YMCA summer camps

Summer camps for young men and women

YMCA summer camps from across Ontario and Quebec offer a unique balance of affordability and care. Camp sessions at a typical YMCA camp last a week, but there are camps that run two weeks or longer. Most camps are coeducational, with boys cabins and girls' cabins. They offer a variety of sports, educational, and arts programs (including dance). Read more


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List of YMCA summer camps and programs


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YMCA of Greater Vancouver   
There’s something about camp that brings out the best in us. Whether it’s sailing, hiking or uncovering leadership potential, YMCA's spring and summer camps provide children ages 5-17 with a memorable experience.

Vancouver; Gibsons
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, family
  • from $139/session
Day, Overnight, family openCamp Coed 139 5-17 0 Vancouver, British Columbia, Gibsons, British Columbia
YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region   
Choose active and fun Neighbourhood day camps close to home, with themed weeks and out trips, OR a traditional outdoor day (or overnight) experience at Camp Otonabee with ropes, paddling, nature hikes, swimming and more

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $190/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 190 4-16 1 Ottawa, Ontario
COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
YMCA of Oakville   
YMCA of Oakville camps are found at several locations across the community with activities including swimming, day trips and more. Learn more!

Hamilton; Oakville
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $198/session
Day Coed 198 4-17 2 Hamilton, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario
YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka   
The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka offers a variety of values based camp programs through our day, family, leadership and overnight camps throughout the Simcoe, Muskoka and Parry Sound regions.

Orillia; Midland
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, family
  • from $195/week
Day, Overnight, family openCamp Coed 195 6-17 3 Orillia, Ontario, Midland, ON
COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Overnight Camps   
The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario offers two amazing overnight camps for campers aged 5-16 - YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) in Georgian Bay Islands National Park and YMCA Camp Henry in Point Pelee National Park.

London; Leamington; Port Severn
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $540/session
Overnight, family Coed 540 5-16 4 London, Ontario, Leamington, Ontario, Port Severn, Ontario
YMCA Camp Pine Crest   
We provide a fun program for campers who want to gain independence, interact with nature, make friends with new people, and develop leadership skills. Overnight canoe trips are a staple that make for the best adventures!

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, family
  • from $390/week
Day, Overnight, family openCamp Coed 390 5-16 5 Torrance, Ontario
YMCA Camps Belwood, Ki-Wa-Y and Wabanaki   
The K-W YMCA's 3 camps offer a range of activities including a high ropes course and climbing wall, canoe tripping, bmx biking, sailing, kayaking, crafts, archery, and more. March Break programs also available.

Waterloo; Fergus; Huntsville
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 15 (Coed, Girls)
  • Day, Overnight, family
  • from $720/week
Day, Overnight, family openCamp Coed, Girls 720 5-15 6 Waterloo, Ontario, Fergus, Ontario, Huntsville, Ontario

YMCA camps also offer leadership programs aimed at older teens who may be counselors. Camp counselors strive to offer children positive role modeling.

The benefits of YMCA Camps

YMCA summer camps offer a tradition of excellence that dates back to the early 1900's. Over the decades, YMCA camps have built a reputation for excellence and care, with strong leadership among counselors that carries down to inculcating those same qualities in children. Camps are renowned for teaching cooperation, fostering spiritual growth and deepening the appreciation of nature, among kids.

YMCA camps create memories that last a lifetime, as do so many kinds of summer camps.

See our complete listings of YMCA summer camps above.

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