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.
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Camp will run from June 19th to August 24th.
Full week, Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday options are available.*
See sidebar for online registration.
*Due to the Fourth of July holiday, full week camp rates will be reduced for the week of July 2nd to $120/$130 and M/W/F rate will be reduced to the T/Th rate.
MEET OUR CAMP DIRECTOR!
Josh Geagan joined our team last year and was an outstanding positive mentor to our campers. His enthusiasm and hard work translated into non-stop fun for participants. Josh is just one of our returning staff and brings with him new ideas and creativity based on his involvement establishing a wellfunctioning and safe camp experience. Josh currently attends Husson College and is a dedicated member of the Eagles championship football team. Welcome back Josh!
LETTER FROM OUR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Hello! Thank you for your interest in our summer programming. We are entering our second summer at Camp Young Bucks and are thrilled with the positive feedback we received from campers and parents about our pilot program. We are gearing up for larger enrollments and recruiting quality staff to work with your children for the 2018 season. YMCA’s last summer served around 1.4 million kids and provided jobs for 61,000 young adults nationwide. We are happy to be making our contribution to the Y movement here in Bucksport. This is going to be the best summer ever!
– Nick Tymoczko
- Water Bottle
- Snacks (no peanut butter)
- Bathing Suit (one piece suits and/or rash guards recommended)
- Sunscreen & Bug Spray
- Change of Clothes
- Water Shoes
- Rubber Boots (optional)
- Wear sneakers or athletic sandals. No flip flips!
DO NOT BRING
- 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