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Summer Camps

Promoting exploration, play, and new experiences for kids of all ages

Feb 27: Registration opens for CLC YMCA Childcare and THRIVE families

8am–4pm: in-person or phone

4–6pm: in-person only

Feb 28: Registration opens for CLC YMCA Members

8am–4pm: in-person or phone (no registrations after 4pm)


Mar 1: Registration opens for ALL at 8am


Where to register:
  • For campers who will be dropped off at Camp K, please register through the Boothbay Region YMCA website.

  • For campers who will be dropped off at CLC and need YMCA transportation to Camp K, please register through the CLC website.

  • Exception: Please register for all Camp K specialty/adventure camps through the Boothbay Region YMCA website. You will specify during registration whether you need transportation from CLC to Camp K or not.

Registration Information

Anchor 1

Ages 4–6; must be potty-trained

Hikes, gardening, cooking, arts & crafts, field trips, and the CATCH program’s physical activities will help your child grow, flourish, and make new friends through fun, developmentally appropriate activities.

FARMS at the Y Camps

Ages 8–12

These camps help your aspiring chef develop their cooking, gardening, and general kitchen skills while building an appreciation for healthy food.

Boothbay Region YMCA Camps

Various ages

Explore additional summer camp opportunities available to you through our partnership with the Boothbay YMCA.

Sports Camps

Ages 4–15

Your child can choose from soccer, tennis, basketball, softball, gymnastics, and lacrosse camps.

Specialty Camps

Ages 9–14

If your child enjoys adventure, we have many specialty camps to choose from, like beach camp, metal detecting camp, wizarding camp, and more!

Camp Knickerbocker

Ages 5–13

Your camper will enjoy all the fun of a traditional day camp with activities like swimming, boating, arts and crafts, sports, and outdoor skills.

Sailing Camp

Ages 9–15

In this popular camp at Round Pond, your child will learn sailing fundamentals, seamanship, and water safety in a 14’ dinghy.

Y-Arts Camps

Ages 7–18

Your child will enjoy learning visual arts, performing arts, and dance in these Camp Knickerbocker programs.

Sailing Camp: Leaders-in-Training

Ages 14+

Experienced teen sailors pass down knowledge to younger campers in this leadership program.

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Sports & Fitness

Creating team players and future leaders

Gymnastics: Tiny Tumblers

Ages 3–5

Your child will learn the basics of gymnastics while developing motor skills and body awareness in a safe, fun, structured environment.


Ages 8+

Your child will learn self-defense techniques and discipline, taught by their YMCA sensei.

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Empowering children with lifelong skills, both on and off the court

Supported by the USTA Foundation and the Sanford Open. All youth under age 18 play tennis for free during open court time.

Stay & Play

All ages

You and your family will play some gently guided tennis, work with your hands at our art table, and enjoy a healthy meal or snack in this weekend-based program.

Tennis Green Ball

Ages 11–14

Your child will play for fun or can join the high school team, while developing both their physical and mental game.

Family Tennis

All ages

Play tennis as a family with YMCA tennis pros available for gentle instruction.

Tennis Red Ball

Ages 5–8

Your child will hop, skip, throw, run, catch, and play tennis games to music!

ACEing Autism

Ages 8–20

Your child with autism will enjoy individualized tennis instruction while benefiting from social connections and exercise through tennis.

Tennis Orange Ball

Ages 8–12

Your child will develop skills to become a true tennis player, with emphasis on effort, sportsmanship, and respect.

Tennis Green & Yellow Ball Tournament

Ages 11–14

Your child can take their game to the next level by focusing on stroke technique and tennis IQ development.

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FARMS at the Y

Teaching the value and joy of growing, preparing, and eating healthy local foods

Teen Cooking Classes

Grades 6-12

Through hands-on learning, your teen will cook healthy meals for themself and become a knowledgeable and confident cook.

Kids in the Kitchen

Ages 8–12

Your child will learn cooperative cooking skills while meeting new friends in this interactive and fun kitchen-based class.

School Programming

Grades Pre-K–12

Enjoy a day with your students in the FARMS at the Y kitchen or in your own classroom with our Y food educators. Your students will learn how to harvest vegetables, prepare healthy, local foods, and share a meal with one another.

Young Chefs

Ages 5-8

Your child will love this fun, hands-on cooking class in our teaching kitchen.

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Other Programs

Exploring creativity, connection, and new activities

Youth Create & Build

Ages 6–13

Using a STEAM-based approach, your child will build something new every week, like a LEGO masterpiece, an outdoor fort, or a sculpture made from recycled materials.

Teen & Young Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Grades 6–12

Donate your time to help others! Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas: wellness, fitness, sports, childcare, cooking, book clubs, and study support.

Youth Mixed Media

Ages 6–13

Your child will enjoy creating art in this mixed media class, which includes working with glass, drawing, painting, and printmaking.

Y Arts

Ages 6–13

Your child will create unique projects and learn different art skills in each session, like glass work, drawing, and painting.

Teen After School Table Activities

Ages 12–15

Your teen will join peers for a rotating activity like journaling, crafts, puzzles, or card games.

Fitness Mentor Program

Ages 14–24

Share your skills and your passion for fitness by mentoring a younger member in our fitness center.

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Childcare & Pre-K

Providing the attention and care your child needs to thrive


Ages 3.5–5

We believe that children learn through play, so our childcare programs allow children to explore and create independently. We provide a thematic, developmentally appropriate curriculum that will enhance the healthy growth of your child as an individual.

This program is currently full. For more information and to join the waitlist, contact Sally Farrell at

Infant, Toddler, Preschool

Ages 6 weeks–4 years

We foster creativity, curiosity, and exploration within a traditional classroom setting. This program is filled with opportunities to help a child explore and learn through language, math, science, social studies, practical life, and sensorial opportunities.

These programs are currently full. For more information and to join the waitlist, contact Sally Farrell at

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School Age Care

Encouraging children to play, learn, and engage

Before Care

Grades Pre-K–5th

Great Salt Bay Community School students can spend the morning at the Y from 6:30am until they are walked to school at 7:45am.

This program is currently full. For more information and to join the waitlist, contact Diana Blair-Monkman at

Thrive at the Y

Grades Pre-K–5th

Your child will enjoy physical activity, academic enrichment, and connections with local foods (through FARMS at the Y) in this after-school program. Each child receives a healthy snack.

This program is currently full. For more information and to join the waitlist, contact Diana Blair-Monkman at

Vacation Camp

Grades Pre-K–5th

Your child will enjoy fun and healthy activities from 7:30am–5:30pm during school vacation weeks and on many professional development days.

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