Site and Facilities - CKW YMCA

Site and Facilities

The YMCA Outdoor Centre is a dynamic learning and recreation centre for all ages - children, youth and adults - located at Paradise Lake in St. Clements, just 10 minutes from Waterloo. The site comprises 77 sprawling acres of land - a wonderful natural setting for education, exploration and adventure. Among the natural features of the site are grassy meadows for sports and land games, hiking trails throughout the forest, wetland ponds, a pine plantation and an amphitheatre for campfires.

The planning and construction of our newer accommodations employed may innovative methods that saved both energy and materials. The basic premise of sustainable development is that the facility must function within the ecosystem and its constraints, rather than separately. Many preliminary studies and environmental assessments identified key resources and potentially sensitive features on our site, long before the construction process even began.

Our fascinating, educational and completely functional buildings are fully winterized, clean and comfortable.