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Welcome to YMCA Camp Deka

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver and the YMCA/YWCA of Kamloops partner to offer the young people of both communities a rewarding camp experience. Hidden in the Interlakes district of the famous Cariboo Plateau, this camp’s 95 acres overlook the north arm of beautiful Deka Lake. There are hundreds of lakes to paddle and trails to explore in this vast wilderness of breathtaking vistas, beaver dams, eagle nests, fish runs and deer paths. At Camp Deka, we have been providing YMCA camp experiences for youth since 1990. Our programs ensure a unique personal experience full of adventure.


Residential Camp

Junior Section (8 - 12 years)
Our emphasis is on providing each of our campers with the individual attention that they need. Junior Campers will experience as many of the Deka program areas as possible during their stay. They may get an opportunity to try canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, archery, an overnight trip, and arts and crafts. Most activities will be participated in by cabin groups, although campwide evening programs and a freebie period will allow them to mix into different groups. Everyone also takes part in the famous Deka Regatta!

Senior Section (12 - 15 years)
This two-week program is intended to provide campers with more thorough knowledge of the Deka program areas. Campers will have opportunities to try and learn skills in canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, archery, fishing and arts and crafts. Campers will also take part in camp-wide evening activities, freebies and interest groups. Senior Campers at Deka experience a two-night out trip as well as take part in the Deka Regatta!

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