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

– Parent of an 11 yr old girl

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

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 favorite thing in a whole entire world is Camp Combe.

Female camper, age 6

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

– Camp Combe Junior Counselor

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

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

– Parent of a male camper, age 12

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

Parent of 8 yr old camper with Autism

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

– Parent of a 7th grade boy

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

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

– Parent of an 8th grade girl



The first step in our rigorous staff development program, the CIT program is a challenging and rewarding introduction to the world of camp counseling. Combining formal leadership training, service learning opportunities, and daily practical experience working with small groups of children, CIT’s acquire skills to make them more responsible, creative, and mature. Position requires mandatory training session and a two week minimum commitment. Please call the YMCA to request application materials and information before mailing registration information.

Click on the links for more information on dates & rates OR to download CIT application.


The junior counselor program at Camp Combe is a highly selective program and requires successful completion of our Counselor-in-Training Program or a comparable community service experience and three letters of recommendation. Junior counselors are assigned to a specific age group and assist counselors in leading games, running activities, fostering group cohesion, and supervising campers. This volunteer position requires 40 hours of staff training and a six week minimum commitment (OK if non-contiguous).
Please call the YMCA to request application materials.

Please call the YMCA to request application materials.

To print out a Junior Counselor/Junior Lifeguard application click here.