York Camps Subsidy Fund

York Camps Subsidy Fund

Application deadline June 1, 2016

York University is home to a wide array of summer programs. From exploring the wonders of science and engineering in the Science Explorations camps to learning karate or dance through the Lion’s Summer Camps, there is something for everyone on our campuses. York is committed to ensuring access to our programs.

The York Camps Subsidy Fund will provide low-income children and youth the opportunity to attend a summer camp at York. Families apply to the fund for financial aid to cover the program fee. If they meet the subsidy criteria they will be granted entrance to one of the participating summer camps on York University campuses. The Fund is supported by generous donors who are passionate about enhancing access to high quality summer programming for young people who would not otherwise be able to afford the opportunity. The Fund will be managed by the Office of Community Relations in the Division of Advancement.

For more information, contact Mandi Hickman, manager, Community Relations by phone at 416-736-2100 x.77529 or by email at comrel@yorku.ca

Learn more:

Participating Summer Camps
Subsidy Application
Make a donation


Summer Camps

York University Lion’s Summer Camp (6-12 years old)

Spend your summer with the Lions! This multi-sport summer camp will engage campers with a wide range of summer fun. Weekly activities include a martial arts class, dance class and sport instructional session by specialty instructors. Each camp will experience age-specific arts and crafts, outdoor sports and swimming

Pride Leaders in Training (13-15 years old)

Pride leaders in Training! This course is designed for teens looking to take the first steps towards becoming a camp leader. Participants will develop exceptional communication, co-operation and leadership skills in a fun and inclusive environment. Each week will also include a martial arts class, performing arts class and sports instruction by specialty instructors.

SciX: Science Explorations Summer Camps (Gr. 3-8)

The Science Engagement Office offers innovative and engaging programs designed to inspire youth and discover exciting topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Out of the Faculty of Science at York University, our programs use a discovery and inquiry-based learning approach that is focused on ‘learning by doing’. Our outreach model provides students with a chance to work in small groups on a variety of projects that will help foster problem solving, critical thinking, and an overall passion for STEM.


Subsidy Application

Subsidy Process

  • Identify which camp you would like to apply to
  • Print out the subsidy form
  • Attach supporting documents (please see Application form below)
  • Mail or bring the package to:

Community Relations
West Office Building
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
M3J 1P3

For more information, contact Mandi Hickman, manager, Community Relations by phone at 416-736-2100 x.77529 or by email at comrel@yorku.ca

Interactive map of Keele Campus – we are located in the West Office Building

Download Application Form [PDF]

Make a Donation