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YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln has been proudly serving youth and families in the community for 90 years.  As a branch of the Scott County Family Y, we work to forward to mission of the YMCA:To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

We thank you for taking the time to learn more about the life changing programs we have to offer.  For more information, please do not hesitate to call us at 563.381.3053 or email us at Contact Camp.

Meet the Staff

Nick “Papa Smurf” Martinez, Executive Director

Nick has worked at Camp since 2005. He is originally from Tennessee and found his way to the midwest when he attended the University of Dubuque. As a summer job, he started as a camp counselor and realized immediately he had found his passion and career. Throughout the years, he moved up to the Resident Camp Coordinator, Program Director, and has been Executive Director since 2014. When he is not working at Camp, he enjoys spending his time with his little in the Big Brother program, trying new cuisines, and hiking with his wife and dogs!

Alex “Prancer” Clark, Associate Director

Alex has worked at Camp since 2008. She began as a camp counselor while attending Knox College. Working at Camp changed her career path and life forever; while in school she was pursuing a career in marketing. That quickly changed and she continued her path in the camping world. She returned to be the first media counselor the following summer, then the Rentals Coordinator, the Administrative Director, and now the Associate Director.  Besides Camp, Alex also loves travel, Harry Potter, and trail running.