2021 CAMP TAPAWINGO: Closure Update

YWCA Toronto’s Camp Tapawingo will remain closed to youth campers in 2021. We are in the process of re-designing camp to ensure greater alignment with YWCA Toronto’s new Strategic Plan that underscores the importance of poverty reduction and racial inclusion. We remain committed to empowering youth with a positive and inclusive camp experience for all.
Our aim is to launch an updated camp program when it is fully safe to do so, hopefully in 2022.

Day Camp

YWCA Camp Tapawingo celebrates 90 years of delivering all-girl camp programs have enabled us to create the most rewarding and enriching camping experiences for young girls. Day camp has its own cabin that acts as its headquarters for the day. Campers have space to keep belongings for the day, and to get changed in/out of bathing suits. The day camp uses all of the summer camp program spaces and equipment.

YWCA's Camp Tapawingo is a traditional summer camp for girls aged 6 – 15 years located in Parry Sound, Ontario

Week 1 Monday, July 5, 2021 – Friday, July 9, 2021 $200
Week 2 Monday, July 12, 2021 – Friday, July 16, 2021 $200
Week 3 Monday, July 19, 2021 – Friday, July 23, 2021 
Week 4 Monday, July 26, 2021 – Friday, July 30, 2021
Week 5 Monday, August 2, 2021 – Friday, August 6, 2021 $200
Week 6 Monday, August 9, 2021 – Friday, August 13, 2021 $200
Week 7 Monday, August 16, 2021 – Friday, August 20, 2021 $200

For more information contact our Camping Department at 416.652.9374. 

There are 2 ways to register your daughter for summer camp: 
Click on the link to proceed to the online registration or 
download the registration form here.

9am  //  Arrival
9:15-9:45am  //  Games
9:45-10:30am  //  Activity #1
10:30-10:45am  //  Snack break*
10:45-11:15am  //  Activity #2
11:15am–noon  //  Activity #3
Noon-12:30pm  //  Free time
12:30-1pm  //  Lunch*
1-2:30pm  //  Quiet activities
2:30-4pm  //  Afternoon program with residential campers
4-4:30pm  //  Free swim
4:30-5pm  //  Pack up/pick up time

*Day campers come to camp with a bagged lunch as well as snacks for the day. There is a break in the program mid morning and afternoon for snack breaks. 
Click to download a Typical Day

From sports to arts, we provide a challenging and stimulating range of activities for our campers.

- an exciting program of arts, crafts, land, water sports
- a relaxed girl-only environment where each girl builds confidence and a sense of independence
- experienced, trained counsellors to lend a hand and an understanding ear
- 7 different sessions to choose from
- space for up to 20 campers between 5–11 years old
- counsellors that are selected for their leadership abilities, responsibility and dedication to the development of each camper

Water activities
swimming / sailing / canoeing / kayaking

Outdoor pursuits
nature hikes / photography / camping skills

Land activities
low ropes / fitness classes / yoga

dance / drama

tie-dyeing / bracelets / painting and sketching

Special events for all campers
camp fires / cookouts / sing songs  / regattas

Camp Tapawingo’s staff ensure that campers have a wonderful and safe camp experience. We hire skilled, experienced counsellors. Many of our staff return summer after summer. They create a warm, nurturing environment for our campers. Our counsellors are selected for their leadership abilities, responsibility and dedication to the development of each camper. Qualified specialists are hired to supervise each activity. We have an all-female staff.

Camp Director — Elizabeth Greenway (B.A., B.SC., B. Ed.)
Liz has been the Camp Director since 1979. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreology and a Bachelor of Education Degree. Liz has served as the President of the Ontario Camps Association, she is a member of the Society of Camp Directors and an Honourary Life Member of the OCA.

Assistant Director — Joanne Dwhytie (B.A., Rec. Dip., B.Ed.)
Jo Dwhytie has been the Assistant Director at Tapawingo since 1981. Jo has been a camper, counsellor and has held many senior staff positions at Tapawingo. She is an active member of the Ontario Camps Association.

“Tapawingo is a place where girls thrive. In our supportive community, girls develop skills they need now and in their futures. Campers try things they never imagined they could. They take risks and learn the qualities of good leaders – good citizens. And critically, all of this happens with tremendous joy and great fun.” — Liz Greenway, Camp Director

For more information please contact our Camping Department: 416.652.9374 |  camping@ywcatoronto.org

camp peg board

Typical Day

Day camp at Camp Tapawingo

front of camp building

Get to Know Camp

General information about camp

three diverse campers smiling

Summer Camp

Join us for 1, 2 or 3-week camp sessions.