YMCA camping is a long-term investment in our children and our community. For nearly 90 years Camp Glenburn has provided a journey of self-discovery, connections with others, and an appreciation for the natural environment to thousands of people from Saint John and around the world.

The only overnight Y camp in New Brunswick has remained popular because it instils self-confidence, promotes learning in an outdoor setting and offers participants an opportunity to grow. Camp Glenburn enriches lives and helps to create memories that last a lifetime.

Investing in the revitalization of Camp Glenburn is critical to the future of the camp. In order to continue to impact lives and provide unique experiences, the camp needs upgrades and new construction. Future generations are counting on us.

The revitalized Camp Glenburn will:

  • Be recognized as the premier center for overnight camping experiences and leadership development in New Brunswick.
  • Offer values-based, innovative and high-quality summer overnight camping programs for children and youth; outdoor education; and adult education and retreat programs.
  • Serve 2,000 people annually from across the province and beyond.

Above all, it will increase the ability to serve more children and youth throughout New Brunswick and internationally, now and into the future.

Fundraising Goal: $2,000,000 
Amount Raised: $1,170,489 

Project Schedule: 

Structure Action Schedule
Staff House Partial Demolish & Relocation Completed
Drama Shed Demolish Completed
Outside Spaces Upgrade Completed
Camper Cabins Upgrade Completed
CIT Cabins Build Covered Deck  Completed
Rotary House Relocate  Completed
Barber House Re-purpose for leadership Completed
Mowery House Re-purpose as infirmary Completed
New Dining Hall New build Fall 2018
Sports Area  Create Sports Fields  Fall 2017/Spring 2018
Maintenance Shed Replace and Move  Fall 2017/Spring 2018
Dining Hall  Re-purpose  Fall 2018

The revitalization project is on hold until September so that we do not interfere with camp activities. Some of the renovations were completed before opening day and the staff and campers appreciate the upgrades to the washrooms, Counsellor-in-Training cabins and Barbour House. Rotary House has been moved to a new location but it looks like it has been there forever.

Camp alumni that have visited the site are enjoying the new staff house.  Thanks to the efforts of a special contractor, the camp names that were written on the walls of the old staff house throughout the years have been restored and now appear in the new staff house. 


Rotary House

New Camper Cabin Roofs

New Staff House

Back of New Dining Hall

CIT Cabin

The Camper Washrooms

Our camper washrooms were newly renovated in 2017, and are located in close proximity to the cabins as well as the dining hall.