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Campers Come First

For those of us who have been to summer camp, we seem to always sound like cheerleaders when we talk to prospective parents and campers. It's because we know what camp was like. It was a time of independence and discovery. It was a chance to be out in nature and canoe, hike, play tennis and basketball, learn about tetherball, discover that newcomb ball and gagaball are actual games, and so much more! We made friends who we're still in touch with. We look back on the pictures and realize that we were at home - at camp.

The Harry Bronfman Y Country Camp is affectionately known as YCC to all of us. It's a beautiful camp with private lakes and private land. It's a camp that has a Health Centre with doctors and nurses on staff all summer, all the time. That makes a difference, as safety and security are just as important to the campers and staff as they are to parents thinking about sending their children to summer camp.

YCC puts campers first. But what does that mean? It means that the choices we make, from hiring mature, international and local staff, to creating programming based on skill-development - is all about the campers.

Why send your child to summer camp? And why send your child to YCC, nestled in the beautiful Laurentians, near Mont Tremblant? Great question. Check out what we have to offer - from new tennis and basketball courts to bathrooms in the cabins, and ALL THOSE ACTIVITIES that make camp... well... camp! Contact us today and we'll help you make your decision. 514-YCC-CAMP or ycc@ymywha.com.

Here's a really good article that may help too. Click here to read an article from the Foundation for Jewish Camp.

Stephen Rabinovitch, Director
Harry Bronfman Y Country Camp

Weekend Camp

Weekend Camp (Friday to Sunday afternoon) is geared for first-time campers, giving them an idea of what the fun elements of sleeping camp are about. Limited to a small group of campers, the program is staffed by experienced counsellors, specifically selected for this age group to ensure an exciting and fun weekend at YCC.
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Junior CIT Israel

This unique program is for campers in grade 9, and offers the option of a one month session at camp, or an incredible full summer program, with the first month at camp, and then 3 weeks touring Israel for a once in a lifetime adventure. Living in the CIT Village, these campers spend 3 days…
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Senior CIT

For students in grade ten, this 7 ½ week program gives our teenagers the tools they need to become future leaders and staff at YCC. The Sr. CITs participate in three 5-day placements as assistants to the counsellors, and travel to Boston for 4 days. Another highlight of the program is the production of an original CIT play and writing their own “Alma Mater” song.

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