About YCC

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. If you're looking for a Jewish Camp in the Laurentians, you'll love what we have to offer.

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, climbing wall, and gymnasium. Athletic facilities include two waterfronts on our private lakes, baseball diamonds, basketball, badminton, tennis and tetherball courts, archery range, floor hockey, roller blade rinks and Olympic wrestling at our Reinitz Wrestling Centre.

4 Day Mini Weekend Camp

(Thursday 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.

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.

Junior Camp

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.

Senior Camp

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

This program is for 15 year olds, completing grade 9. The teens in this program spend the first session at YCC, and then spend 3 weeks on an amazing trip in 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.

Exciting Adventures

  • 01Inter-camps Our renovated basketball, hockey, and tennis courts are perfect for our inter-camp competitions and get-togethers. Other camps reciprocate and offer a fun day out of camp for some friendly competition and camaraderie..
  • 02Hiking and Canoe trips The true spirit of the outdoors is magnified when you go on your first H&T trip. It's an experience you simply can't have in the city - and you'll be asking when you can go again!
  • 03Sunrise Mountain No one forgets that first trip up Sunrise Mountain. It culminates with spectacular views and a breakfast feast.
  • 04The Farm Some say it's like our own zoo. From chickens to sheep, there's excitement for everyone.
  • 05Lost Lake A short guided-walk through the woods and the magic of Lost Lake is at your feet. Pristine, clear water. It's a mini adventure in the middle of YCC.