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 mid-west 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!
Blake “Dr. Gadget” Freeman, Administrative Director
Blake has worked with the YMCA since 2014. He originally started at the North location as a part time front desk staff. Throughout his years at the YMCA, he moved up to full time lead front desk staff, and then now to the Administrative Director. When Blake is not working he enjoys spending time exercising, playing baseball and exploring new and unique things! Blake is originally from Davenport Iowa and attended college locally at St. Ambrose University, he has lived here his whole life and loves the area but also loves to travel and explore new areas!
Jeff “Old School” Leach, Maintenance Director
Jeff just recently joined the camp staff in December of 2017, however he is returning to camp after being a camper back in the 80’s.. Jeff has lived in Davenport most of his life after moving here from the island he was born on. In his free time Jeff loves to be outside either fishing, hiking or camping. He also loves to spend time with his wife and daughters and keeps very active in his church.