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YMCA Wanakita
YMCA Wanakita
1883 Koshlong Lake Road, Haliburton
Ontario, K0M 1S0
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Rankin Middlebrook

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YMCA Wanakita

1883 Koshlong Lake Road, Haliburton, Ontario, K0M 1S0



Type: Overnight Camp

Family Camp • March Break • PA Day & Holiday • Programs for school groups • Summer Camp • Transportation Available

Categories: Traditional

Cost: $675 to $740/week

Age: 7 to 16

Gender: Coed

Capacity: 385




Since 1953, 1,000 acres on beautiful Koshlong Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. Co-ed, 1, 2 and 4-week overnight sessions and weekly day camp sessions. We focus on leadership development, team building, personal challenge, adventure, friendship and fun! We offer programming for Fall, Winter and Spring. Family Camp is also offered all summer and through the year.





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Camp Session Calendar (2015)

Available sessions:
Session Name Type Specialty Gender Date Ages Cost per session Email Description
Session A Overnight Camp Traditional Coed 2015-07-05Jul 05-18 077 - 15 $795 - $1470

Traditional Two Week Sessions. Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors Available.

Session B1 Overnight Camp Traditional Coed 2015-07-19Jul 19-25 077 - 15 $795

One Week Kita Juniors and Kita Intermediates Available

Session C Overnight Camp Traditional Coed 2015-08-02Aug 02-15 077 - 15 $795 - $1470

Traditional Two Week Sessions. Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors Available.

Session D Overnight Camp Traditional Coed 2015-08-16Aug 16-29 077 - 12 $795 - $1470

One Week Kita Juniors and Kita Intermediates Available

Session B2 Overnight Camp Traditional Coed 2015-07-26Jul 26-Aug 01 077 - 15 $795

One Week Kita Juniors and Kita Intermediates Available

Session B Overnight Camp Traditional Coed 2015-07-19Jul 19-Aug 01 077 - 15 $795 - $1470

Traditional Two Week Sessions. Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors Available.

Session C1 Overnight Camp Traditional Coed 2015-08-02Aug 02-08 077 - 15 $795

One Week Kita Juniors and Kita Intermediates Available

Session C2 Overnight Camp Traditional Coed 2015-08-09Aug 09-15 077 - 15 $795

One Week Kita Juniors and Kita Intermediates Available

Session A1 Overnight Camp Traditional Coed 2015-07-05Jul 05-11 077 - 15 $795

One Week Kita Juniors and Kita Intermediates Available

Session A2 Overnight Camp Traditional Coed 2015-07-12Jul 12-18 077 - 15 $795

One Week Kita Juniors and Kita Intermediates Available

Session D1 Overnight Camp Traditional Coed 2015-08-16Aug 16-22 077 - 15 $795

One Week Kita Juniors and Kita Intermediates Available

Session D2 Overnight Camp Traditional Coed 2015-08-23Aug 23-29 077 - 15 $795

One Week Kita Juniors and Kita Intermediates Available

AB - July Leadership Overnight Camp Leadership Coed 2015-07-05Jul 05-Aug 01 1515 - 16 $2650

Student Counselor: “First Years” (Leadership)

Participants must be 15 years of age by December 31st of the year entering the program and have

completed grade nine. This program focuses on technical skill development, with an introduction to

group leadership skills. First year SCs will face the challenges of a six day canoe trip, and earn nationally

recognized certifications in lifesaving, first aid, and canoeing. Participants also refine their skills in

YMCA Wanakita’s other activity areas such as archery, sailing, kayaking, and outdoor living skills. Group

cooperation, self-discipline and personal initiative are keys to a successful and fulfilling experience.

 

Student Counselor: “Second Years” (Leadership)

 

Participants must be 16 years of age by December 31st of the year entering the program and have

completed grade ten. Our Second Year program focuses on camp and community leadership skills,

group dynamics, understanding the counselling role, community service, teaching skills, camp

philosophy and program objectives. Emphasis will be placed on learning about and with campers,

through periodic placements in camper cabins. Participants should have some background in camping

skills before considering participating in this program.

CD - August Leadership Overnight Camp Leadership Coed 2015-08-02Aug 02-29 1515 - 16 $2650

Student Counselor: “First Years” (Leadership)

Participants must be 15 years of age by December 31st of the year entering the program and have

completed grade nine. This program focuses on technical skill development, with an introduction to

group leadership skills. First year SCs will face the challenges of a six day canoe trip, and earn nationally

recognized certifications in lifesaving, first aid, and canoeing. Participants also refine their skills in

YMCA Wanakita’s other activity areas such as archery, sailing, kayaking, and outdoor living skills. Group

cooperation, self-discipline and personal initiative are keys to a successful and fulfilling experience.

