Founded in 1901 by Byron “Dad” Clark, Camp Abnaki continues to provide a quality camping experience for boys. YMCA Camp Abnaki is the oldest YMCA boy’s camp in the country. Located on a magnificent point of land at the southern tip of North Hero Island and surrounded by Lake Champlain, Camp Abnaki provides breathtaking views of Vermont’s Green Mountains and the majestic Adirondacks of New York.
A tradition of commitment to the individual makes Abnaki what it is today, a camp that cares about a boy’s needs and feelings. Our motto of “Help the Other Fellow” is still as true as it was in Dad Clark’s days.
The Camp Abnaki Mission
“To provide young people with an opportunity for social, spiritual, mental and physical growth through participation in a community located in a natural setting and characterized by leadership that creates a climate of cooperation a concern for the individual, and the opportunity for interracial, intercultural, and interfaith experience.”