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Building Healthy Communities

Camp Kitchikewana

Nestled in Georgian Bay Islands National Park, “Kitchi” is the perfect place for children and youth to grow in mind, body and spirit. Sessions are one week to two weeks long. For more information, or to learn more about our Sponsorship Program, please email camp_kitchikewana@ymca.ca.

Youth Leadership
Leadership Participants will be introduced to the following topics: problem solving skills, the importance of volunteerism, the importance of goal setting and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. In addition, during the first year of the program (L1), youth participate in an extended outtrip and in advanced canoeing, lifesaving or sailing instruction. During the second year of the program (L2), youth will take their First Aid and CPR certification. Each program is 4 weeks, and youth must be 15 years old to qualify for L1 and must be 16 years old to qualify for L2. For more information, email camp_kitchikewana@ymca.ca.

Site Rentals and Adult Programs
During May, June and September, “Kitchi” offers a variety of adult and family programs onsite, these include:
● Spring Family Weekend
● Summer Family Camp (the week before Labour Day)
● Women’s Wellness Weekend
● Senior Women on the Move

Kitchi is also available for weekend rentals throughout the spring and fall. For more information on any of these programs or to inquire about a rental, please email camp_kitchikewana@ymca.ca.

Alumni Opportunities
Kitchi offers a variety of ways for former campers and staff to reconnect with the “camp we love and long will cherish well”. Each spring we host an alumni work weekend at camp; in the fall we host an Alumni Getaway Weekend and we host Alumni Pub Nights across Ontario. To learn more about camp “happenings” please download a copy of the SoupStrainer. For more information email camp_kitchikewana@ymca.ca.

Family Camp

YMCA Camp Kitchikewana
YMCA Camp Kitchikewana offers a Family Camp program in the last week of the summer. For more information contact the camp office at camp_kitchikewana@ymca.ca.