Parent Information

There’s a lot going on at camp. Here, you’ll find out about what to bring, finding what’s lost, payments, financial assistance and more. Plus, you can download the Parent Information Handbook.


Campers spend the day outside having fun. To make the day more enjoyable, they should dress appropriately with clothing that will allow them to run, jump, climb and play comfortably. They should wear closed-toe shoes. And, if it’s going to rain, send a raincoat.

Every day, campers should bring:

  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Water-resistant sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Towel
  • Swim suit
  • Lunch and snacks
  • A reusable water bottle
  • A mask

Younger campers may leave their sunscreen and bug spray with their counselors who will apply them properly and as needed. You’ll also receive a comprehensive list after registration.


Personal items left at camp will be cleaned and donated to local charities at the end of each Camp Lincoln Session. Items of significant financial cost will be held in the Camp Office until the end of the summer and then donated to a worthy cause (if not claimed).



Online registration allows families to create one unique username and password for the registration process; however, each camper must be registered separately. Each camper is charged a separate $30 registration fee. Registration fees and deposits are not refundable or transportable.

  •  If registered before May, 50% of total deposit required at registration and balance due in May.
  •  If registered after May, payment is due in full.

Late Payments and Unpaid Balances
Campers with outstanding balances will not be allowed to attend camp. Unpaid balances will incur a $25 late fee after the first of each month. Returned checks will incur a $25 charge payable by cashier’s check or money order. All future payments must be made with a credit card, money order or cashier's check.

Changes in Enrollment
All changes in enrollment after initial registration must be in writing and are subject to availability. Changes in registration are subject to a $15 charge. Your 50% refund and registration fee are not refundable. Cancellations made with more than 30 days' notice are eligible for a refund of up to 50% of the tuition of the session. Cancellations made with less than 30 days' notice are not eligible for refund.


Camper health and safety is a top priority at YMCA Camp Lincoln. New Hampshire state law requires all children who attend camp in New Hampshire to provide vaccination and physical exam records. So, we need a few things from you before your child can participate in camp. Please complete and submit these forms before your camper arrives at camp. Unfortunately, if a child arrives at camp without these documents on file, they will not be able to participate.

Health Forms
A copy of current physical exam, signed by the physician must be turned in each year (dated within two years of camp end)
A copy of current vaccinations or notarized NH State Expemtion form

Health Center
We take great care in making sure that your child is having fun and staying safe at camp. But, illnesses and accidents can happen. YMCA Camp Lincoln staff members, life guards and counselors are CPR and first-aid trained and can respond to your child’s needs. Plus, a well-equipped health center is located on camp and is staffed by a trained and certified professional.


Campers are treated as individuals with respect shown for different tastes, preferences, range of behavior patterns and abilities. However, we require that the safety and security of everyone is maintained. If a one-on-one aide is assigned to a child during the school year, regardless of the aide’s function, an aide is required to accompany the child during camp. Aides are not provided by YMCA Camp Lincoln.

The YMCA reserves the right to dismiss a child from camp whose special needs we are unable to meet or whose conduct is not in the best interest of camp and the other participants. Please contact us if you have questions regarding the accommodations and special needs of your camper.


We enforce and abide by the four core values of the YMCA: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. If a camper can’t meet the expectations of our programs, parents will be notified and corrective plan will be set. If the camper’s behavior continues violate camp policies, the camper will be dismissed from the program. If violent or threatening behavior occurs or damage to camp and/or other property is caused, the camper may be dismissed from the program (i.e., hitting, kicking, threatening, and damaging of property). Refunds will not be granted if a camper is dismissed from camp.


YMCA Camp Lincoln has a plan in place to respond quickly and notify you in an emergency. In the event of an emergency, or delay in programming, we will contact you if your camper is directly affected. Parents can also receive up-to-date information on our website, Twitter (@CampLincoln) or Facebook (YMCA Camp Lincoln).

Camp Lincoln Kid

Preparing for Camp

Here are a few tips to help your child (and you!) feel more prepared for that big first step.

Bus Schedule

Can't remember the bus location or times, here's the schedule.

Get Camp Updates by Text

Camp Lincoln now offers a text message service to campers for Summer Camp transportation changes, weather alerts and camp schedule updates.

Financial Assistance

In 90 years, no camper has been turned away for inability to pay. Download and complete this form to apply for financial assistance.

Camper Health Form

Health forms are provided and signed by a physician and are due no later than May 15th. Health forms can be uploaded by logging into your parent account.

Permission to Administer Medicine

Policies and authorization form to administer medicine to campers at YMCA Camp Lincoln.

Camp Lincoln Parent Handbook

Important information for parents about YMCA Camp Lincoln schedules and policies.

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