Summer camp (ages 7–12)

Welcome to Camp YMCA Kanawana, a place where kids aged 7 to 12 will enjoy an unforgettable adventure in the heart of nature. Our programs offer a full immersion into the forest setting, loads of outdoor activities, rewarding learning experiences, and amazing memories that will stay in their hearts and minds forever.

Discover our:

  • Stays at camp
  • Canoe trips

Campers will spend 8 days paddling down some of Québec’s most beautiful rivers past stunning canyons, mountain sides covered in evergreens, sandy beaches, and rapids. The Coulonge, Dumoine, and Noire Rivers are perfect for a first-time excursion or for experienced paddlers. The 4th session trip takes place on flat water in the La Verendrye wildlife reserve.

We encourage each camper to get involved and contribute by putting their strengths and skills to good use, whether it is gathering wood for the campfire, portaging, or steering the canoe. Campers will swim, paddle, and explore nature all while learning fundamental survival and leadership skills as well as canoe safety and hydrology. Campers will also participate in educational experience-based activities to help them better understand, appreciate, and conserve the natural environment.

Campers will spend time at camp getting ready for their canoe trip, then provide an account of their trip upon their return to camp.


Don’t miss out, registration is already underway. A few spots are still available.

Stays at camp

Camp YMCA Kanawana offers a multitude of exciting summer camp programs for youth aged 7 to 12. Every day is another adventure filled with creativity and innovation. Afternoons are dedicated to specialized activities to develop new skills or improve existing ones.


  • Water sports: water trampoline, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing
  • Sports and recreation: low rope courses, archery, rock climbing, soccer, gaga ball
  • Arts and more: theatre, music, arts and crafts, nature discovery, dance, survival skills, woodworking

All activities are designed to teach new skills, foster creativity, challenge participants, encourage outdoor exploration, and make friends.

Canoe trips

Dive into a world of outdoor adventure with Camp YMCA Kanawana’s canoe trip programs. Our experienced trip guides will teach participants everything there is to know about canoe camping, all in a gorgeous natural setting. Campers will sleep under the stars, share stories around the campfire, and make new friends.

The programs offered encourage campers to develop new skills through teamwork and community living, while enjoying the great outdoors.

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