Camp Tillicum

Camp Tillicum

Camp Tillicum is a 77-acre site located about 35 minutes from North Bay on the beautiful South Shore of Lake Nipissing. Since 1986 the YMCA, on behalf of the Rotary Club of North Bay, has been providing safe, fun and exciting outdoor activities. At the YMCA Rotary Camp Tillicum, our goal is to help participants grow physically, mentally and spiritually. Using a natural camp site and providing challenging activities in both small and large group settings under the guidance of caring, well-trained staff members, YMCA Day Camping gives children an experience that lasts a lifetime. This experience is grounded in certain objectives that characterize all YMCA programs, such as:

  • Grow personally
  • Clarify values
  • Develop specific skills
  • Improve personal and family relationships
  • Become better leaders and supporters
  • Appreciate diversity
  • Have fun

Download our 2018 YMCA NEO Summer Camps Brochure

YMCA Rotary Camp Tillicum programs are fun, progressive, safe and rewarding with lots of choices for campers. Children participate in organized games, sports, crafts and a variety of activities that are designated to enhance understanding and appreciation of others and of nature. Camp Tillicum is ideal for the 7 to 12 year old. Small groups enhance personal growth and allow for maximum supervision. Throughout each week, progressive programming through canoeing and kayaking, leadership, archery and outdoor education will be a focus. Children will also have the opportunity to swim at our beautiful waterfront and participate in water instruction focused on learning how to swim and basic survival skills all while having fun.

Registration is Now Open!

Families that do not have access to the internet or who are not able to register using a credit card can download the full registration form and drop it off in person.

Download the 2018 Summer Day Camp Registration form.

Program Times, Pricing and Transportation:

Parents or Guardians can drop off their children as early as 7:30am at the YMCA of North Bay. The bus will depart the YMCA at 8:30am. The bus returns to the YMCA at 4:30pm. Parents can pick up as late as 6:00pm at the YMCA. **Campers arriving late will be unable to be transported to Camp Tillicum and parents will need to make alternate arrangements.

Additional Pick up and Drop off Locations Include:
West Ferris Mall – Pick up – 8:45am, Drop off – 4:15pm.
Callander Community Centre – Pick up – 9:00am, Drop off 4:00pm.

*Note that your required pick up and drop off location must be identified in your registration. Again, campers arriving late will be unable to be transported to camp. *Campers are required to bring their own lunch, and dress appropriately for fun summer adventures.

Tillicum Pricing:
Member: $215/week
Non-Member: $245/week

Junior Leadership Corps (Ages 10-12)

This two-week camp gives keen future leaders a good foundation of leadership skills. Junior Leaders will attain:

  • Basic First Aid Training
  • Babysitting Certification
  • Teen Wellness Certification
  • Junior Leaders Program Certificate of Completion

Leaders in training will also practice their newly acquired skills by independently leading group activities as well as creating, planning and running an event at Camp during the second week. Our LITs will also participate in a daily swim and other fun activities geared to budding leaders.

$360, 2-week session
Non-Member: $420, 2-week session

July 2 – 13
July 30 – August 10

Senior Leadership Corps (Ages 13-14)

A two-week program that builds on the foundations of the Junior Leaders. Assisting in some program planning and independently leading activities within the day camp groups will be the main focus during this camp. At the completion of camp, participants will be presented with:

  • Bronze Star Certification
  • Leaders in Training Certificate of Completion

During the second week, participants will receive program specific training in a specialty of their choosing. Our LITs will also participate in a daily swim and other fun activities geared to budding leaders.

$400, 2-week session
Non-Member: $460, 2-week session