YMCA of Southern Maine

For a Better Us.™

camp sokokis - northern York County Branch, Biddeford

Situated on 26 beautiful acres at our Northern York County Branch campus in Biddeford, Sokokis is a traditional day camp for youth ages 5 - 12 (with a Leader-in-Training program for 13-16 year olds). A rock wall, high and low ropes courses, archery range, two sports fields, outdoor amphitheater, sand volleyball court, and hiking trails highlight our outdoor offerings. Camp also provides three lodges for group activities and a swimming pool for all aquatic activities.

Campers will be part of a non-competitive, nurturing environment designed to develop skills and build character. Renowned for its focus on caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, our camp curriculum fosters healthy living with an emphasis on exercise, accountability for one’s behavior, and an awareness of the specific developmental needs of each age group.

Thanks to our wonderful partners, Camp Sokokis participates in the Summer Food Program. All campers are provided with a healthy and delicious snack daily.

 
Overnights at the Y

Here’s your chance to try an overnight with the Y Summertime Sleepover! Available for an additional $80 fee. Must be enrolled in a YMCA camp the same week.

BEFORE & AFTER CARE

We understand that many parents need a safe, enriching place for their children outside of regular camp hours (9:00 am - 4:00 pm). Extended care is provided at no additional charge each day from 7:00 - 9:00 am and 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Camp Contact

NORTHERN YORK COUNTY BRANCH
ATTN:  Danielle Cote
3 Pomerleau Street, Biddeford, ME 04005
207-283-0100
dcote@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org

CAMP FEES

CAMP FEE

$230 per session, per child, $50 due at registration. Note: Week 3 (July 02-06) is adjusted @ $200 (all camps closed July 04)

EARLY-BIRD INCENTIVE

Register by May 1, receive $10 off each week of camp.

MULTIPLE SESSION INCENTIVE

Register by June 1 for seven weeks or more,  receive $10 off each week.

SIBLING INCENTIVE

Register more than one child from the same family by June 1, weekly fees reduced by $10 per session per child for the second and every subsequent child attending the same camp session.

EXAMPLE: 1st child = $230; 2nd child = $220; 3rd child = $220

DISCOVER WHY EVERYBODY'S INVITED!

Financial Assistance & State Subsidy/Voucher Programs

At the Y, we believe all kids should have the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve through programs like camp. That’s why we are committed to serving everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Financial assistance is available, using a sliding scale based on household income. No one is turned away, so please ask! We also accept Aspire and other State subsidies and vouchers. For more information, please click here

It is only through the generous support of individuals, businesses, and organizations in our community that we are able to provide this need-based financial assistance. Because of their generosity, the YMCA of Southern Maine provided more than $1.2 million in financial assistance and program support to children last year, giving more children access to summer camp and other youth development programs that nurture their potential.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Please make all checks payable to:  YMCA of Southern Maine

Please remember, until all required forms are completed and submitted, and required payments are made, your camp session is not secured.  A $50 deposit per week is required to hold your camper's spot (non-refundable, non-transferable).  This deposit will be applied to the cost of the camp.  One child per form.  Please complete all sections neatly.

Weekly balances are due in full the Wednesday before camp starts through an automatic draft payment (credit card or checking account).  If an automatic payment is not possible, please contact the Camp Director.  We want to work with all families and will not turn a child away due to financial need.

Checks, credit card payments, and bank account drafts returned to us by the bank will incur a $20 fee.  If your payment is returned to us, all future payments must be made with cash, money order, or cashier's check.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
CAMP HANDBOOK

Register for camp

Please contact the Camp Director if you have any questions.