Recreation Programs | Outdoor Centre | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

During the Spring and Fall seasons Camp Kitchikewana operates as on Outdoor Centre serving a variety of groups and functions:
• Curriculum fitting outdoor education programs for elementary, secondary and postsecondary schools
• Outpost for school or group canoeing and/or hiking trips
• Retreats and Getaway weekends including but not limited to Senior Women’s Week, Women’s Wellness Weekend
• Leadership/team building retreats and training for youth, church and adult groups
• Facility rentals for alumni weddings, family reunions, group functions and interest groups
• Camp alumni events such as volunteer work weekends, reunions and weekend getaways
• Family camp programs

Please contact us at or 1-866-895-9622 if you are interested in bringing your group or event to Camp Kitchikewana.

Outdoor Education Programs
Since the 1960s Camp Kitchikewana has been offering outdoor education programs for school and youth at all levels of education and ages. 

Canoe and Hiking Programs
For schools or groups interested in having a canoe or hiking trip guided by Camp Kitchikewana staff we have a variety of canoe and hiking routes available. We can offer 1-4 night canoe or hiking trips varying in difficulty. For detailed information on our canoe and hiking programs, route maps, safety information and pricing information please visit our Teacher/Group Leader Out-Trip Planning Guide.

Retreats and Getaways
Camp Kitchikewana currently hosts two retreats every September:

Senior Women on the Move Program:
Sept 5 – 8. This adult program combines recreation, fitness, personal challenge, group activities, relaxation and fun! Each year the week features a different theme that involves costumes, crafts, decorations and a theme night. Participants must be 55 years or older.Fee: $175

To register, please download the registration form here.

Women’s Wellness Weekend:
Sept 15 – 17. This program is specially designed to provide a relaxing environment which promotes the development of spirit, mind and body. Staff and a variety of guest speakers will offer workshops, fitness classes, cooking sessions, crafts and traditional camp activities. Massage therapy and aesthetician services are available (additional fees apply). Fee: $210

2017 Women’s Wellness online registration will be available soon.

If you are interested in planning or hosting a retreat please contact us at

Facility Rental
In the spring and fall Camp Kitchikewana is available for facility rentals of group functions such as alumni weddings, family reunions, leadership retreats, conference and special group functions. Give your group the unique experience of being on the island in the beauty of Georgian Bay Islands National Park. Our modern camper cabins can sleep 225 people and we have a large meeting space with our dining hall. We also have several indoor and outdoor meeting spaces. Rentals include food service and programs by request. Please contact us for availability and pricing information at or 705-726-6421 x435.

Looking for a different experience? Check out the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka’s other camping site at YMCA Geneva Park for their outdoor centre options.

YMCA Camp Kitchikewana
May – September
PO Box 71
Honey Harbour ON
P0E 1E0
Phone: 705 756 4002
Fax: 705 325 9633

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