Fifteen hundred acres of pristine wilderness in the mountains of western New Hampshire are home to YMCA Camp Coniston. Our summer sleep-away camp encompasses a rustic environment nestled along the 3.5 mile shore of the lake from which Camp takes its name. As a nonprofit social service agency with a focus on youth, our mission is to create experiences that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Camp is where campers canoe and swim, make fires and friends, try archery and riflery, and explore drama and the arts away from screens, cell phones, & technology. But Camp is much more than that. Campers and counselors work together, learn new skills, and build an honest, caring and respectful community where all individuals grow. It is this strong sense of community that translates into an unparalleled loyalty and fondness for Camp Coniston, among counselors and campers alike.

The heart of our programs has much to do with stretching to meet mental and physical challenges, gaining confidence and becoming skilled at teamwork. Our programs incorporate the natural surroundings and require a can-do attitude, cooperation and age appropriate independence.

Active and successful participation in the sleep-away camp experience at YMCA Camp Coniston entails the ability to independently, safely and cooperatively:

YMCA Camp Coniston endeavors to arrange reasonable accommodations to make Camp accessible while preserving the rustic facilities, natural surroundings and a quality camping experience for all.

Adopted by the YMCA Camp Coniston Board of Directors, March 25, 2004. Updated by Board of Directors on March 7, 2024.