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Camp Nagiwa - YWCA of Guelph
Lakefield, Ontario

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519-824-5150 ext. 251 (winter)
519-241-2591 (summer)

4391 County Road 29
C/O Lakefield College School
Lakefield, Ontario K0L 2H0

130 Woodland Glen Dr.
Guelph, ON
N1G 4M3

CAMPER AGES: 7 - 16, adults for family camp and Yoga Retreat

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 1 - 4 weeks, weekends, family camp, Yoga Retreat

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.


BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Nagiwa is where summer memories are made, where self confidence grows, and where life-long friendships begin! Staff members are trained to look beneath the surface of the children and youth in their care – to see potential, fears, and dreams. We believe in each camper’s unique ability to grow, to learn, to make new friends, and to discover their best selves. In a supportive, caring atmosphere, Camp Nagiwa campers and staff members take positive risks, learn life-long skills, and return home after a summer standing taller and singing louder.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We offer personalized special needs camp on a per-camper basis with extensive discussion with camper parents. We do our best to accommodate special needs campers, but we do not have the facilities or expertise to accommodate all campers with special needs.

Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Canoeing, Kayaking, High Ropes, & Rock Climbing.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the town of Lakefield, Ontario, in the beautiful Kwartha Lakes. You will find top-quality facilities, as well as over 500m of water access to Lake Katchewanooka. An unbelievable summer camp destination.

CAMP FACILITIES: All buildings are block or brick construction with washrooms/showers and common areas integrated into cabin areas. Out food service facilities are top of the line with full time staff and professional service. We have two full-sized soccer/football fields, three separate waterfront areas, basketball court, beach volleyball area, climbing wall, and outdoor adventure/nature areas.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We offer a traditional camping program based on the YMCA values-based camping system. We offer a wide range of activities for campers with varied interests. Our staff are all certified in Standard First Aid, CPR, and Lifesaving techniques.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We have a L.I.T. program for campers who turn 15 in 2014. This program is three weeks, includes leadership work-shopping and training, and a 7 day canoes trip.
We have a L.E.A.D. program for campers who turn 16 in 2014. This program is four weeks, includes leadership work-shopping and certification, other training, a hiking trip, and a canoe trip.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: The Guelph Y provides subsidy for all programs. A financial need application is required.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We have a Family Camp Weekend where families can come to camp and enjoy our regular programming as a family. This is a new program in 2014.

In 2015 we have dates from July 5th to July 31st. Check us out online for full details. Our Camp Website Link:

We are looking for top-quality staff for junior and senior positions. Check out our website for more details at Our Camp Website Link:

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