Camp Scholarships


We need your support to reach our goal of raising $35,000 for Camp Scholarships in 2018.

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Meet Shane Hathaway, our 2018 Camp Scholarship Drive Chair:

After a snowier than usual month of March, the staff members at the Boothbay Region YMCA are beginning to dream of summer camp and all that camp means to each of us. Do you have a favorite camp memory? Whether it’s swimming, boating, sports, tug of war, singing by the campfire, arts and crafts, or friendships formed, we know that camp matters. It mattered to each of us, and camp continues to matter in the lives of the young people we serve every year. Summer camp provides children and youth with the opportunity to develop new friendships and important life skills including strong character, curiosity, independence, courage, creativity, team work, and leadership in addition to fostering an affinity for nature and an appreciation for physical activity and the outdoors.

Each year the Boothbay Region YMCA strives to support working families by raising funds for scholarships to help send their children to camp. The Y’s goal is to make camp accessible for every family in the community. Imagine the impact of camp for these kids in our community. Imagine providing these youth with the opportunity to grow through the experience of summer camp. You can help us make that a reality. Please consider a gift to the 2018 Summer Camp Scholarship Drive. Your generosity ensures that a new generation of campers from the Boothbay Peninsula will experience the life-changing impact of camp.

Camp matters. It mattered to me, and working together, I know we can ensure it matters to those who will be able to attend this year through the generosity of this community.


Shane Hathaway                         


(If you would like to donate to the Y’s Camp Scholarship Drive, you can mail a check to: Boothbay Region YMCA, P.O. Box 500, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 or donate online at