Are you looking for a destination for your next workplace retreat or team getaway?

We would be thrilled to host you! 

YMCA Wanakita is the ideal location for groups who are looking to have a unique group 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.  

Whether you are looking for a relaxing weekend away, or a week-long leadership retreat for your business team, we can work with you to create a retreat that will be a fun, relaxing, and rewarding adventure for your group.  

Our Outdoor Centre Directors will work with you to plan a successful trip, right from the booking stage through to departure. Our trained Wanakita instructors will provide fun and enjoyable programming for you and your group, hosting a range of activities to choose from. 

Wanakita Outdoor Centre Experience Planning Guide

All Seasons

Group of youth smiling at Wanakita in the Fall

Action Auction
Big Group Games
Cosmic Zoom
Drum Circle
Environmental Jeopardy
Food Origins & Food Waste
High Ropes
Iron Chef
Low Ropes
Mystery Passenger Hunt
Night Hike
Orienteering - Compass
Orienteering - Discovery
Performing Arts-Dance / Theatre
The Incredible Machine
WEP (Fire & Shelter Building)
Where's Waldo?


Group of youth in snow woods along shore


Lunch Cookout

Night Skill Across Koshlong Lake

Orienteering: Map & Compass / Snowshoe

Quinzhee Sleepout

Ski 1

Ski 2 / Trek

Snowshoeing & Trek


Winter Ecology

Spring | Fall

Smiling youth paddling in canoe on Koshlong Lake, Wanakita


Beaver Dam Hike

Canoeing 1 & 2

Traditional Games


Lunch Cookout / Canoe

Overnight Campout

Tree Identificaton

Voyageur Canoeing

Wetland Study

To book your group's retreat or site rental, please contact:

Sandra Dabrowski
Director, Outdoor Centre
P: 1-800-387-5081 x. 2236