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

Female camper, age 6

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

– Parent of an 11 yr old girl

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

– Parent of an 8th grade girl

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

– Parent of a 7th grade boy

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

– Parent of a male camper, age 12

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

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

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

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

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

– Camp Combe Junior Counselor

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

TEEN LEADERS CLUB

Become a Leader with the Y!

Teen Leader’s is program for youth ages of 12 to 18. Through volunteer service, team building and leadership exercises, the youth enrolled in this program learn what it means to be an effective leader in their community and what skills are necessary to be a part of a larger team. The Teen Leaders program not only allows youth to learn these skills but also the opportunity to put them into action, giving them a safe and judgment free environment to succeed or fail as a leader. The program is also youth driven, meaning that the program participants pay the primary role in planning and implementing the weekly program.

JOIN US SUNDAYs  AT 7PM!

Meetings are held in the Camp Combe Lodge or at the Community YMCA, 106 Titicus Road, North Salem.

Upcoming Events: CLICK HERE to see our google calendar!

2018-2019 Program Year
  • September: What is a Leader? (Goal setting, planning)
  • October: Who is in your team? (Networking-building & fostering, Negotiating/Compromise)
  • November: Financial Management (Budgeting, Credit & Loans, Investing & Retirement)
  • December: Personal Habits (Time management, setting priorities,
  • January: Defining Yourself (Leadership Styles, Career Exploration, College Search/Placement)
  • February: Being A Mentor (Leading Vs Mentoring, Fostering Values in Others)
  • March: Community Engagement (Finding a cause, how to start a movement, how to work through government to impact a cause)
  • April: Healthy Lifestyles (Nutrition, Cooking Skills, Working Out/Exercise)
  • May: Employment (Resume Writing, Interviewing, Leveraging Job Experience)
  • June: College & Career Training (Getting the most out of college, Setting your sights on career achievements, Using the summer)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

A strong component of the Teen Leaders program is volunteer service. Volunteer service, whether organized by the club or done individually by the leader, is a requirement to belong to the program. It is the belief of the program that volunteer service provides a perfect platform for education through engagement and can help leaders learn more about their community, others and themselves.

WEEKLY WORKSHOPS, TEAM BUILDING & LEADERSHIP EXERCISES

As a part of the weekly meetings, Teen Leaders participate in a variety of workshops, team exercises and leadership building projects. Following a monthly theme leaders will have the opportunity to participate in exercises that help them develop personally and professionally. Exercises can include low-ropes courses, creative problem solving exercises and career development workshops.

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT

The Teen Leaders program is part of an international program involving thousands of teens from across the glove. Teens enrolled in Teen Leaders are invited to participate in regional rallies during which Leaders clubs gather to work on leadership skills and to discuss how they can better serve their communities. Rallies encourage teens to push their boundaries in order to develop their skills and abilities.

For more information contact Zachary Swierat via email zswierat@ymca-cnw.org.

CARING. HONESTY. RESPECT. RESPONSIBILITY.