal’ section), then select ‘Add’ to register

  4. Check out from My Basket to make payment with a major credit card and receive an immediate confirmation of registration through email

Register by Phone:

647-439-6611 and 1-877-303-2267

Integration and Accessibility Program 1:1 Support

Available to families with children who require additional support while in YMCA programming. We do our best to ensure that every child is placed in a program that best supports their needs. Some sites are not fully accessible.

To register, please complete the online inquiry form. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2021.

Complete the Inquiry Form

Frequently asked questions

No, your registration will be automatically transferred to the new period. Registration fees for all programs will not change.

Registration for March Break programs begins January 11, 2021 at 9:00 am.

Unfortunately not. Families will be responsible for their transportation to and from program locations.

Unfortunately not. Full-week registration is required for March Break programs.

Yes, you will receive a full refund for any fees you have paid for any days that are cancelled.

Yes. In the event we are not able to operate at a location, we will communicate and work with those families affected.

Yes, you will receive a full refund for any fees you have paid for any days your child is absent due to COVID-19 symptoms.

Registration for Summer programming begins February 16, 2021.

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