Philanthropy

The YMCA Camp of Maine has served over sixty thousand young men and women since it was founded in 1915. The camp property consists of more than three hundred acres and three islands. It is situated on Lake Cobbosseecontee in Winthrop, and is one of the most beautiful camp environments in the State of Maine.

Preserving the Past – Building the Future

Throughout Y Camp's history, quality programming at an affordable cost has been paramount in the mission. Camper fees have been, and continue to be, among the lowest in all of Maine. Y Campers come from throughout the state and across North America, and from all socio-economic backgrounds. Indeed, it is this unique mix that makes the Y Camp experience so special.

Making this opportunity available to all children has come at a cost. The annual budget struggles to provide the funds necessary to construct new buildings, afford long lasting maintenance, and construct facilities designed to meet the changing times.

The last capital improvement plan was held thirty-six years ago. Although, the State YMCA Board of Directors have continued to provide project funding for specific areas since that time, there are many more needs that need to be addressed. New camping standards necessitate resurfacing of several camp roads and repair of the main power line into camp. Substantial investments must be made in building that over 100 years old and aging infrastructure. 

For this reason, the State YMCA Board of Directors continue to raise funds to support Capital Improvements, Program Development, and Annual Support. The collective leadership on the Board of Directors spans more than seven decades. Please consider a gift to Y Camp that fits with your passions and interests. The Capital Improvement fund will help secure our physical plant. The Program Development fund will help upgrade program supplies and allow new programs at Camp. The Annual Fund provides scholarship for campers to come to Camp who would otherwise not be able to afford the experience.

 
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