Your YMCA Day Camp Essentials #YGTADayCamp #YMCAGTA

The YMCA has loads of fun activities for your kids.  From day camp to overnight camp you may be wondering what does your child need for the day to what happens if you’re running late dropping off the kids.   There’s still lots of  Y Day Camps available for you to enroll your kids in and the best part, The Y is super affordable.  

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Conveniently located across 45 YMCA locations across the GTA, YMCA Summer Day Camps offers new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships — in conservation and urban settings while allowing campers to return home each evening. Busing and extended hours are available across the city to support your family’s busy schedule! With over 65 different programs to choose from, I am sure they have a camp that captures your child’s interests! All camps fall under the following categories:

  • Sports
  • Arts & Culinary Arts
  • Outdoor
  • Media Arts
  • Science & Academics
  • Swimming Lessons & Junior Lifeguard Club
  • Variety (Traditional Camp Programs)
  • Leadership (Ages 12 – 16!)
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“Every day is a new adventure at YMCA Day Camps”

If this is your first time sending your kids off to camp you may be wondering what to send them off with:

  • Pack a lunch-pack a thermal lunch bag with two ice packs for lunch and peanut free snacks. Litterless packaging would be ideal.
  • Back Pack to store it all in
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Tissues or reusable handkerchiefs
  • Meds in case they are taking any, have the form filled out.
  • Sunglasses
  • Don’t forget to label!

What not to bring?

Electronics, jewellery, toys etc…

Oh no!  We’re running late for camp drop off!
Late arrivals to camp are accommodated but can be very disruptive to the camp day, especially since the absent camper call goes out shortly after the day begins, swimming may happen at any point of the day and maybe off-site, some sites take nature walks and may be out on a trail, etc. If it can be avoided, that is ideal. 

 If not possible to be avoided, camp staff will welcome the family, locate the camper’s camper group, and deliver the camper there to begin their day of fun! If their camp group is out of range for easy delivery of the camper, we’ll match the camper’s interest to a group that is in range and place them there until their group arrives back

Did you know The Y also offers extended care?

The YMCA offers extended hours locations across the GTA that may open as early as 7:00 AM and end as late as 6:00 PM. Find out if your bus stop or camp location has extended hour options by clicking here.

Did I miss anything?  What do you pack for your kids camp? Still thinking about registering? Head over to my first post to learn more about YMCA of Greater Toronto.  There’s still room!


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Disclosure: This post is in partnership with YMCA of Greater Toronto. All opinions are always my own.

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