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YMCA John Island Camp
A Northern Ontario Tradition

Prepare for an Incredible Summer 2024!

As we reminisce on the fantastic experiences shared during the previous summer camp season—overflowing with joy, exploration, valuable lessons, and countless cherished moments—we extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to making it truly remarkable. With 1418 children partaking in the camps and over 100 young individuals employed as Summer Camp Counsellors and Supervisors, this past season was nothing short of extraordinary.

Camp 2024 Registration Details

Gear up for an unparalleled adventure! Our Leadership Camp registration is now OPEN with limited space available in our Norquay program, Explorer Canoe and our new exciting new programs Prospector 1 &2.

Additionally, mark your calendars for the opening dates of our overnight camps:

  • Saplings, Youth Camp & Adventure Camp: January 10th
    Family Camp & Women’s Wellness: February 14th

Secure your spot and join us for a summer filled with unforgettable experiences!

Exciting news! We’re currently recruiting for all positions available during the spring and summer seasons. Join us for a rewarding and fun-filled opportunity!

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.

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 travel programs, and adult weekend programs.

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