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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. 

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:

Ann Creighton
Director, Outdoor Centre
P: 1-800-387-5081 x. 2236