About Big Cove

“Big Cove YMCA Camp is a historic wilderness camp dedicated to providing youth with opportunities to develop leadership skills, enhance their self esteem and foster an appreciation of the natural environment in a safe, respectful community.”

Big Cove YMCA Camp is run by The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth. It is a residential camp for boys and girls aged 7 to 17. Every summer we serve hundreds of youth from all over Nova Scotia and beyond. As a YMCA camp it is our goal to provide these youth with positive experiences and opportunities for personal growth and development.

Founded in 1889, Big Cove YMCA Camp is the oldest residential camp in Canada. Located on Merigomish Harbour in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, it is a small paradise with over 100 acres of forest, field, marsh and ocean shoreline to explore.

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