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Camp Abe Lincoln Leadership Staff

Nick Martinez,
Executive Director

Alexandra Clark,
Administrative Director

Calvin Zehring III, 
Maintenance Director

Camp Abe Lincoln

• New Zip Lines
• Archery
• Swimming Pool
• Canoes
• Horses
• Climbing Tower
• Memories!





YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln

1624 West Front St., Blue Grass, IA  52726 | 563.381.3053


Welcome to YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln

YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln is an overnight and day camp where we put children in intentional situations that will positively impact their lives. Campers will have the opportunity to paddle in a canoe, shoot bows and arrows and ride a horse; but more importantly, they will learn self-confidence and independence while experiencing community, friendship, and spiritual growth.

A premier summer camp located just outside the Quad Cities, Camp Abe Lincoln serves children from the midwest and in some cases, across the country and world.  So whether you are from Bettendorf or Moline, Chicago or New York, Camp Abe Lincoln is waiting for you.

Nestled on the picturesque banks of the Mississippi River, YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln offers a peaceful location ideal for your next business meeting, family reunion, church retreat, staff picnic or special event. It's also home to hundreds of kids each summer, eager to participate in camping programs like Resident Camp and Day Camp. With a variety of meeting spaces, recreational and educational activities, programming options, sleeping accommodations for 200 and a professional staff team, YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln is a perfect location for you and your family.

We change lives every day. Thank you for taking the time to consider sending your child to camp. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call or email us. We look forward to meeting you.

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Tradition: YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln has been in operation for over 80 years. Campers and counselors return year after year to experience the magic of summer camp. Whether you find it playing Capture the Flag, or sitting around an evening campfire with your cabin, the spirit of camp lingers in the heart of campers long after their week has ended.

Our Values: YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln offers campers the opportunity to learn while at play. All of our programs teach the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility through each activity. YMCA Camp Able Lincoln offers a safe, positive environment for campers to try new experiences and make new friends.

Accreditation, Health, and Saftey: YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA).  ACA is a nationally recognized organization that has developed over 280 standards and procedures for program quality and safety. The accreditation process is a thorough screening process that inspect all the day-to-day aspects of camp operation. This process ensures a safe, quality experience for everyone.