Coming to Camp

Camp is an exciting and fun-filled place with new friends, spaces, adventures, and experiences. Getting your camper ready is an important part of a positive camp experience. Read more about our Activities and Accommodations in the links on the side.

Our 2022 Overnight Camp Information Guide is also a great tool to help prepare for the camp experience and will be available in late December to help answer questions.  Click here to view the 2022 Overnight Summer Camp Information Guide.

Here are answers to the top questions about camp, based on the Y’s over 70 years of camping experience. 

Being Safe

Camp Henry is a positive space where people of any background, belief, ability are welcomed and respected. Our staff are trained and experienced in providing high quality care for our campers and ensuring that the needs of each camper are met.

All of our counsellors have current First Aid, CPR, and YMCA Healthy Child Development training. During activities, staff carry first aid kits to ensure that bumps, scrapes and bruises can be taken care of immediately.

Feeling Comfortable 

While camp offers opportunities for close friendships and new group skills, young people can react to these changes in many different ways. At Camp Henry it is our goal to provide a safe, comfortable and supportive environment for each camper. 

Campers may go through a period of homesickness as they adjust to camp. Our camp staff know how to detect early symptoms of homesickness and receive training on how to help children feel comfortable.

Camp Arrival & Departure 

Overnight Camp Drop-off: 4:00pm - 5:00pm on Sunday (Traditional Sessions) or Monday (Chickadees)
Overnight Camp Pick-up: 2:00pm – 3:00pm on Friday

Upon entrance to the National Park, please inform the gate staff that you are arriving to drop off or pick up a camper from YMCA Camp Henry. The Parks staff will be expecting you and will let you in to access our camp.

Camp Henry Merchandise 

We offer an array of merchandise ranging from t-shirts, sweatshirts, water bottles, and hats.  To guarantee your order, please complete the 2022 Camp Henry Merchandise Order Form and email it to camp.henry@swo.ymca.ca by April 30, 2022.  We will also have limited items available for purchase at camp on arrival and departure days, as well as at our Open House in June. If you want to be sure to secure the correct size, please ensure you place a pre-order. We will set aside all pre-ordered items for your camper to retrieve on their first day of camp.  Please note for any in-person purchases during the summer, we are only able to accept cash or cheque as payment. 

Click here to download the 2022 Camp Henry Merchandise Order Form