 

Student Counselor: “Second Years” (Leadership)

 

Participants must be 16 years of age by December 31st of the year entering the program and have

completed grade ten. Our Second Year program focuses on camp and community leadership skills,

group dynamics, understanding the counselling role, community service, teaching skills, camp

philosophy and program objectives. Emphasis will be placed on learning about and with campers,

through periodic placements in camper cabins. Participants should have some background in camping

skills before considering participating in this program.


Upcoming Events

upcoming events
  • November 15, 2015Summer Registration Open
    YMCA Wanakita, 1883 Koshlong Lake Road, Haliburton, Ontario
    Register by Sunday, November 15 from 01:00 am

    Registration for Kids and Family Camp Opens!



Director's Message

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Rankin Middlebrook, Summer Camp Director

To all our Friends and Families; (Past, Present, and Future)


YMCA Wanakita is something special. When I say special, I am not just talking about our great location, unique programs, or standing within the camping community. When I say Wanakita is special I mean that from the first moment you set foot on our site you know there is something extraordinary. I have spent my time here trying to figure out what it is that makes Wanakita stand out from all the camps I have ever been to, and the answer was staring me in the face. It’s the people. YMCA Wanakita has many strong traditions and was originally started by the best minds in camping, these minds created the YMCA Wanakita Charter to instill within the campers and staff a sense of purpose and fun. A part of the Charter goes like this: “You are challenged to learn that YMCA Wanakita is not just the buildings, the land, and the lake, but the people.  It is the people that become so much a part of us while we are here.” There are many camps out there, but I think that anyone looking for a place for their child to learn, and grow, YMCA Wanakita is the place.


Rankin Middlebrook
Summer Camp Director

 


Cost & Financial Aid

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Cost: $675 to $740 /week


Stories & Testimonials

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The benefits of Family Campexpand

In addition to our long tradition of residential camping, we are also proud of over thirty years of Summer Family Camp at YMCA Wanakita. This past summer, one of our Family Campers shared a thoughtful and touching letter with our Director. "Thank you for a most wonderful week at Family Camp- truly the best one we have had in 4 years. Before camp, we were talking about directing our resources elsewhere for family vacations and making this our last year. By the second day of camp, Ken and I had both (independently) decided to review this choice! We will definitely be back - hopefully for many more years. We had forgotten the magic of camp. We particularly enjoyed watching our girls try out new skills - archery, kayaking, and swims to the island! We saw them grow in confidence and become more of their true selves. The week gave us, as adults, a break from the mundane things that so often consume our thoughts (what's for dinner, do we need to pack lunches for tomorrow, when was the last time the laundry got done...) and reminded us of who we were and what was important to us before life became more complicated! It was so reassuring to discover this part of us still exists and we are thinking of ways to bring our true selves back into our lives now even though we have lots of responsibilities. With gratitude for the week and the life lessons beyond..." Thanks to all who made Summer 2011 such a wonderful success, and we look forward to making more memories in 2012!

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Facing your fears at campexpand

Wanakita is open year round and we want to share one of our stories from our Outdoor Center. Over the years the YMCA Wanakita Outdoor Centre has welcomed a number of schools, teams, and special interest groups. We love being able to share our winter wonderland with children, youth,and adults from across the province. One memorable even occurred a few weeks ago, when we welcomed a group of grade 11 students from an inner city Toronto school. This group spent one afternoon tobogganing, and the majority of the students had never experienced sliding down a hill before. Our staff were amazed to see that the seemingly toughest student in the group was noticeably afraid to go sliding. He hesitated at the top of the hill, and then screamed the whole way down. Despite his initial fear, he loved the ride and immediately ran up to the top of the hill to go sliding again! This young man learned to face his fears, overcome an unfamiliar situation, and experienced success because of it. We at Wanakita are fortunate to be a part of these incredible outcomes of play every day.

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Activities & Programs

Activities and Programs

    Program Types & Services

  • Family Camp
  • March Break
  • PA Day & Holiday
  • Programs for school groups
  • Summer Camp
  • Transportation Available

    Education

  • Environment
  • Leadership

    Sports & Activities

  • Archery
  • Board Sailing
  • Canoeing
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking/Sea Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Multi-Sport
  • Sailing/Marine Skills
  • Sports-Instructional and Training
  • Swimming
  • Trampoline

    Arts/Dance/Music

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Dance Class
  • Music
  • Performing/Theatre Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Woodworking

    Adventure

  • Outdoor Living/Survival
  • Rockwall/Rock Climbing
  • Rope courses
  • Wilderness Out Tripping

    Facilities

  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Nature Trails

    Additional Services

  • Financial Aid Available
  • Siblings Discounts


Camp Address
1883 Koshlong Lake Road, Haliburton, Ontario, K0M 1S0
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