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YMCA Camp Kitchikewana

For the last 100 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. Camp Kitchikewana 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 the camp’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.

  1. YMCA Camp Kitchikewana is fun.
  2. YMCA Camp Kitchikewana is safe socially, emotionally, and physically.
  3. YMCA Camp Kitchikewana is a place of friendship.
  4. YMCA Camp Kitchikewana is a place of caring, belonging, and responsibility.
  5. YMCA Camp Kitchikewana participants learn and are challenged.
  6. YMCA Camp Kitchikewana treasures the natural world.
  7. YMCA Camp Kitchikewana meets personal life needs.
  8. YMCA Camp Kitchikewana is a place to return to.

YMCA Camp Kitchikewana 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 Kitchikewana sands regardless of: race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, social status, physical, emotional mental ability, and age.

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

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