Join the North Woods Brotherhood: A Tradition of Excellence Since 1929. Build lasting friendships and memories at North Woods YMCA Overnight Camp for Boys. Play, learn and grow on over 200 acres alongside beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Activities include soccer, drama, ropes, archery, water skiing, horseback riding and more.
Founded in 1929 for boys ages 8-15, North Woods YMCA Overnight Camp for Boys is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Our 2 week program brings together young men to partake in tradition and fun-filled summer activities while learning about themselves, their environment and each other. Generations of campers have enjoyed North Woods and its focus on the YMCA Core Values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
There are a wide variety of activities here at North Woods. With everything from Sailing to Archery, Basketball to Theater, you will be sure to find something for you to love and to thrive in. You will become part of a long line of “North Woodsmen,” dating back almost a century, that have the support and the respect of a lifelong brotherhood. All the while trying new things, discovering new talents and interests, and making new friends from around the world.
*Activity may have age restrictions or require being at a certain swim level
The typical day at North Woods begins bright and early and is packed full of fun activities, delicious meals and plenty of time to relax and get to know your fellow campers. We have six activity periods each day that are filled with the activities you’ve chosen, a rest hour and free swim period to recharge your batteries during a busy day and an evening activity and a D.I.V.E. session to help you end your day with both excitement and reflection.
Junior Section – Ages 8 – 10, Entering Grades 3-5
Trail Section – Ages 11 – 12, Entering Grades 5-8
Senior Section – Ages 13 – 15, Entering Grades 8-10
Want to learn more? Call anytime, 603-569-2725, our phones are staffed Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm. If those hours do not work for you, you can leave a message or email us at CampingServices@ymcaboston.org to set up a time to talk. We also host open houses, conduct private tours or have online “Zoom” calls where you can ask questions and learn about camp.
We think every child should try overnight camp. We would love a chance for you to see if North Woods Camp for Boys is a good match for you and your son. We are also well versed in many other options for Camps in New Hampshire and would be happy to guide you if our Traditional YMCA Overnight Camp does not meet your needs.