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,…

YMCA Youth Advisory Council – Columbia Trip

YMCA Youth Advisory Council – Columbia Trip

The YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka proudly fosters an annual Youth Advisory Council. Motivated young leaders who are involved with the YMCA as staff, volunteers or participants apply for the opportunity to be involved with steering future YMCA initiatives, representing youth in their…

Barrie – Innisfil YMCA

Barrie – Innisfil YMCA

I’ve been involved with the YMCA for almost 40 years!  Starting in Edmonton as a volunteer Fitness Instructor, I then moved to the Vancouver Y and assumed the role as a group leader in the marathon clinic.  I then moved…

Charis – Collingwood YMCA

Charis – Collingwood YMCA

I've been a member at the Y for a long time. I actually can't remember when I originally got my membership. It went unused (for the most part) for MANY years. I have been an active and regular member since…

Arlyn – Orillia YMCA

Arlyn – Orillia YMCA

I have been a member of the YMCA for almost three years now. I am usually found sweating it out upstairs in the weight area or on the rowing machine. Recently I have been trying my hand at swimming laps, and…