FAQs

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Can I Cancel?

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Our Peace of Mind Guarantee means you can cancel any time before camp starts and you’ll get your money back (minus the admin fee).

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Can I rent facilities at YCC?

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Absolutely. The Y Country Camp is available for school, corporate, religious or personal rentals during the months of May to September.

We are located in the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec, only a 20 minute drive from the world famous Mt. Tremblant Resort.

Situated on 650 acres of completely private fields, forests, and lakes, our facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, two beachfronts, waterskiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, rock-climbing, tennis, a golf driving range, basketball, baseball, football field, floor hockey, arts and crafts, and Olympic style wrestling centre.

Our indoor facilities include our beautiful Koby Mandell Centre for Jewish programming, and are fully equipped for get-togethers, parties, and meetings.

Kosher catering available.

Past rental groups include

  • Solomon Schechter Academy
  • Bialik High School
  • Royal Vale
  • Hebrew Foundation School
  • Summit School
  • Westmount High School
  • Pierre Elliot Trudeau Elementary School
  • Diller Teen Fellows
  • BBYO (B`nai Brith Youth Organization)
  • YM-YWHA Cyclothon
  • Firm of Besner, Galley, Kreisman
  • The Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America

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We’re parents of potential new campers. Are we able to visit the camp?

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We would love to find a time for you to visit. If you’re interested in visiting camp during the summer, we invite you to call us to arrange a personal tour with your family. Your tour will last about two hours. Please call to schedule a visit.

Winter Contact Information (end of August to mid June)

Harry Bronfman Y Country Camp
5400 Westbury ave.
Montreal Quebec
H3W 2W8

Tel: (514) 737-6551 ext. 267
Fax: (514) 735-8109 (ATTENTION YCC)

Email us at ycc@ymywha.com.

Summer Contact Information (end of June to mid August)

Harry Bronfman Y Country Camp
130 Chemin Lac Blanc
Huberdeau, Quebec
J0T 1G0

Tel: (819) 687-3271
Fax: (819) 687-2392

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What can you tell me about the trip to Israel?

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The YCC Jr. CIT Israel trip program combines the best of both worlds: 1st session at YCC living in the CIT Village, out of camp trips (waterslides, white water rafting, day at the beach), great staff, creative programs and all the best activities YCC has to offer! 2nd session is our fantastic 3 week Israel trip; touring Israel with the YCC staff and supervised by ROOTS Travel company with a 24 hour medic, security guard and tour guide!

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What is your water source for drinking water?

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The drinking water at YCC has always been delicious, and the weekly water tests that we do have always been excellent. In accordance with  government regulations, we use a water filtration system with a computerized chlorination system.

Our drinking water comes directly from underground wells, and is as pure as it gets. And don’t worry – our ‘bug juice’ is as tasty as ever!

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Do you offer gluten-free options?

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Most people are aware of the fact that YCC is a ‘nut-free’ camp, enabling kids who are allergic to nuts to feel comfortable and safe at YCC. What many people don’t realize is that we offer gluten-free options as part of the camp menu. Gluten-free products are kept in a separate freezer and storage area in the camp kitchen, and we have a designated microwave and utensils to prevent cross-contamination. In fact, we even offer daily gluten-free snacks throughout the day.

We are very proud of the teamwork between the kitchen staff, the camp infirmary, our counsellors and parents, who work together to make YCC the right choice for each and every camper.

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Do you address bullying?

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Yes we do. This summer, we will again run the “Dare to Care” anti-bullying program for both campers and counselors. This award-winning program has had wonderful benefits in schools throughout Canada, and we are delighted to have been the first summer camp to  host it. We believe it is vital that we reinforce positive role-modeling and behaviour in order to help our campers fully enjoy their camp experience.

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What do you do for Shabbat at YCC?

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Shabbat is celebrated in a creative, inclusive, and inter-active manner, with campers and staff truly feeling the magical spirit of Shabbat with their fellow campers and staff at YCC.

Friday afternoon, before the traditional Shabbat meal (when campers light the candles and chant the Kiddush), the entire camp gathers at Yitzhak Rabin Park for “Bandshell” in front of the stage, with everyone wearing white tops. Brothers and sisters, cousins, and friends of different ages sit on the grass, while various units are selected each week to sing a popular song with original ‘Jewish themed’ lyrics.

Saturday morning sleep-in is followed by ‘breakfast in the units’, with our famous homemade cinnamon buns (white or chocolate icing!)

Saturday services at the outdoor amphitheatre are “short and sweet” and meaningful. Campers and staff share “kotel moments”- a special event that they experienced at camp that week (e.g., a Rocky Point camper said that she came here from another camp, but by the first night she had made a whole bunk of new best friends).

And what better way to end Shabbat with a beautiful havdallah ceremony under the stars, campers and staff forming a circle, and chanting the familiar havdallah melody, arm-in-arm.