37 Franklin St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 1R6

YAYA (Youth and Young Adults)

Officially we are:
The Ministry for Youth and Young Adults (aka YAYA) in the Eastern Ontario Outaouais Regional Council (EOORC) of the United Church of Canada and provide leadership and support for people between the ages of 10-35 years.

YAYA also… 

  • Supports existing regional ministries and activities such as Worshiplude, CAMP AWESOME, RendezVous, Open Table, international trips as well as monthly programs and events.
  • Guides in building YAYA programs through funding access and program development.
  • Engages with community partners to strengthen networks, build resources and support other youth ministries.
  • Organizes youth delegates at Regional meetings
  • Promotes opportunities to engage in relationships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth and young adults.
  • Works with the YAYA Committee, Networks and Clusters, Communities of Faith, and other Regional Councils.

Questions about YAYA: Contact: Dana Ducette

Overnight Camps 

Watch inspiring videos from: Camp-Lau-Ren and Rideau Hill Camp.


Camping is a vital and important ministry in The United Church of Canada. For over 85 years, people of all ages and stages of life have come to United Church camps to live in community, develop leadership skills, experience the outdoors, have fun, and deepen their faith in God.  Within the Eastern Ontario Outaouais Regional Council 12 there are residential and day camps offering the camp experience to all.  This important ministry is part of the larger Youth and Young Adult Ministry within the region and works to connect camps with campers.    For further information click on the links below. 

Camp Awesome

Camp Awesome is Back In Person!

After the past two summers of offering virtual camps we are happy to be back to offering in-person day camp programs for summer 2022. 

Camp Awesome partners with United Churches and their congregations to deliver week-long, VBS day camp programming. Camp locations are throughout the EOOR, including the city of Ottawa and surrounding communities.  Congregations interested in hosting Camp Awesome for a week can contact the Camp Director to receive a Congregational Guide for partnering with Camp Awesome. 

Camp Awesome 2022 Update: Camp Awesome Update

Online registration now open.

Camp Awesome – Staff Application Guide 2022

For more information please contact:  Kristy Drost, Camp Awesome Director, KDrost@united-church.ca or visit the camp website