camp staff

The Staff

Our counsellors and staff are the heart and soul of Camp Glenburn - their energy and love for the geart outdoors is woven into every single campfire, canoe trip and cabin activity. Over 95% of our counsellors were campers themselves, and they understand the importance of providing a safe, positive and empowering overnight camp experience.

Glenburn Map

The Site

New Brunswick's Kingston Peninsula is an idyllic setting for our camp, offering 30 pristine, wooded acres, a sandy beach and plenty of opportunities for outdoor exploration.

counsellor picking up camper and laughing

The Activities

The Glenburn schedule is broken into four core areas offering a balance of individual and group activities. These areas revolve around skill development, sense of community and an appreciation for the outdoors.

We provide a safe and supportive environment for campers to take risk and grow, creating memories and developing skills to last a lifetime.

A Day in the Life of YMCA Leadership Camp

By: Devin Manning, Glenn Carpenter Centre Alumni/Assistant Director, YMCA Camp Glenburn 

Biking, Hiking, Canoeing and Kayaking – these are just a few of the many outdoor activities campers at the Glenn Carpenter Centre get to experience. This extraordinary site is located on the pristine Ashburn Lake and it’s home to a unique leadership development camp where participants aged 12+ experience workshops and adventures geared toward honing their skills.

By shadowing various camp staff, leadership campers get a taste of all the possibilities camp offers and a glimpse into the opportunities awaiting them down the road. Shadowing experiences include assisting in camp wide games, mentoring younger campers through multiple activities and helping to plan large camp programs. The Glenn Carpenter Centre Leadership group is challenged to work together and solve problem based games, while tackling important discussions about real-world scenarios -all the while having fun!

During leadership camp, you’ll make long lasting friendships while being role models for the younger campers. Leadership campers become a close group who end the summer knowing the Carpenter ropes and improving their own skills.