Letter from the Director

Jeff Smith started the YMCA Camp of Maine in 1915 as the Camp of Character. This ideal was based on the belief that there is a great opportunity to build strong leaders and engaged citizens in camping. A person’s character includes their traits, how they react in situations, and how they grow as strong individuals.

As we prepare for this coming summer, the idea of Character is ever present. The Four Core Values (Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring) continue to drive our expectations of campers and counselors alike. Developing leaders, strengthening self-confidence, and creating friendships  continues to be instrumental in a strong YMCA Camp of Maine.

We are looking forward to many summers yet to come and growing with your family by our side. Traditions will continue to grow as we celebrate the joy and wonder of Y Camp on the beautiful shores of Cobbosseecontee. 


See you soon - 

Jeff Gleason


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