Get-away Weekends & Family Programs

Join some friends or family to experience the beauty of YMCA Wanakita during the fall, winter, or spring. Our Outdoor Centre provides a number of opportunities to choose from.

REGISTRATION FOR 2015 PROGRAMS WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 15TH 2014

After November 15th 2014: To register, click Registration. Or register Online

For more information on our Year Round Family and Adult programs, take a look at our 2015 Year Round Guide.

2015 Dates & Rates

Program

2014 Dates

New Year's Family Camp December 30 - January 2 2015
Winter Women's Weekend January 30 - Feburary 1 2015
Family Day Weekend February 13 - 16 2015
March Break Family Camp March 16 - 20 2015
Spring Work Weekend April 24 - 26 2015
Mother / Daughter Weekend May 8 - 10  2015
Father / Son Weekend May 22 - 25 2015
Family Camp Work Weekend Tentative: June 5 - 7 2015 -  sarah_bell@ymca.ca for info
Fall Women's Weekend September 25-27 2015
Fall Work Weekend October 23-25 2015

Session

 2015 Base Cost

 

 

Women's Weekends (Winter & Fall)  $219
New Year's Family Camp  
Adult (17 +)  $278
Youth (10 - 16)  $200
Child (3 - 9)  $187
Family Day Family Weekend  
Adult (17 +)  $278  
Youth (10 - 16)  $200 
Child (3 - 9)  $187  
March Break Family Camp  
Adult (17+) $371 
Youth (10 - 16) $267
Child (3 - 9) $250
Mother & Daughter Weekend/ Father & Son Weekend  
Adult (17 +) $185
Youth (10 - 16) $133
Child (3 - 9) $125

*Note all registration fees are subject to 13% HST
*Children under 3 are Free

Program Descriptions

New Years Family Camp

This four-day winter extravaganza is our most popular Outdoor Centre family program. Activities focus on participating in and enjoying Haliburton's winter wonderland. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and broomball are some of the ways that your family can experience our site in the winter. The weekend ends with a grand party and celebreation for the whole family on New Years Eve!

Women's Weekends

This popular program provides a unique opportunity for women to come together and enjoy a variety of fun and challenging activities. Participants are able to take advantage of all that YMCA Wanakita has to offer, from paddling a canoe to reaching the top of the climbing wall. You will be sure to return home with new friends and strengthened in spirit, mind, and body!

Family Day Weekend

Join us at YMCA Wanakita for a weekend away with the family. Our Outdoor centre staff provide a variety of age-appropriate programs, allowing family members to either participate together or idependently. A great way to referesh and strengthen your family!

March Break Family Camp

Similar to our New Years program (see above), our March Break Family Camp offers a week long program for families to play together at YMCA Wanakita. Activities focus on participating in and enjoying Haliburton's winter wonderland. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and broomball are some of the ways that your family can experience our site in the winter, along with cozy indoor activities like drumming and crafts!

Work Weekend (Spring and Fall)

If YMCA Wanakita has impacted you or your family, consider giving back to our community by volunteering for one of our work weekends where we work on site improvements, clean up the camp, and get ready for the next season.  All must be ready and able to work, eat lots of food, and have a wheelbarrow full of fun! Help keep your camp the best it can be!

Mother-Daughter Weekend

A great chance for multiple generations of women to come together and enjoy a weekend retreat in the great outdoors of the Haliburton Highlands. Enjoy the warmth of a new spring while being active on the waters of Koshlong Lake or exploring our extensive trail system. YMCA Wanakita's Mother-Daughter Weekend provides an ideal mix of activity, adventure and relaxation.

Father-Son Weekend - 2nd Annual!

A great chance for multiple generations of men to come together and enjoy a weekend retreat in the great outdoors of the Haliburton Highlands. Enjoy the warmth of a new spring while being active on the waters of Koshlong Lake in a canoe or kayak, or exploring our extensive trail system. YMCA Wanakita's Father-Son Weekend provides an ideal mix of activity, adventure and bonding.

Wanakita has Family Summer Camp!

We also offer Family Camp all summer long in one-week periods. For information see our Summer Family Camp page.