|**NOTE: Although we will begin to accept registrations for 2021 programs soon, COVID-19 restrcitions may prevent camp operations in 2021. Additionally, camp programs and activities may be modified based on Public Health Guidelines.
Only 6 day Juninor/Senior, 27 day Leadership and Little Big Cove sessions are available this summer.
Registration Information for 2021 Programs Coming Soon!
In order to prepare for a possible return to overnight camping in 2021, we will begin to accept registrations for 2021 programs in the coming month. Click here for 2021 Session Dates and Prices
The YMCA is committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all. The safety of our members, participants, staff and volunteers is of the utmost importance, and therefore we will take the appropriate measures to ensure that we are abiding by Public Health regulations. As new information becomes available for the possible operation of overnight camp programs this summer we will be updating our COVID-19 Operational Plan for Big Cove 2021 Overnight Camp Programs.
Click Here for a summary of modifications being explored for Big Cove 2021 Overnight Camp Operations. All operational plans are subject to change based on Public Health Guidelines and restrictions.
For additional information/considerations, please read our COVID-19 Policy and Practices that were in place for our 2020 Campground operations.
Here at Big Cove YMCA Camp, we believe that the overnight camping experience is an important part of each child’s development. With our rich history as Canada’s oldest overnight camp and more than 130 years of tradition and growth, Big Cove YMCA Camp has a proud commitment of serving camper-families in Nova Scotia. Our exciting programs truly are the pinnacle of the Big Cove YMCA Camp experience.
- Strong in leadership skills
- Ready to be friends, teachers, and role-models for all
- Trained and certified in First Aid, CPR, and Lifesaving practices
Our 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 counsellors to design weekly schedules with a balance of cabin group activities and all camp programs.
|Little Big Cove||4 days||6 to 12||3:1|
|Junior Program||6 days||7 to 11||4:1|
|Senior Program||6 days||12 to 15||4:1|
|Leadership I||27 days||15+||4:1|
|Leadership II||27 days||16+||4:1|
*ratios subject to change based on Public Health Guidelines