We believe that it is important to expose our campers to educated young people who are pursuing a post-secondary education - it shows them what is possible and gives them something to strive for. At YMCA Wanakita, we provide multiple YMCA Wanakita Staff Education Scholarship Awards annually. These scholarships provide one or more YMCA Wanakita Summer Staff with financial support to pursue their post-secondary education.

Application Process

Applicants are asked to complete the application form along with two letters in support of their application. Applicants must be planning to enroll in educational programs within the next 12 months and must be planning to return as YMCA Wanakita staff in the following summer. Confirmation of registration will be required before the award contribution is administered.

Please note that the application form includes a request for financial information. If your family's financial resources, or your own, are a significant barrier for you to pursue continued education, please make reference to this in your cover letter.

Deadline: The deadline for 2019 Summer Season applications is Friday, June 7, 2019

Selection Criteria

Applications will be reviewed by the Education Awards Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Career Plans
  • Past contributions to the YMCA and the community
  • Involvement with YMCA Wanakita as a camper, in the leadership program and as staff
  • Financial Need

Letters and supporting documentation can be attached to your online application or can be submitted by mail or email to:

Mike Thaler
Summer Kids Camp Director
YMCA Wanakita
1883 Koshlong Lake Road
Haliburton, Ontario  K0M 1S0

p: 1.800.387.5081 x. 2246
f: 705.457.1597