About YOE

Why Come to Camp

We welcome youth who are ready to experience something different. Even if you have issues at home or at school, YOE is a place where you are not your problem and where everyone starts out with a clean slate. Our desire is to give you a chance to discover the outdoors and create memories and friendships that last a lifetime.

You are going to have fun. Some of the things we will do include camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, challenge courses, rock climbing and swimming.

Why Your Parents Want You to Come to Camp

YOE has a trained, experienced staff and low staff to student ratio, with one staff per 2 students. We help build character, self-esteem, teamwork and leadership skills. We serve adolescents 13 – 17 years old who have social, emotional, behavioral and/or mental health issues. We want to provide campers with experiences that will challenge and reward them, and we want them to return home having accomplished something worthy of pride. We hope campers will practice their newly learned skills by participating in related activities within their own local communities.