The Harry Bronfman Y Country Camp is a residential sleeping camp. YCC
offers a full range of activities and outstanding facilities to over
500 campers every summer. This popular summer camp provides versatile
programming in a Jewish ambiance ensuring an unforgettable summer
experience for all who attend.
YCC staff are dynamic, talented and experienced individuals who are
committed to working with children and adolescents. Program directors
have training in fields such as social work, education, and management.
Trained specialists provide safe and professional instruction for all
creative, recreational and athletic activities. Outstanding facilities
set on 650 acres of rolling countryside in the Laurentians, surrounded
by two mountains and three pollution-free lakes near Mont Tremblant, YCC
is easily accessible by fully paved roads. The camp has three spacious
dining halls, an on-site kosher kitchen and seven large recreational
halls. A 10,000 square foot sports pavilion offers an indoor swimming
pool and gymnasium. Athletic facilities include two waterfronts,
baseball diamonds, basketball, badminton, tennis and tetherball courts,
archery range, floor hockey, roller blade rink and Olympic wrestling at
our brand new Reinitz Wrestling Centre.
A typical day at camp…
Click here to see what a typical day is like at YCC.
Our Emphasis – a full summer camp experience
A meaningful Jewish experience in a fun, safe environment, providing opportunities for skill-building and personal development.
We are delighted to share this exciting program that takes place at
the Y Country Camp during the summer. “WEEKEND CAMP” is geared for
first-time campers, between the ages of 7 and 9, giving them an idea of
what the fun elements of sleeping camp are all about. Limited to a small
group of campers, the program is staffed by experienced counsellors,
specifically selected for this age group to ensure a magical weekend at
Mini Camp / Starter Camp
For children in grades 1-3 who have never been away from home. Our
caring staff includes a “camp mother” who is sensitive to the children’s
needs, making their first camp experience a memorable one. Optional
extension for additional weeks.
For children in grades 1-5, operates with 2 counsellors and 8-10
campers per cabin. Counsellors provide close supervision and guidance
for a rewarding, fun-filled camping experience.
A platform tent village for campers in grades 6, 7 and 8, with
complete central indoor washhouse facilities. Individual programming of
activities based on campers’ interests. Multi-day canoe and hiking trips
instil nature skills and personal development.
Junior CIT Program
For 15 year olds completing grade 9, the Junior CIT program helps
campers begin the transition from camper to staff roles. Activities are
geared toward the development of responsibility, self-reliance,
self-awareness and increased maturity. The emphasis is on learning and
skill development, with training in specialty areas of the camp. Weekly
out-of camp trips (known as the “Adventure Series”) are scheduled and
include white water rafting, go-karting, and waterslides.
Junior CIT/Israel Trip
We are very excited about our Israel program for this age group,
where the kids spend the first session at YCC, and then spend 3 weeks on
an amazing trip to Israel. They then end their summer with the last 4
days together at YCC. (There is also a 3½ week session at YCC for
campers not going to Israel).
Senior CIT Program
For 16 year olds completing grade 10. The training program includes
teambuilding activities, cultural trips, an intensive one week canoeing
or hiking trip, bunk placements, thorough counsellor-in-training
responsibility, and the planning and performance of a CIT play which is a
highlight of the camping season.
Click here if you would like to make a donation to the Harry Bronfman Y Country Camp.