YMCA Camp Elkwater

About YMCA Camp Elkwater

Registration Now Open

Registration Form Elkwater

Discipline for Camp 2014

YMCA Camp Elkwater Program Guide

YMCA Camp Elkwater - Parent Guide *coming soon*

YMCA Camp Elkwater Out Tripping - Parent Guide *coming soon*

Gregg Campbell has just been hired as the YMCA Camp Elkwater Supervisor and will make your camping experience one to remember!

The Family YMCA of Medicine Hat acquired YMCA Camp Elkwater in the spring of 2006. This beautiful camp is nestled in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park near the town of Elkwater, AB, approximately 45 minutes from Medicine Hat. The unique setting of the camp allows resident campers to explore the lake, forests and natural ecosystems that make up the unique and diverse Cypress Hills.  

The Family YMCA of Medicine Hat is dedicated to creating a life-long passion for outdoor activities and adventure for all campers attending YMCA Camp Elkwater.  The environment allows for all campers to make the best of their week participating in outdoor adventures, water sports, hiking, educational activities and fun camp experiences.

All of the weeks at YMCA Camp Elkwater include a variety of water based and land based activities.

Water based activities include:

  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Water Games

Land based activities include:

  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Astronomy
  • Field Sports
  • Camp songs and skits
  • Team Challenges



Registration is open to children age 8-14 years and will be available mid May 10th.




Please drop off your registration at the Downtown YMCA. Thank you!


Parent Guide:




Job Opportunities

Elkwater Senior Leader Job Description.pdf

Elkwater Camp Leader Description.pdf

Elkwater Junior Leader Job Description.pdf


Camp Dates for Summer 2014         

July 6th - 11th, 2014

July 13th-18th, 2014

August 10th - 15th, 2014

August 17th - 22nd, 2014


Register for all 4 weeks and receive 15% off.
Register for 2 weeks in one month and receive 10% off.

All campers will receive a YMCA Camp Elkwater Water Bottle on their first day of camp!

Member Pricing:

$222.00(1st Child)
$202.00(2nd Child)
$182.00(3rd Child)

Non Member Pricing

$232.00(1st Child)
$212.00(2nd Child)
$192.00(3rd Child)

The kids are to be dropped off at the Dowtown YMCA Sunday no later than 5:45pm.

(Ensure your child has had supper, there will only be a snack served Sunday night before bed)

Children are to be picked up at the Downtown YMCA Friday Evening at 5:00 p.m.


Full payment at the time of registration is required.  Your child will not be registered or be able to attend camp until the payment is made.

Refunds and Cancellations

It is the policy of the Medicine Hat Family YMCA that refunds are not given unless:

  • There is a medical or physical reason and note from a doctor that states why the child cannot attend day camp for the specified dates.
  • You are moving to another city (proof must be presented)

Refunds or credits will not be issued in instances where the camper is removed from the camp program by choice or request of the camper or camper's parent(s)/guardian(s) or is dismissed from camp for contravention of camp guidelines or the camp code of conduct for behaviour.  There will be a $10.00 non-refundable administration charge to all camp refunds.

A photocopy of the original receipt and doctors note must accompany the application for refund.

There may be certain special circumstances where Credits are given, however they must be approved by the YMCA Camp Director.


For more information on YMCA Camp Elkwater please contact Scott Richter at 403-527-4426 ext 206 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .