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 is open!

To register, click Registration. Or register Online

For more information on our Year Round Family and Adult programs, take a look at our 2014 Year Round Guide.

2014 Dates & Rates

Program

2014 Dates

New Year's Family Camp December 29 2013 – January 1 2014
Winter Women's Weekend January 31 - February 2 2014
Family Day Weekend February 14 - February 17, 2014
March Break Family Camp March 10-14,  2014
Spring Work Weekend April  25 -27, 2014
Mother / Daughter Weekend May 9-11, 2014
Father / Son Weekend May 23-25, 2014
Family Camp Work Weekend June 6-8, 2014   contact sarah_bell@ymca.ca for more info
Alumni Weekend September 19 -21 2014
Fall Women's Weekend September  27-29, 2014
Fall Work Weekend October  Oct 24 - 26 2014

Session

Base Cost

Women's Weekends  $213
New Year's Family Camp  
Adult (17 +)  $271
Youth (10 - 16)  $191
Child (3 - 9)  $170 
Winter Family Weekend  
Adult (17 +)  $271
Youth (10 - 16)  $191
Child (3 - 9)  $170 
March Break Family Camp  
Adult (17+)  $371
Youth (10 - 16) $258 
Child (3 - 9) $232 
Mother & Daughter Weekend/ Father & Son Weekend  
Adult (17 +) $185
Youth (10 - 16) $132 
Child (3 - 9) $114 
 Alumni Weekend  
 Adult (17+)  $185

*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. See the poster! Help us promote this new (2nd annual) event! 

Alumni Weekend

In the Fall of 2013 we had great success connecting with Wanakita Alumni from across the ages. So, we’re proud to announce that we’re reviving our Annual Alumni Weekends. In 2014 you are invited to return to Wanakita for a family event on the weekend of September 19-21 2014. Traditional camp activities and socials are offered. Come and experience an opportunity to renew old friendships and celebrate the memories that have lasted a lifetime. If you are a former camper or staff at YMCA Wanakita, please register now as a YMCA Wanakita alumnus.

 

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.