Camp Wannakumbac is a residential (sleep-away) coed camp for children aged 8 to 15 has been providing a creative and unique social experience for young people from any culture or background for over 75 years. We are a non-profit organization with no religious affiliation, and we rely on annual donations from our generous sponsors to provide the best summer camp experience for our campers.
Located steps away from Clear Lake, within the boundary of Riding Mountain National Park, we take full advantage of our natural surroundings to contribute to your child's mental, physical, and educational growth. Our program standards are established by the Manitoba Camping Association, from which we receive our accreditation, ensuring that your child will be provided with the highest quality of care and programming.
Camp Wannakumbac encourages growth through cooperative learning and leadership, with emphasis on friendship, nature, community, and tradition. Our daily activities are designed to offer a variety of opportunities for our campers to explore new interests and develop skills that they will carry with them for years to come. Whether it's archery, swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, guitar, dance, environmental sciences, drama, or wilderness survival, we offer a wide range of activities for our campers to enjoy. You can learn more about all our daily activities below.
One of the most unique aspects of Camp Wannakumbac is our weekly programming. Each week is specially programmed for each age group, ensuring that each camper will take home exciting memories of their week with us. Our weekly programs are full of surprises, from visits by popular movie characters, game show hosts, rock stars, pirates, and more! Our weekly programs ensure that each year, there will always be new experiences to be had.
Our dedicated staff is here to ensure that your child has the best possible summer camp experience. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment that fosters personal growth, learning, and fun. We believe that the relationships formed at camp are one of the most valuable aspects of the summer camp experience, and we work to create a supportive community where campers can build lasting friendships.
At Camp Wannakumbac, we strive to provide an unforgettable summer camp experience for every camper. We invite you to join us this summer and become a part of our camp community! To learn more about our board members, daily activities, weekly programs, and how to register your child for camp, please explore our website or contact us directly. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to Camp Wannakumbac!
Details for Summer 2023 jobs are listed on our work with us page
Summer 2024 Registration Information
- Registration opens on April 1st, 2024.
- 7-day sessions beginning on Wednesday afternoon at 1:00pm and ending on the Tuesday evening.
- We do not offer any transportation at this time.
- Cabin requests are only available for Junior and Intermediate weeks. We want your child to learn and grow by making new friends and meeting new people, therefore all cabin arrangements are randomized.
- Campers can only attend weeks that correspond to your child's age at the start of the camp. For example, if your child will be turning 12 in September, they will only be allowed to attend weeks that are eligible for 11-year old campers. We do not make any exceptions to this rule as there are multiple weeks for most ages to attend.
- All weeks are co-ed.
|July 3 - 9
|13 - 15
|July 10 - 16
|12 - 14
|Intermediate A camp
|July 17 - 23
|11 - 13
|Intermediate B camp
|July 24 - 30
|10 - 12
|Junior A camp
|August 7 - 13
|9 - 11
|Junior B camp
|August 14 - 20
|8 - 10
Counselor in Training (CIT) - Level 1 and 2
- Week dependant on schedule
- Ages 16+
- Cost: $150
You cannot register online for Counselor in Training. Fill out a registration form and mail it to the camp office along with your resume.
- Payments can be made by cheque or money order, credit/debit and e-transfers are not accepted for mail-in applications.
- A $50 deposit is non-refundable and must accompany all mail-in registrations, even if you are applying for financial assistance.
- Email or phone us for mail-in applications.
- Payment can be made by credit/debit cards only.
- A full payment will be required when registering online. In the case of a refund being requested, $50 of your payment is considered a non-refundable deposit.
Need financial assistance?
There are several options available to families who need a little help to send their kids to camp. Visit our financial assistance page to see if you qualify for a full or partial subsidy through one of our sponsors or the Manitoba Camping Association's Sunshine Fund.
Campers learn about all the below activities on their first evening at camp. They can then sign up for three activities that will take place throughout the week.
Note: Some activities are only offered for certain age groups. If you have a question about a particular activity, please contact us.
Photography is a creative and educational activity that allows campers to capture the world around them through a lens. Campers will learn about camera settings, composition, and lighting, and will have the opportunity to take photos of various subjects, such as nature, and people.
