Companion Program

The Inclusion Program will now be called, the Companion Program. In making this change, we wish for it to be recognized that inclusion is engrained within our fundamental approach at camp.  Our Companion program is only one way in which we demonstrate this.  

Our Companion Program aims to offer all children a fun, positive and safe camp experience. We believe that every child is entitled to proper support and understanding, and we strive to successfully include campers with different needs and diverse abilities. We do so by using our inclusive approach when handling unexpected behaviour at camp, as well as by providing companions to children who may need additional support to fully participate in camp life.

Our camp environment provides children with different needs a stimulating and inclusive camp experience, filled with opportunities to create meaningful connections with other.  This same environment also provides an opportunity for all to learn how to accept and embrace everyone’s differences, strengths, and individuality.

We are able to offer services and support to campers with different needs and their families, thanks to the generous contributions from the members of our community to the YMCAs of Quebec Foundation.

Contacting the Inclusion Team

Please reach out to our Inclusion Team should you have any questions about; our companion program, welcoming a transgender or gender variant child, concerns about accessibility, inclusion or representation at camp, etc…

Given our team is still working from home, it is best to contact us by e-mail at inclusioncamps@ymcaquebec.org; or you can also call us +1 833 505-9622 ext. 1517 (outside Montréal) or at 514 687-9622 ext. 1517 (Montréal).