Being at camp is a different experience than being at home. Our goal is to provide a safe and unique environment for campers to push themselves out of their comfort zones, disconnect from technology, and grow. We expect all campers and staff to treat each other with respect and help others enjoy their time away from home. Our hope is for campers to return home with greater confidence, new friendships, and excitement for their outdoor surroundings so they return to camp year after year!
Three Day Camp (Pine Cones)
This is a 3-day, 2-night overnight camp experience specifically designed as an introduction to overnight camp for our youngest campers! Campers will explore the various aspects of camp, such as swimming in the lake, exploring wooded trails with their cabin mates and counsellors, paddling in a canoe and/or kayak, creating arts and crafts, campfire song, roasting marshmallows and more. Campers will live in our "lodge" style accommodations that have washrooms right inside them.
Pine Cone 1: July 7-9, 2024
Pine Cone 2: July 10-12, 2024
Pine Cone 3: August 11-13, 2024
Pine Cone 4: August 14-16, 2024
One Week Camp
One week camp is perfect for campers who are nervous about trying camp for the first time or are not quite ready to leave home for an extended period of time. Campers will stay busy trying out as many programs as possible from high ropes to swimming and even an overnight canoe trip on the Pine Crest property. We limit this program to a smaller age range to ensure that our programs are developmentally appropriate and we best meet the needs of our campers.
Session 1: June 30 - July 5, 2024
Session 2: July 7-12, 2024
Session 3: July 14-19, 2024
Session 4: July 21-26, 2024
Session 5: August 5-9, 2024
Session 6: August 11-16, 2024
Session 7: August 18- 23, 2024
Two Week Camp
Our two-week program is the quintessential Pine Crest experience for campers. In this program, we focus on skill mastery and relationship building. Over the course of this program there are plenty of opportunities to learn and develop skills in daily lessons. Furthermore, campers will develop incredible bonds with their cabin mates and counsellors by spending time with them each day in programs, at meals, and on a canoe trip. Every two week cabin group will go on a canoe trip that ranges from one to four nights in length. The length of your camper’s trip is based on their age.
Session A: June 30 - July 12, 2024
Session B: July 14-26, 2024
Session C: August 4-16, 2024
Session D: August 18-30, 2024
Accessibility & Inclusion Program (1:1 support)
At the YMCA, we believe that the camp experience can benefit all children. That is why we work to the best of our capabilities, to provide an engaging, comfortable and inclusive camp experience for campers of all abilities in our camp programs. Additional staff support is given to camper groups, along with 1:1 staff support to individuals who require additional support in order to fully participate, including campers with disabilities. Your camper will be integrated into the cabin group entirely and will attend all programs with their cabin group. If you have a camper requiring 1:1 support, please contact the Camp Office directly at 1-877-878-9622 prior to registering for more information.