Traditional Day Camp for 1st – 8th Grade
June 20th – August 26th
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
We promote self-reliance, confidence building and skills develop-ment through adventure and play. Campers grow and learn while making memories they will cherish always.
YOUNG BUCKS CAMP IS…
An opportunity to expand your horizons by learning new skills, discover new talents and interests. We are here to encourage curiosity; to build confidence in what you do, who you know, and to help you achieve goals. We’re here to be role models and show kids that anything can be achieved when you believe in yourself. Kids excel when they know they’re in a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment.
We are here to provide campers opportunities to be inspired, to live healthy, assist others and work as a team while making strong friendships that will last a lifetime.
What do we do all day?
We have swimming, camp games, hiking, fort building, sports, fishing, exploring, environmental education, field trips and so much more!
We play a lot of games at camp! There are smaller games like corn hole and ladder golf which sometimes turn into fun tournaments and large group cooperative games.
We are active at camp. We have access to walking and hiking trails next to our home base, we build forts and make fairy houses in the woods. We have both structured and free play time outside in nature daily.
We swim daily in the Bucksport Community Pool. There is open swim and this year we are excited to be able to offer swim lessons as a part of the camp day. The pool is staffed by a certified lifeguard.
A super fun part of summer camp is field trips! This summer we will be headed to Camp Discovery on a weekly basis, Play Land Adventure, Fort Kent and the beach for sure and we are working on more fun surprises as well.
Counselor in Training Program
Our Counselor In Training (CIT) program is offered to our 6th graders to provide training and leadership in making exciting camp memories. CITs will improve leadership and communication skills which will transfer to school, extra-curricular activities, and family dynamics. The CIT experience involves positive risk taking, conflict resolution and is FUN! CIT’s are supervised by the Camp Di-rector and will have plenty of opportunities to learn but while enjoying camp recreation, off-site trips, and special events. This program is limited to six participants. Standard camp rates apply.
A letter from our Director of Operations – Matt McInnis
Thank you for your interest in our summer camp program. I enjoy working with kids of all ages; seeing them grow as individuals and helping them improve skills related to sports and life. While our campers are having a blast at our summer camp, they will also be learning life skills that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. Here at the Y, our staff creates an exciting and safe atmosphere for the community. Our backbone to providing a positive experience for our campers is having staff who have a great character and positive energy. We strive to help our campers discover skills and values they have inside of them. Our objective is to help them build on those skills and values so they can be successful in life through activities like, teamwork, respect, responsibility and sharing. Through these activities they will find confidence in themselves, leadership skills, trust in others and friendships that will last a lifetime.