This is a fun and rewarding musical activity that teaches campers the basics of playing the guitar. Campers will learn about chords, strumming patterns, and will have the opportunity to practice playing songs. Guitar playing promotes coordination, self-expression, and creativity. It's a great activity for building musical skills and confidence.
Arts and Crafts
Campers will have the opportunity to work with various materials, such as paper, paint, fabric, to create unique and personalized projects. Arts and Crafts promotes self-expression, encourages problem-solving, and helps build fine motor skills. It's a great activity for building creativity and self-esteem.
Campers will learn the basics of canoeing, including how to paddle and steer the canoe. They will also have the opportunity to explore the lake and appreciate the beauty of nature while getting some exercise. Canoeing is a great way to build teamwork and teamwork skills, as well as promote physical fitness and balance.
Campers will learn how to safely handle a bow and arrow, and will have the opportunity to improve their aim and accuracy through various targets and games. Archery is a great activity for building confidence and teamwork, as well as promoting physical fitness and hand-eye coordination.
Survival is an exciting and educational activity that teaches participants essential skills for navigating and surviving in the wilderness. Campers will learn about fire-starting, shelter-building, navigation, and wilderness safety, and will have the opportunity to put these skills into practice. This activity promotes self-reliance, critical thinking, and teamwork. It's a great way to develop confidence and appreciation for the great outdoors.
Fun beyond imagination
FBI is a fun and interactive activity that promotes teamwork, communication, and problem-solving. Campers will play games such as murder mystery and red light, green light, which require strategy, cooperation, and quick thinking. These games are a great way to build social skills, encourage creativity, and bring a group of people together.
Environmental Science Program
This is an educational and eye-opening activity that teaches campers about the natural world and their impact on it. Campers will learn about the local ecosystem, wildlife, and plants, and will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities such as collecting data, observing and recording wildlife, Environmental Science promotes environmental awareness and stewardship, as well as critical thinking and scientific literacy. It's a great way to develop an appreciation for nature and understand our role in protecting it.
Water Fun activities are a fun and refreshing way to beat the heat and enjoy the great outdoors. Campers will engage in activities such as slip and slides, lake games, and other water-based games. These activities promote physical fitness, coordination, and teamwork, as well as providing a fun and memorable experience. Whether it's splashing around or competing with friends, water fun activities are a great way to stay cool and active during the summer.
Mountain Biking is an exciting and challenging activity that takes campers on a scenic adventure through the campgrounds. Campers will learn the basics of mountain biking, including how to handle the bike and navigate different terrain. They will also have the opportunity to improve their skills and endurance, and enjoy the beauty of nature. Mountain biking promotes physical fitness, coordination, and balance, as well as building confidence and teamwork. It's a great way to explore the outdoors and get an adrenaline rush.
Media is an expressive and collaborative activity that allows participants to showcase their creativity and talent. Campers will work together to create a performance, such as a skit or short film, that they will present at the end of the week talent show. Media promotes self-expression, teamwork, and confidence, as well as providing an opportunity for participants to showcase their skills and creativity.
Fishing is an educational and responsible activity that teaches participants about the importance of sustainable fishing practices. Campers will learn about the local ecosystem and the different types of fish and wildlife in the area, and will be taught how to fish in an environmentally friendly manner. This includes techniques such as catch-and-release and using non-toxic baits. Fishing promotes environmental awareness and stewardship, as well as providing a fun and memorable experience.
Yoga is a relaxing and rejuvenating activity that promotes physical and mental wellness. Campers will learn about yoga poses, breathing techniques, and mindfulness, and will have the opportunity to practice these skills in a peaceful and supportive environment. Whether it's stretching, meditating, or just taking time to focus on breathing, yoga provides a fun and fulfilling experience for participants of all levels.
Dance is an energetic and creative activity that allows participants to express themselves through movement. Campers will learn a variety of dance styles and choreography, and will have the opportunity to perform in the end of the week talent show. Dance promotes physical fitness, coordination, and teamwork, as well as building confidence and self-expression.