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Overnight Camp Program Information

Experience an amazing summer at one of our three incredible overnight camps.

Our beautiful forested lakefront properties make for an unforgettable overnight camp experience. Discover all that camp has to offer: campfires, canoeing, kayaking, archery, nature-based programming, art, drama, archery, and so much more.

Registration Information

 

A $200 nonrefundable deposit per camper per session is due at the time of registration. Fee assistance is available.

Accommodations

 

Each of our overnight camps features:

 

  • Rustic, cozy cabins that sleep eight to 12, and are outfitted with traditional log bunk beds with a mattress.

  • A counselor assigned to each cabin to ensure campers are supported 24 hours/day.

  • Shared washrooms with flush or composting toilets and running water are available either in the cabin or in a separate building close to cabins.

  • Shower facilities are limited at Camp Waabanaki. Campers take part in a ‘Morning Dip’ with biodegradable shampoo and conditioner supplied. 

Accommodations Frequently Asked Questions

Meals

 

Campers gather in the dining hall for their meals and snacks. Delicious and nutritious meals are prepared in our modern kitchen facilities, and dietary requirements (e.g. allergies, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, or halal) can be accommodated. Please be sure to include these details during registration under the dietary needs section of the camper medical form in your CampBrain account. In true camp style, meals are served either family style or buffet. Additional treats can be purchased at the Tuck Shop.  

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Camp Belwood

0008 Third Line, Fergus, ON N1M 2W4 

Cost: $975 plus HST/week — fee assistance is available

Ages 5 to 14 

 

The perfect home away from home for campers! Camp Belwood shares a sunny and lively three-acre site with our ‘Belwood Days’ day camp friends, making this the perfect place to build a sense of community and lasting connections. Camp Belwood offers many classic camp activities and challenges, meaning your camper will not only experience the joy of learning new skills, but will return home with a greater sense of responsibility, independence, and compassion. This site offers a great introduction to all traditional camp activities. The lake provides an ideal spot for learning to kayak and canoe, while the pool provides a refreshing break for those who prefer a different swimming space.  

 

Site Highlights:
 

  • Swimming pool

  • Sailing

  • Canoeing and kayaking

  • Archery

  • BMX biking

2024 Camp Schedule
 

Session 1    July 1 – 6  

Session 2    July 8 – 13  

Session 3    July 15 – 20  

Session 4    July 22 – 27  

Session 5    July 29 – August 3  

Session 6    August 5 – 10  

Session 7    August 12 – 17  

Session 8    August 19 – 24

Camp is open on both Canada Day and the August Civic Holiday.

Drop off and Pick up Times

Drop off day: Monday, between 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Pick up day: Saturday, between 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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Camp Ki-Wa-Y

3738 Hessen Strasse, St. Clements, ON N0B 2M0  

Cost: $975 plus HST/week — fee assistance is available

Ages 6 to 14

 

Camp Ki-Wa-Y is located on the west shore of Paradise Lake, just outside of St. Clements. Ki-Wa-Y's 77 acres of gorgeous landscape feature over 25 acres of naturally wooded and truly beautiful forests. A spectacular surprise just 15 minutes from Kitchener-Waterloo. YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y offers a variety of activities and experiences to suit all ages and interests, and gender inclusive cabin options that are welcoming and supportive to all campers.

 

Campers have the opportunity to choose their own adventure and spend more time doing what they REALLY like through program streams. Choose from the following streams: Traditions — For those who want it all. A great choice for first-time-campers or campers who like all camp activities; Rocks and Ropes — For the thrill seeker. Challenge yourself on our high ropes course and climbing wall; Wind and Water — For water lovers. Focus on building confidence on the waterfront with a variety of boating activities. Canvas and Clay — For the budding artist. With mother nature as your muse, the opportunities for creativity are endless. 

Survive and Thrive — Come away from camp with solid outdoor living and survival skills.

Site Highlights:
 

  • Program streams

  • Rock wall 

  • High and low ropes courses 

  • Water trampoline 

  • Windsurfing 

  • Stand up paddleboarding  

  • Canoeing and kayaking

2024 Camp Schedule
 

Session 1    July 1 – 6  

Session 2    July 8 – 13*

Session 3    July 15 – 20  

Session 4    July 22 – 27*  

Session 5    July 29 – August 3  

Session 6    August 5 – 10*  

Session 7    August 12 – 17*  

Session 8    August 19 – 24

*Gender-inclusive cabins available.

Drop off and Pick up Times

Drop off day: Monday, between 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Pick up day: Saturday, between 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Gender-Inclusive Cabins

Upon registration, campers will have the choice to sign up for an all-gender or single-gender cabin. It is important to us that all our campers are able to choose an accommodation that makes them feel comfortable and to be themselves.

All-gender cabins are open to everyone — they are a welcoming space for campers who want to share a space with campers of different genders, who have friends or siblings who are different genders, and for campers who identify as non-binary or genderqueer.   

Our all gender cabin options are offered across select sessions and are based on age group. Every cabin group will continue to be sorted by age, keeping campers within 2 years of each other.  

Inclusive Cabins Frequently Asked Questions

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Camp Waabanaki

214 Bethune Rd. N., Huntsville, ON P1H 2J1 

Two-week sessions 

Cost: $2,000 plus HST — fee assistance is available

Ages 7 to 15

 

One-week sessions 

Cost: $975 plus HST — fee assistance is available

Ages 7 to 12 

 

Camp Waabanaki, located in the heart of Muskoka, is known for its beautiful mature maple forests, towering pines, granite rocks and cliffs beside a deep-blue clear lake. Located on Lake Vernon, just outside of Huntsville, Ontario, Waabanaki sits on a 40-acre site consisting of a large and small island and 23 acres of mainland. Our one-week and two-week overnight programs invite campers to experience one of the most beautiful areas of Ontario as they learn about water safety, nature and weather awareness, navigation, ‘Leave no Trace,’ outdoor living, and so much more.  

Camp Waabanaki is known for its Canoe Out Trips with routes designed with the ages and level of experience in mind, from one to three nights in duration. Participants camp in tents during their experience and will be paddling from campsite to campsite each day.

 

Site Highlights:
 

  • Canoe Out Trips

  • Disc Golf

  • Archery

  • Canoeing and kayaking

  • Sailing  

  • Diving tower 

  • Water trampolines 

  • Mountain biking  

2024 Camp Schedule
 

Session 1    July 1 – 13  

Session 1a  July 1 – 6  

Session 1b  July 8 – 13  

Session 2    July 15 – 27  

Session 3    July 29 – August 10 

Session 4    August 12 – 24

Session 4a  August 12 – 17

Session 4b  August 19 – 24

Drop off and Pick up Times

Drop off day: Monday, between 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Pick up day: Saturday, between 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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