Camp YMCA Kanawana

Important notice - Please note that Camp YMCA Kanawana will be closed this summer in accordance with directives announced by the Government of Québec on May 21.

If you registered for camp, any fees you have paid so far will be refunded in the next few weeks. Our team will send an email shortly to all families who registered for camp.

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Support Camp and the Y through this crisis

More than ever, young people in our communities need support to get through physical distancing, being out of school, and not being able to return to camp this summer as planned. They need their social networks. They need activities to keep them going. They need their Y. Please help us maintain our youth programming; help us play an enriching and relevant role in their lives by donating a portion of your refunded camp fees. Your donation will help our community weather this crisis and come out on the other side even stronger and more resilient than before.

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Camp YMCA Kanawana offers an exciting summer camp experience that focuses on fun, adventure, learning, and creativity in a safe and cooperative environment. It is a place where young people can learn about nature and be physically active outdoors while acquiring new skills, building self-confidence and establishing lasting friendships.

All of our programs are offered in English, though most of our staff can speak both English and French.

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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.

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I love my camp ...

... so much more!

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