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There’s a lot going on at camp. Here, you’ll find out about what to bring, finding what’s lost, payments, financial assistance and more. Plus, you can download the Parent Information Handbook.


Campers spend the day outside having fun. To make the day more enjoyable, they should dress appropriately with clothing that will allow them to run, jump, climb and play comfortably. They should wear closed-toe shoes. And, if it’s going to rain, send a raincoat.

Every day, campers should bring:

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Water-resistant sunscreen

  • Bug spray

  • Towel

  • Swim suit

  • Lunch and snacks

  • A reusable water bottle

Younger campers may leave their sunscreen and bug spray with their counselors who will apply them properly and as needed. You’ll also receive a comprehensive list after registration. Worried your child may lose an item or two?  We've got you covered...


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 (if not claimed).

Camp sounds GREAT! How do campers get there?

There are three options available for transportation to and from camp:

  1. Ride the bus for an additional fee of $15 per week.

  2. Get dropped off or picked up by caregiver at 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

  3. Arrive as early as 7 am and/or stay as late as 6 pm to participate in pre-camp and post-camp programs. Choose one for $40 per week, or both for $60 per week.


You may choose one option in the morning and a different option in the afternoon depending on what works best for you.

Campers may not change buses from day to day during a session, so please plan accordingly.


Campers are treated as individuals with respect shown for different tastes, preferences, range of behavior patterns and abilities. However, we require that the safety and security of everyone is maintained. If a one-on-one aide is assigned to a child during the school year, regardless of the aide’s function, an aide is required to accompany the child during camp. Aides are not provided by YMCA Camp Lincoln.

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 contact us if you have questions regarding the accommodations and special needs of your camper.


Camper health and safety is a top priority at YMCA Camp Lincoln. New Hampshire state law requires all children who attend camp in New Hampshire to provide vaccination and physical exam records. So, we need a few things from you before your child can participate in camp. Please complete and submit these forms before your camper arrives at camp. Unfortunately, if a child arrives at camp without these documents on file, they will not be able to participate.

Health Forms

A copy of current physical exam, signed by the physician must be turned in each year (dated within two years of camp end)
A copy of current vaccinations or notarized NH State Exemption form.

Health Center

We take great care in making sure that your child is having fun and staying safe at camp. But, illnesses and accidents can happen. YMCA Camp Lincoln staff members, life guards and counselors are CPR and first-aid trained and can respond to your child’s needs. Plus, a well-equipped health center is located on camp and is staffed by a trained and certified professional.



Online registration allows families to create one unique username and password for the registration process; however, each camper must be registered separately. Each camper is charged a separate $30 registration fee. Registration fees and deposits are not refundable or transportable.

  •  If registered before May, 50% of total deposit required at registration and balance due in May.

  •  If registered after May, payment is due in full.

Late Payments and Unpaid Balances

Campers with outstanding balances will not be allowed to attend camp. Unpaid balances will incur a $25 late fee after the first of each month. Returned checks will incur a $25 charge payable by cashier’s check or money order. All future payments must be made with a credit card, money order or cashier's check.

Changes in Enrollment

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. Your 50% refund and registration fee are not refundable. Cancellations made with more than 30 days' notice are eligible for a refund of up to 50% of the tuition of the session. Cancellations made with less than 30 days' notice are not eligible for refund.


Discounts are offered to Kingston residents and families with multiple children for traditional camp.

Kingston residents: $10 off each week
Sibling discount (Second, third or fourth child, same family): $10 off each week
Family members at the Exeter Area YMCA, $10 each week


We are happy to offer payment plans to help families stretch their payments out between January and June.


Please contact for more information about setting up a payment plan that fits your needs.


YMCA Camp Lincoln wants to make summer camp a possibility for every child, regardless of ability to pay. That’s why we offer financial assistance: discounts for kingston residents, multi-child discounts and scholarships. Download and complete the financial assistance application. Be sure to attach all required supporting documentation. Mail it to:

YMCA Camp Lincoln
P.O. Box 729
Kingston, NH 03848. 

Only complete applications will be considered.


We enforce and abide by the four core values of the YMCA: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. If a camper can’t meet the expectations of our programs, parents will be notified and corrective plan will be set. If the camper’s behavior continues violate camp policies, the camper will be dismissed from the program. If violent or threatening behavior occurs or damage to camp and/or other property is caused, the camper may be dismissed from the program (i.e., hitting, kicking, threatening, and damaging of property). Refunds will not be granted if a camper is dismissed from camp.