The ultimate camp experience! YMCA overnight camps are a home away from home. The beauty of YMCA Camp Elphinstone is the perfect backdrop to learn new skills, practice working together. and discover how to support others by being a positive role model.

Leadership Development I

This two-week program teaches campers the technical skills associated with delivering camp activities while focusing on team building Campers participate in a canoe or backpacking out-trip experience and are offered the opportunity to build strong, lasting friendships in a positive and constructive setting Youth gain a solid foundation in delivering all types of camp programming, while learning...

Leadership Development II

This three-week program allows campers the chance to apply skills learned in Leadership Development 1 and continue to grow as leaders, with a focus on increased responsibility and more intentional skill development This program emphasizes initiative, communication and the group care skills necessary to be a strong leader in a camp setting or elsewhere. Participants work directly with groups of...

Leadership Development II Exchange

This three-week program offers similar programming and intentional skill development to the regular Leadership Development 2 program, plus a one-week exchange to Ontario! Camp Elphinstone has collaborated with YMCA Camp Pine Crest in Muskoka, Ontario to provide this unique and exciting opportunity. These 10 campers will spend a week at Camp Elphinstone, travel to Camp Pine Crest for a week and...