YMCA of Southern Maine

For a Better Us.™

Overnight Camps

Summer sleepovers

Short overnights give children a unique opportunity to learn more about themselves and the world around them.  We are committed to the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, and believe these opportunities will further enhance the lives of campers.

The camp staff have been specifically chosen for these overnight camps based on their experience, commitment, and dedication to all things camp!  They are as eager as the campers to make this a rewarding and fun experience for everyone.  

Overnights at In-Town Camp and Camp Sokokis are open to all campers. Overnights at Otter Pond Camp are open only to campers enrolled at Otter Pond that same week.


Overnights are available for an additional $70 fee per child. Please see pages 18-19 in our Camp Brochure for more information.


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!

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.

We also accept Aspire and other State subsidies and vouchers.

We want to make sure every child has the opportunity to attend our programs, and that every family can do so without burden. Our Y Financial Assistance program and the State Subsidy/Voucher programs both provide for this opportunity. We are happy to help you in your decision making by discussing your options and answering any questions. The Y's sliding scale is available so you can determine roughly where you may fall. You can also review information on the various subsidy programs and their qualifications. 

The Y Financial Assistance serves a broader group of families, with fewer qualifications to meet. However, for families who do qualify, State Subsidy/Voucher programs often result in a lower cost per week of care. We will support your family through either process, whichever is right for your needs.

For Financial Assistance and State Subsidy/Voucher information, please click here


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.  There is also a one-time, $15 registration fee per child (non-refundable, non-transferable. This fee is waived for children who are YMCA of Southern Maine members).  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.