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Camping and Outdoor Education
Y camp programs blend fun and adventure in an environment of respect, honesty, caring and responsibility. Using the natural surroundings as the basis for our programs, Y camps keep children and youth actively engaged in a variety of outdoor programs from snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the winter to canoeing, swimming and rock climbing in the summer. Our camps offer a place of belonging, a place where lifelong friendships are developed, and where children learn new skills in a safe, fun and supportive environment
Fall Camp Otonabee School Programs

We’re proud to offer two new programs this fall to assist families looking for supportive alternatives for at home schooling! Our Y Forest School and Outdoor Adventure programs provide an immersive outdoor learning experience and are designed to keep your kids engaged, active, and socialized. 

With two immersive outdoor education programs to choose from this fall, our Camp Otonabee offers the ideal location for an alternative learning environment! Take part between September 7 - December 10, 2020. Click the links below to learn more about each program:

Family Days at Camp

Gather the family and join us for a day of adventure at Camp Otonabee! Pack a picnic, bring another family in your group (up to ten people), and enjoy a day of activities like high ropes, water activities, low ropes, and cooperative games. Finish off your fall adventure with a cozy campfire -  we’ll provide the marshmallows!

Contact Us

Call or visit your local Y or get in touch with the Camp Office at 613-832-1234 or 

Our Y camps are proud and longstanding members of the Ontario Camping Association and are committed to the best practices of YMCA camps in Ontario.

How to register for camp  

Summer Camp Programs

Learn more about our Summer camps: Camp Otonabee and Y Neighbourhood Day Camps

Outdoor Education Programs

The Bonnenfant Y Outdoor Leadership and Education Centre (BYOC) is located ten minutes north of Kanata on 30 acres of field, forest and rugged Ottawa River shoreline. Open year-round, the BYOC specializes in education and leadership programs for school groups, community organizations and professionals, and offers a variety of experiential, curriculum-driven outdoor education programs that can be tailored to the individual needs of any group.

Learn more about the Bonnenfant Y Outdoor Education and Leadership Centre