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Memories to last a lifetime. 

All YMCA overnight camp programs take place at YMCA Camp Elphinstone, located on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast. Overnight camp includes summer one-week and two-week sessions, extended leadership programs for teens, wilderness expeditions, and family camps. 

Registration for 2024 YMCA Camp Elphinstone programs is now open!

Find all the info you need prior to registering in our Camp Brochure, or scroll down to read our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Answers to many common questions can be found below or by reviewing our YMCA Camp Elphinstone brochure.

If you are still seeking assistance, please contact us by email at


Can you guarantee our campers will be placed in the same cabin?

We will make every effort to honour mutual requests between campers who are within one year of age from each other, but cabin placements cannot be guaranteed. 

Can campers registered for different sessions share a cabin?

Unfortunately, campers registered for different session types cannot be placed in cabins together. 

Will the dock and pier be available for summer camp programming?

Work to complete upgrades to YMCA Camp Elphinstone's dock and pier will be ongoing through the summer. To ensure the safety of all campers, staff and visitors, access to the dock and pier will not be permitted while this work continues. However, we will continue to offer waterfront activities. 

How do I apply for financial assistance?

Please contact or and request a copy of the YFA Form to apply for financial assistance.

Can my child register for more than one camp session?

Yes, your child may register for multiple camp sessions, as long as the dates of the sessions do not overlap. 

What is YMCA Camp Elphinstone's cancellation policy?

To receive a full refund (less the non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit), notification must be received in writing no later than two weeks prior to the start of your registered session. Session transfers must be completed at least one week prior to your registered session. The same policy applies to Family Camp sessions, for which the non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit is $75 per person. 

Are international campers welcome to register?

Yes, if they have a local emergency contact. An additional administrative fee of $175 will apply to international campers. 

Is there a discounted registration fee for YMCA members?

Member discounts will not be applied to registration fees for the 2024 camp season. 

Can I log into my account on multiple devices to register more than one camper simultaneously?

No, YMCA Community Portal accounts cannot be accessed by more than one device at the same time. Families can complete simultaneous registrations if parents/guardians establish unique YMCA Community Portal accounts. Otherwise, please register your campers one at a time using a single account. 

How do I add Tuck Shop credits to my camper's account?

When logged into your YMCA Community Portal account at, click "YGift Cards" at the top of your screen. Select "Elphinstone Tuck Shop" and click "Purchase Now," then complete the following: 

  1. Enter the credit value you wish to purchase.
  2. Select the camper who will receive the Tuck Shop credit.
  3. (Optional) Add a YGift Card for another camper on your account.
  4. Click "Add to Cart."
  5. Confirm your order and Check Out
  6. Confirm payment information and click "Pay."