Camp Scholarships


Camp Knickerbocker is such a vital program for children in this community, fostering early opportunities for life-long leadership. Many of our staff can remember the reward of a summer full of camp adventures as a motivator to work hard during the school year. Attending camp as both a camper, and in later years as a counselor, provided us with opportunities to learn, grow, thrive, and build meaningful relationships. Every child deserves that feeling-- a sense of belonging, respect, and the knowledge that they have a safe space to let their creativity run free. These early experiences have helped shape who we are today and have only solidified our resolve to share these opportunites with the next generation.

New programs will be offered in summer 2020, including hiking, outdoor living skills, and nature exploration. Longtime favorites like Archery, the Baldwin Center, and the Counselor in Training (CIT) programs will be added to daily rotations in addition to being offered as specialty camps. With the goal of fostering increased independence, each camper will be empowered to choose activities that interest them and given the chance to work toward completing ascending levels of mastery. As always, our staff is readily engaged in providing an educational environment that aligns with the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

The Boothbay Region YMCA relies on the generosity of our community to raise funds that go directly to help working families send their children to camp. The Y's goal is to make camp accessible for every family in the region, regardless of income. Your support year after year helps make this goal a reality. Please consider a gift to the 2020 Knickerbocker Fund. Your unwavering generosity is providing an entirely new generation with the life-changing experience of camp.

Through your generosity, 461 camper weeks were awarded in 2019. Thank you for helping create memories that last a lifetime! 

  • $1,300: Sends a child to camp for an entire summer!
  • $520: Scholarships a month of camp for a child.
  • $250: Sponsors two weeks of arts & crafts activities.
  • $130: Scholarships a week of camp for a child.
  • $50: purchases two lifejackets for canoeing and kayaking.

Every gift makes an impact!

If you would like to support the Y's Knickerbocker Fund, you can donate online or mail a check to Boothbay Region YMCA Knickerbocker Fund, P.O Box 500, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.


We need your support to reach our goal of raising $38,000 for the Camp K Drive in 2021.

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