Family Camps

Big Cove offers a variety of family camp weekends in both the spring and fall seasons. Book one of our cabins for you and your family and enjoy all that Big Cove has to offer. Meals, program and accommodations are all included! You can choose to take part in specific programs for both children and adults or you can take the family for a hike, have a family campfire, or take a field trip to Melmerby Beach.

For more information on Family Camp programs, please contact the camp office. To register for 2021 Family Camp Programs visit our Registration Page

Rentals & Retreats

Big Cove YMCA Camp is not only open during our Summer Camp Season, we also offer programs in our shoulder seasons of May, June and September. We offer a variety of programs that are customizable for your group’s needs. Whether you are looking for an Outdoor Education experience for your class, a year-end field trip, a place to host your next family event or reunion, or other rentals, we have a variety of options to meet your needs.

Our 120 acres of ocean shoreline, forests, fields and salt marshes provide a unique setting for your group to come together and explore new ideas. Whether you are looking for a curriculum based program, team building, or simply celebrating the end of the year or event with your family, we have programs to meet your needs.

Outdoor Education experiences, private functions, corporate retreats and event rentals offer comfortable accommodation, meals and an environment that encourages reflection and active team building. Ditch the traffic and noise of the city and dive into the lush nature of Big Cove YMCA Camp for your next function or event.

To learn more, check availability, or to book, please contact Scott Thomas, Camp Director, at scott.thomas@halifax.ymca.ca.