Glenn Carpenter Centre

An Outdoor Oasis in the Middle of the City

The YMCA Glenn Carpenter Centre is a hidden gem: a forested hideaway with a sparkling private lake just minutes from Saint John’s city centre. The site includes a rustic lakefront Lodge, a Picnic Shelter and beautiful Ashburn Lake – all within 220 acres of the Acadian forest.

Summer Day Camp

During the summer months, the Glenn Carpenter Centre is buzzing with activity from our popular day camps. Here, youth escape to connect with nature in the great outdoors and enjoy canoeing, paddleboarding, water trampoline, swimming, hiking, recreational sports, and so much more.

Stay tuned for our Summer 2022 Day Camp Schedule — coming early next year.

Rental Opportunities

Are you looking for a breath-taking venue for your wedding, corporate retreat, field trip, or special event? The Glenn Carpenter Centre is available for rent from May 2 to October 31. Make your next gathering memorable by escaping into nature — just 10 minutes from Uptown! Evening, weekday, and 24-hour rentals are available.

Click the button below to learn more about booking our beautiful venue.

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Glenn Carpenter Map

The site includes a rustic lakefront Lodge, a Picnic Shelter and beautiful Ashburn Lake – all within 220 acres of Acadian forest.

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Site History

Glenn Carpenter was a community builder and an early adopter of social entrepreneurship. Learn more about him and this beautiful site.

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YMCA Glenn Carpenter Centre

Location

730 Foster Thurston Drive
Saint John, NB E2K 5J2
Phone: +1-506-646-2104