(860) 435-2557

Ways to Help

Camp Sloane YMCA needs you now more than ever.

YMCA programs teach young people important values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Through a variety of fun and rewarding activities, they also develop valuable skills while they gain confidence and self-esteem. You simply can't put a price on strengthening and enriching the character of a child. 

There are many ways to help and your contribution helps make it happen…for all campers.

Annual Support Campaign

Your donation to our Annual Support Campaign helps us provide financial assistance to campers that cannot afford a Camp Sloane experience. Your donation also helps us to keep camp affordable for everyone. 

Donate to the Annual Support Campaign 

Camper Referral Program

The greatest compliment received by Camp Sloane is the referral of new campers by members of the "Camp Family" who have had positive and meaningful experiences with us. This group represents the overwhelming majority of each summer’s new campers. As a way to say thank you, for every camper that you send us who registers for resident camp earn $150 credit ($50 for a day camp registration). Just fill out the referral form and we will do the rest!

Refer a Camper

Be a Sloane Ambassador

Camp is just more fun when your friends can attend. If you are having trouble telling your friends about Camp Sloane and you just can’t seem to put all that fun and excitement into words, then let us do it for you! 

We are actively seeking camper families to host camp informational meetings at their homes. All you need to do is recruit some of your friends, bring them to your house and we’ll do the rest.

Can't find the time to host, but still want to be an ambassador? Host a Facebook Pop-up Party! Just invite your guests to a private Facebook group that we create and we will take it from there.

Call us at (860) 435-2557 or email campdirector@campsloane.org to set up a home visit or Facebook party.


There are multiple ways to become involved as a volunteer. Alumni volunteers will find a 
meaningful and enjoyable role as a member of the Alumni Council, planning reunions and other important and fun events for alumni. The Board of Directors seeks individuals with a variety of expertise and interests to serve as policy volunteers. Program volunteers can become involved in summer or year-round activities. Contact us about volunteering info@campsloane.org and register for our annual volunteer work weekend.

Staff Referrals

One of the greatest challenges in recent years has been to find qualified staff in adequate numbers. Counselors, Activity Directors, Village Directors and Registered Nurses continue to be needed throughout the camp season. Please contact the camp director if you have a staff referral, or direct them to contact her directly at campdirector@campsloane.org.


Planned giving

"Others" — That’s the motto of Camp Sloane YMCA. A planned gift to the Camp Sloane YMCA endowment ensures that others can continue to enjoy the life-changing camp experience long into the future.

For more information about planned giving and the Strong Kids Campaign, please call (860) 435-2557 or e-mail pbryant@campsloane.org

The following types of gifts are some of most common methods of making a commitment to present and future generations of children who need Camp Sloane. These gifts can provide you with the personal satisfaction of contributing to provide for an immediate need or for one of lasting significance. Some of them provide you with income during your lifetime, and they offer substantial income and estate tax savings.

Cash Gift • Stock/Bonds • Gifts In Kind
Named Endowments • Bequests
Memorial Gift/Honoring Gift • Life Insurance
Matching Gift Program • Real Estate
Life Income Gift • Retirement Plans 

For more information, contact: 

Paul "Bear" Bryant
Executive Director
Camp Sloane YMCA
124 Indian Mountain Rd.
Lakeville, CT 06039

To make a gift using your credit card, call Executive Director, Paul "Bear" Bryant at 860-435-2557.

Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law:
The Internal Revenue Service recognizes Camp Sloane YMCA as a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization with Federal Tax ID # 13-1739939.