Summer Camp


With space for up to 120 campers, Camp Tapawingo offers an exciting program of arts, crafts, land and water activities in a relaxed, girl-only environment where each camper builds confidence and a sense of achievement. We have experienced, well-trained counsellors to lend a hand and an understanding ear to campers joining us for 1, 2 or 3-week camp sessions for girls 6-15 years of age.

We have a 4-week Leadership Training Program for 16 year old campers (CIT), as well as leadership development for 15 year old campers. We also offer subsidies for eligible campers and counsellors-in-training, and day camp for Parry Sound residents and cottagers.

Click on the videos below to hear our Intermediate and Senior Camper songs:

  

Camp Activities


Water-based
What a great way to enjoy Georgian Bay! Whether it is instructional or just for fun camp offers lots of opportunities to learn new skills.

Swimming
The girls all take a swimming lessons supervised by qualified swim instructors and lifequards. We offer Red Cross water safety levels as well as Lifesaving Society Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross. Swimming is an important part of summer and the girls spend as much time as they choose having fun in the water on Saturn, playing games, synchronized swimming or recreational time.

Canoeing
We offer girls a variety of ways to experience and develop skills in canoeing. There is an opportunity for instructional activities as well as also playing games, day trips, paddling up the river and learning to enjoy being on the water

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
Campers are having a great time with this relatively new paddle sport at camp! Whether they are learning to paddle, racing, going up the river, or doing yoga the girls can always be heard laughing.

Sailing
Gliding across the water of Georgian Bay on a hot summer day is a wonderfull experience. Campers learn to sail in a variety of boats including Zuma’s, Quba’s, and Skunks. They can choose to sail for the pure enjoyment of it or take Camp Tapawingo levels.

Kayaking
Our kayaking program stresses having fun and developing kayaking skills in a safe environment. Campers receive skill instruction and also participate in activities that include relays, games, and day excursions.


Tripping We offer a wide variety of trips including day trips to 5 day canoe trips for girls who are 11 years of age or older. A number of mountain biking and hiking trips are also offered. Special Events Camp would not be the same if there were not lots of different programs happening all the time. The girls will have a chance to experience campfires, singsongs, cookouts, regattas, capture the flag and lots more.

Land-based Activities
Archery 
Archery is a real favorite and allows campers of all ages to meet the challenge. Whether it is shooting at a target, shooting for prize,s or playing games like bingo, it is always fun!

Low Ropes Course 
A series of individual and group activities from Whale Watch, Foot Loops and some long time favorites like Tension Traverse or Spiders web. The course is used for activities as well as counsellors building a cabin group.

Climbing Our 40 foot climbing wall is there to challenge campers to reach for the top! Our specialty trained staff are there to guide girls encourage them to to enhance group cooperation, self-esteem, and confidence, and to have FUN! Specially trained program facilitators lead campers in activities that serve as stepping stones to improving communication, problem solving skills and community development.

Fitness The fitness activities are designed to encourage girls to have fun while developing the habit of being active .Activities vary from day to day and include yoga, Zumba, stability ball classes and a range of other activities such as jog and swim

Mountain Biking Top of the line Trek mountain bikes are available for those who want to develop their skills, have a good work out or participate in trips along the Seguin Recreational trail

Outdoor Pursuits Outdoor pursuits allow our girls to feel comfortable in an outdoor setting by learning to build a fire or a shelter or being involved in a variety of nature related activities such as the turtle pond. Our participation in the Bondar Challenge helps girls develop a respect for the wilderness while developing skills in photography. Girls can submit their pictures to the Bondar Foundation for judging in this annual challenge.


The Arts 

A full range of dance styles is represented (Jazz, hip hop, and lyrical) and girls may choose to take classes just for fun or to take permanent classes that lead to a performance in the dance and drama show at the end of each 3-week session.

Drama Activities are also offered and many campers decide to perform in the show.

Guitar Offered as an activity. Guitars are also available for campers to borrow and take back to their cabins for practice.

