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YMCA Camp Kitchikewana Wall of Distinction

In celebration of the camp’s continued legacy, the Camp Kitchikewana Alumni Advisory Committee, working in consultation with the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Camping Staff, will recognize two key contributors to the camp over each decade/era from the time of the camp’s founding until now.

Any former Kitchikewana camper, camp staff member, or camp supporter is eligible for selection.

Individuals will be selected from nominations which meet the following criteria:

  1. Embodiment of YMCA core values of kindness, integrity, inclusiveness, respect, and optimism.
  2. Those who have had a profound impact on the camp which has benefitted a wide group.
  3. Those who have had a significant impact on the culture of the camp and/or the physical camp site.

The committee is seeking nominations from the following 5 eras:

  • 1919-1939
  • 1940-1960
  • 1960-1980
  • 1980 – 2000
  • 2000 – 2022

The Alumni Committee will accept nominations from Alumni & Friends of Camp Kitchikewana until June 1st, 2024. Nominations must be accompanied by a biography of the nominee along with an impact statement outlining the reasons why the nominee should be inducted, based on the criteria outlined above.

The Alumni Committee will vote on the nominees to decide on the inductees.

Selections will be announced during the 105th Celebration at Kitchikewana, September 20th-22nd, 2024.

Interested parties should submit applications electronically to

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