During our 8-week Trailblazer program, participants learn a wide range of important skills that are essential for a future camp counsellor. Through various workshops, training sessions and activities, participants develop their skill sets for working with children and planning events, including creative programming, risk management, team building and effective communication.
Participants also gain practical experience by implementing the skills and knowledge they learn in training sessions and workshops. Each participant is paired with a cabin/tent group and assists a counsellor as they lead activities and look out for the safety and well-being of campers.
- Standard First Aid and CPR certifications (16-hour course)
- A DAFA certificate from the Association des camps du Québec.
Participants also have the option to register for Bronze Medallion certification. Those who wish to do so must communicate with the Leadership Section Director prior to the summer, and there will be an additional $130 charge. For more information, please contact us!
Deadline to submit an application: March 22, 2021
Cancellation of Camp YMCA Kanawana
It is with a heavy heart that we must confirm that all our Camp Kanawana YMCA programs are cancelled for the summer.
Despite getting the green light from the government to hold overnight camps this summer, adapting our physical spaces, facilities, and equipment to COVID-19 health measures requires too many changes and effort. While we are committed to supporting kids, we are unable to get Kanawana up and running safely in a timely manner. Therefore, we will sadly remain closed this summer.
Please visit our FAQ section to learn how any payments made will be refunded and get answers to the questions you may have about this decision.