TD and Fellow Funders Support YMCA Summer Day Camp

Three children at YMCA camp

Making Summer Fun at the Y Even More Accessible to All

The 2024 edition of YMCA Summer Day Camp will begin on Tuesday, July 2, and TD Bank Group and additional funders are making day camp even more accessible for children (ages 4-12) in Southwestern Ontario.

TD Thank You

With a grant of $20,000 to YMCA of Southwestern Ontario, TD is providing Day Camp Experiences for Newcomer Families. Combined with the Y’s financial assistance program, TD’s support is allowing newcomer children to participate in YMCA Summer Day Camp free of charge. The Jack and Barbara Hay Foundation also contributed generous funding.

Children from places such as the Middle East, Ukraine, Central America, South America, East Asia, and South Asia will enjoy the fun, friendship, and adventure of day camp in Summer 2024.

Another component of YMCA Summer Day Camp is the Inclusive Camping Program. This program gives children with physical, developmental, or behavioural barriers the chance to attend day camp without restrictions, and with one-on-one support from a trained Inclusion Counsellor. The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation and Lutheran Social Services (London) contributed generous funding to allow the Y to best serve Inclusion Campers in 2024.

Both programs are now at capacity for Summer 2024.

“We couldn’t be prouder to partner with TD and all of our amazing funders to foster summer adventures for children in Southwestern Ontario,” says Andrew Lockie, CEO, YMCA of Southwestern Ontario. “The Y is for everyone, and this support is truly helping us ignite potential in children of all backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities.”

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is a charity that provides opportunities for growth in spirit, mind, and body for people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities. We offer health and fitness activities, camps, child care centres, youth programming, and newcomer services. Since 1856, we’ve grown to serve nearly 240,000 people annually in 190+ locations.

YMCA Summer Day Camp is offered to children, ages 4-12, in 14 communities across Southwestern Ontario. At each weekly camp, participants take part in arts and crafts, interactive and high-energy games, swimming, and all sorts of sports and outdoor play. To learn more about the Y or YMCA Summer Day Camp, click here.

For more information, please contact:
Christina Harley, VP Development, YMCA of Southwestern Ontario                                                         519.907.5500 ext. 1152 |