YMCA of the North Camps are committed to creating anti-racist and anti-oppressive communities. We pledge to listen, learn and take action, acknowledging our historical role in perpetuating systemic racism within our programs. We are seeking additional partnerships and collaborations to help take this action and we ask you to join us in building a future that is actively anti-racist. We believe nature-based camp experiences should be available as a strategy for all communities to develop the children, families, and overall health and wellbeing they envision.
YMCA of the North Camps respectfully acknowledge that we are on the appropriated homelands of Indigenous peoples. We recognize the perseverance and survival of Indigenous communities, who continue to live throughout this region. Each camp is working to build sustainable relationships with our Indigenous communities and endeavor to be responsible stewards of the sacred nature of their homelands. This land acknowledgement is one of the ways in which we work to educate our camp communities about this land and our relationships with it and each other.