Coming to camp
YMCA Camp Henry 2019 Programs
Camp Henry is a place where kids can just be kids. Truly.
From getting up early to swim in the lake, singing camp songs around the fire, making new friends in the mess hall, and trying new activities and nature adventures - your child will never have a dull moment.
Check out our 2019 Camp Info Guide to learn about everything you need to know about coming to camp!
Ages 6 - 13
All of our numbered sessions serve as our traditional camp program. Campers join us for this five night camping experience, with drop-off on Sunday afternoon and pick-up on Friday evening. This program balances group cabin activities with independent program selection for each camper. Throughout the week, campers will participate in many activities with their cabin mates allowing for time to establish strong friendships and try all of our programs. Campers will also have the opportunity to learn and develop new skills in activities of their choice! If your camper is interested in trying out canoeing for the first time with their friends, but is really hoping to spend more time perfecting their archery skills, this is an ideal set up!
Ages 5 - 12
Our Chickadees program is for those not quite ready for a week, but are really excited to try overnight camp! During this condensed, four night program, campers arrive at YMCA Camp Henry on Monday afternoon and head home on Friday. The program structure will be very similar to our typical Session programs and campers will have the same opportunities to participate in our activities throughout their stay. If your camper is ready to dip their toe into overnight camping, this is the perfect introduction!
Ages 14 – 16
During Session 1, Session 3 or Session 5 at YMCA Camp Henry this summer we run our Camp Henry leadership program for teens ages 14-16! This program will have the same activity opportunities as all of our camp programs, but will also have a focus on leadership development both within their peer group as well as the camp community as a whole. Participants will have the opportunity not only to be part of programs, but also learn how to lead and mentor younger campers.
GETTING YOUR CAMPER READY
First time at camp? No problem. We'll have you covered with a full list of suggestions on what to pack before camp kicks off.
What happens if my child is homesick?
At Camp Henry, our highly experienced and trained Y staff will be with campers at all times, ensuring they are always safe. The campgrounds are secure, and all camp facilities are fully accessible.
Each day, campers can receive a little piece of home! Any emails you write, we will distribute to campers so they know you are always thinking about them. We will also accommodate friends and family members in the same cabin upon request. Plus, we will be sharing fun photos on our social channels so you can follow along on your children’s adventures!
Camp Henry Merchandise
Check out our YMCA Camp Henry merchandise available this season! For 2019 we have an array of merchandise ranging from t-shirts, long sleeves, water bottles, hats and our newly launched oTENTik crewneck! Merchandise will be available for purchase at our Open House at YMCA Camp Henry on Sunday June 9th, 1-4pm. Merchandise will also be available for sale on arrival and departure days throughout our summer programs while quantities last. Please see the order form for prices. Please note that purchases at camp can only be accepted with cash or cheque.