Camp Kenan

For more than 90 years, YMCA Camp Kenan has provided children and youth with an opportunity to experience camp life, develop essential skills, and make lifelong friends. Situated on Lake Ontario in Barker, NY, Camp Kenan boasts more than 50 acres of land filled with adventures and scenic beauty for every camper to explore. Whether it’s mastering aim on the archery range, soaring on the high ropes course, hiking down wooded trails, or singing by the campfire, summer at Camp Kenan provides the ideal camp experience.

Day Camp Programs at Camp Kenan

Not quite ready for resident camp? YMCA Camp Kenan offers day camp for kids who want to experience camp without staying overnight.

Overnight Programs at Camp Kenan

No two campers are the same — so we tailor each child’s overnight camp experience and ensure they get the most of their summer at Camp Kenan.

Overnight Leadership Programs at Camp Kenan

Teens learn teambuilding, character and leadership development, problem solving, and life skills at YMCA Camp Kenan. Our Leaders In Training (LIT) and Counselors In Training (CIT) programs include a series of activities and projects designed to build future camp counselors and leaders.

How to Register and More Information

Gear up summer and secure your child’s spot as soon as possible. Enroll online for Camp Kenan now or download a paper application.

Camp Kenan Life & Activities

Our campers and staff members all agree – YMCA Camp Kenan is a great place to grow! Learn more about Camp Kenan Life, Staff, & Activities here.

Camp Kenan History & Tradition

Interested in how YMCA Camp Kenan started or where it got it’s name from? Read here about the past 90+ years at camp and its history.



Financial Assistance

Within the available resources of the organization, YMCA Buffalo Niagara will provide services to any youth, senior, adult, or family who desires to participate and understands the benefits of the YMCA.