Average rating out of 10
from our 2016
Overnight Camp Survey




Hours per week of reading time by each camper to minimize summer
learning loss





Summer Camp

In 1918, a YMCA program director took a group of boys to Maquoketa to go camping.  What started as a small group of boys learning character and outdoor skills, has turned into over a thousand children every summer in our day camp and overnight camp programs.  While some of the activities have changed, the character development is the same.  


Why Camp Abe Lincoln?

  • Kids will meet excellent role models,  learn new skills, make friends and have fun!
  • YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln has programs for kids 4 to 17 years old during the summer and all ages year round.
  • An average rating of 9.6 on a 10 point scale from overnight camp 2016
  • Camp is affordable to all, with our financial assistance.
  • All counselors are at least high school graduates.  
  • All staff are First Aid and CPR trained, and Child Abuse Mandatory Reporters.
  • Traditional summer camp, teen programs, first time camper, equestrian,  specialty camps and more!
  • YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln summer programs have been running for over 90 years!
  • Your child's safety is our top priority!