Madison’s Story

Madison is an example of a member reaching their full potential, finding their place in the world through our YMCA programs. Madison got started with us through the Barrie Alternative School and our Leadership Program, then became a volunteer in…

Dave – Camp Kitchi

Dave – Camp Kitchi

Kitchi has been in our family for a long time. I went as a child, as did my wife's brother and his wife (they actually met there, and both of their sons go now). Now both of our children go, and love…

Emma – Camp Kitchi

Emma – Camp Kitchi

Kitchi has given me a chance to spend some time out of the city and in a beautiful outdoors environment. I love being outside and playing with my friends all day. Kitchi is so special because I love my counsellors and…

Lily

Lily

Lily has always been a reserved child who carefully assessed her surroundings, cautiously “dipping her toe” into new situations to test the waters of her comfort zones. After I started working at the YMCA Youth Services department 5 years ago,…