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YMCA Camp Widjiwagan Celebrates 95 Years... and More!

For nearly a century, Camp Widjiwagan has been a leader of wilderness adventures, outdoor education, and character development. As we mark our 95th year, we reflect on the countless lives touched, the enduring memories made, and the profound impact we've had on young people.

Our mission remains steadfast: to develop respect in young people through immersive wilderness adventures and outdoor education. For generations Widjiwagan campers and staff have developed a deep connection to our camp on the shores of Burntside Lake, as well as travel to some of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in North America. Every Widjiwagan experience is journey of self-discovery, teamwork, and personal growth.

95th Reunion September 13-15, 2024

Join us September 13-15 at Camp Widjiwagan to connect with alumni, take a paddle around Burntside Lake, congratulate Joe Smith on his retirement, and share another camp meal with us in Kirby Dining Hall.  Celebrate 95 years of excellence, as we honor our past and embrace the future of Camp Widjiwagan – where adventure meets education, and respect is cultivated in the great outdoors.

Camp Widjiwagan

Meals will be served starting with Friday dinner and ending with breakfast on Sunday. Lodging options are available at Camp Widjiwagan and at Camp du Nord’s Pine Point Village but are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please use the register button to register yourself and your family members for the weekend. All ages are welcome. Activities are free, and meals and lodging are fee-based. We ask all participants (even if not planning to stay at Widji) to please register via the register button.


  • Lodging in a cabin at Widjiwagan: $50 per person
  • Tent camping at Widjiwagan: Free (but registration required, space limited)
  • Lodging at du Nord’s Pine Point Village: Varies by cabin. Prices and registration information can be found here.
  • Breakfast: $10 adult, $5 youth
  • Lunch: $12 adult, $6 youth
  • Dinner: $15 adult, $7 youth
Happy Trails – Joe Smith!

After 40+ years of dedicated service, Joe Smith, our esteemed Caretaker, is retiring. Joe's unwavering dedication, tireless work ethic, and genuine care for our camp and its family, has left an indelible mark within our history.  We will be recognizing Joe for his years of service to Camp Widjiwagan on Saturday, September 14th. If you would like to celebrate Joe’s retirement, consider a charitable gift in his honor to the endowment. MAKE A GIFT HERE

Joe Smith
Outdoor Learning Celebrates 50 Years

We proudly want to recognize the 50th anniversary of our Outdoor Learning Program. This milestone speaks to our unwavering commitment to outdoor education, fostering a deep connection between young people and the natural world. At our 95th Reunion, we will be recognizing staff, students, teachers, and schools that have all contributed to the success of 50 years of our Outdoor Learning program.