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

– Parent of a male camper, age 12

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

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

Mother of 2 boys with camp sine 2012

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

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

Parent of 8 yr old camper with Autism

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

– Camp Combe Junior Counselor

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

– Parent of an 11 yr old girl

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

Camp Combe is the coolest place I have ever been.

Male camper, age 9

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

Female camper, age 6

Camp Combe YMCA Summer 2020 Updates

The countdown is on and we’re getting VERY excited for camp this year. We know that this year won’t be quite the same as previous years, so we wanted to let you know that our team is hard at work preparing for the necessary adjustment to make sure that we’re taking all necessary precautions while still making sure your children have a great time. We will be updating this site regularly with new information. Please check back regularly. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Last updated: 05/26/2020

**NEW** View our latest camp update for our Executive Director

 

Is summer camp for 2020 still happening?

YES! We are planning for CAMP COMBE to be open! At this time, we anticipate opening our summer day camp programs as planned beginning June 29th. We know that there is no better place for kids to connect, make new friends, try new things, and discover their potential.

Our team is hard at work, meeting regularly to plan for all necessary precautions to make sure that we are following all CDC, local, state and government guidance. If guidance changes, we will adapt our plans as needed. We will continue to keep lines of communication open and transparent as summer approaches. One thing we know for sure: Kids will need Camp Combe now more than ever and we can’t wait to see you!

Can I still register for summer camp?

Yes! We think after all we have been through these past weeks kids will need camp more than ever. We also want you to be able to register for camp with confidence, so you can reserve your child weeks, without a deposit payments at this time. Click here to view all camp information and/or register now!

Where do I find specific summer camp information including dates, pricing, etc.?

Visit our Summer Camp Dates & Rates Page Here and take a look at all we have planned this summer!

**NEW** What happens if I cancel my camp registration or it is cancelled by the Y or a governing agency? 

If you withdraw your child before June 15th or if your program is cancelled by our Y or a governing agency at any time, here are your options:

  • Give a Gift: Donate funds already paid or a portion of funds paid. We will be happy to provide a tax receipt for your thoughtful and generous gift.
  • Get a Credit: Apply the funds you’ve paid to a future camp experience or program.  We will hold the credit through September 1, 2021.
  • Get a refund: Receive a refund of all deposits & payments paid through June 15, 2020.

If you withdraw your child after June 15, 2020, our standard cancellation policy will be in effect. If you have questions regarding cancelling, please contact us at Campoffice@ymca-cnw.org. 

What is the Y doing to prioritize health and safety for my child at camp?

At the Y, our priority is always the health and safety of your child.  In addition to the many steps we take every day to protect the health of our campers, volunteers and staff, we will work closely with our YMCA team to incorporate recommendations from local, state and national agencies and follow guidance from the American Camp Association for a healthy camp community for all. We will circulate all procedural changes, adjustments we’re making and other considerations on this website during future updates.  Updated Parent handbooks will be shared the week of May 26th. 

WHAT should we do about camper medicals?

We understand that many campers were unable to get update physicals at this time. Please provide us with the most up to date physical and let us know when you are able to schedule a follow up appointment. We are anticipating more information in the next few weeks from the Department of Health regarding this as well.

How can I receive the most up-to-date information about summer camp?

Continue to check your email for communication around summer camp and follow us on Facebook & Instagram as we will post updates as they develop.

Please also always feel comfortable to reach out and contact us at campoffice@ymca-cnw.org with any specific questions or concerns.

**NEW** WHen are camp payments due?

Payments in full need to be made prior to your child attending their first week of camp. If you have questions regrading payments, please contact us at Campoffice@ymca-cnw.org.

Are you still providing BUSING this summer?

At this time, we anticipate running busing as planned this summer.  Our team is hard at work, meeting  all necessary precautions to make sure that we are following all CDC, local, state and government guidance. If guidance changes, we will adapt our plans as needed. 

**NEW** Are trips running this summer? 

Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety our campers and staff we have make the difficult decision to cancel all off camp trips and activities. As it is out of our control how other facilities will handle the CDC guidance regarding COVID, we felt it best to cancel to minimize the risk.

CARING. HONESTY. RESPECT. RESPONSIBILITY.