International Weekend at Sandy Island

Join us on Lake Winnipesaukee
Friday June 16th – Sunday June 18th
for a Family Friendly International Weekend!

Join us for a fun & affordable family friendly weekend getaway!

Get ready for…
Boating on the lake
Making s’mores by the campfire,
Outdoor time with friends & family
& so much more!



The tradition of International weekend at Sandy Island began years ago as a cooperation between the International and Camping Services branches of the Greater Boston YMCA. Today the tradition continues with International families that have been coming to enjoy Sandy Island for years. As a pre-season event, Sandy Island will be operating with limited program staff. The program schedule is coordinated by long time returning campers. This weekend is a great way to experience the Island for those that aren’t able to attend during the regular camping season.


Join us on Friday June 16th for dinner, and stay through lunch on Sunday June 18th



Under 3 yrs: Free
Ages 3-8 yrs: $95
Ages 9-16 yrs: $135
Adults 17+ yrs: $195

A non-refundable $25/per person deposit is required at the time of registration to reserve your cabin.


Each person or family is housed in a lakeside cabin
Boat to/from Sandy Island
Snack Fri. night, 5 meals (Sat. thru Sun.)
Tennis courts , ball fields
Bocce, ping pong, games
Nature trails, birds, deer!
International theme party/talent show
Beaches, swimming, canoeing, kayaking*
Campfire with S’mores!

*All activities, including swimming and water sports are at your own risk.

To Register for camp, click the button below!



We have sheets, pillow cases and wool blankets available for your stay! Please plan on checking the weather before you pack! Nights are chilly and days are warm, so layers are important!

Suggested packing list:

Warm and cool clothes (It can get cool at night)

Comfortable clothes for yoga, walking, lounging, and/or relaxation

Rain gear, including foot gear (just in case)*

Toiletries (Shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush & paste, hair brush, chapstick, contact solution/glasses if applicable)**


Water bottle

Bath towel

Flashlight or headlamp

Bug repellent

Swimsuit, sun block, & beach towel (Camp provides beach chairs)

Comfy walking shoes

Sleeping bag – optional (We provide wool blankets, pillows, and sheets)

* If rain is expected, please pack your clothing in a plastic bag inside your suitcase to keep articles dry during transport



What are the Sandy Island cabins like?

The cabins at Sandy Island are simple and comfortable. All beds are twin size, and many cabins also have bunk beds. Cabins have electrical outlets and lights, screened windows, a small porch, chairs, clothes lines, and a few drawers for storage.

Do I have to bring linens?

Blankets (wool & cotton), pillows, and sheets are provided. You’ll need to bring your own bath towels, and beach towels if you want to swim.

How many people stay in each cabin?

Cabins differ in design and size, ranging from 1 to 10 guests.

Can I request a specific size cabin?

Yes! Cabin requests will be handled on first-paid, first-served basis. Let us know what you’re looking for.

Can I request a specific roommate(s)?

Absolutely! This may also be affected by cabin availability, but we’ll do our best to make it happen. The earlier you contact us with your request, the better.

What’s the bathroom/shower situation?

The vast majority of Sandy Island cabins have electricity, but no indoor plumbing. Central bath houses are located a short walk from all cabins. There are a limited number of cabins with shared bath facilities and individual rooms.

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