Campers at YMCA sleepaway camp share smiles together from their sleeping bags.

With 22 locations across Canada, YMCA Overnight Camp is an experience like no other!

From coast to coast, our camps showcase the diversity of the Canadian landscape and provide perfect settings for children and teens to explore the outdoors, learn new skills and build lifelong friendships.

Staying overnight at camp helps immerse children and teens in a new environment much different from their daily routine. Through this experience, confidence is built, independence is gained and lives are changed.

There’s a variety of program options for your child to choose from that will let them unplug and connect with the natural world, and more importantly, each other.  Many of our camps also offer facility rentals, leadership development and outdoor education programs.

Visit the website of each camp to learn more about their programs and services.

Fees and programs vary by location.

British Columbia

YMCA Camp Elphinstone - Gibsons, BC
YMCA of Greater Vancouver

Surrounded by temperate rainforest and the rocky shoreline of Howe Sound, YMCA Camp Elphinstone’s 144 acres is the ideal location for kids to learn and grow, build confidence, leadership skills and reach their full potential. 

YMCA-YWCA Camp Thunderbird - Sooke, BC
YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island

800 acres of wilderness surrounding Glinz Lake in the Sooke Hills of Vancouver Island is the spectacular setting of Camp Thunderbird. We believe that high-quality mentorship, small group experiences, time spent being physically active in natural spaces, democratic group living and community service are key elements in the healthy growth and development of young people.


Camp Chief Hector YMCA - Exshaw, AB
YMCA Calgary

Located in Kananaskis Country just a short drive outside of Calgary, Camp Chief Hector YMCA programs emphasize community and values-based education, outdoor challenge, fun, individual growth, environmental stewardship, leadership development and service excellence.

YMCA Camp Elkwater - Elkwater, AB
YMCA of Medicine Hat

Located in the wonder of the Inter-Provincial Park of Cypress Hills, experience a broad range of adventure, environmental, leadership and team building programs for school, corporate and community groups.


YMCA Wanakita  - Haliburton, ON
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford

YMCA Wanakita boasts a beautiful 1,000 acre forested site, situated on the shores of Koshlong Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. Our camp is a full functioning year-round destination for children and youth, families, school groups and anyone else wanting to breathe fresh air and explore their limits.

YMCA Camp Pine Crest - Muskoka, ON
YMCA of Greater Toronto

Nestled on the shores of beautiful Clear Lake, YMCA Camp Pine Crest is situated on 650 acres in Muskoka, Ontario. Since 1910, it has provided outdoor camping experiences, with traditions that carry through today such as canoe trips, outdoor survival skills, wall climbing and much more.

YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre - Schomberg, ON
YMCA of Greater Toronto

Resting on 263 acres of the Oak Ridges Moraine, YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre is the perfect place for children, youth and adults to grow in confidence and learn new skills.

YMCA Camp Kitchikewana - Honey Harbour, ON
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

For over 95 years we’ve been offering a values based camp experience on Beausoleil Island in the beautiful Georgian Bay Islands National Park. “Kitchi” provides traditional summer camp programs for youth in July and August and programs for all ages in the spring and fall seasons.

YMCA Geneva Park - Ramara, ON
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Built on a peninsula on Lake Couchiching, YMCA Geneva Park is the idyllic setting for your group or family. Whether searching for the perfect place to develop future leaders of your organization, or looking for a relaxing place to get away from it all, YMCA Geneva Park can accommodate you.

YMCA John Island Camp - Near Spanish, ON
YMCA of Northeastern Ontario (formerly YMCA of Sudbury)

In a unique, inspiring setting in the North Channel of Lake Huron, YMCA John Island Camp delivers high quality camp experiences through traditional camp programs, adventure, leadership development, and wilderness travel programs in a fun, caring, and safe environment.

YMCA Camp Falcona - Val Therese, ON
YMCA of Northeastern Ontario (formerly YMCA of Sudbury)

The hills around Nelson Lake provide space for exploration, fun and adventure! We celebrate and enjoy the diversity of our camp community with all camp games, campfires, electives, theme days, and performance nights.

Camp Presqu'ile - Owen Sound, ON
YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce

The amenities at Camp Presqu'ile cover 14 acres on Georgian Bay and include a swimming pool, 500 meters of water front, a fleet of water craft, low ropes challenge course, archery range, soccer pitch, comfortable cabins and washrooms, a beautiful dining hall that seats over 200 and more.

RKY Camp - Parham, ON
YMCA of Kingston

Located on Eagle Lake just 45 minutes North of Kingston, RKY Camp provides value-based summer camping and outdoor education programming to participants from all backgrounds encouraging them to challenge themselves, practice cooperation, teamwork, and to grow in spirit, mind and body.

YMCA Camp Wabanacki - Hunstville, ON
YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo

Located on Vernon Lake in Huntsville, Camp Wabanaki focuses on canoe trips and outdoor living. Program highlights include swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, skin diving, crafts, archery, mountain biking and more.

YMCA Camp Belwood - Fergus, ON
YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo

Camp Belwood provides a comfortable introduction into residential camping for our younger campers, while providing a challenging program for our older campers. Program highlights include swimming, sailing, canoeing, drama, archery, crafts, BMX biking (for older campers) and more.

YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y - St. Clements, ON
YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo

Camp Ki-Wa-Y emphasizes skill development within its specialty program streams - climbing, boating, art, music, drama and a general program. Program highlights include a ropes course and climbing wall, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, water trampoline, crafts, archery and more.

YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth - Beausoleil Island, ON
YMCA of Southwestern Ontario

Located on the rocky shores of Beausoleil Island in Georgian Bay Islands National Park, YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) continues to be a leader in providing quality camping experiences for youth in a positive, supportive environment.

YMCA Camp Henry - Leamington, ON
YMCA of Southwestern Ontario

Located in Point Pelee National Park, Camp Henry is a place where children can explore and tackle new adventures, make new friends, and create memories to last a lifetime. This five-day camping experience offers only the very best to ensure your child's comfort and well-being while away from home.

YMCA-YWCA Camp Stephens - Kenora, ON
YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Located on Lake of the Woods near Kenora, Ontario, we create a positive and caring community where people can try new things and grow in confidence and success among friends. Our desire is to have fun and challenge each other to grow as people.


YMCA Camp Kanawana -Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, QC
YMCAs of Quebec

Situated on 3 private lakes in the heart of the forest, Camp Kanawana is an idyllic setting for our camping and outdoor education programs. Offering an array of overnight camp programs for youth 7-16, Classe Nature programs and customized packages to meet the needs of your group.

New Brunswick

YMCA Camp Glenburn - Kingston, NB
YMCA of Greater Saint John

The Kingston Peninsula is an idyllic setting for our camp, offering 30 pristine, wooded acres, a sandy beach and plenty of opportunity for outdoor exploration. Our programs focus on reconnecting campers with the outdoors, fostering independence, building self-confidence and developing skills.

Nova Scotia

YMCA Camp Big Cove - Pictou County, NS
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth

Located on a 120 acre peninsula on the quiet Merigomish Harbour, surrounded by ocean shoreline and including forest, field and a beautiful salt marsh, Big Cove YMCA Camp is the oldest residential camp in Canada and many of our buildings reflect the rich history and traditions of the camp.