As a year-round camp, we have something for everyone - no matter your age, interest or season.
Operating as a year-round facility, YMCA Wanakita offers something for everyone. YMCA Wanakita has been at the forefront of camping since its very beginning. Programs encourage all campers and participants to take on new challenges, develop leadership skills, make new friends and steward the environment and promote the benefits of outdoor life.
Explore YMCA Wanakita Programs
YMCA Wanakita Winter Lodge
Escape to YMCA Wanakita Winter Lodge this winter to enjoy the frozen beauty of the Haliburton Highlands. Your Winter Lodge experience includes your own private cabin rental, meals, self-guided activities, access to trails and snowy landscapes to explore through winter activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, and skating. It's the perfect way to enjoy an Ontario winter.
Summer Overnight Kids Camp
YMCA Wanakita offers a variety of excellent summer overnight camp programs for ages 7 - 16. 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.
YMCA Wanakita offers nine weeks of Family Camp program in the summer. Families arrive midday on Sunday and depart midday the following Saturday. Family Camp operates on Wanakita “East”, separate from the Kids Overnight and Day Camp, except for Week 9, where the “West” side is open for Family Camp too.
YMCA Wanakita Day Camp is available for those who reside or are visiting / cottaging in the Haliburton / Minden area. Day campers participate in both land and water-based programs and have the opportunity to participate in a one night overnight experience each week.
During the Spring Fall & Winter seasons, YMCA Wanakita offers numerous getaways. Whether you are interested in recharging by attending one of the Women's Wellness Weekends; bringing the whole family to a family getaway program; or want to give back to camp by volunteering, we have many opportunities for you to join us at camp throughout the year!
Whether you are looking for a curriculum-linked educational program, or a fun Grade 8 grad trip destination, we have you and your school covered. Offering a wide range of activities through the Fall, Winter, and Spring, we work with you to customize your Wanakita experience to provide an exciting, challenging and rewarding adventure for you and your students.
Retreats & Site Rentals
YMCA Wanakita is the ideal location for groups who are looking to have a unique team building, bonding, or fun, recreational retreat. With picturesque views of Koshlong Lake, a beautiful 1000 acre property, a variety of indoor meeting or program spaces, and offering many traditional camp activities, Wanakita can provide your group with a customized experience.