We think summer should be the most special time of the year. Build lasting friendships and memories at Pleasant Valley YMCA Overnight Camp for Girls. Play, learn and grow on over 200 acres alongside Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Activities include drama, soccer, tennis, arts and crafts, archery, ropes and more.
Pleasant Valley Camp for girls was founded in 1969 on the shores of Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Pleasant Valley provides the perfect setting for girls, ages 8–16, to have fun, develop new interests, be creative, and meet new friends from around the world.
In 1989 Pleasant Valley YMCA Overnight Camp for Girls was moved to its current location on Lake Winnipesaukee. The new larger site, which is adjacent to North Woods Camp for boys, offered more girls the opportunity to enjoy an overnight camping experience with the YMCA. Pleasant Valley continues to offer an environment where campers and staff come together to create a community of respect, teamwork and self-discovery.
There are a wide variety of activities here at Pleasant Valley. 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 join the long tradition of excellence at Pleasant Valley and join a sisterhood half a century old, 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 Pleasant Valley 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 four activity periods each day that are filled with the activities you’ve chosen, a rest hour and cabin time 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 Village: Ages 8-11, Entering Grades 3-5
Middler Village: Ages 11-13, Entering Grades 5-8
Senior Village: Ages 13-16, Entering Grades 8-11
*please note there is overlap in ages from Junior Village to Middler Village and from Middler Village to Senior Village (age doesn’t always guarantee village placement).
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” type 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 Pleasant Valley Camp for Girls is a good match for you and your daughter. 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.