Thank you CFKA & Rotary Park for supporting a successful Eco Adventures Camp 2019
at YMCA of Eastern Ontario, Kingston YMCA

With the excitement and bustle of summer giving way to the routine business of another school year, the YMCA of Eastern Ontario, Kingston would like to thank CFKA and Rotary Club for their generous support of this summer’s ECO Adventures Recreational Day Camp.

From weekly outings to explore Frontenac Provincial Park and Lemoine Point Conservation Area to daily learning opportunities through hands-on exploration of the environment, our Eco Heroes learned about the various systems and processes that effect the world around them. And, because this is camp, fun was at the forefront. Games like Virus, and Capture the Flag saw our heroes exploring the forest areas at Rotary Park while trying to outwit opponents or locate the best hiding spots among the trees. A parent of one camper commented, “She (child) comes home a little messy, but excited about the day and looking forward to being back the next day to play in the forest with the friends she’s made here.” In the final week, a trip to Happy Trails Farms provided a first hand look at local farming and food production not to mention plenty of animals to pet and corn to husk.

In a world of changing demographics and increased time spent indoors, we at the YMCA thank our generous donors for supporting a return to the outdoors and a renewed excitement for a day spent playing games among the trees, enjoying nature hikes in one of Eastern Ontario’s beautiful provincial parks, and learning how to protect our natural home.

YMCA of Eastern Ontario announces closure of location

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario today announced that it will be closing its location on Progress Avenue in Kingston effective August 16, 2019.

This decision has been the subject of long deliberations by the board and senior staff considering a myriad of factors that impact the viability of the branch, including the significant increase in competition in the local fitness market. There was no single deciding factor.

Learn more about the closure here.

YMCA of Kingston & Brockville and Area announce

The YMCA of Kingston & The YMCA of Brockville and Area have unanimously agreed to unify into one regional YMCA to be known as the YMCA of Eastern Ontario.

Learn more about our unification.

YMCA of Kingston and Brockville & Area announce new CEO

Stepping in during an exciting time, Rob Adams will lead the YMCA of Kingston and the YMCA of Brockville & Area into their shared future in his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of both organizations.

Learn more about our new CEO.

Staff and Volunteer of the year

Have you noticed a YMCA staff or volunteer consistently go above and beyond? Nominate them here.