ABOUT US


Developing tomorrow’s leaders through life-changing adventures in God’s creation.


Camp Mini-Yo-We is a Christian summer camp and year-round retreat centre committed to one big idea – developing tomorrow’s leaders. Our combination of our innovative programs, fantastic facilities and experienced staff have been bringing campers back year after year since 1946.


What Sets Us Apart


Our Families

We offer programs for boys and girls ages 5-15 all 8 weeks of the summer so that families can experience Camp together.


Our Heritage

We began in 1946 and have a 71 year track record of offering outstanding camp experiences for children & youth!


Our Leaders

Our summer staff are some of the best trained in Ontario! We provide one more week of training than the average camp.


Our Facilities

Our Facilities Our 270 acres of Muskoka property includes forest trails, a private island, natural rock wall and kilometers of waterfront.


Our Activities

We offer 23 instructions meaning campers always have something new to learn and be challenged by while at Camp!


Our Community

We are a big camp divided into smaller cabin groups with a camper to staff ratio less than 3:1 across our core programs


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Our Heritage


Our original name of Camp in 1946 was The Fountain of Living Waters, based on the Bible verse John 4:14.

On January 28, 1947 the organization was incorporated and the name changed to Camp Mini-Yo-We meaning “spring” or “fountain of living water” in the Dakota Sioux language. 

We acknowledge that Mini-Yo-We is situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinabek. The treaty signed for this particular parcel of land is referred to as the Williams Treaty of 1923. We celebrate the enduring presence of Indigenous Peoples on the land.

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Our Beliefs


We are a Christian camp committed to introducing young people to the message of Jesus Christ found in the Bible. We do this through Bible studies, music, skits, and evening devotions. Our staff are committed to leading a Christian lifestyle both in and out of the cabin. We teach from the Bible who Jesus is, what he did, and how each individual can have a relationship with Him. We see our role as primarily instructional, letting children make their own faith decisions along the way.

Campers come from a variety of faith backgrounds and we want everyone to feel welcome!

If you have specific questions regarding our beliefs, please refer to our Statement of Faith