Come experience the positive impact of camping here at YMCA Wanakita family camp. Gain invaluable skills, make connections, and challenge yourself all while having a summer you'll never forget!
All staff hold current Standard First Aid, CPR C and come prepared with a number of other certifications dependent on position including: Bronze Cross, National Lifeguard Service (NLS), Wilderness First Aid, and various instructor levels, such as Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA) certification, Swift Water Rescue, International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) certification and Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) accreditation, among others.
To provide all campers with a safe, quality camping experience, we provide all staff with extensive training prior to each season. Summer staff and Outdoor Centre staff arrive ten days prior to train for their respective roles. This intensive training covers emergency preparedness, child development, activity-specific skills training, homesickness preparedness, program planning, and YMCA Human Resources policies and procedures including YMCA Child Protection. Additional training is provided for specialized roles.
For more information please visit our website or call the main office at 1-800-387-5081