Our Mission Statement

We strive to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. 

We have a strong core of values and stand firm to a commitment of Caring Responsibility, Honesty, Respect and Vision.

We work hard to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

Goals

  • Establish effective and ongoing communication with all known alumni (former campers, staff and retired board members).
  • Raise funds to provide scholarships to all individuals seeking assistance in the YMCA programs and to provide the financial support that allow the organization to accomplish their vision.
  • Establish a comprehensive year-round outdoor education program to meet the educational and recreational needs of schools, non-profits, businesses and families throughout the YMCA's service area.
  • To offer the most diverse and highest quality summer camping program in the region.
  • To provide the premier before and after school program in the region.
  • To become the region's leader in providing enrichment programs for children and families during out of school time.
  • Through its programs the Southern District YMCA, Camp Lincoln seeks to help individuals:
  • To develop self-confidence and self-respect and an appreciation of an individual’s own worth.
  • To develop a faith for daily living based upon Judeo-Christian teachings that they may thereby be helped in achieving their highest potential as children of God, while being sensitive to and respectful of individual beliefs, and including all people in YMCA programs regardless of their religion.
  • To grow as responsible members of their families and citizens of their communities.
  • To appreciate that health of mind and body is a sacred gift and that physical fitness and mental well-being are conditions to be achieved and maintained.
  • To recognize the worth of all persons, and to work for interracial and inter-group understanding.
  • To develop their capacities for leadership and use them responsibly in their own groups and in community life.
  • To appreciate the beauty, diversity, and interdependence of all forms of life and all resources which God has provided in their world.
  • To develop an ethical basis for guiding the relationships of mankind with the rest of God's natural community.
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