What parents say

 “Every year the girls come back relaxed and feeling wonderfully confident and independent. And I feel good that they are being so well cared for in a safe and nurturing environment.” Janet Biehn, mother of two campers

“At Tapawingo my daughter spends happy
days outside trying new things, mastering
new skills and building wonderful friendships. She comes home glowing. I am so grateful to be able to give her this incredible opportunity that has already changed her life.”
Fatima Dias

 “Counsellors were helpful and caring during
my daughter’s stay.” Renee Lee

“I have nothing but glowing things to say about this camp. Your orientation to parents and children was outstanding. I felt very comfortable sending her after the open house.  You just get an overall warm feeling about the camp and that comes from the staff. Thank you so much for everything.”   - Nancy Andrews 

Orientation for new campers

Slide shows are a great way to discover what Camp has to offer. These are held at our Toronto office located at 68 Bergamot Ave. Slide shows will be held on Saturday November 4, 2017  3:00-4:00, Monday December11, 2017 7-8:30pm and Monday January 29, 2018 7-8:30pm. Feel free to call us at 416-652-9374 for more information or directions.

New Campers’ Night is fun way for new campers to meet. We play games, sing songs and meet some Camp staff. This will be held in Toronto. Invitations are sent in the spring.

Open House is another way to explore Camp. Join us at our Open House for a tour and a chance to meet some of the Camp staff. We will show you what Camp is all about! (Camp has a policy of no visitors while girls are at camp.) The 2018 Open House will take place on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Location and directions

Camp Tapawingo is located on the protected shores of Georgian Bay, 6.5 km from the town of Parry Sound. The camp has 175 acres of woodland with well-marked trails for hiking. 

Map of Parry Sound

Health and safety

At YWCA Camp Tapawingo keeping your child safe and healthy is a priority. All staff are trained in first aid and receive comprehensive training on all facets of their job. Fully qualified staff supervise our activity areas at the waterfront, climbing wall, on canoe trips and in the cabins.

Medical facilities

Our on-site health centre (Aspir-Inn) provides clinic space for first-aid and the administration of prescribed medication. We have a doctor on call at the nearby West Parry Sound Hospital.

We require medical information to be completed prior to camp. A health form will be sent in the spring.

Food service

Our food service is under the supervision of a qualified chef. Meals are nutritious and delicious.  Birthdays are celebrated with a birthday cake for your daughter and her cabin. Food allergies and special diets can generally be accommodated if the Camp is consulted in advance.  Contact us if your daughter requires a nut-free environment.






Sample menu




Cold cereal


Honey garlic chicken

Hot cereal

Meat/vegetarian sauce




Vegetable platter with dip


Garlic bread



Grape juice


Orange Juice

Fruit platter






Camp Tapawingo is proud to be an Ontario Camps Association accredited camp. This means that we voluntarily meet a set of standards concerning every aspect of our camp operation.