The Harry Bronfman Y Country Camp is a residential sleeping camp. YCC offers a full range of activities and outstanding facilities to a sold-out registration of 500 campers every summer. This popular camp provides versatile programming in a Jewish ambiance ensuring an unforgettable summer experience for all who attend. Click here for the YCC web site.
If you’re a first time camper, you may be eligible for the ONE HAPPY CAMPER grant. Click on the image below to find out more.
First Session (3 ½ weeks):
June 29 – July 23, 2017
First Session Plus (5 ½ weeks):
June 29 – August 6, 2017
July 24 – August 17, 2017
June 29 – August 17, 2017
July 7-9, 2017 and July 28 – July 30, 2017
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 YCC.
MINI CAMP/STARTER CAMP
1 week session: June 29 – July 5, 2017 or July 24 – 30, 2017
2 week session: June 29 – July 12, 2017 or July 24 – August 6, 2017
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 instill nature skills and personal development.
SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILY CAMP
4-day weekend: August 18 – 21, 2017
This is a unique program for families with special needs children and their siblings, which will take place at the beautiful grounds of the Y Country Camp. This 4-day program caters to the whole family, allowing members to enjoy the experience of summer camp as a family unit and also separately, in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, with the exclusive use of the camp facilities and activities. #YCCTikvah
FUN in a safe, supervised environment.
Providing opportunities for learning and personal development.
Outstanding professional and caring staff makes all the difference:
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 Mt-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.
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 towards 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 will still be a 3 1/2-week session at YCC for campers not going to Israel).
Senior CIT Program
For 16 year olds completing grade 10. Entry is based on a rigorous selection process, since most participants will have the opportunity to apply for a staff position at YCC. The training program includes 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 that is a highlight of the camping season.