Your Camper’s Program Theme!

Camp MYWCountdown to Camp

We want campers to have the best time ever at Mini-Yo-We — that’s why we created Countdown to Camp! This video series covers helpful info for first-time and returning campers. Registered families receive an email with a new video every Sunday at 2 PM. The first two weeks covered FAQs and what’s new for 2024. Stay tuned to see camp tours, key summer staff introductions, packing tips and more in the coming weeks!

This week’s video highlights one of the many ways we make memories at Camp: fantastic program themes! Each week of the summer, our staff team presents an engaging storyline with hilarious characters and activities that tie into a central theme. This provides a framework for the whole week. We dress up and use wacky props — and love it when campers get in on the action with their own costumes! It could be as simple as a silly hat or T-shirt that fits with that week’s theme. We wrap up the fun every Friday with a special big finale that campers always look forward to.

What’s In Store for ‘24

We plan different weekly themes so that the program is fresh and exciting for campers who stay multiple weeks in a row. Junior Camp, Girls Camp and Boys Camp share three general themes this summer: the Olympics; Under the Sea; and Cosmic Adventure. Each site develops the themes in creative ways to cater to their campers and facilities. They also have a unique week when they let their imaginations run wild and design something to delight their campers! Check out the Summer 2024 themes described below or visit the Program Themes web page for details as well as the themes launch webinar video from April.

Junior Camp Themes

Weeks 1 & 5 – Under the Sea: Mary Lake’s Treasure

Follow three friends exploring in a submarine who hope to find treasure left in a sunken pirate ship long ago. Little do they know that there are sea creatures guarding the treasure! Maybe they are guarding it for a reason…?

Weeks 2 & 6 – Mini-Yo-We Olympics

Mini-Yo-We is hosting the Olympics. Something strange happens the night before the opening ceremony, though. All of the Olympic rings are gone! Junior Camp will compete in fun activities together to try to win back the rings.

Weeks 3 & 7 – Cosmic Adventure: Adventure to the Moon

After adventurers win an epic space race to the Moon, aliens steal parts of their spaceship. You will be a member of the crew trying to take back these parts and fire up the spaceship to blast off and return to Mini-Yo-We.

Week 4 – Storybook Shenanigans

The pages of the librarian’s most beloved book have been torn, releasing characters into the library and other books! Over the week, you will help restore the magic of storytelling by repairing the damaged book and reuniting the characters.

 Girls Camp Themes

Weeks 1 & 4 – Cosmic Adventure: Countdown to Blastoff

Mini-Yo-We’s science department is being revived! YO-WE ROCKETS INC. is building a rocket to get to outer space. Girls Camp is helping them race against a rival rocket company. Our team will gain pieces to build our rocket ship, prepare our astronaut to go to space, and work together to beat the competition.

Weeks 2 & 6 – Under the Sea: Valiant Voyage

Get ready to set sail on a Valiant Voyage across the Great Mini-Yo-We Sea in search of hidden treasure! Put your seafaring skills to the test as we hoist the mainsail, navigate by the stars, and tame the seas. As pirates conspire against our success, can our mighty fine crew band together to prevail?

Weeks 3 & 7 – Mini-Yo-We Olympics

Girls Camp is transported to the first ever Olympic games in ancient Greece. We are greeted by some of the original Olympians who help us run the games. But athletes from the 1980s are also in ancient Greece — and they want to sabotage the Olympics! Girls Camp must team up with the ancient Greeks to defeat the ‘80s Olympians before it’s too late!

Week 5 – Holiday Expedition

At Mini-Yo-We, we LOVE holidays: Christmas, Easter, Groundhog Day, you name it! Spend the week travelling through time to celebrate some of our favourite holidays. As long as our holiday calendar stays synced with our time machine, everything should go smoothly! Let’s hope there are no other time travellers around to mess with our plans…

Boys Camp Themes

Weeks 1 & 5 – Mini-Yo-We Olympics

The Olympics are here and Boys Camp is ready to go for gold! But first, we must show the world that we deserve to be recognized as a nation. Boys Camp has one shot to prove itself in the qualifying boxing match. We will place our hopes in the strong hands of Paddy the Baddy!

Weeks 2 & 6 – Cosmic Adventure: Mission to Mars

Mission Control of the Boys Camp Aeronautical Space Agency (BCASA) needs your help to land the first man on Mars. Disaster strikes when the rocket ship breaks down on entry and our astronaut is stranded! We need to find a way to bring him home before his supplies run out. Boys Camp…to infinity and beyond!

Weeks 3 & 7 – Under the Sea: Atlantis Adventure

After surfacing from the depths of Mary Lake, Boys Camp has transformed into the prosperous kingdom of Atlantis, ruled by the good-natured King Aquaman. Under his reign, we have thrived for generations. But the sea monsters are jealous of our magnificent home and plan on taking over! We must defend ourselves and our honour. We must not let the sea monsters ruin Boys Camp!

Week 4 – Let Him Cook!

Welcome to the annual cooking competition for the finest chefs at Boys Camp: Let Him Cook! This year, a new challenger enters the competition — and he wants to force all of Boys Camp to eat disgusting slop! Once fierce rivals, the other chefs must put aside their differences to protect the high quality of food at Boys Camp. Join this cooking extravaganza as deliciousness awaits!

Up Next on the Countdown!

Next week, the Countdown to Camp video series covers the first day at Mini-Yo-We. It’s a must-watch for first-time campers and parents who want a sneak preview of Sunday, starting with what happens at drop-off through to the first evening at Camp.

Have Questions?

We’re always happy to help if you have any questions! Give us a call at 705-385-2629 or email If your family is not yet registered, we still have spots available most weeks. Sign up online today with a $1 deposit!