Wanakita is the place to have the time of your life.

Located on 1,000 pine-scented acres on Koshlong Lake in Haliburton, Ontario, YMCA Wanakita is a year-round camping and outdoor education destination to discover at any age. For nearly seventy years, YMCA Wanakita has been delivering a traditional camp experience to children, youth and families.

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Explore Wanakita Programs

Year Round Programs

Please take a few minutes and leaf through the variety of program offerings we have for each of our four beautiful seasons on Koshlong Lake. YMCA Wanakita is about making new friends, renewing old friendships, taking on new challenges, appreciating nature and outdoor life and making memories that last a lifetime.

Summer Overnight Camp

YMCA Wanakita offers a variety of excellent summer overnight camp programs for children ages 7 - 16, with a balance of age-appropriate individual and group camp activities so every camper can participate to their full potential.

Summer Family Camp

We offer nine weeks of Family Camp in the summer. It's more than just a great family vacation - it's an opportunity to strengthen relationships and build meaningful memories.


Interested in getting away from the city? We offer year-round programs such as New Year's Family Camp, Women's Wellness Weekends, Mother-Daughter Weekends, and Volunteer Work Weekends. Bring your family and friends for a getaway at camp.

Retreats & Site Rentals

Whether you are looking for an environmentally-focused escape, a fun outdoor experience for your group, or a more structured leadership retreat, we will help customize your experience. 

Outdoor Education

YMCA Wanakita is an approved vendor, partnering with many school boards and post-secondary institutions to deliver curriculum-linked programming that meets OPHEA guidelines.

Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that YMCA Wanakita is located on Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory, and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which are Curve Lake, Rama, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Beausoleil and Georgina Island First Nations.

We acknowledge a historical shared presence of Indigenous nations throughout the area, and recognize its original, Indigenous inhabitants as the stewards of its lands and waters since time immemorial.

As settlers we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land for thousands of years. We recognize that we must do more to learn about the rich history of this land so that we can better understand our roles as residents, neighbours, partners and caretakers.