YMCA Camp Knickerbocker: Where summer comes to life

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 8:30am

The Central Lincoln County (CLC) YMCA and the Boothbay Region YMCA are partnering again this summer to provide children and teens the opportunity to learn values, build new skills, develop confident, make meaningful new friendships, and experience the outdoors.

YMCA Camp Knickerbocker is the Y’s traditional day camp for children 6-12 years old. Located on beautiful Knickerbocker Lake with 65 acres of forest and wetlands, our day camp is a true outdoor experience for youth.

Campers develop skills through a diverse curriculum of traditional camp activities that encourage youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Weekly activities include beach play, swimming, kayaking and canoeing, sports, art and crafts, the Baldwin Center Adventure Course and field trips to local venues and hiking preserves.

Scamper Camp at Camp K is our day camp for students entering kindergarten in the fall. Scamper campers enjoy the traditional day camp setting with participation in all that Camp Knickerbocker has to offer. Throughout every activity at camp, we strive to support youth in three ways: friendship – we are here to inspire kids to make friends for a lifetime; achievement – we are here to show kids what they can do when they believe in themselves; and belonging – we are here to welcome kids and make them feel comfortable being themselves.

Camp Knickerbocker will run for 10 weekly sessions in 2019, from June 17 through August 23. Transportation is provided daily for campers from the CLC YMCA to Camp K in the morning and back to the CLC each afternoon.

Registration is now open for Y members and the general public, and scholarships are available. To view the summer camp guide, register for camp, or complete a scholarship application, visit your home Y’s website at clcymca.org or boothbayregionymca.org