Welcome to the Southern District YMCA
Nurturing the potential in every child. Promoting healthy living. Fostering a sense of social responsibility.
Southern District YMCA offers community programs and services at
YMCA Camp Lincoln, 16 state-licensed YMCA before-and-after
school programs and will soon have a new YMCA facility in Exeter.
On the shores of Kingston Lake sits 70-acres of pure fun. Rooted in tradition, enthusiastic and capable staff, incredible activity choices and a healthy, safe environment bring friendship and leadership to life. Since 1926, Camp Lincoln has offered a traditional camping experience where campers achieve self-confidence, learn new skills and grow in spirit, mind and body. Camp builds confidence, respect and character. The counselor-in-training program fosters work ethics where communication and leadership skills grow. Camp Lincoln is dedicated to encouraging achievements and friendships that will last a lifetime.
School Age Child Care
School Age Child Care is a safe, engaging, licensed before- and after-school program operated by the YMCA within the school—so families like yours have peace of mind while at work. Additional enrichment field trips operate during school vacation weeks and teacher-in-service days. Currently, before- and after-school care programs where trust, responsibility, respect and healthy activities are exercised daily are available in Brentwood, Danville, East Kingston, Exeter, Fremont, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kingston, Newton, North Hampton, Plaistow, Raymond, Seabrook, and Stratham.
Launched from a partnership with the Exeter Center for Creative Arts (ECCA) at 30 Linden Street that began in 2011, the YMCA in Exeter instructs in creative expression. Through classes and workshops, preschoolers, youth, teens, and adults explore art mediums and develop their natural talent.
The many choices in the class schedule make Y-Arts a natural choice for art education at all ages. The Exeter Academy of Dramatic Arts (EADA) brings the stage alive for students in middle school and older.
Through programs that reach out into the community, the YMCA shares its socially responsible mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Southern District YMCA coordinates with school staff to offer enrichment programs all the way through high school that engage the minds and bodies of our youth.
The Southern District YMCA relies on community volunteers who put their talents and knowledge to work for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Group Retreats at YMCA Camp Lincoln engage all of the senses in an entirely natural learning environment. Our talented YMCA staff collaborates with school teachers, business managers, event planners and scout leaders to provide a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience. Programs incorporate environmental sciences and exploration, team building challenges, group exercises, and hands-on cooperative activities.
Camp Lincoln is a beautiful outdoor seacoast venue to build team cooperation, strengthen group communication techniques, or gather a group for a celebration.