Arts and Crafts An important part of our program and offers a variety of projects based on the interests of the girls. Crafts range from old favorites such as tie dye, bracelet making, paper mache, painting, sketching and for girls 12 and older paddle making.

YWCA’s Camp Tapawingo is a traditional overnight summer camp for girls aged 6–15 years located in Parry Sound, Ontario
1  //  3 weeks (girls 7 – 15) — Saturday, June 29 – Friday, July 19  |  $2059
1a  //  2 weeks (girls 7 -11) — Saturday, July 6 – Friday, July 19  |  $1573
1b  //  1 week (girls 6-11) — Saturday, June 29 – Friday, July 5  |  $921
1c  //  1 week (girls 6 -11) — Saturday, July 6 – Friday, July 12  |  $921
1d  //  1 week (girls 6 – 11) — Saturday, July 13 – Friday, July 19  |  $921
2  //  3 weeks (girls 7-15) — Monday, July 22 – Sunday, August 11  |  $2059
2a  //  2 weeks (girls 7-11) — Monday, July 29 – Sunday, August 11  |  $1573
2b  //  1 week (girls 6-11) — Monday, July 22 – Sunday, July 28  |  $921
2c  //  1 week (girls 6- 11) — Monday, July 29 – Sunday, August 4  |  $921
2d 1 week (girls 6 -11) — Monday, August 5 – Sunday, August 11  |  $921
3  //  2 weeks (girls 7-15) — Tuesday, August 13 – Monday, August 26  |  $1573
CIT July //  Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, July 28  |  $2364
 CIT August  //  Monday, July 29 – Monday, August 26  |  $2364
 Junior Camp* - July //  Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28, 2019  |  $248 
Junior Camp* - August //  Friday, August 16 – Sunday, August 18, 2019  |  $248 

All prices are subject to 13% HST  
For more information contact: Camping Department 416-652-9374 


*This is an introduction to camp life. The weekend is packed full of activities including swimming, canoeing, crafts, dance, games and a campfire complete with s`mores. 

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.

7:30am  //  Wake-up bell/polar dip (optional)
8:15am  //  Flag-raising
8:30am  //  Breakfast
9–9:45am  //  Cabin clean-up/cabin time
9:45–10:30am  //  Activity #1
10:30–11:15am  //  Activity #2
11:15am–noon  //  Activity #3
12:30–2:30pm  //  Lunch/rest hour
2:30–4:30pm  //  Afternoon program with your cabin or section
4:30–5pm  //  General swim
5–5:30pm  //  Free time
5:30-6:30pm  //  Dinner
6:30-7pm  //  Tuck time
7–9:30pm  //  Evening program  
8:30-9:30pm  //  Bedtime (depending on age)
10pm  //  Lights out

Click to download a typical Summer Camp day.

Yes! We offer several events through out the year, please see below.

Slide Shows — Meet the Camp Director, see what camp is all about and ask questions
68 Bergamot Avenue, Toronto, ON  //  Monday. January 29, 2018 | 7–8:30

New Campers’ Night — New Camper night will be held on Tuesday, May 15th at 7pm at our Elm Street, head office.

Open House at YWCA’s Camp Tapawingo — come to Camp for our Open House. We find that the needs of both campers and parents are best met through this event, which is offered in lieu of a visitors’ day during the camp session. Saturday, June 23, 2018

Be a leader! Our 15 year old campers are involved in a special program that allows them the opportunity to design and implement some of their own programming.

We also offer an exceptional 4-week Counsellor-In-Training Program for 16 year old girls that develops strong leadership skills, while learning the essential skills to work with youth. There is an application process for this program.

Please contact our Camping Department for more information: 416.652.9374  |  camping@ywcatoronto.org

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

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Typical Day

A typical day at Camp Tapawingo

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Rates & Dates

2019 Camp Tapawingo sessions and rates

Camp Staff

Become a Camp Tapawingo counsellor

Getting to Know Camp

General information about camp