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It is the mission of YMCA Camp Lincoln to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy mind, body and spirit for all. It is in the spirit of the mission that the YMCA opens its doors to all people regardless of religious beliefs, race, age, ability, sexual orientation or gender.


For you, a camper, the day’s success may be measured by how dirty you are; how you strengthened a friendship; how you pushed yourself to try something new; or how well you lived the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

For Camp Lincoln, the day’s success is measured much the same way, but we also work to:

  • Offer the most diverse and highest quality summer camp program in the region

  • Provide a safe, supportive environment where children develop leadership skills, build life-long friendships and gain self-confidence;

  • Welcome campers from a variety of backgrounds (i.e., age, gender, race and ability);

  • Ensure that all children who want the camp experience receive it regardless of ability to pay;

  • Help campers develop self-confidence and self-respect and an appreciation of an individual’s own worth;

  • Encourage campers to grow as responsible members of their families and citizens of their communities; and

  • Be a steward of Kingston Lake.

YMCA Camp Lincoln is an active member of the Kingston Lake Association, with whom we work “to preserve and improve healthy water quality and sound land use practices” for future generations of campers.

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Director of Camping Services

A New Hampshire native, Dave Lovely-Taillon is excited to continue Camp Lincoln’s legacy of providing a safe, supportive environment for campers to build self-confidence and lifelong friendships.


Dave has been involved with the YMCA his entire life, starting with his summers as a camper right here at Camp Lincoln. Following his summers as a camper, CIT, counselor, program staff, and trip leader, Dave studied Outdoor Education and Business Administration at University of New Hampshire. In the years following, Dave served in various roles with Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA, taught ESL in South Korea and Kyrgyzstan, and traveled around New Zealand, Asia, Africa, and South America. Most recently, Dave has served as the Director of Outdoor Education with Hockomock Area YMCA.


Dave, his wife Lindsey (also a Camp Lincoln alum), their son Ashland, and dog Willow can’t wait to be part of the Camp Lincoln community again. Outside of work, you can find Dave playing basketball, solving puzzles, cooking, watching old movies, and going on family hikes.

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Camp Office Manager

Kristina is a New Hampshire native who has worked in various positions at YMCA Camp Lincoln since 2001. Although she works in the office most days, her Bachelor's degree in Outdoor Education ensures that she can occasionally be seen on the ropes course or leading a hike at camp. Kristina loves helping new families understand the impact camp can have on their child, and finding a way to make camp affordable for all. 


At YMCA Camp Lincoln, campers and guests are surrounded by the beauty of nature, the energy of their own creativity and opportunities to explore. Camp Lincoln is situated on 70 wooded acres with more than a mile of waterfront on Kingston Lake for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing.

Camp Lincoln offers a rustic feel with modern amenities. In addition to waterfront and forest-based activities, campers and guests will find:

  • 16 cabins, grouped by age to meet specific needs

  • 3 sports fields

  • 2 archery ranges

  • A multi-story climbing wall

  • High and low ropes courses

  • Amphitheatre, covered pavilion, modernized bathrooms, program lodge and dining hall

  • Activity cabins: arts and crafts, pottery, woodshop and sports

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