Welcome to the Merrimack Valley YMCA Camps, where we have over 100 years of traditions.  We operate two overnight camps on Lake Winnipesaukee’s Bear Island in New Hampshire: Camp Lawrence for boys aged 8-16 and Camp Nokomis for girls aged 8-16.  We also run a Family Camp for 9 days at the end of the summer at Camp Lawrence.  Lastly, we operate a day camp and travel camp located on Captain’s Pond in Salem, NH: Camp Otter and Road Rangers Travel Camp for boys and girls aged 6-14.

The Merrimack Valley YMCA Camps also has an alumni base that reaches far and wide.  We have former campers and staff living all over the world.  Currently we are in touch with over 1000 alumni from our camps.  We are able to stay connected with them through events and newsletters.


News & Events

I Learned it at Camp

Claudia Jin Soo Hoo

Camp Nokomis

1992-2006 and 2014-Present

Camp Otter

1989-1990 and 2009-2013

Claudia attended both Camp Otter and Camp Nokomis as campers for many years.  While in high school and in college, she worked at Nokomis as a Cabin Counselor, Assistant Waterfront Director, and lastly a Unit Head.  After graduating from...

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