Programs and Services

Camp Yowochas

Camp Yowochas is YWCA Edmonton’s highly-regarded outdoor education centre and summer camp.

Located on the beautiful shores of Wabamun Lake, Camp Yowochas has offered thousands of children, youth, and adults exceptional team-building, leadership development, and environmental education for more than 100 years.


The difference Camp Yowochas makes

At Camp Yowochas, we invest in the learning, leadership, and resilience of our future leaders. Our programs are fun, educational, and promote respect for self, others, and the environment.

Camp Yowochas is generously supported by:

  • Engineering Challenge Day of Caring
  • Government of Alberta – Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP)
  • Nelro Services Ltd.
  • TELUS Edmonton Community Board

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Book with us year-round

July and August:

Choose from a wide variety of day and residential summer camp programs for children ages 4-16.

September to June:

We’re open (yes, even through the winter!) for field trips, corporate events, holiday parties, retreat weekends, and other private events.

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The Magic of Summer Camp

In a recent survey of our summer campers:


better understood that it’s important to respect the environment.


made new friends.


learned how to successfully work together as a team.


pushed their comfort zone to try something new.


developed new skills they will use beyond summer camp. 

“I wouldn’t be the leader I am today — at camp and in my own life — without the care and guidance of Camp Yowochas, year after year.”

— Hanna Haugen (a.k.a. Valley) | Camp Yowochas Counsellor

Send a child to camp

Donate to our Camper Subsidy Fund. Donations will receive a tax receipt, and 100% of all donations help cover the cost of camp fees for families who couldn’t afford to send their child to camp otherwise.

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Makes a Difference

When you support YWCA Edmonton, you transform the lives of thousands of women and families in need.