902-425-9622 x 241

Hours of Operation: 
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hours may vary during Camp season


Spring, Summer and Fall: May-Sept.
Big Cove YMCA Camp
119 Big Cove Rd.
RR#1 Thorburn
Pictou Co. NS, B0K 1W0

Winter Season:  Oct.-April
Big Cove YMCA Camp Office
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth
2269 Gottingen Street
Halifax, NS B3K 3B7


Our four Big Cove YMCA Camp programs are designed to help youth grow as individuals while promoting cooperation and teamwork with others in a safe, supportive community. The YMCA’s philosophy of spirit, mind and body, helps to guide our programs in enhancing self-awareness, confidence, trust and responsibility.

We provide a wide variety of exciting, interactive programs and ensure that there is a little something for everyone. Campers and senior staff work together with our counselors to design weekly schedules with a balance of cabin group activities and all camp programs.