Do you have a 9-12 year old curious about the way cities work?

Register your child for our Summer Kids Camp by May 25.

The Sidewalk Toronto Summer camp, offered in partnership with the YMCA, is now open for enrolment. The free program is designed for campers 9-12 years old interested in how cities work and grow. Campers will have the opportunity to learn, play, and explore as they develop and communicate their own ideas for Toronto’s waterfront, as well as swim twice a week at the Cooper Koo Family Cherry St. YMCA!

This program is part of Sidewalk Toronto’s public participation plan and is intended to ensure that children’s unique voices are also part of the planning process that will shape Quayside, a new neighbourhood on the waterfront. To meet the needs of all residents, Sidewalk Toronto must be designed with children in mind, from safe streets to kid-friendly open space.

The program is available for those families living in North St. Jamestown, Regent Park, West Don Lands, St. Lawrence, and the Esplanade. (Only families living in the areas indicated on this map are able to register. Address will be verified at the time of registration.) Due to anticipated demand, the spots will be allocated by lottery and parents will be notified only if their camper was randomly selected. Parents will also be invited to a special summer BBQ to share their ideas for waterfront development.

Spots for this program will be allocated by lottery (NOT first-come, first-served). Lottery registration opens on March 5, 2018, and closes on March 29 May 25, 2018, at 6 p.m.

To register, parents will need to call the YMCA camp registration line at 647-439-6611 or 1-877-303-2267 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Applicants will need to indicate their first, second, and third choice for the weeks available. They will be notified only if their camper was randomly selected. If any applicants did not get into one of their program choices they will be waitlisted for the weeks selected during the lottery process. If a spot becomes available the family will be contacted by email.

When is it?
  • Session 1 – July 10 to 14
  • Session 2 – July 17 to 21
  • Session 3 – July 24 to 28
Where is it?

Cooper Koo YMCA Day Camp – 461 Cherry Street, Toronto

Who’s eligible?

Only families living in the following communities are eligible to register for this program: North St. Jamestown, Regent Park, West Don Lands, St. Lawrence, and the Esplanade. (See the areas indicated on this map. Address will be verified at the time of registration.)

Campers must be between the ages of 9-12 (as of December 31, 2018). Children born between 2006 and 2009 are eligible for this program.

How much does it cost?

The camp is free.

How do I register?

Call the YMCA Camp registration line at 647-439-6611 or 1-877-303-2267 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Key dates
  • March 5 – Registration opens
  • May 25 – Registration closes at 6 p.m. ET
  • TBA – Selected campers notified via e-mail
  • TBA – Orientation and first working session in Toronto
  • July 10-14 – Session 1
  • July 17-21 – Session 2
  • July 24-28 – Session 3