York Camps Subsidy Fund

York Camps Subsidy Fund

Please read below as the process has changed.

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 provides low-income children and youth the opportunity to attend a summer camp at York.

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.

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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.

Adventure Camps (6-12 years old)

New this year, the Lions Camp has expanded to offer three exciting Adventure Camps, including Superhero training, Warrior training and Circus training. Click on the link above for more details.

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.

Helix Summer Institute (Gr. 9-10 & 11-12)

Helix Summer Science Institute runs during the month of July each summer. We offer streams in Physics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics, Biomedical Science, Applied Mathematics, and Environmental Biology and Chemistry. Each course draws upon actual research conducted within the Faculty of Science at York University and is developed and delivered by professors, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and graduate students.

Please read below as the process has changed.

Subsidy Application

Subsidy Process

  • Apply directly to the camp (Lions, Pride Leaders or SciX, Helix) of your choice
  • Let the camp know that you would like to apply for the York Camp Subsidy Fund
  • The camp will review your application and determine whether you meet the criteria for the program and subsidy fund
  • The camp will inform you of their decision

For more information on the Subsidy Fund and application process, please contact Mandi Hickman, Senior Advancement Officer by phone at (416) 736-2100 ext. 77529, or via email at ahickman@yorku.ca.