Is Camp for Me?
The great thing about camp is that you’ll always find other campers or staff that you can identify with. Camp is for everyone. We hope that each camper is willing to try new things, make new friends, and come to camp with an open mind. Camp is the best place in the world to be yourself. Overnight camp is much different than any other camp. Living, sleeping, eating, and playing with 6-10 campers in your cabin can be a new experience. It’s not always easy to compromise, be patient, or make decisions based on the needs of others. Our four character values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility help us ensure camp is an inclusive place for everyone. At camp, we expect everyone to take care of our stuff and each other, to be honest with themselves and those in our community, to be respectful of each other and our environment, and to be responsible for their actions. For campers who have completed grades k-4, Day Camp is a great way to experience the best parts of camp but also spend time with your family and friends at home.
How old do I have to be?
- Overnight Camp is open to boys who have completed grades 1-10.
- Our CIT program is for boys who have completed their sophomore year in high school.
- Our trips program is open to boys who have completed their freshman or sophomore year in high school.
- Day Camp is open to boys who have completed grades k-4.
We cherish the relationships we build at camp with campers and staff that are different than ourselves. Our campers and staff come from all over the US and the world. Learning about different cultures and people help to make camp a global community.
What can I do at camp?
Our daily schedule at overnight camp will provide an opportunity for each camper to design their own schedule:
- There is small group cabin time for campers to bond with their cabin
- There are large group times where everyone plays an all camp game
- There is structured time where campers learn new skills and
- There are 3 free time periods a day where a camper can choose what they do
Day campers have a chance to experience many of the great activities camp has to offer. Our dedicated day camp staff guide the campers throughout the day. A great camp experience helps boys try new things and make new friends in a safe, welcoming environment. Our CIT and Trips programs are Leadership Programs that help prepare campers to become tomorrow’s leaders. These programs provide hands on leadership opportunities and the skills needed to become great camp counselors.
Take a tour of camp.
Do you want to learn more? Come visit camp. We’re happy to arrange a tour for you anytime of the year. Please call us to set up a tour. We also offer two open house dates in the spring. The open house is a great way to meet staff, walk around camp, and check out the program and facilities.
Our 2021 Open house dates are still to be determined. Tours leave from the Admin Building every 30 minutes. The YWCA Camp Hochelaga open house date will be posted as soon as we know when it is.