As we head into our 80th summer YMCA Camp Piomingo has provided inspiring, engaging and educational co-ed camp programs for children ages 6-16 — all supervised by experienced and caring staff members. Camp is who we are.
Piomingo’s 120-acre campus has been home to countless friendships, life lessons and summertime memories for generations of campers, earning Piomingo a reputation as one of the premier overnight camps in the region.
THE PIOMINGO MISSION
At YMCA Camp Piomingo we believe in the potential of every child. That’s why we strive to create an environment that brings out the best in each camper. With a variety of artistic, athletic and team-based activities, Piomingo campers are given daily opportunities to find out who they are, who they want to be, and then — with the support of friends and our caring staff — develop the confidence and character to become that person.
To have FUN in a safe and friendly environment
To challenge each individual in spirit, mind, and body
To foster an understanding of international relationships and cultural diversity
To encourage an appreciation of the natural environment
To instill courage, confidence, and character in all our campers, guests, and staff
OUR YMCA MISSION
As the overnight camp of the Greater Louisville YMCA our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs which build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
OUR YMCA CORE VALUES
Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility are the character values we instill in our campers, guests, and staff through intentional programming and relationship building.
Our staff act as role models for your camper while focusing on safety (in spirit, mind, and body), the development of friendships, and character development (through our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility), all while participating in activities that focus around achievement and learning new skills during their summer overnight camp experience. We accomplish all of these things while being safe and having fun! We offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of our campers, please see the descriptions below as we hope to match each camper with the perfect program.
Bridget, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, found her passion for camping during her college years when she became involved with Camp Shawnee through the Christian Appalachian Project, a nonprofit organization in Eastern Kentucky. Prior to Piomingo, Bridget worked as the Program Director for ESF Dream Camp in Philadelphia. She worked with inner city youth in a year round after school and summer day camp program for four years. Bridget and her husband Mark have expanded their family to include their dog, Little Foot, and, most recently, their son Quinn.
Bridget has been with Camp Piomingo now for 4 summers (2 as Program Director and 2 as Executive Director) and has loved every part of camp life! She is excited about the many opportunities that lie ahead in keeping Camp Piomingo the magical place so many campers, guests, staff, and alumni come back to visit and call home for another 80 years!
Molly comes to us from Cincinnati, Ohio. Most recently, Molly graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a Master’s degree in Outdoor Recreation. Prior to coming to Camp Piomingo, Molly worked at summer camps for 7 summers, including YMCA Camp Ernst and Frost Valley YMCA. She spent her summers working a variety of positions, such as counselor, unit leader, and most recently, office assistant to the directors. Going into her third summer, Molly is excited to continue bringing new ideas, hiring great staff, and welcoming new campers and families to camp!
Theresa began working for Camp Piomingo in the spring of 2010. Originally from Alabama, Theresa worked at Camp World Song for five years before coming to Piomingo.
She currently lives in Meade County with her husband of 39 years. Together they have four children and twelve grandkids, and three great grandkids. Theresa’s hobbies include fishing, hunting, NASCAR, and football…Roll Tide!
Doug was a business owner for 30 + years. He has extensive knowledge in facility maintenance, and grounds upkeep. He has been married to his wife Sandra for many years and looks forward to continuing to serve the many children, visitors, and guests to the best of our abilities here at Camp Piomingo.
Michelle has been with YMCA Camp Piomingo for 6 years, the majority spent working with her mother Theresa in the kitchen. Michelle also does an amazing job organizing, scheduling, and greeting all of our guests who join us at camp for groups season! Michelle is the mother to two boys, Waylon and Chayce (and a girl, her dog Paisley). She loves Alabama football, Kentucky basketball, corn hole, and everything else that camp fun brings.
Summer Program Coordinator
Becca is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Ball State University. She grew up going to YMCA camp and has five summers of staff experience including YMCA Camp Potawotami and YMCA Camp Weona. Living in Indiana for most of her life, she is enthusiastic to continue helping kids grow and learn at camp, this time south of the river!
Alison was born and raised in Pennsylvania. However, Alison and her husband have been fortunate enough to live in a number of different places! She has most recently relocated to Kentucky after three years of living in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is looking forward to learning more about her new home and is already enjoying the nicer weather!
Alison grew up attending summer camp, and has continued to work and volunteer with camps into adulthood. She is passionate about the outdoors and helping to provide a positive camping experience for as many people as possible. She’s enthusiastic about educating parents and other members of the community about the amazing experiences and opportunities offered to campers every summer.
YMCA Camp Piomingo loves to serve our families and guests of all ages throughout the year! Each season brings an opportunity to step outside, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the magic of camping! Our rustic cabins sleep 10 and we offer programming based on the season. Take a look at what each season will bring here at YMCA Camp Piomingo and sign up today!
YMCA Camp Piomingo is passionate about impacting and connecting with our local community. We have had the pleasure of serving corporate retreats, family reunions, church retreats, school field trips, and so much more. Our facilities are available for seasonal rent where we offer programming as well as food preparation and service. Please click on the following information guide to book your group today! All inquires can be sent to Michelle Banks at firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing the box below.
For over 75 years, YMCA Camp Piomingo has been home to countless unforgettable summer camp experiences and lifelong friendships. So it’s no surprise that we enjoy a vibrant alumni community that spans generations.
This is a place where past campers, staff, and their families can reconnect with the YMCA Camp Piomingo family, share stories and get involved in supporting the camp for future generations.
Find Old Friends and make new ones
YMCA Camp Piomingo is a family made up of generations of campers past and present. To reconnect with your friends and stay up to date on all of the latest YMCA Camp Piomingo news, please register with the Camp Piomingo Alumni Association.
The goals of the YMCA Camp Piomingo Alumni Association are:
To connect and strengthen our 10,000+ alumni community and provide opportunities to get together, visit camp, network and reminisce.
To act as ambassadors for YMCA Camp Piomingo by helping find volunteers, staff candidates and new campers
Looks like the worst is past us! We’ve had thunderstorms in the area for a few hours now, but everyone was back in cabins before the rain came in! Now we can sleep to the peaceful sound of rain as the storms roll out.
See everyone tomorrow morning at 8:45 for check out! ...
Piomingo Nation: It is good! We hosted our fire outside this evening and now all campers and staff are back in cabins as a storm rolls in. Camp is going to continue monitoring the weather for the next few hours. ...