Camp Nagiwa – Overnight Camp

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The Camp Nagiwa that you know and love is undergoing some big changes; we are moving! Before I tell you all about it, I want to make sure that you know we are still going to offer the same high quality activities, the same small and positive community, and the same high quality staff that we always have, but we will be doing it in a new, upgraded location.For the 2014 season, Camp Nagiwa will be moving to the campus of Lakefield College School, in Lakefield (near Peterborough), Ontario. Lakefield is a top-tier private school in Canada and offers some of the best facilities in the country. They have housed many famous Canadians and international students, including Prince Andrew. Lakefield is able to offer Nagiwa facilities which are even better than what we have had to date, and holds a special surprise for the future (more on that another day). We are very excited about the move, and we expect this to be a lasting and positive partnership between the YMCA-YWCA of Guelph and Lakefield College School. We will be updating our website with new information over the next couple of weeks, and we expect to have registration open as early as December 13th!In the meantime, why not check out the Lakefield College School website here to see some of what they have to offer, and stay tuned to these emails for more exciting information soon!Luc Cousineau
Camp Director

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2014 Guelph Y Spirit Mind and Body Retreat at Camp Nagiwa

This year’s Spirit, Mind & Body Retreat will be taking place at Camp Nagiwa’s new location, Lakefield College School, from Friday, July 25th to Sunday, July 27th 2014.  Register today before its too late! Limited spots available.

Click here for more information about this years’ retreat!



Camp Nagiwa is a co-ed overnight camp experience for children and youth ages 7-16. Have a child 5-9 who would like to try overnight camp? Check out our new Nagi-wanna Camp program.

Camp Nagiwa is where summer memories are made, where self confidence grows, and where life-long friendships begin.  Staff members are trained to look beneath the surface of the children and youth in their care – to see potential, fears, and dreams.  We believe in each camper’s unique ability to grow, to learn, to make new friends, and to discover their best selves.  In a supportive, caring atmosphere, Camp Nagiwa campers and staff members take positive risks, learn life-long skills, and return home after a summer standing taller and singing louder.

Camp History –
Camp Nagiwa is lucky to have a historical legacy with the Guelph Y. From 1954 through 1972, camp Nagiwa was run on the shores of the Severn River under the auspices of the YMCA(-YWCA) of Guelph. We currently hold a small archive with historical documents and information, as well as a few paddles from that time. We are in the process of re-vamping the website behind the scenes, and this new website will have a camp history page where we will be able to share some of these things for easy access. If you have information, documents, pictures, or camp stories that you would like to share; we would love to have them. Until that page can be set up, please contact us as, or call us at 519-824-5150 ext. 251.

Any questions?  Please contact us:

Luc Cousineau
Director, Camp Nagiwa
Winter (Sept – June): 519-824-5150 x 251
summer (July – Aug): 519-241-2591

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