Camp Tapawingo

Camp Tapawingo offers carefully developed programming in a relaxed camp setting on beautiful Georgian Bay. Girls and gender diverse youth thrive as they develop leadership skills, gain confidence and embark on new experiences and fun adventures.

At Camp Tapawingo, our purpose is to enrich the lives of girls and gender diverse youth through skill building, group work and leadership development in a safe, fun and inclusive outdoor environment.

We are excited to share that over the next five years, we plan to increase diversity, equity and inclusion within our services at Camp Tapawingo. We aspire to be a camp that is representative of Toronto’s diverse community and to provide a welcoming space where camp participants, families, counsellors-in-training and staff feel safe and valued. You can read more about Camp Tapawingo’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion here.

Through active diversity outreach, partnerships, and camperships for families on lower incomes, we work to ensure that all experiences are positive and valuable ones. We strive to be a community where individuals can relax and be their best selves.

We believe that our focus on nature and the environment is crucial both for our world and for our mental health. The healing aspects of nature, along with the space and time to reflect, are vitally important for youth, perhaps now more than ever.

We trust that living in a diverse camp community, with experienced staff will allow for the intentional development of healthy interactions, respect for others, and to celebrate our differences.

Laughter, music, and creativity in an outdoor setting are fundamental to the camp experience, and we believe Camp Tapawingo will be a truly enriching experience for your child!


We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through.

— Rosemary Brown

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We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Anishinabek, which includes Wasauksing First Nation, our neighbours across the bay, and Shawanaga First Nation, just to the north of Parry Sound. This territory was a part of the Robinson Huron Treaty, regarding the land on the northern shore of Lake Superior and the Eastern and Northern shores of Lake Huron.

As settlers we are grateful to work on this land as we strive to build a more equitable and just country for women and girls and gender diverse youth. We thank the Indigenous Nations who have been the original stewards and have taken care of this land for generations. We recognize that we bear responsibility for the harms that have been caused as settlers. We will strive to do better in rectifying the harms of the past as we work together in serving our communities.

The YWCA strongly encourages vaccines and vaccine boosters for all participants as an important part of our infection control. As of Feb 1st the YWCA will no longer require proof of vaccination for participants.

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Summer Camp

1 or 2-week camp sessions.

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Day Camp

Adventures for young campers.

2 campers

Family Camp

Family getaways!

Camp Staff

Employment opportunities!

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Get to Know Camp

General information.

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Celebrating 93 years of camp memories!

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Women's Weekends

Relaxing adult getaways.

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Great for individuals or groups.