YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Summer Day Camp Programs

YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Summer Day Camp Programs

This post is in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Toronto. All thoughts and opinions are 100% our own.

Do yourself a favour and save your summer (and sanity) by signing up the kids for the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Summer Day Camp programs. As a kid, I spent the whole year looking forward to summer camp. It helped me foster independence, gain new skills,  and I make lifelong friends—something I really want my kids to experience as well. I loved summer camp as a child but it’s now as an adult that I realize that summer camp is as much for the parents as the kids. 

YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Summer Day Camp Programs

YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Summer Day Camp Programs

The GTA is sprawling and it’s nice to know that the Y offers 60+ various programs in 45 different locations (even Toronto Island has a location) to cater to the needs and interests of kids aged 4-16. Whether your child is interested in creative arts, cooking, film making, science, swimming lessons, outdoor adventures or more, the Y has a program for them. The best part though is that after your LO’s spend the day fueling their interests—whether it be in rural or urban settings—they get to go home every evening. My husband is not yet on board with overnight camps so this is probably the only way ours will get to adventure for a few years. 

YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Summer Day Camp Programs

Thanks to the 200+ bus stops available across the GTA we can help the adventure continue as the kid’s interests change. And when they fall in love with the experience and want to squeeze more fun into the day we can always opt for the extended hours option before and after regular camp hours. 

Y Camp Guide Makes It So Easy to Choose

Figuring out what to sign our kids up was easy with the Y Camp Guide. We went through the steps of putting in the kid’s ages, our location, whether we needed financial assistance and what they would be interested in to get our very own camp guide. 

We got a list of possible camp options and since it was important to us that all 3 kids would be together in the same building we opted for Kinder Camp and Swim Lessons for the oldest two. I hope that the Y can help our oldest get comfortable in the water because it’s something we can’t do. 

Y Day Camp Financial Assistance

Summer camp can be expensive, but the Y has always been willing to help. It offers financial assistance to kids, youth and families using a sliding scale to take into account family income, and number of dependents.

Applying is as easy as visiting the  Day Camp Guide to explore camp locations and programs, downloading and completing the Camp & Club Registration Form (PDF) and emailing the completed registration form, and any supporting documentation, to camps@ymcagta.org. Please complete all sections of the registration form, including camp locations and programs, financial assistance details, and payment information.

If you are currently receiving a government subsidy for daycare you can put it towards the Y Day Camp as well. Follow the same steps as above, complete all sections of the registration form, including the payment information section, and send the completed form to the camp office via email camps@ymcagta.org or fax (416-928-2030).

Y Day Camp Coupon Code

Are you ready to register your child for a life-changing summer experience? Use the code YSUMMERCAMP when booking to receive 10% off your day camp fees. This offer is valid until August 17, 2018, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or promotional offer. This offer is not available for Government Fee Assistance, YMCA Financial Assistance and staff registrations. The discount cannot be applied to any previous registrations.

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This post is in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Toronto. All thoughts and opinions are 100% our own.
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. kathy downey
    May 19, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    They really have a nice selection of camps!

  2. kristen visser
    May 21, 2018 / 9:34 am

    The day camps sound so wonderful. Little to far for me but definitely need to look around my area and soon for day camps for my youngest since nursery school is out for the summer. she is going to have to keep busy

  3. Sarah
    June 10, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    Sounds like a fun time!! I have been thinking about finding something similar for my daughter here in our city.

  4. Debbie White Beattie
    June 12, 2018 / 3:52 am

    I remember going to swimming lessons in the summer and I went away to summer camp twice but the one thing I know is I had the best time at both

  5. kathy downey
    June 21, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    Woohoo it’s the last day of School here and camp sign up on Monday !