Jen Woodward, Family Camp Director
Family Camp: Multi-generational groups of people coming together to play, learn and explore outdoors! That's what YMCA Wanakita's Family Camping is all about! We define a family as "two generations." That's it! We see families at camp that consist of single-parent makeups, grandparents & grandkids, same-gender parents, aunts & uncles, cousins, neighbours and friends.
In the summer the programs we offer are your typical summer camp activities, including canoeing, swimming, hiking, high ropes, arts & crafts, dance, theatre, music, yoga, out tripping etc., but the way in which we design and deliver the programs is unique! At Family Camp you will have the opportunity to meet new people in your own age group (be it 3 years old to adults!), or in our family-friendly programs designed for all ages. Programs are intended to strengthen family relationships, cooperation, leadership, outdoor and arts skills, challenge you, as well as foster an appreciation and connection to the natural world! There's so much to do here, with a schedule full of fun instructor-led activities day and night, a well as the freedom to just lounge on the beach or go for a hike in the woods as a family.
Families come back year after year for so many reasons: outdoor fun, great food, amazing people, beautiful location; but most of all, it's a place to create "memories that last a lifetime", as our traditional Charter states!
We also offer incredible opportunities year-round to bond as a family:
New Year's Family Camp
Family Day Weekend
March Break Family Camp
Spring Family Weekend
I hope to see you at one of our Family Camp programs soon!
From our family to yours,
Jen Woodward at YMCA Wanakita Family Camp