Camps at the Y share one thing: they're about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it's fun too.
Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of camp fires, bugle calls, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.
We have more than 130 years of experience in providing a safe, thriving environment for young people to explore personal interests, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills, discover the creativity and health benefits of the outdoors, and make lasting friendships and memories.
Ys offer overnight camps with a wide variety of outdoor adventures led by trained and experienced leaders who guide children and teenagers in having an unforgettable experience. Expect new and fun activities that will add not only build skills but great new friends and character values for life.
YMCA ASSOCIATION CAMPS
Camp Mi-Te-Na for Boys
Camp Foss for Girls
Camp Belknap for Boys
Camp Coniston Coed Summer Resident Camp
Camp Huckins for Girls
Camp Takodah Summer Resident Camp
Day camp can offer almost all of the benefits of overnight camp—new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships for elementary children, preschoolers, and teens. Camping is for everyone, and many of our resident and day camps offer specialty camps that focus on particular programming such as teen adventure, gymnastics, tennis, and sports. To see what types of specialty camps are available at each location, please check out the website for the Y.
Camp Coney Pine
Meeting Waters YMCA