YCH Outdoor Centre 

YMCA Camp Henry is an outdoor centre that offers a unique experience for participants of all ages to learn, grow, and challenge themselves in a safe and supportive environment. Our outdoor centre operates during the months of June, September, and October providing day and overnight programs to school groups, private or corporate groups, staff retreats, and conferences.

Site and Facilities 

Situated on the most southern point of mainland Canada, Point Pelee National Park offers an incredibly diverse and unique natural environment. The camp itself is centered in the lush, Carolinian Forests of Point Pelee, near the sandy beaches of Lake Erie. With access to the entirety of the National Park, the opportunities for learning and exploration of the natural world are endless. The YMCA Camp Henry Outdoor Centre is equipped with a newly renovated and winterized Dining Hall and meeting space, closed porch area, and industrial kitchen. 

Other facilities on-site include: 

  • Indoor Bathroom Complex – Flush toilets, showers, accessible space, hand wash, and water refill station
  • Accommodations – 12 heated oTENTiks/cabins, sleeps 6-7 participants per oTENTik 
  • Outdoor Space – Archery range, green Space with picnic tables, campfire pit, volleyball, and basketball courts 
  • Waterfronts - 2-minute walk to Henry Beach, + 15-minute ride to The Marsh
  • Visitor Centre – 5-minute walk from camp with access to Wi-Fi, shuttle to the tip of Point Pelee

Customizable Programs

View our Outdoor Education Guide to learn more!

YMCA Camp Henry prides itself in its ability to work with each group to create a unique, intentional program that aligns with your group goals. We recognize the importance of learning to work with others in all situations. With high-quality facilitation, spending active time outdoors together is one of the best platforms for developing team and cooperation skills. 

Our program is incredibly flexible in all aspects of the outdoor centre experience. We have a variety of traditional camp programs, an extensive assortment of team building and initiative tasks, and development workshops available. We can provide full programs, or simply host and supplement your existing program.

Programming Includes:

  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Archery
  • Initiatives
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Campfires
  • Outdoor living skills
  • Arts & crafts
  • Orienteering

Workshops Include:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Goal Setting
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Team Building and Group Dynamics

Outdoor Centre YMCA Staff 

All outdoor centre staff facilitators have at least two years of experience working in an outdoor education or similar environment and have their Standard First Aid and CPR-C. Aquatic supervisors have their National Lifeguarding certificate, and many of our staff hold other certifications, including Wilderness Advanced First Aid and ORCKA canoe levels. We work closely with school boards to ensure we meet all safety requirements. 

Food Services 

YMCA Camp Henry provides nutritious meals catered to the dietary needs of each individual during your stay. For a typical overnight program, each participant will be served a delicious hot meal for breakfast, lunch, dinner with two snacks throughout the day. 

Outdoor Education and School Group Pricing 

Customized program rates are dependent upon each group’s needs. Please contact us to confirm participant fees. Our traditional overnight fee is $115 per night per participant including full programming and 3 meals.  Our traditional day program fee is $65.00 per participant from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Teacher/Chaperone Rate is half price + HST. Financial assistance is available.

If you are interested in learning more or booking with YMCA Camp Henry Outdoor Centre contact us by:
Email or phone, 519.453.8858 x1103