Young Bucks Summer Camp

Camp, like most Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character, and making friends. But few environments are as special as summer 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. Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for outdoor physical activity and strengthens interpersonal relationship skills. The development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of relay races, art, swimming, field trips, talent shows and meaningful peer/adult relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.

Led by positive role models from our community, in age appropriate, co-ed groups, campers follow a weekly schedule of activities. From sports and swimming to arts and crafts and free-play, Camp Young Bucks has something for everyone. There will be awesome field trips planned for every Friday where we will frequent our campus on Webb Pond! Lunch is included in the cost of camp through the RSU-25 food program. We serve a variety of yummy meals where there are always lots of options. Note: Lunch is not provided for campers on field trip days.

With care available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Camp Young Bucks is a great option for working parents who need summer childcare. We have the bulk of your summer covered and strive to accommodate your busy schedule. With care options ranging from 2, 3 or 5 days per week, we will take care of the kids while you take care of business.

CAMP PRICING

RSU 25 Non-RSU 25
Full week: $155* $165*
M/W/F: $115 $120
T/Th: $80 $85

Camp will run from June 24th to August 30th.
Full week, Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday options are available.*

See sidebar for online registration.

NOTE: Online registration is not available for any campers receiving state subsidies. Please contact Amy Lowell for registration, [email protected] at 207-307-0324

*Due to the Fourth of July holiday, full week camp rates will be reduced for the week of July 1st to $120/$130.  There will be no T/Th option this week.  

MEET OUR CAMP DIRECTOR!

Josh Geagan, a Bucksport native, is entering his third season with our camp. This is his second summer as Camp Director. His enthusiasm and hard work continue to translate into nonstop
fun for our campers. Josh prides himself on creating a safe environment where all campers can relax and have fun. Josh facilitates staff training continuously throughout the summer and is always working to enrich the camp experience for all of our kiddos.

LETTER FROM OUR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Hello! Thank you for your interest in our summer programming. While our campers are having a great time, they are also growing by leaps and bounds. At the Y, our counselors create exciting
and safe communities where young people can explore the outdoors, discover new experiences, and build their self-esteem
and social/interpersonal skills. We work hard to help participants discover skills and values they can use for a lifetime; skills like teamwork, respect, responsibility, and sharing.
-Nick Tymoczko

MORE INFO

  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks (no peanut butter)
  • Bathing Suit (one piece suits and/or rash guards recommended)
  • Towel
  • Goggles
  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray
  • Hat
  • Sweatshirt
  • Change of Clothes
  • Water Shoes
  • Rubber Boots (optional)
  • Wear sneakers or athletic sandals. No flip flips!

DO NOT BRING

  • Electronics
  • Toys From Home

Our camp participates in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at a first come, first serve basis at Jewett Community Center as follows:

  • Lunch: 11:00-1:00

YOUNG BUCKS SUMMER CAMP

G.H. Jewett Community Center
66 Bridge St.
Bucksport, ME 04416

Nick Tymoczko, Director of Operations
[email protected]

Amy Curtis, Billing Director
[email protected]