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

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

– Parent of a male camper, age 12

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

– Parent of a 7th grade boy

I didn’t realize the importance of camp until I sent my kids to Combe

Mother of 2 boys with camp sine 2012

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

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

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

– Parent of an 8th grade girl

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

Female camper, age 6

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

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

– Camp Combe Junior Counselor


Become a Leader with the Y!

Teen Leader’s is program for youth ages of 13 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 weekly

Wednesdays 7:00pm at the White Plains YMCA

Sundays  7:15pm at the Camp Combe YMCA


The YMCA National Teen Leaders program is based upon “The 5 Pillars” proven to help teens reach their full potential. The Y of Central and Northern Westchester has taken these 5 pillars and divided them among the school year to give a well-rounded program to all participants. The Pillars are covered in the following order and repeated twice during the year;

1.Building Strong Self ( 4 Weeks)

2. Life Skills (4 Weeks)

3. Positive Identity (2 Weeks)

4. Goal Setting & Action Plan ( 4 Weeks)

5. Positive Relationships ( 4 Weeks)

During these weekly meeting teens will develop skills through team building & leadership exercises, creative problem solving exercises, career development workshops, as well as low ropes courses, and other physical activities.


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.


The Teen Leaders program is part of an international program involving thousands of teens from across the globe. 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.

Interested in learning more?

Contact Chris Robilotta or Shannon Sullivan