Every summer since 1911, children ages 8-15 gather at YMCA Camp Coniston for an experience of pure magic.
Campers may attend a maximum of 2 Two-Week Overnight Camp Sessions, AND… You can also add on as many additional weeks of Adventure Camp or Service Trips as your schedule allows!
Campers often say YMCA Camp Coniston is one of the most important places in their life. We recognize how vital camp is to the social, physical, and emotional development of children. Because of this, Coniston has instituted tiered pricing to ensure that families can find a place for Camp in their budget.
Coniston’s Board and staff have worked hard to keep prices as affordable as possible for the entire Camp community. Historically, we have set rates below the total cost of operating Camp in order to keep prices moderate. This year, rather than raising rates across the board and pricing some families out of a Coniston Experience, we are instituting a voluntary tiered-system that recognizes that families have different abilities to pay.
In order to monitor the impact of inflation and costs, the board will set 2023’s price in August. Regardless of the tier a family chooses, all children are welcome in the Coniston community and will receive the same camper experience.
Covers the true cost of Camp.
We ask families who can pay this amount to please do so.
Subsidized through the generosity of donations.
Families who need assistance with the full cost of Camp.
Financial aid. Contact registrar for application.
Any child can experience Camp regardless of their family’s financial situation.
2- Week Sessions
Completed Grade 2 & Age 8 (by June 24) – Age 15
Session 1: June 25 – July 8, 2023
Session 2: July 9 – July 22, 2023
Session 3: July 23 – Aug 5, 2023
Session 4: Aug 6 – Aug 19, 2023
Completed Grade 2 & Age 8 (by June 24) – Completed Grade 6
Session 5: Aug 21 – Aug 26, 2023
Offering youth ages 12-15, the opportunity to have exciting adventures in spectacular locations during trips throughout New England and Canada. These trips focus on climbing, hiking, white water rafting, sailing and biking.
6 Day Trips (ages 12-15)
Acadian Odyssey July 2 – July 7, 2023
Coastal Navigator July 9 – July 14, 2023
Quebec Quest July 16 – July 21, 2023
Maine Voyager July 23 – July 28, 2023
Northern NE Explorer July 30 – Aug 4, 2023
Green Mt. Explorer Aug 6 – Aug 11, 2023
10 Day Trip (ages 12-15)
Casco Extended Adventure: July 23 – Aug 1, 2023
A program for students who have completed 1 year of high school and are 16 or younger, focused around community service experiences and adventure team building experiences in Virginia and West Virginia.
12 Day Trips
Service Trip I: July 7 – 18, 2023
Service Trip II: August 4 – 15, 2023
The Camper-In-Training Program is a personal leadership and development experience for Campers who are 16 by June 24th. Campers must submit their application for this program and they may be selected for the East Coast, North Coast, or West Coast Program.
CIT 1 & 2: June 25 – July 22, 2023
CIT 3 & 4: July 23 – Aug 19, 2023