There are three options available for transportation to and from camp:
Ride the bus
There is no fee to ride a bus. Choose one bus for the mornings and a different bus for the afternoons if needed. Campers can not switch buses from day to day during a session, so please plan accordingly.
Drop off and pick up by car.
Drop off at 8:30am and pick up at 4:30pm.
Extend Your Day
Pre-Camp begins at 7 am and Post-Camp runs until 6 pm.Choose one for $50 per week, or both for $80 per week. Not available for Critters campers.
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
Lunch and snacks
A reusable water bottle
Apply sunscreen and bug spray before camp each morning. Campers will be reminded to reapply throughout the day. You’ll also receive a comprehensive list after registration. Worried your child may lose an item or two? We've got you covered...
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 (if not claimed).
Before donating, all items are checked for names so they can be returned to their owners. Label everything with your camper's first and last name.
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. Please upload these forms to your online account, or email them to the camp office 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.
A copy of current physical exam, must be turned in each year, and must include:
An exam date within 24 months of camp
A doctor's signature
Clearance to participate in camp/school/sports
A copy of up to date vaccinations or notarized NH State Vaccination Exemption form.
If your camper will need to take medication while at camp, a medication authorization form must be submitted before the first day of the session. Download the medication form here.
Medications must be provided in their original packaging, with the camper's name and date of birth on the container. Our camp nurse will store all medications, and administer them as needed. Campers are allowed and encouraged to carry their own inhalers or epi-pens.
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.
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
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 $40 registration fee. Registration fees and deposits are not refundable or transferable.
If registered before May, 50% deposit required at registration and balance due May 15th.
If registered after May, payment is due in full at registration.
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: payment plans, 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.
Financial assistance applications for summer camp are processed monthly between January and June. To apply for assistance, families must register for camp and pay registration fee. Payment plans are available.
Camp Lincoln partners with the #Areuin? initiative, and the NH Rekindling Curiosity grant programs to help provide additional assistance to families in need of financial assistance. Click the links for each program to learn more.
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 May 15th payment deadline. 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% deposit 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, and Family Members at the Exeter Area YMCA for traditional camp.
Kingston residents: $10 off each week
Sibling discount (Second, third or fourth child, same family, same week of camp): $10 off each week
Family members at the Exeter Area YMCA, $10 each week of Traditional Day Camp
We are happy to offer payment plans to help families stretch their payments out between January and June.
Please register for camp online, select the pay by check option at checkout, and then contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about setting up a payment plan that fits your needs.
ACCOMMODATIONS & SPECIAL NEEDS
All children with varying abilities are welcome at YMCA Camp Lincoln. If a child is assigned a 1:1 aide during the school day for any reason, an aide is required to accompany the child during camp. We are unable to hire or provide aides. YMCA Camp Lincoln reserves the right to dismiss a child from program if the needs of the participant cannot be met, or if the child’s conduct is not in the best interest of program goals or the other participants. Call the Camp Director to discuss accommodations for children requiring special considerations.
Camp Lincoln supports all children through the use of positive behavior guidance techniques. Camp Lincoln believes that engaging children in developmentally appropriate activities and providing positive social interactions is the best way to promote positive behavior. Staff members actively supervise children during all aspects of the program in order to model and encourage desired behaviors. It is understood that negative behaviors do occur. Staff members are trained to handle incidents by setting clear expectations and consistent consequences. In the event of behavior concerns, YMCA Camp Lincoln staff will follow the protocol outlined in the Parent Handbook.