The Harry Bronfman Y Country Camp
The Harry Bronfman Y Country Camp is a residential sleeping camp. YCC offers a full range of activities and outstanding facilities to over 500 campers every summer. This popular summer camp provides versatile programming in a Jewish ambiance ensuring an unforgettable summer experience for all who attend.
YCC staff are dynamic, talented and experienced individuals who are committed to working with children and adolescents. Program directors have training in fields such as social work, education, and management. Trained specialists provide safe and professional instruction for all creative, recreational and athletic activities. Outstanding facilities set on 650 acres of rolling countryside in the Laurentians, surrounded by two mountains and three pollution-free lakes near Mont Tremblant, YCC is easily accessible by fully paved roads. The camp has three spacious dining halls, an on-site kosher kitchen and seven large recreational halls. A 10,000 square foot sports pavilion offers an indoor swimming pool and gymnasium. Athletic facilities include two waterfronts, baseball diamonds, basketball, badminton, tennis and tetherball courts, archery range, floor hockey, roller blade rink and Olympic wrestling at our brand new Reinitz Wrestling Centre.
A typical day at camp…
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Our Emphasis – a full summer camp experience
A meaningful Jewish experience in a fun, safe environment, providing opportunities for skill-building and personal development.
We are delighted to share this exciting program that takes place at the Y Country Camp during the summer. “WEEKEND CAMP” is geared for first-time campers, between the ages of 7 and 9, giving them an idea of what the fun elements of sleeping camp are all about. Limited to a small group of campers, the program is staffed by experienced counsellors, specifically selected for this age group to ensure a magical weekend at YCC.
Mini Camp / Starter Camp
For children in grades 1-3 who have never been away from home. Our caring staff includes a “camp mother” who is sensitive to the children’s needs, making their first camp experience a memorable one. Optional extension for additional weeks.
For children in grades 1-5, operates with 2 counsellors and 8-10 campers per cabin. Counsellors provide close supervision and guidance for a rewarding, fun-filled camping experience.
A platform tent village for campers in grades 6, 7 and 8, with complete central indoor washhouse facilities. Individual programming of activities based on campers’ interests. Multi-day canoe and hiking trips instil nature skills and personal development.
Junior CIT Program
For 15 year olds completing grade 9, the Junior CIT program helps campers begin the transition from camper to staff roles. Activities are geared toward the development of responsibility, self-reliance, self-awareness and increased maturity. The emphasis is on learning and skill development, with training in specialty areas of the camp. Weekly out-of camp trips (known as the “Adventure Series”) are scheduled and include white water rafting, go-karting, and waterslides.
Junior CIT/Israel Trip
We are very excited about our Israel program for this age group, where the kids spend the first session at YCC, and then spend 3 weeks on an amazing trip to Israel. They then end their summer with the last 4 days together at YCC. (There is also a 3½ week session at YCC for campers not going to Israel).
Senior CIT Program
For 16 year olds completing grade 10. The training program includes teambuilding activities, cultural trips, an intensive one week canoeing or hiking trip, bunk placements, thorough counsellor-in-training responsibility, and the planning and performance of a CIT play which is a highlight of the camping season.
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