YMCA Camp Kitchikewana | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

YMCA Camp Kitchikewana

Waterbug Club (6-9 years old) – 1 Week Camp
July 3 – July 9 / July 10 – July 16 / August 14 -20 / August 21-27
A perfect introduction to camp life for first time campers! The Waterbug Club program places special emphasis on creativity, developing friendships and having fun. During the week-long program, staff introduce campers to traditional programs, land and water activities, games and sing-songs. Waterbug Club campers participate in a different skill area each day – preparing them for choosing skill area specialties when they return to Kitchi for the Traditional two-week camp experience. The Waterbug Club is an exciting way to start your child’s summer camp experience.

Traditional Camp (7-14 years old) – 2 Week Camp
July 3 – July 16 / July 17- July 30 / July 31 – Aug 13 / Aug 14 – Aug 27
Our Traditional two-week co-ed camps are divided according to age and gender. Each section offers a blend of skill instruction, interest groups, cabin choice, evening programs, all-camp activities. Campers have the opportunity to select two skill areas they would like to focus on (sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, arts and crafts, drama, environmental explorers or guitar). Depending on age, campers will either participate in a one night overnight hike or canoe trip or a two night overnight canoe trip within the National Park or local lakes and rivers. All trips depart from and return to camp. Special programs such as the Lumberman and Voyageur Games, Kitchi Olympics, our 4th session Annual Musical and Sailing Regattas assist in creating a well-rounded camp experience.

Sailing Camp (12-14 years old) – 2 Week Camp
July 3 – July 16 / July 17 – July 30 / July 31 – Aug 13 / Aug 14 – Aug 27
Participants will take part in extensive sailing lessons receiving 3 hours of sailing instruction each day. Campers will focus on achieving CANSail levels and will have exposure to different types of sailboats and teaching practices. Campers will participate in most aspects of traditional camp programming. The highlight of this program is a sail around the south end of Beausoleil Island.

Leadership 1 (15 years old) – 4 Week Camp
July 3 – July 30 / July 31 – Aug 27
Leadership One is the first stage in our two year leadership program. This program provides opportunities for participants to build self-esteem and experience personal growth. This four week experience focuses on skill development, personal leadership and communication. Participants will learn the fundamentals of trip leadership planning through participation in a five day canoe trip. Program participants will also focus on advanced skill development in one of Sailing (CANSail 3 or 4), Canoeing (ORCKA Lakewater 1), or Lifesaving (LSS Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross). Leadership One participants will also have the opportunity to obtain a secondary school credit from certified teachers onsite (Outdoor Education, PAD30) in partnership with the Simcoe/ Muskoka Catholic District School Board.

Leadership 2 (16 years old) – 4 Week Camp
July 3 – July 30 / July 31 – Aug 27
Leadership Two program has an overall focus on positive community involvement. Some of the topics covered in the program include group dynamics, instructional techniques, counseling skills, camper characteristics and local heritage. A series of placements will allow participants to practice their skills and leadership styles under the supervision of experienced camp staff. Participants will participate in a four day canoe trip, obtaining their ORCKA Tripping Level 1. Leadership Two participants will also have the opportunity to obtain a secondary school credit from certified teachers onsite (Leadership and Peer Support, GPP30) in partnership with the Simcoe/Muskoka Catholic District School Board.

Looking for a day camp experience? Check out the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka’s Day Camps!


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