• How we're responding to COVID-19

    At YMCA Wanakita, the health, safety and well-being of our campers, families, staff and volunteers is always our top priority. We've made the difficult decision to cancel all YMCA Wanakita programs for Summer 2020.
  • Branching Out With Forest School

    Wanakita is opening a seasonal Forest School program for the local Haliburton community - Starting with this March Break (March 16-21, 2020)!
  • To Silver Peak and Beyond

    The Fall edition of The Koshlong Current includes one our most popular articles ever, if social media is any indication. Eight women recount a their trip to Silver Peak. It's a timeless story of perseverance, growth, teamwork and the life lessons they learned along the way. Read it in the Fall 2018 edition of the Koshlong Current.

  • New Second Year Option for Student Counsellors

    Second Year Student Counsellors (SCs) now have two great options to choose from for Summer 2019:  the ever-popular SC2 program or SC2T for those who enjoy tripping.

  • New Challenge Course for YMCA Wanakita Campers

    First came the dream, then the concept drawings and finally the back hoes and the cranes.  Today YMCA Wanakita campers have a spectacular new challenge course.

  • The Koshlong Current Fall/Winter

    Big news from YMCA Wanakita: the new challenge course is ready for campers and it is spectacular! We're really excited to add this new dimension to our camp programng. Read about this and more in the  Fall/Winter Koshlong Current.

  • YOU made it happen!

    As the year draws to a close we want to say a great big thank you to all our generous donors. You made it happen --  425 kids joined us in 2017 for a wonderful camp experience -- one that we hope they will remember for years to come.

    From all of us here, thank you so much. Have a wonderful holiday season!


  • Koshlong Current - Spring Edition

    Father-son weekend, Strawberry Social, Handyman’s Corner and the Tuck Shop! You will find it all here in the Spring edition of the Koshlong Current!

  • The Canoe Auction - Update

    The vintage canvas canoe auction has changed to a live auction format at YMCA Wanakita. Now you can view, and even float test,  the full array of historic cedar strip canoes to help you decide which canoe suits you best. If you can't make it to the live auction, we'll help you participate by proxy. This is your last chance to own an iconic piece of Wanakita history. Click through for details and photos.


  • Spring Getaways

    Spring is a great time to get out into nature and what better opportunity than for a special getaway with your child.  Check out our multi-generational spring getaways.