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

– Parent of a male camper, age 12

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

Female camper, age 6

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

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

– Parent of a 7th grade boy

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

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

– Parent of an 11 yr old girl

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

Parent of 8 yr old camper with Autism

Camp Combe is the coolest place I have ever been.

Male camper, age 9

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

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

– Camp Combe Junior Counselor

HISTORY

The summer of 1998 was the last year the White Plains YMCA was able to operate the White Plains Summer Day Camp in Greenwich using a field on King St. The Brunswick School purchased the property and the YMCA camp was without a home. Seeking a new campsite, the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester purchased an abandoned camp in Putnam Valley. Formerly known as Madison-Felicia, it was owned by the Hudson Guild. At Christmas 1999, Combe Inc. announced a gift of $300,000 to ensure the opening of the camp in the year 2000.

On October 9, 2000, the YMCA of the USA recognized the new Putnam Valley/Camp Combe Branch. Since then the camp has been allowed to grow and prosper. Combe Inc. continues to have an annual workday at the site as well as supporting capital improvements. Recently, Master Card, IBM, Pepsico, and other companies have assisted in the rapid development and expansion of the facilities at camp.

The camp now serves the needs of over 500 children a day for a 9-week period, resulting in over 3,000 camper weeks of service on site.

CARING. HONESTY. RESPECT. RESPONSIBILITY.