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The W Youth Summer Camps

All Summer Camp programs are open to cis and trans girls, gender diverse and two-spirit youth. Camps take place at our community space, The W, located at 20 Dickson St, Unit 101. Summer Camps at The W are free with snacks and all materials needed to take part in the program provided for each participant. Spaces are limited as we provide small group programs.

The Camp with the Art


Get ready for an artistic, crafty and creative journey this summer at The Camp with The Art! This camp is all about self-expression, allowing young artists to explore their creative interests, connect with others and learn some new skills along the way. Participants will explore with watercolour, create community art pieces, take on DIY projects and learn how to create safer spaces together, all while exploring our community!

The Camp with the Art is offered as a full week and mini camp series!

Full week July 31- August 4 from 1-4pm for ages 12-14

Mini Camp Week August 8-11 from 9:30-12:30pm for ages 8-11

The Camp with the Love


Looking for a little self-care this summer? The Camp with the Love has got you covered! This camp is all about relaxing, having fun and figuring out what makes you feel good! What brings us joy? What makes us feel happy? What helps us feel calm and taken care of? Together we will build our own self-care kits, take on some fun art projects, treat ourselves and explore some feel-good ways to care for ourselves this summer!

The Camp with the Love is offered as a full week and mini-camp series!

Full Week July 17-21 from 9:30-12:30pm for ages 8-11

Mini Camp Week July 24, 26, 28 from 1-4pm for ages 12-14

To register fill out our registration form using the button above, your spot will be confirmed once completed. For more information or questions email

Youth Programs at the W

We are proud to offer a wide selection of participant-led, participant-focused and strengths-based programs at our space, The W. Learn more about each program below!



SHYFT (Shaping & Helping Youth Form Tomorrow) is a 12-week program for cis and trans girls, non-binary and Two-Spirit youth ages 8 to 14. This program provides opportunity for discussion and action, by allowing participants to make sense of what they are experiencing externally and feeling internally. The goal of SHYFT is to foster critical thinking skills and provide outlets for participants to create their own social-justice based media-arts projects.

Young participant learning STEM


TechGyrls is a 12-week program for cis and trans girls, non-binary and Two-Spirit youth ages 9 to 13.In this unique program, participants have the opportunity to explore, design, create and share all things related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Absolutely no skill or knowledge level is necessary to participate.

Two smiling girls in child care smiling at the camera with their arms around each others shoulders.

Where I Stand

Where I Stand is a 12 week program for cis and trans girls, non-binary and Two-Spirit youth ages 8-14. In this program we look at how the world impacts us by critically assessing how the impact of gender roles, socialization, and other factors have on our overall well-being and fuel gender inequity and gender-based violence. The goal of Where I Stand is to support youth in developing greater resilience, critical thinking, and an awareness of intersectionality. In past programs, we have made self-care kits, personalized journals, and created mixed media self-portraits. 

Our Partners & Supporters

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Let’s Make A Difference Together

Volunteers are the heart of what we do. By being so generous with their time, skills, passion and creativity, our team of dedicated volunteers are our advocates and allies in this work to support and embolden cis and trans women & girls, non-binary and Two-Spirit individuals and advocate for equality.

Programs & Events Calendar

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Browse upcoming events, fundraisers, and programs offered by YWCA Cambridge

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