Big Cove YMCA Camp

YMCA Camps aren’t just something to do when school’s out – they provide an experience that lasts a lifetime

Here at Big Cove YMCA Camp, we believe that the overnight camping experience is an important part of each child’s development. With our rich history as Canada’s oldest overnight camp and more than 130 years of tradition and growth, Big Cove YMCA Camp has a proud commitment of serving camper-families in Nova Scotia. Our exciting programs truly are the pinnacle of the Big Cove YMCA Camp experience.

At Camp, we ensure each camper receives the supervision, support and attention they need. In addition to offering low camper to counsellor ratios, we also ensure all staff are:

  • Strong in leadership skills
  • Ready to be friends, teachers, and role-models for all
  • Trained and certified in First Aid, CPR, and Lifesaving practices

Our Big Cove YMCA Camp programs are designed to help youth grow as individuals while promoting cooperation and teamwork with others in a safe, supportive community. The YMCA’s philosophy of spirit, mind and body helps to guide our programs in enhancing self-awareness, confidence, trust and responsibility.

We provide a wide variety of exciting, interactive programs and ensure that there is a little something for everyone. Campers and senior staff work together with our counsellors to design weekly schedules with a balance of cabin group activities and all camp programs.

Please reach out to our Camp Director, Ben Chisholm at [email protected] if you have any questions about Big Cove.