Day Camps

A summer to remember starts at the YMCA!

From sports to arts and crafts to games to theme days and so much more—spending your summer in a YMCA day camp means spending every day doing a wide range of fun and stimulating activities.

But what really sets the YMCA apart is our approach. Camp life is about making meaningful connections and friends. It’s about being part of an inclusive, diverse community where everyone can learn, grow, explore, and play. Camp is a safe space where kids and youth can build up their courage to get out of their comfort zone, improving their confidence and autonomy along the way.

How do we do this? Consult our “Why YMCA Days Camps” section to learn more.

New for 2023!

Not only are swimming lessons back at the Cartierville, du Parc, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, and Westmount YMCAs but our programming has been expanded:

  • The Creative Camp program is making its debut at the Grier Park site in Pierrefonds-Roxboro.
  • A new English Immersion program will be offered at the Westmount YMCA.
  • The Urban Explorers, Energik, and Counsellor-in-Training programs will be offered at more sites this summer.
  • Updated programming in the YMCA Concordia Fine Arts Camp means the budding artist can choose from a wide range of programs to get their creative groove on this summer!

Day Camp 2023 - Québec

All YMCA day camps meet the Association des camps du Québec’s highest quality and safety standards and feature physical literacy programming that encourages campers to love being active, no matter what their skills may be.

Need advice on choosing a camp? Our team is here to help! Write us at ​ or call us at: +1 833 505-9622 ext. 1524 (outside Montréal) or at 514 687-9622 ext. 1524 (Montréal).

Financial assistance

All kids should have a chance to experience the magic of camp, no matter their financial situation. This is why our financial assistance program can cover a part of camp fees if you cannot afford to pay the full amount.

Find out more

Tax credit

Some fees are eligible for tax credits for child care expense and children’s physical activities. Certain conditions apply.


I love my camp...

...for so many reasons!

Aside from having an unforgettable experience, children who go to summer camp

  • have more self-confidence
  • are more autonomous
  • have an easier time making friends
  • have greater environmental awareness
  • and are more inclined to take part in physical activities

Results of a five-year Canada-wide study by the University of Waterloo