A message from our CEO, Cynthia Delfino-Birdsall

Good afternoon parents,

It is with a heavy heart that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2023 camp season.

Due to the recent severe storms, the camp has sustained extensive damage. After a thorough assessment, we have concluded that the repairs needed to ensure the site is safe and secure for campers will prohibit us from continuing as planned with the 2023 season.

In keeping with our core values of honesty, respect, caring, and responsibility, we

wanted to let you know as soon as possible so that you can make alternate arrangements for your children for the remainder of the summer. We know this is a huge inconvenience, and we do not make this decision lightly. Staff and contractors at Camp Combe will work hard to restore the camp for next summer. We’ll miss seeing your children’s bright faces this season, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that this cancellation has caused.

In the meantime, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your ongoing support and understanding during this challenging time. We have contacted other local camps that may have spots open, and they indicated that parents should contact them directly for more information. Please see the information below from Shannon Sullivan, Director of Camp & Teen Services.

Once again, we deeply apologize for the disappointment this news may bring to your family. As a token of our appreciation, we will offer a $100 credit to your account when you register for the 2024 season. We truly appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming your children back to Camp Combe.


Cynthia Delfino Birdsall

A message from our Director of Camp & Teen Services, Shannon Sullivan

Dear Camp Combe Parents,

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have made this difficult decision to close for the remainder of the camp season. I know how difficult this is for all of you, and I am heartbroken not to be spending the summer with all your campers.

Refund Information:

You have four options to close out your account for 2023. You may:

  • Ask for a refund.
  • Apply this year’s balance to your camp account for 2024.
  • Enroll your camper in our White Plains Camp program.
  • Donate the balance to our restoration fund.

Please remember that all returning campers will receive a $100 credit upon registration for next season as a thank-you for supporting Camp Combe.

Account Balance Process:

Please follow the steps below:

• Please complete the Closure Form linked here.

• You can see the status of your account reflected in your Camp Brain account.

  • We utilize Bill.com to process all payments, including refunds to parents. Once your refund request has been processed:

1. You will receive an email from Bill.com asking you to confirm that the information input was correct

and provide the option to make an account.

2. You must approve information is correct for any payment to be processed.

3. If you would not like to make an account, a physical check will be sent within 5-7 business days.

If you choose to make an account, you can input your bank account information to receive an electronic

payment into the account provided.

  • Refunds may take 3-5 business days to process: please be patient with our office staff during this time.
  • Email is the best form of communication during this process (campoffice@ymca-cnw.org).


Camper Alternatives:

I have also spoken with other local camps regarding their availability for the remainder of this summer and informed them of our situation. Camp Herrlich, Green Chimney, and Summer Trails have limited availability and asked that you call them directly for more information.

Camp Herrlich

Green Chimney

Summer Trails

Once again, we sincerely apologize for the disappointment this news may bring your family. I appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming your children to Camp Combe in 2024.


Shannon Sullivan