FAQ

Have questions? We have answers!

What are the sessions and pricing options? 

This five-day camping experience offers only the very best that the Y has to offer with accessible, state-of the art facilities to ensure your child's comfort and well-being while away from home. 

Session 1 – July 16 – 21
Session 2 – July 23 – 28
Session 3 – July 30 – August 4*
Chickadees - August 7 – 11
Session 4 – August 13 – 18
Session 5 – August 20 – 25*
Session 6 – August 27 – September 1

The price per week is $595 plus tax and our Chickadees week is $480 plus tax. **

*Leadership sessions will also run during session 3 and session 5 for campers between the ages of 13-15.

**Are you a member? Our YMCA members save on our camping experiences. The member price for one week at Camp Henry is $525 plus tax or $430 plus tax if you attend our Chickadees week.


Drop-off & Pick-up

Camp starts Sunday afternoon and runs until Friday evening.

Drop-off for campers is Sunday afternoons between 3-5pm and camper pick-up is on Friday evenings between 4-6pm; that way you can spend the whole weekend with your child and hear all about their awesome camping experience!


Transportation - Bus Options

Buses are available if parents cannot make the drop-off or pick-up times (an extra fee will be charged). There will be four bus pick-up and drop-off locations.

They are:

  • London – Wortley YMCA offices at 165 Elmwood Ave E

  • Sarnia – YMCA at 1015 Finch Drive

  • Chatham – YMCA 101 Courthouse Lane

  • Windsor – YMCA and Central Park Athletics at 3400 Grand Marais Rd 

Buses will be picking up campers on arrival day (Sundays and Monday Aug 7) at 2pm in London and Sarnia, and 3pm in Windsor and Chatham

Drop off on Friday afternoons will be at 6pm in London and Sarnia, and 5pm in Windsor and Chatham.

Bus to or from camp is $50 (plus tax) per camper. Return transportation is $100 (plus tax) per camper. 


 

What kind of activities will my camper participate in?

Campers will have access to 8 km of national park for nature activities and close proximity to water for splashing fun! Nature activities include cycling, archery, low ropes, crafts, games, campfires and exploring. Campers will also have the opportunity to kayak, canoe and swim on Lake Erie.

Throughout the week, campers will be given optional activity time where they can choose which activities they would like to experience.  By the end of camp, your child will have learned new skills and will have new memories that will last a lifetime!


What sort of supervision can I expect my camper to have?

At Camp Henry, all of our campers will receive 24 hour supervision. Each Otentik will have up to 7 campers and one counsellor in it meaning even in the middle of the night, there is a YMCA staff member there for your camper! During the day, there all of our camp staff will be running programs with our campers. A counsellor will always be with their group during transition times as well as at meals, programs, and everything else!


When a camper is accessing financial assistance through the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaigns, will these funds come from the YMCA’s across Southwestern Ontario, or the YMCA of Western Ontario?

The short answer is campers who require subsidy will be able to access Strong Kids.  The registration is happening through staff at YMCA of Western Ontario so families will be speaking with staff from there.  There will be some methodology for an exchange of Strong Kids dollars between Associations that we are working on but this won’t be something we need to involve Camp Henry families with.


Does Camp Henry qualify for municipal subsidy? 

Municipalities do not  provide subsidy for overnight camps unfortunately.    


Will Camp Henry have a nurse or physician onsite?

Due to our proximity to the Leamington District Memorial Hospital, as well as our quick EMS response time, Camp Henry will not have a nurse or physician onsite. We will, however, have a senior staff member dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of our campers and staff throughout the summer. This individual will ensure all campers are receiving their medications at the correct times, and will be available to help with any illnesses or injuries. In addition, all staff members at Camp Henry will have a minimum of Standard First Aid and CPR certifications. Our staff will also receive site specific emergency response training.


How accessible is the Camp?  If children want to attend that have special accommodation requirements, is this a place they will be comfortable and able to participate in activities? 

The camp is being designed to be accessible (otentiks and dining hall).  There will be some areas that might be less accessible (beach) but we will work with families to do our best to ensure a fantastic experience for every camper’s needs.