Camp IngersollMiddletown, CT
YMCA Camp Ingersoll aims to develop the spirit, mind, and body by instilling the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility through varied programming, valued role models, and an enduring drive towards improving our community.
In November 1960 the Middlesex YMCA purchased the property known as Yankee Girl Scout Camp Sprague. A 74 acres wooded paradise located on beautiful Jobs pond in Portland CT. The Y camp, as it was called then, helped the Middlesex Y realize it’s greatest financial year in it’s more than 60 year existence that following summer. Today YMCA Camp Ingersoll, now 77 acres, believes that the experiences a child has throughout the summer months will greatly affect the values they learn and the person they become. Our staff inspirit campers to learn and demonstrate positive values such as caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility through positive role modeling and recognizing important "teachable moments".
Last year, during it's 50th summer season, camp served 1,219 different campers; an average of 650 campers per day ages 4 through 17, throughout a nine-week camp season. These campers had opportunities to participate in enriching activities such as archery, swimming, arts & crafts, boating, field games, nature, hiking, family nights, sports, rock climbing, and more. In addition, the YMCA strives to make camp available to all families by offering financial assistance. Last summer we utilized over $100,000 of United Way funds and contributions from YMCA donors representing over 25% of our total camp population.