YMCAGTA is proud to offer more than 60 day camp programs available at 55 locations across the GTA. Our valued-based programs engage children and youth, encouraging them to learn new skills that build their confidence while making new friends and create lasting memories.
Day Camps at a Glance
Here’s an overview of all the Y Day Camp programs based on the criteria you selected. For location and program descriptions as well as registration links, please refer to the location details pages below.
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Busing are indicated by each Camp. Extended Hours times and fees vary per location, please read Camp location descriptions for more info.and extended hours
If you currently receive Government Childcare Fee assistance note the Camps with an asterisks (*) and see below for guidelines.
Once you’ve made your selection, click on the register link beside each camp. If the camp you wish to register for is full, you will be invited to join the wait list. We use wait lists to speed up the process of filling spots that open up in our Day Camps, and to identify possible program expansions for camps in high demand.
Note: The numbers are barcodes. Write them down should you need to call us. It will help us to process your questions faster.
This takes you to the online registration portal.
NOTE: If you receive Government Child Care Fee Assistance and are new to the YMCA (not currently in a Y childcare) you will need to call us at 1-877-303-2267 prior to registering. If you would like to apply for YMCA financial assistance, please download the camp registration forms and fill out the form, including the financial assistance application form, and submit with required documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to top right of the page and login. If this is your first time you will need to create an account. If you are a returning family, and don’t remember your password, click forgot password to receive a new password via email.
Government Child Care Fee Assistance
Families currently receiving Government Childcare Fee Assistance are welcome to attend our Y Day Camp programs for up to nine weeks. Within our 60+ YMCA Day Camp programs, the following programs can only be taken once per camper: Build It Move It Launch It, Camp Scholar, Constructibles, Experimentology, Environmental Science, Farm (Levels 1-3), Farm to Table, Global Village, Hike & Bike, Hike & Bike - Advanced, Junior Lifeguard Club, Kinder, Nature Explorers, Oopy Goopy, Paddle & Pedal, Pioneer, Pick it Plant it Taste it, Swimming Lessons – 1 per day. These programs will be listed with an asterisks (*).
The following programs are excluded: BMX, Horseback Riding, Pottery, Silk Screen + Print Making, Swimming Lessons – intensive 2 per lessons per day Visual Arts, Y Bake, Y Cook, all Media Arts programs and any program that includes an overnight (Outdoor Adventure with overnight, Paddle and Pedal with overnight, Hike and Bike with overnight, Youth Leadership 2 and Youth Leadership Advanced). These programs are indicated with two asterisks (**).
Y Child Care families that currently recieve Government Childcare fee assistance, please register online using your E Connect account. Your account has been adjusted. This will secure your child’s space, until the YMCA receives confirmation from the local municipality. The YMCA reserves the right to amend your child’s registration if we are unable to confirm assisted rate. Families that are not currently registered in Y Child Care that also recieve government childcare fee assistance, please download our registration form and submit to email@example.com. Please note it takes at least 2 weeks to process a registration as we must confirm your rate with the municipality.
YMCA Financial Assistance
In order to be inclusive of everyone’s needs, YMCA assistance is available on a first come first serve basis.
Y Day Camp runs 9:00am - 4:00pm. Do you require extended hours?
We offer extended hours at many camp locations starting between 7:00am and 8:00am and from 4:00pm until 5:30pm or 6:00pm (start and end times vary based on location). Extended hours is an additional program you must register for, and fees range from $30-$40per week.
As you go through the camp guide you will recognize this symbol . This indicates extended hours are available at this specific location. If extended hours is available at that camp location, the times will be stated in the description. Extended hours is also available at many bus stops, which is noted on the bus routes.
During extended hours, campers are supervised by trained Y camp counselors or Registered Early Childhood Educators. Campers continue the fun by participating in activities and are provided with a snack in the morning and afternoon.
How does busing work?
Look for the bus icon . You must click "include camps accessible by bus" when choosing camp locations, and the bus stops and bus routes will populate on your map.
Busing is available at many locations for an additional $45 per 5 week (round trip) and $36 for a 4 day week. Day Camp buses are supervised by trained Y camp staff bus marshals, and parents are required to sign campers in and out with the bus marshals each day. Campers must get on and off at the same bus stop daily. The bus marshals will also ensure that your camper is engaged and having fun to and from Camp each day!
Buses depart at the time stated on the bus schedule and will not wait for absent campers. Bus times may change so please ensure you check the bus schedule the Friday before your camper is registered for Day Camp!
You might be wondering, once your camper is registered for Y Day Camp, now what? If you've given us consent to email you, you will receive an email beginning of June with our Camper and Parent Welcome Guides! These guides will contain information such as what to pack for lunch, how to contact the camp, our health care guidelines etc. Prior to receiving this guide, you can also find all this information in the FAQ section of our website. The Wednesday before your camper is registered you will receive an automated phone call from the Camp Director, welcoming your Camper to Y Day Camp and giving their contact information. You will also receive an email on the Thursday prior to your campers camp experience. In addition, we encourage you to stay connected by following us on twitter @YGTACamps, Facebook and Instagram!
If you have additional questions, please review our full FAQ page: