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YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln



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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.

1624 West Front St.

Blue Grass, IA  52726

Phone (563) 381-3053

Fax     (563) 381-3056

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Year-Round Staff:

Zach Klipsch - Executive Director

Jon Groth - Director of Camp Operations

Nick Martinez - Program Director
Alexandra Clark - Administrative Director


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 Safety

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.