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Discover all that Ki-Wa-Y has to offer!

Camp Ki-Wa-Y is located on the west shore of Paradise Lake, just outside of St. Clements. Ki-Wa-Y's seventy-seven acres, over twenty-five are naturally wooded, untouched and truly beautiful; a spectacular surprise considering we're just 15 minutes away from Kitchener-Waterloo.

YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y
3738 Hessen Strasse
St. Clements, ON N0B 2M0


Summer of 2022

We are aiming for Summer of 2022 Registration to take place in January. Up to date program information will be available soon

Email us at camp@ytr.ymca.ca if you have any questions. Please be advised that all programs and dates are subject to change based on COVID-19 Provincial Guidelines.

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1-Week Overnight Sessions for Ages 6-15

Sessions begin on Mondays and end on Saturdays

Fee: $860+ HST

Session 1 July 4-9     
Session 2 July 11-16
Session 3 July 18-23
Session 4 July 25-30
Session 5 August 1-6
Session 6  August 8-13
Session 7  August 15-20*
Session 8  August 22-27


Session 7- Girls' Camp

Female-identified campers, Ages 6-15

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Girls' Camp offers all the exciting features of Ki-Wa-Y with an atmosphere reminiscent of camping history. This camp experience provides an environment that encourages friendships and camaraderie while eliminating outside pressures that sometimes hinder the ability to learn and have fun.



Summer Camp - As It Should Be

YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y offers a variety of attractions with activities and experiences to suit all ages and interests

Rock Wall
High & Low Ropes Courses
Water Trampolines
Nature Programs
Landsports & Games
Drama & Creative Arts

Our Experienced Staff

Our staff provide campers with the support, attention and the care they need while away from home. We have one of the highest staff-to-camper ratios in Ontario. Our caring staff possess:

  • Certification CPR and Standard First Aid
  • National Lifesaving Society qualifications
  • Police background check
  • A minimum of one week extensive training with ongoing training and coaching
  • Many of our staff were campers themselves and have experience working with children


Covid-19 Program Modifications

We’re listening to Region of Waterloo Public Health every day to stay informed on the steps we can take to ensure our procedures follow all the public health recommendations like hand washing, physical distancing, monitoring campers and staff for symptoms and more. The plan we are developing follows all these recommendations so you can be safe and healthy at camp. 

  • Health screening: Prior to arrival to camp, camp families will sign a form when you get dropped off at day camp.  The form will declare that you:
    • Do not have a fever
    • Have not come in contact with a person with COVID-19 within the last 14 days
    • Have not travelled outside the country within the last 14 days
    • Are not experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea and/or vomiting

  • Handwashing:  By now you are probably a pro at washing your hands for 20 seconds. We will ask you to wash your hands when you arrive at camp, throughout the day and before and after lunchtime and snacks. Handwashing stations or hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60%-70% alcohol will be made available.

  • Visitors will not be permitted inside camp: This helps to safeguard our efforts in screening campers and keeping everyone safe.
  • Physical Distancing: Where possible, we will help you have 2 metres of distance between you and other campers. However, due to the nature of camp and the need for our staff to closely supervise you and other campers, we will strive for this goal but it may not be achieved at all times. Activities that have a lot of contact will not be included whereas activities with momentary contact will played a lot!