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YMCA John Island Camp, A Northern Ontario Tradition

YMCA John Island Camp is the summer camp and residential outdoor education centre of the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario. We are located near the town of Spanish, Ontario Canada.

As a traditional Summer Kids camp, YMCA John Island Camp offers an array of popular camp activities, nestled within our 278 acre site. Land activities include High Ropes, Climbing Wall, Low Ropes, Archery, Hiking, Camp Fires, Initiatives and Arts and Crafts. Along our 600m sand beach waterfront, John Island offers Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing, Windsurfing, and Swimming.

If you are interested in the Summer Camper Programs that we offer, please take a look at our program section.

What We Offer

YMCA  John Island Camp is proud of our reputation for providing high quality camp experiences in a fun, caring, and safe environment- all while being in a unique, inspiring setting in the North Channel of Lake Huron!

We serve children, young adults and adults through traditional camp programs, leadership development, family camp, wilderness tripping programs, and adult weekend programs.

Outdoor Education

During the Spring and Fall, YMCA John Island Camp operates as an Outdoor Centre. Many elementary and high school participants experience these special programs and come from all across Northeastern Ontario.

If you or someone you know might be interested or have questions regarding our Outdoor Education Programs please consult our Outdoor Education page for details or email!

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