Lifeguard on dock

YMCA Wanakita boasts a beautiful 1,000 acre forested site, situated on the shores of Koshlong Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. Our camp is a full functioning year-round destination for children and youth, families, school groups and anyone else wanting to breath fresh air and explore their limits.

YMCA Wanakita…


  • 25 kilometers of secluded wooded trails for hiking, running, biking, snowshoeing and skiing
  • A full kilometer of continuous shoreline and sandy beach along Koshlong Lake
  • Over 3 kilometers of river for eco-education and exploration


  • 90 comfortable, rustic cabins with camper bunk beds and private quarters for leaders
  • Winterized cabins with interior toilet and showers
  • Centralized washroom and shower facilities
  • Meeting facilities for small to mid-size groups

Food Services

  • Two full-service dining halls with capacity to serve a variety of culinary requirements including halal, kosher, vegetarian and vegan diets

Health Services

  • Two Health Centres with certified nurses and doctors available on site 24 hours a day during the summer months (all staff on site, year-round, are certified with Standard First Aid, CPR-C and Bronze Cross)
  • Located only 10km away from the Haliburton Hospital

Activities and Equipment

We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and equipment, such as:

  • Amphitheatre (Corey's Place)
  • Archery range
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing Wall
  • Courts - basketball, volleyball, soccer, ice rink
  • Dance
  • Field sports - frisbee, socceer
  • Hebertisme
  • High Ropes Adventure Course
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Paddle Making
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • Theatre Arts
  • Wilderness & Environmental Pursuits (WEP)
  • Advanced Wilderness Skills
  • Windsurfing

Related Documents:

YMCA Wanakita Site Map