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GENERATIONS OF SUMMER CAMP MEMORIES

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.

OUR GOALS

  • 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.

Summer Overnight Camp

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.

Staff

Bridget (Gaffney) Anderson

Executive Director

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. She recently married her husband, Mark Anderson, who was a camp counselor with her many summers back at Camp Shawnee.

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 has been with Camp Piomingo now for 2 summers as the Summer Program 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 year after year!

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Molly Staley

SUMMER PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Molly Staley 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 the past 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. Molly is excited to incorporate new programming ideas and help every camper have a fun and safe summer by hiring an amazing staff!

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Theresa Banks

Kitchen Manager

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!

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Doug Stone

Facility Director

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 Banks

Groups Coordinator

Michelle Banks has been with YMCA Camp Piomingo for 5 years working with her mother Theresa in the kitchen. This past fall Michelle moved to the “front of the house” where she learned all aspects of camp with our groups program. She is responsible for organizing, scheduling, and greeting all of our guests who join us at camp! Michelle is the mother to two boys, Waylon and Chayce (both boys work in the kitchen during the summer!) and loves Alabama football, Kentucky basketball, corn hole, and everything else that camp fun brings.

Becca Byers

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!

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Alison Reeseman Brown

Office Manager & Registrar

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.

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Seasonal Mini Camps

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!

Group & School Programming

More than just summer camp

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 mbanks@ymcacamppiomingo.org or by completing the box below.

Group Rental Inquiry

Directions to Camp

YMCA Camp Piomingo is located only 45 minutes south of downtown Louisville off Highway 1638 in Brandenburg, Kentucky.

YMCA Camp Piomingo’s 120-acre campus is located in the 2,600-acres of the Otter Creek Recreation Area, which is operated by Kentucky Fish & Wildlife.

FROM THE NORTH (LOUISVILLE):

  • Travel South on I-65
  • Take exit 125 (I-265 – Gene Snyder Freeway W) toward Ft. Knox
  • Take exit 1 and turn left onto 31W-60 (Dixie Hwy) toward Ft. Knox
  • Turn right onto 1638 toward Brandenburg
  • Turn right into Otter Creek Recreation Area
  • Drive 2 miles and turn right into YMCA Camp Piomingo sign

FROM THE SOUTH (NASHVILLE):

  • Travel North on I-65 past Elizabethtown, KY
  • Take exit 102 for Joe Prather Hwy/KY-313 toward Radcliff/Vine Grove
  • Drive to Dixie Hwy/ KY-31W
  • Turn right onto Dixie Hwy/KY-31W.
  • Turn left onto KY-1638/Old Mill Road
  • Turn right into Otter Creek Recreation Area
  • Drive 2 miles and turn right into YMCA Camp Piomingo sign

YMCA CAMP PIOMINGO ELECTRIC GATE INSTRUCTIONS

TO ENTER YMCA CAMP PIOMINGO DURING BUSINESS HOURS (9AM TO 5PM)

*This procedure only applies on Mondays & Tuesdays when the park is closed

  • Enter 034, 001, or 002 on the silver key pad
  • Wait for someone to answer your call
  • Announce you are at gate
  • You will be “buzzed” in (The gate will be opened for you)

TO ENTER YMCA CAMP PIOMINGO AFTER HOURS (5PM TO 9AM)

  • Enter 003 on the silver key pad
  • Wait for someone to answer your call
  • Announce you are at gate
  • You will be “buzzed” in (The gate will be opened for you)

The electric gate is operated by a regular phone line. If you get voicemail or no answer, please try again.

During check in/out days during summer camp the YMCA Camp Piomingo Staff will be located at the electric gate to welcome you and your camper.

Alumni

Once a Camper Always a Camper

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
  • To assist in all fundraising efforts

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Camp Countdown!

News & Upcoming Events

Read our fall issue of Noonway News (PDF).

 

As we end our successful 2017 camp season we are already planning for summer 2018 – which happens to be our 80th summer! Be sure to SIGN UP for EARLY BIRD today!

Missing camp? Check out our upcoming events!

Mini Camps

  • Winter Camp – December 15 – 17, 2017

Learn more about our Mini Camps.

What a great kick off to our 80th celebration! #BPHC to all who joined us last night for fun, campfires, and storytelling! Here is a great shot of the 80s crew - who we will see as the year goes on?! #home #canpinspires #friendsforever ...

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It's a beautiful fall day here at camp, we hope you have been able to go outside and enjoy it too! It makes us miss summer and wonder who will be back with us for our 80th? 🤔 ...

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