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YMCA Camp Kitchikewana

Summer 2021 Operations Update

We are saddened to share our difficult decision to suspend our Traditional Overnight Camp programs for the 2021 Summer season. We were very hopeful that we would be able to all be up on Beausoleil Island together this summer, but our beloved overnight camp programs will have to be put on hold once again.

To read the full update, please click here.


One Week and Two Week Program Registration Information

Registration for the following programs will open at 9:00 am on Saturday, December 5th, 2020:

  • 1 week Waterbug Club (6-9 yrs)
  • 2 week Traditional Camp (7-14 yrs)
  • 2 week Sailing Camp (12-14 yrs)

All registrations are completed using our online system, CampBrain:

If you have never used CampBrain before, you can log on to create your Household (tip: you can do this prior to the registration date! It will speed things up for you when you go to register your camper). Click here to sign up and create your household (i.e. create a profile for your camper). If you have any questions about the process feel free to contact the camping office at (705) 330-0378 x 641 or email camp.kitchikewana@sm.ymca.ca

Beginning on December 5th at 9:00 a.m., you can register your camper for the following programs: Traditional Camp, Waterbug Club, and Sailing Camp. To learn more about these programs, please click here.

 

Four Week Leadership Programs Registration Information

Registration for Leadership programs are by application only. Leadership application information can be found here. The application deadline is  November 29th, 2020. Apply by completing this form.

To learn more about our Leadership Programs, click here.

CAMPER TRANSPORTATION

Travelling by Bus

We are happy to provide free bussing to any camper who is interested in taking the bus to camp. The campers on busses are supervised by camp staff, and campers can expect to sit with other campers around the same age. Please ensure your camper has eaten a good lunch prior to getting on the bus, as the next full meal they will eat is dinner at 6:00 p.m. We will have an afternoon snack available for campers upon arrival at camp.

To Camp (Sunday):

City Bus pickup Location Time
Toronto (Vaughan) Colossus Carpool Lot (at Hwy 400 and Hwy 7) TBD
Barrie Barrie YMCA TBD
Orillia Orillia YMCA TBD
Collingwood* Collingwood YMCA TBD
Midland Midland YMCA TBD

Please note that the buses will only wait for 15 minutes for late arrivals. Beyond this time, the bus will leave and it is the responsibility of the parent to provide transportation to camp.

From Camp (Friday):

City Bus Dropoff Location Approximate time (traffic dependent)
Toronto (Vaughan) Colossus Carpool Lot (at Hwy 400 and Hwy 7) TBD
Barrie Barrie YMCA TBD
Orillia Orillia YMCA TBD
Collingwood Collingwood YMCA TBD
Midland Midland YMCA TBD

We encourage everyone living near our bus locations to utilize our bussing. If you are dropping your camper off in Honey Harbour, you may do so beginning no earlier than 1:00 p.m. on the Sunday. If you are picking your camper up on the last day, please arrive at approximately 10:00 a.m.

Please note: If you are dropping off your camper in Honey Harbour, please be prepared for a longer wait time for a boat; we will do our best to get every camper on the boat within an hour of them being dropped off, however, we prioritize the campers who arrive via bus.

CABIN MATE REQUESTS

YMCA Camp Kitchikewana will make every effort to accommodate one mutual cabin request per participant.  Cabin requests should also not be greater than a one year age gap i.e. a 9-year-old can only request an 8 or 10-year-old.  In order to promote positive cabin cohesion, YMCA Camp Kitchikewana is unable to honour multiple cabin requests.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

  • A $400 deposit is required with each registration.
  • Before May 1st, 2021, full refunds will be accepted.
  • After May 1st, 2021, requests for refunds of paid camp fees will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted solely at the discretion of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
  • Refunds will not be issued in an instance where the participant is removed from the camp program at the choice or request of the participant or participant’s parent/guardian or due to behavioural issues.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka reserves the right to use photographs or videos of the persons named on the application form for its promotional program and social media.

PROPERTY DAMAGE, LOSS AND THEFT

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is not responsible for any loss or theft of participant’s belongings or money.  Parents/guardians will be responsible for reimbursement of any willful destruction to site and/or equipment, including graffiti, incurred as a result of their child’s actions.

PROGRAM EXPULSION

Intentional participant behaviour that puts the participant or others at physical or emotional risk may result in immediate dismissal from the program.  In addition, consumption or possession of alcohol, tobacco products and illegal or harmful substances will result in immediate dismissal from the program.  Any expenses incurred because of program dismissal will be the responsibility of the participant/parent/guardian.  Parents/guardians or a suitable designate must be available to pick up participants should the participant be dismissed from his/her program.  No refund will be given to campers leaving camp prior to the end of the session due to disciplinary action.

SPONSORSHIP APPLICATIONS

Through gifts made to our Annual Giving Campaign, we are able to provide sponsorship for Day Camp, YMCA Camp Kitchikewana and YMCA Geneva Park to campers whose families cannot afford the full cost of camp.  Sponsorship application forms are available by contacting the Camp Office.  Completed applications should be returned to the YMCA Camp Office and will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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