Service Corps, especially Habitat for Humanity, had a huge impact on my son!

– Parent of a 7th grade boy

My daughter loves camp so much she is disappointed on the weekend. "Camp Combe today?" is her first waking question!

– Parent of a six year old camper

My child comes home more mature and responsible after every trip. How can so much growth happen in just one summer?

– Parent of 9th grade boy

I'm not sure how you do it, but I don't think my boys have ever been this excited about anything!

– Parent of two campers, age 7 & 9

The energy! The care! The fun! Everything a kid could want.
I want to go to camp!

– Parent of an 11 yr old girl

As a kid, I loved Camp Combe. Now I want to make camp just as awesome for my campers!

– Camp Combe Junior Counselor

My favorite thing in a whole entire world is Camp Combe.

Female camper, age 6

This is a camp that celebrates kids being themselves. What could be better than that?

– Parent of a male camper, age 12

It’s hard to outgrow camp when it gets more fun every year! Your teen programs are perfect!

– Parent of an 8th grade girl

This was my son’s first truly successful mainstream experience —we couldn’t be happier!

Parent of 8 yr old camper with Autism

This was our first summer and everything has been exactly as we
were told it would be...even better!

– Parent of an eight year old camper

Camp Combe is the coolest place I have ever been.

Male camper, age 9

CAMP COMBE STAFF

CARING, HONEST, RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE

35518238664_9cb2030320_oTeam Orange: The Leadership Staff of Summer 2017

Our strongest asset continues to be the dedicated, caring leadership of our staff team. All of our staff are chosen for their maturity and ability to be excellent role models for the children in their care. Our rigorous selection process includes interviews, reference checks, and in-depth background checks. Staff training includes first aid, games, behavior management, character development, safety, team building and so much more! But most staff learn by going through our Staff Development program starting at age 13 (LITs become CITs become Junior Counselors become Staff).

To find out more about joining our summer staff team, please click here.

16865087_10209895963128770_6953231273134636914_nDavey Hennessey, Executive Director
“You will find this place to be welcoming, genuine, and caring. The children, parents, staff and volunteers of Camp Combe create a sense of belonging that creates resiliency in children that can’t be found elsewhere.
We are here because we love kids and believe that by creating a unique environment where children are valued, we strengthen your family and our community. We dedicate each day to teaching kids new skills and self-esteem; an attitude that is shared from the lifeguards to the counselors to the administrative staff. Our activities are planned, positive and inclusive in an attempt to challenge both attitudes and actions to focus on long-term results. Our kids are strong and confident, and build upon their camp achievements to become caring, honest, respectful, and responsible young people.
Camp is such an impactful experience for kids because they aren’t alone. Strong new relationships are developed at camp as children make new friends and spend time with quality role models. Our staff are Youth Development Professionals who recognize and reward positive behavior so that kids do more of the right things, fewer of the wrong things and even do some extraordinary things!
I am thrilled to celebrate my 18th year leading YMCA Camping programs, and hope that you will join us this summer. We look forward to meeting you and your family!”

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Diane Vitetta, Assistant Director, is not only the glue but the resident “Mom” of the Camp Combe YMCA. Diane began working at camp in 2004, and never looked back: her son was raised at camp and now works there, too. She frequently states that she will never leave.
As the Office Manager, Diane personally knows every family that has come through camp. Many parents have attested to her friendly demeanor and excellent customer service. Though she has since been promoted to Assistant Camp Director, parents still ask to speak to Diane because they know she can fix their problems. In a testament to her knowledge and experience, the software company that provides our registration has attempted to recruit her several times to work for them.
Diane frequently donates of her time and money to camp, believing in the mission and the impact camp has on its families and the community. She has raised money by bringing her car club to camp for shows, and created monsters out of old clothes for sale at the Annual Holiday Bazaar – all to benefit the Scholarship Campaign.
Diane is the epitome of the values of Caring and Responsibility. She has devoted not only her life to Camp Combe, but to its people.

CARING. HONESTY. RESPECT. RESPONSIBILITY.