Build lasting friendships and memories at North Woods Overnight Camp. Play and learn along the shores and clear waters of Lake Winnipesaukee in Mirror Lake, New Hampshire, with outdoor activities including kayaking, swimming lessons, soccer, tennis, arts and crafts, and more.  

Call 603-569-2725 ext.7000 for more information!

North Woods is a boys only, inclusive, traditional summer camp, focused on personal growth, YMCA values, and providing an unforgettable summer.

Our seasoned staff are great role models. As parents you can feel good knowing your child is in the right hands. Children, ages 8 to 15, receive all meals, four activity periods throughout the day, swimming lessons, and cabin time. Campers enjoy co-ed activities with Pleasant Valley Overnight Camp and theme nights twice a week, and share cabins based on age and grade. Call us to learn more about North Woods sleepaway camp or feel free to stop by an open house or YMCA Camp Fair to see why it’s the perfect camp for your son(s).


  • Founded in 1929 for boys ages 8-15
  • Located on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire
  • Campers are grouped into 3 sections based on age and grade
  • Each camper designs his own daily schedule on the first night of camp
  • All campers participate in an instructional swimming program
  • Special activities and events take place weekly and include overnights, co-ed days with Pleasant Valley (our sister camp), socials, and theme day


North Woods YMCA Overnight Camp for Boys brings together boys to partake in tradition, 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 core YMCA Values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Our trained staff work to encourage and promote self-growth and integrity and act as role models so your child returns home a better person. The enjoyment, friendships and excitement that comes from being part of North Woods are memories that last a lifetime.


Junior Section - Ages 8 - 10, Entering Grades 3-5
Trail Section - Ages 11 - 12, Entering Grades 6-8
Senior Section - Ages 13 - 15, Entering Grades 9 & 10