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In true YMCA spirit, each spring at Camp YMCA Kanawana, we invite friends of camp and the YMCAs of Quebec, to join us for our Camp Set-up Day. This is an annual event where Kanawanians come and help us set up camp for the new season, and enjoy each other’s company for the day!
Camp Set-up Day: Saturday May 12, 2018.
We will provide food and lots of smiles for those who come. It is a great opportunity to come to Camp YMCA Kanawana and enjoy the beauty of the site.
All ages are welcome, but it is a work day and we cannot provide programming or supervision for children.
Please come help us get camp ready for another incredible season of magic!
We are happy to welcome our new and returning camp families to our Open House on June 17! This is a day for families to explore the site, meet the staff, or simply take advantage of the activities on offer.
Our staff will be running several program areas (weather permitting): the beach, rock climbing, boating, Gaga Ball, arts and crafts, and nature. The activities, as well as guided tours of camp, will be running between 10 AM and 3:30 PM.
Open house ends at 4 PM. Lunch will be served at the Dining Hall between 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM at a reasonable cost. Since it is Father's Day, all fathers eat free!
For questions or more information, please contact the camps office: firstname.lastname@example.org | 514-789-8001 x1524
Campers, Parents, Staff, Alumni & Friends:
Join us for Camp YMCA Kanawana’s 15th Annual Sam Lazarus Street Hockey Jamboree Fundraising event:
DATE: August 25, 2018
TIME: Event starts at 1pm
WHERE: 189 Easton Avenue, Montreal West (behind Royal West Academy)
COST: Entrance – free!
All proceeds from this fun-filled event directly support the Sam Lazarus Fund which helps less fortunate children be able to attend Camp YMCA Kanawana and experience the magic of the outdoors.
Each year’s festivities feature great food, great raffle prizes and of course great hockey as well as some special activities for kids!
We look forward to seeing you then!
The Sam Lazarus Fund was named after Sam Lazarus, a long-time camper and staff who gave much to the Camp YMCA Kanawana community both as a camper and staff. Tragically Sam passed away at far too young an age while volunteering his time at an orphanage in Africa. Since its inception the fund has raised over $200,000. Each year this fund helps Camp YMCA Kanawana support many less-fortunate campers by offering them a chance to attend an entire session at camp.
The Sam Lazarus fund helps us achieve the YMCA mission of ensuring all kids can benefit from the magic of camp.
Sam was a great street hockey player and to celebrate his life each year we organize the annual Sam Laz Hockey Jamboree (Sam Jam). It is a full day of fun for dozens of participants and hundreds of fans, young and old alike! It includes a razzle-dazzle street-hockey tournament, raffle prizes, food and drink, and games for the young ones.
For more information on the Sam Laz Fund or to make a donation, please contact:
514-789-8001, ext. 1513
Join us for our annual Family, Alumni, and Friends Weekend on September 7-9, 2018!
A fun-filled camp experience for families, friends and alumni
Looking for a great family experience? Are you feeling the need to be surrounded by beauty and to enjoy the great outdoors? Are you pining for a great summer camp experience and jealous that your kids get to have all the fun because you are “too old” to go to camp? Want to connect with camp people? Well, come on up to camp with the family or with fellow Kanawana alumni and be reminded of why you love camp so much!
There will be activities for all ages and interests and a flexible schedule that will allow you to do your own thing at your own pace, such as hanging out at the beach, going for a paddle or a nature walk, or climbing our 32-foot climbing tower, all without having to cook or wash dishes! Also, the Saturday afternoon wine and cheese at the boating waterfront is back by popular demand.
Please complete the registration form below and email it to Camp.Kanawana@ymcaquebec.org