Camp Lincoln Policies
Our registration system requires a unique username and password for each FAMILY. Once created, the username will work when registering for all Southern District YMCA programs.
A $35 registration fee per camper and 50% of total is required as a deposit when registering. These fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Remaining balance is due May 15, 2015. All registrations will be confirmed by e-mail. Individual campers require separate registration forms.
The following discounts will be applied to qualified registrations:
Second Child, same family
Third Child, same family
Fourth Child, same family
Registrations submitted after May 15, 2015 are due in full.
Unpaid balances will incur a $25 late fee after the 1st of each month. Campers with outstanding balances will not be allowed to attend Camp.
All changes in enrollment after initial registration must be in writing and are subject to availability. Changes in registration are subject to a $15 charge.
Cancellations must be made thirty days in advance of canceled session or full tuition payment will be due. Registration fees and deposits are non-refundable.
Returned Checks will incur a $25 charge payable by cashier’s check or money order and all future payments must be made with a credit card, money order or cashier's check.
Community Support Campaign Scholarships
The Southern District YMCA sponsors a scholarship drive each year in order to serve all of our families who want to experience the positive impact that Camp Lincoln has on our youth. To make a tax-free contribution to this fund, click here.
To be a scholarship recipient, download the application or call the camp office for more details. Only complete applications will be considered. Mail the completed application and supporting document to Camp Lincoln.
YMCA Camp Lincoln accepts payments from the States of NH and MA for childcare assistance. If you take advantage of these programs and would like to send your child to camp, please contact your caseworker for the appropriate forms and availability. Please contact us to establish the appropriate co-pay based on your step level. Payment plans may be established based on need.
Upon receipt of the completed registration form and required deposit, a confirmation packet outlining all camp policies will be e-mailed to your provided email address.
Please bring a lunch, drink, and snack in a cooler or lunch box each day. We have provided a packing list for review in your confirmation packet. Reusable water bottles should be brought full everyday with the camper’s name on it.
Lost & Found:
Personal items left at camp will be cleaned and donated to local charities at the end of each Camp Lincoln Session. Items of significant financial cost will be held in the Camp Office until the end of the summer and then donated to a worthy cause.
Accommodations & Special Needs:
During Camp, a one on one Aide is required to accompany any child that has a one on one Aide assigned to them during the school year, regardless of the Aide’s function. We do not hire or provide aides. It is understood that all campers are treated as individuals with respect shown for different tastes, preferences, and a range of behavior patterns. All children of varying abilities are welcome at camp, however, we require that the safety and security of everyone is maintained. The YMCA reserves the right to dismiss a child from camp whose special needs we are unable to meet or whose conduct is not in the best interest of camp and the other participants. Please call the Camp Director if you have questions regarding the accommodations and special needs of your camper. Refunds will not be granted if a camper is dismissed from camp.
We enforce and abide by the four core values of the YMCA – Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Caring. When a camper has issues following the expectations of our programs, parents will be notified and corrective guidelines will be set. If the camper’s behavior continues to disregard Camp Policies, the camper will be dismissed from the program. If violent or threatening behavior occurs or damage to camp &/or other property is caused, the camper may be dismissed from the program (ie: hitting, kicking, threatening, and damaging of property). Refunds will not be issued in any instance that a camper is dismissed from Camp.
NH state law requires that all children attending camp in New Hampshire have a record of inoculations and a physical exam signed by a physician be on file with YMCA Camp Lincoln. There needs to have a valid signature dated within the past two years of the camp attendance dates. Health forms are due by June 1st and must be sent in every year. If a child arrives at camp without their health forms on file, they will not be permitted to participate.
We take great care in making sure that your child is safe at camp. A well-equipped Health Center is located on camp and is staffed by a trained and certified professional. Emergency services are located in a close proximity of both properties. All staff is certified in CPR/First Aid.
YMCA Camp Lincoln have Emergency Procedures that are reviewed on an annual basis. In the event of an emergency or delay in programming, we will send a tweet through Twitter and start making phone calls to parents of participants immediately impacted by the event. A letter will be sent home if deemed appropriate by the Director of Camping. In the event of an emergency, please be conscious of our limited phone space and trust that we will contact you if your child is being immediately impacted by the event.