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Boy jumping into lake, kids gathered around campfire

Discover all that Wabanaki has to offer!

Camp Wabanaki is a true northern camp with beautiful mature maple forests, towering pines, granite rocks and cliffs beside a deep-blue clear northern lake. Located on Lake Vernon, just outside of Huntsville, Ontario, Wabanaki sits on a 40-acre site consisting of a large and small island and 23 acres of mainland.

YMCA Camp Wabanaki
214 Bethune Road, North,
Huntsville, Ontario

Registration Update

Please note that Camp Wabanaki sessions are full at this time, however waiting lists are available.
Thank you for your understanding

**Please be advised that all programs and dates are subject 
to change based on COVID-19 Provincial Guidelines**

2021 Camp Update

We are committed to ensure that Camp Wabanaki is permitted and able to safely operate in 2021

Due to Covid-19, the provincial government has yet to permit overnight camps to operate. We will continue to keep you updated as the legislation changes. We miss camp and we miss you. We cannot wait to welcome you back to camp. Please know we are planning some changes to your camp programs to ensure that we can all be safe at camp. 

Modifications to YMCA Camp Wabanaki Summer of 2021

• Out trips and Voyageurs will unfortunately not be offered in 2021
• One-Week sessions will not be offered
• Drop-offs will be moved to Sunday afternoon and pick-up to Saturday morning
• Change over weekends will not be available
• Bussing to and from camp will most likely not be offered
• Towel service will not be available
• Cabin mate requests will be limited to 1 request and must be reciprocal – both individuals must request each other (to limit circle requests, as we will have a limited capacity in each cabin)
• Staggered mealtimes to limit numbers inside the dining hall and more outdoor eating spaces
• All activities will be done as a cabin group, instead of some individual offerings (to limit cohort mixing)


2-Week Sessions for Ages 7-15  

Sessions begin on Sundays and end on Saturdays

Fee: $1600

Session 1 July 4-17       
Session 2 July 18-31
Session 3 August 1-14
Session 4 August 15-28


LIT Program

The 2021 Leader-In-Training registration process is currently being developed. We understand that your future LITs are eager to learn what the summer holds for them. We will keep you updated. 


Summer Camp - As It Should Be

YMCA Camp Wabanaki offers a variety of attractions with activities and experiences to suit all ages and interests

Diving Tower  
Water Trampolines  
Nature Programs  
Landsports & Games  
Drama & Creative Activities  

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 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit 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!