Just wanted to thank you again for being a great host for our group this
past weekend. You really made the camp run smoothly and an enjoyable
experience for all of us.
Everyone I spoke to from our group had an amazing time and we know this
would not have been possible without your contributions and the staff at
We truly appreciate all your help and accommodating our schedule, especially
with taking care of the kids on the Saturday morning.
Family Day Celebration
February 20th, 2012
Remember to save the date for our second annual Family Day Celebration. We will be pulling out all the stops this year with LIFE 100.3 on site and tons of free giveaways. We will also have some amazing activities to try such as snowshoeing, ice hockey, tubing and cross country skiing! Also this is a fabulous time to catch up with Camp friends and family as well!
Hope to see you there!
Camp Mini-Yo-We Office
“Mini-Yo-We was the best camping experience we could ask for. The staff are friendly, energetic and well-organized. The camp grounds offered tremendous opportunities for all of our students to explore, learn and grow in ways that life in the city just can’t offer. Mini-Yo-We has become a proud tradition here at Prince of Wales. All of our students look forward to this trip because they will look back on it forever – and smile!”
- AJ Ingrassia, Teacher, Prince of Wales School, Hamilton
From Sept 6th to Sept 9th the Mini-Yo-We Outdoor Centre had the pleasure of having the Good Shepherd group home from Hamilton up for a fall retreat. They had a blast and we loved having them! When they left they wrote us a poem that goes like this:
All of us from Good Shepherd
Which has also inspired me
to thank all of the staff and kitchen too
Allowing us to enjoy country beauty and feeling free
The accommodations were unbeatable
Too few times are Camp sites told
However at Camp Mini-Yo-We
Its a treasure that cannot be sold
If someone was to ask me about the food
A lie detector would be needed
For all the 10′s they would receive
Some would challenge it hard to beleive
Thanks again for the great time we had
Swimming, fishing, rock climbing as well
Bingo and hopefully next year
we’ll return to the dinner bell!
- Johnny O
Good Shepherd Group Home Hamilton
Staff of Mini-Yo-We
All of you made my first experience at this camp unforgetable and unbeastable! Just wanted to thank you for all of your hard work.
God bless each and everyone of you.
To the Staff at Mini-Yo-We,
We, the “Next’ group from Rexdale just wanted to thank-you so much for hosting and serving us this weekend…you never once made us feel like we were an inconvenience. In fact, we felt loved! We felt that you were genuinely happy to have us here, which goes a long way in creating the type of atmosphere that supports community building and growth.
Thank-you so much for accommodating those in our community who have dietary restrictions. This retreat is the first one that both of those ladies have been on with us, and your consideration for them went a long way in making them feel welcome.
You guys are a beautiful team and the lord blessed us deeply through you. We pray that he would touch each one of you in the way (and more!) You have touched us!
The stalwart crew from St. Justin came to Mini-Yo-We for their annual annual canoe and camping
experience. Mr. Edmonds, Ms. Russo and Mr. McLean escaped with the grade 8 PACE classes to the wilds of Muskoka. The purpose of the trip is to prepare for a canoe expedition the next spring and prepare they did. Canoeing 101, 202; learning how to pack canoe packs and put up a tent, building fires (and putting them out properly); portaging canoes and a night hike. The Mini-Yo-We staff was impressed with the perseverance of their young subjects.
Particularly memorable was the lake crossing on the 3rd day of their adventure. Straight into the wind they headed and after a few course corrections and some determined paddling everyone made it across. When we turned to cruise home the wind increased even more to the point where white caps and rollers pushed them back to the beach. Only one canoe capsizes and we can blame that one on an overzealous boat driver trying to help. Wet, tired but not defeated they prepared for an overnight campout. The boys ventured onto the ridge and slept out by and IN the tree house. The girls erected their tents beneath a huge white pine on a bed of pine needles, good choice.
Oh and don’t forget the Amazing Race with all their skills: canoeing, portaging, tents, fire building were put to the test. The winner will be forever emblazoned on the trip paddle that Mr. Edmond will honour the winning team with.
Are they ready for the trip. Why they should be, they conquered the wrath of the wind on Mary Lake. We look forward to your return to the lakes of the north for another adventure.
This past Monday and Tuesday, Mr. Bolle’s senior Healthy Active Living Education (PPL40) class from Rehoboth Christian School in Copetown, ventured to the Mini-Yo-We Outdoor Centre to experience some new recreational activities in the spectacular fall grandeur of Muskoka. They began with team building activities and ventured up into the Challenge Course dangling from poles, platforms and trees. The beautiful sunshine made the crisp and cool lake bearable as they tried out kayaking. Orienteering without getting lost? Well most of the groups did very well. Who can forget wallowing along on bikes through Wavy Gravy and Muddy Mayhem. But we weren’t finished yet we still had rock climbing and of course The Swing. Wow…and all that packed into less than two days.
SWAT is the youth group from Faith Baptist Church in Huntsville. Their new youth leader is Jordan Mason who although new to Huntsville brings lots of experience working with youth. Worship, teaching on Courage from God’s Word and of course some fun on the bike trails, ropes course and even some rappelling.