immersive opportunities for kids & teens

Camp Wewa is an overnight resident camp that provides kids with a unique opportunity to build lifelong friendships, learn skills in the outdoors, and develop a healthy sense of self. Located in Apopka for more than 70 years, Camp Wewa has provided a safe and exciting experience for thousands of campers 8–17 years old to grow in spirit, mind, and body through the Y’s nurturing approach to teaching athletic, camping, artistic, and leadership skills.

YMCA Camp Wewa is proud to offer outdoor education activities that meet several Florida State Education benchmarks. This program focuses on cross-curricular learning in four streams: outdoor skills, ecological simulations, leadership and character development, and social science programs.

Useful Info

Summer Sessions

2021 Summer Sessions

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Session 3

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Session 4

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Session 5

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Session 6

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Sessions begin on Sundays at 1:30 pm and end on Fridays at 2:00 pm.

Try-Me Weekend

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Try Me Weekends are a great option for first time campers who want to try Camp Wewa without the commitment of coming for a full week!

Spring & Winter Sessions

2021 Spring Break

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Spring session begins on Monday at 8:00 am and ends on Fridays at 4:00 pm.

2021 Winter Break

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Winter session begins on Monday at 8:00 am and ends on Fridays at 4:00 pm.

Camp Details

Training Programs

Counselors & Staff

YMCA Camp Wewa has the best staff around! Through an individual interview process, everyone selected to work at Camp Wewa expresses a passion for youth development and interactive learning in the outdoors. Our specialized camp staff includes individuals certified in program areas such as archery, ropes courses, and canoeing, college students pursuing degrees in recreation, education, or hospitality, and international counselors recruited through Camp America. With all of our creative talents and diverse backgrounds, we strive to positively impact our campers in our unique environment and provide them with the best camp experience possible.

All Staff

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Undergo drug tests and background screenings
  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified
  • Go through a two-week, on-site training course

Christian Mission and Development

Morning chapel, nightly devotion, and the Wish Boat Ceremony are all long-standing traditions at camp.

Camp Wewa - Christian Mission

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Amenities

We have a variety of amenities for campers and groups that choose to host events at our campgrounds!

Facilities

Cabins, pavilions, and buildings

  • Air-conditioned cabins
  • Open-air pavilion
  • Dining hall
  • Craft pavilion
  • Chapel
  • Environmental Education Center

Activities

Outdoor amenities

  • 40′ climbing wall
  • Junior Olympic-sized pool
  • High and low ropes courses
  • Archery range
  • Rifle range
  • Basketball courts (2)
  • Beach volleyball court

Rentals

Available from August to May

Available for overnight and day use rentals for corporate, nonprofit, religious, and educational groups.

Facilities
Our facilities can host up to 200 individuals for day and overnight accommodation.

Food Services
Full catering service is available in our dining facility. We offer a wide variety of meal options to satisfy all guests.

Corporate Events

Available from August to May

Whether you have five or 50 people on your team, Camp Wewa can structure a productive event for you to deepen your groups communication, problem-solving skills, and collaborative efforts. Using a progressive adventure sequence, our team will engage yours to higher potential!