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YMCA Camp Kitchikewana

For over 95 years YMCA Camp Kitchikewana has been offering a values based camp experience on its camp site on Beausoleil Island in the beautiful Georgian Bay Islands National Park, out of Honey Harbour Ontario. “Kitchi” provides traditional summer camp programs for youth in July and August and programs for all ages in the Spring and Fall seasons.

YMCA Camp Kitchikewana’s mission is to provide each member of the camp community with the opportunity to be active, to learn and to grow in a safe, healthy and natural environment. Through a range of skills, outdoor activities and interactions with others, campers are encouraged to challenge themselves while building self-confidence, having fun, and creating lasting friendships. In the spirit of Kitchi’s strong tradition, we are committed to challenging individuals to be the best that they can ever be.

YMCA Camp Kitchikewna owned and operated by the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka. Our YMCA serves the Simcoe County, District of Muskoka and Parry Sound communities. 

The Quality Eight

The Quality Eight were developed by YMCA camping professionals to guide YMCA camps in their programs. YMCA Camp Kitchikewana strives to make the Quality Eight an integral part of every camper’s experience.


YMCA Camp Kitchikewa Code of Behaviour:

“Everyone has the right to feel safe at YMCA Camp Kitchikewana. With this right comes the responsibility to respect all community members and to take pride in making camp an awesome place.”

Positive Space

Throughout camp we have signs reading “Positive Space” These signs serve as a reminder to all camp participants that all members of the camp community are welcome on Kitchi sands regardless of:
• Race
• Gender
• Religion
• Sexual Orientation
• Social Status
• Physical, emotional and mental ability
• Age

Annual Open House

Join us every year for our annual open house. Whether you are a new or returning summer camp family, an outdoor education participant or a teacher or group leader; you are welcome to come visit! The day includes a camp tour, activities and a lunch. Please bring your towel and bathing suit if you wish to go for a swim and your running shoes if you would like to go for a hike.

2017 Open House Details:

• June 17 and 18, 2017
• Please call 705-726-6421 x435 or email camp_kitchikewana@ymca.ca to sign up for a boat time.
• Boat pick up is at the Honey Harbour Boat Club (2709 Honey Harbour Rd). There is a $10 parking fee.

YMCA Camp Kitchikewana is a accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association


Help Send Kids to Camp: Did you know that the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka is a registered charity? Each season we provide financial assistance to families who cannot afford the full camp registration fee. You can help by supporting our annual campaign to raise funds to send kids to camp. Join us in our efforts today and give deserving children and youth the opportunity to experience camp.

YMCA Camp Kitchikewana
May – September
PO Box 71
Honey Harbour ON
P0E 1E0
Phone: 705 756 4002
Fax: 705 325 9633
Email: camp_kitchikewana@ymca.ca

October – April
22 Grove St. W.
Barrie, ON L4N 1M7
Phone: 705-726-6421 x435
Fax: 705-792-7874
Email: camp_kitchikewana@ymca.ca