YMCA of Southern Maine

For a Better Us.™

leader in training (LIT) program for teens - all camps

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Our Leader-In-Training (LIT) program for teens aged 13-16 builds leadership skills that they’ll use throughout their lives to help themselves and others identify and achieve goals. This program is offered at all five YMCA of Southern Maine camps.

Each three-week session gives teens the chance to gain valuable knowledge while building confidence by helping others.

There are three components to our skill-based, leadership training process:
  • We help young people figure out what good leaders do and say.
  • We give teens lots of opportunities to practice doing and saying these things.
  • We make it fun!

All LIT campers will have the opportunity to improve their counseling skills by working with groups of kids throughout the summer.


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 7:30 - 9:00am and 4:00 - 5:30pm.

Camp Contacts

Camp Osprey - Jennifer Genthner, jgenthner@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org

Camp Pineland - Liza Stratton, lstratton@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org

Camp Sokokis - Meaghan Woodsome, mwoodsome@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org

In-Town Camp - Joe Baty, jbaty@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org

Otter Pond - Liza Stratton, lstratton@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org



$395 per three-week session, per child, $50 due at registration. 


Register by June 1, receive $10 off each three-week session.


Register by June 1 for all three LIT sessions, receive $10 off each session.


Weekly fees reduced by $10 per session per child for each and every subsequent child from the same family attending the same camp session.

EXAMPLE: 1st child = $395; 2nd child = $385; 3rd child = $385


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 $1.1 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.


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.

Cancellations & Refunds

All deposits are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Weekly program fees for campers who leave for behavioral reasons will not be refunded. For cancellations other than verifiable medical reasons, tuitions paid in advance (minus deposit) will be refunded if we receive written notice with reason for withdrawal at least two weeks before the start of the sessions.


REGISTer online

Or download the registration forms here. Please contact the Camp Director if you have any questions.