Snowshoeing on the lake


As a year-round camp, we have something for everyone - no matter your age, no matter the season.

In Summer

YMCA Wanakita offers an excellent and varied summer camp program. A unique balance between individual and group camp  activities provides an opportunity for each camper to participate in virtually all age-appropriate programs. Our balanced program also creates an atmosphere where both technical and social skills are fostered, providing a safe place for campers to take risks and grow. We believe that participating in any of our programs provides the potential for success that will stay with each camper well beyond their time at camp.

In Fall

After a busy summer, camp can feel rather quiet. But then the leaves start changing colour and the school groups begin arriving, ready to learn in one of the best classrooms available - the great outdoors. Our Getaway Weekends start back up and we welcome a tremendous group of volunteers who help us prep camp for winter programs.

In Winter

You can't help but love winter at YMCA Wanakita! Our  winter Family Campers, Getaway Weekend campers and the many school groups that visit our site, experience all the fun and the exceptional beauty of an Ontario winter  - on skis, snowshoes and skates. For many of our campers, winter is their absolute favourite time to join us. 

In Spring

The snow melts, the buds start blooming and our Weekend Getaway campers, schools and groups get to experience a new beginning at Wanakita. Our traditional Work Weekend welcomes dozens of volunteers who help us clean up camp, take equipment out of storage and prep our site for the hundreds of kids and families who look forward to returning for another summer. 

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