Parent and child in front of cabin

For Summer 2021 only, our entire site, both Wanakita West (typically reserved for Kids Camp programs) and Wanakita East (Family Camp), will be open for an all-inclusive, family-style retreat for one-week sessions throughout the entire summer. Enjoy a family vacation with many of the activities and amenities that YMCA Wanakita has to offer.

Registration is open! 

Programs & Activities

Designed with all members of the family in mind. Each day is filled with as much activity (or as little) for your family to play independently and together. All activities are optional, giving families the opportunity to choose whether they would like to particpate or relax on the beach.

Families will enjoy an outstanding sandy waterfront with docks for various waterfront activities, fields, courts and wooded areas for all land-based programs and access to fire pits and various other outdoor spaces.


Family Lodge will operate on both Wanakita West and Wanakita East. Each family occupies their own rustic wood cabin outfitted with single and bunk beds, shelving units, and electricity. Cabins are located just moments away from centralized bathrooms and showers. Some cabins on Wanakita West have a private bathroom and shower.


  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Environmental and Wilderness Activities
  • Hiking
  • Yoga
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Archery
  • And much more!

Food Service

An integral part of YMCA Wanakita's commitment to healthy living is to serve delicious and nutritious food. Meals and snacks are planned by our full time Food Services team. We give special attention to special diets, age of participants and length of stay.

Families will be provided with takeout meals through the dining halls to enjoy at their own picnic tables, the dining hall or in covered pavilions and tents. We pride ourselves on healthy and delicious food. Our Food Services department is able to accommodate most dietary needs.

Health & Safety

Feeling safe and comfortable in your surroundings is essential for a meaningful camp experience. Nothing is more important that the health and safety of our campers and staff. We are committed to following all regulations and guidelines from our government and public health officials to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

We emphasize that wellness is about taking care of yourself while looking out for others. Staff are certified and trained in administering first aid in all seasons and conditions. YMCA Wanakita is located only 10 kilometres away from the Haliburton Hospital, open 24 hours a day.
For more information view our Questions and Answers page

Tuck Shop

Wanakita operates an on-site store that sells a variety of items: YMCA Wanakita custom clothing, souvenirs, snacks, and staples such as sunscreen, batteries, and stamps. Bags of ice and firewood are also available.

Dates & Rates


We are operating on both our East and West sides of site. Availability is below, updated frequently. For up to the minute availability, please create an account or login here, select your family members in Step 1, and check availability in Step 2. If a week is not available, there will be an option to sign up for the waitlist free of charge.

2021 Dates
updated Aug 14, 2021
Week 1 July 4 - 10  
Week 2 July 11 - 17  East and West Available 
Week 3 July 18 - 24 East and West Available                                             (No washroom cabins)                                         
Week 4 July 25 - 31 East and West Available                                             (No washroom cabins)
Week 5 August 1 - 7 East and West Available                                             (No washroom cabins)
Week 6 August 8 - 14 East ONLY Available                                                    (No washroom cabins)   
Week 7 August 15 - 21 East and West Available                                            (No washroom cabins)
Week 8 August 22 - 28 East and West Available
Week 9 August 29 - Sept 4

East and West Available     

(No washroom cabins)                                                                            

Age At Camp
Adult (17+ years) $740
Youth (10 - 16 years) $544
Child (3 - 9 years) $506
Under 3 years FREE
Note: All fees are subject to 13% HST

A limited number of cabins have in-cabin bathrooms and showers. These accommodations are subject to a $500 premium per cabin booking.