54 days Trailblazers Counsellor-in-training (16-17)

During our 8-week Trailblazer program, participants learn a wide range of important skills that are essential for a future camp counsellor. Through various workshops, training sessions and activities, participants develop their skill sets for working with children and planning events, including creative programming, risk management, team building and effective communication. 

Participants also gain practical experience by implementing the skills and knowledge they learn in training sessions and workshops. Each participant is paired with a cabin/tent group and assists a counsellor as they lead activities and look out for the safety and well-being of campers. 

Certifications include:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR certifications (16-hour course)
  • A DAFA certificate from the Association des camps du Québec.  

Participants also have the option to register for Bronze Medallion certification. Those who wish to do so must communicate with the Leadership Section Director prior to the summer, and there will be an additional $130 charge. For more information, please contact us!

Deadline to submit an application: March 22, 2021

Summer 2021 - Register now!

Registration for Camp YMCA Kanawana is open! There is only room left in the following programs:

Don’t wait too long to register your teen as these spots fill up quickly. It’s an opportunity to spend a few weeks with new friends or learn the skills to become a camp counsellor next summer!

June 28 - August 20, 2021

54 days - 53 nights

Price: $ 4 279 (plus a $130 tuck fee) + taxes

Eligible for tax credits expenses.