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Camp Combe YMCA Programs
Our Minicamp program is carefully designed to blend the structure and support of a tradit
ional pre-school setting with the wonderful world of summer camp. Small group sizes, low ratios, and staff that are carefully chosen for their experience working with young children ensure that all campers have a nurturing, successful, and very fun first camp experience. Activities include swimming, nature education, arts and crafts, free play, music, drama, and games. “Big Camp” activities like morning assembly, sports, and hiking are introduced in a developmentally sensitive way. Our Mini Camp facilities include a large cabin with indoor play
space and covered eating area and an enclosed natural playground and giant hillside slide.
The heart and soul of Camp Combe, “Big Camp” is a traditional day camp program that has one overriding objective – FUN. During these 1 week sessions, campers hike, make crafts, explore nature, sing, swim, and play games of all sorts. As in all our programs, the staff work to teach and reward the YMCA’s core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.
Berkshire Village – rising 1st & 2nd graders
Himalayan Village – rising 3rd & 4th graders
Andes Village – rising 5th & 6th graders
Appalachian Village – rising 7th & 8th graders
Swim lessons are included as part of the program for our campers age 4 to rising 2nd graders.
Our Leaders in Training Program is designed to begin to develop leadership skills for teens here at camp. This program takes elements from the Y’s national Leaders Club program as well as teaching skills to be a great Camp Combe Staff one day. While LIT’s cannot be hands-on with campers just yet, they utilize tools such as role-playing, discussion, and team building in order to develop lifelong leadership skills.
This program is a one-week commitment.