Winter is officially here. And do you know what that means? It’s time for Winter Camp!

YMCA’s Camp Abe Lincoln (1624 W Front St. Blue Grass) is hosting their 6th Annual Winter Camp this Saturday Dec 29 thru Tuesday Jan 1. This camp is full of the magic of camp plus the wonders of winter!

Activities vary for this one of a kind camp, based on the weather conditions. But past activities have included Snowstar, swimming at the Y, ice skating, Michael’s Fun World, sledding, archery, snowball fights, movies, campfires, and more! Camp is also ended with a New Year’s Eve Celebration, giving the kids a great start to 2019 and allowing the parents an opportunity for an adult-only celebration!

Check-in will be from 1 – 2 p.m. on Saturday Dec 29 and check-out is Tuesday Jan 1 from 12-1 p.m. For updates, check out the Facebook event page at

The cost for Y members is only $199 and for the community, $249. Health history and physical forms are required.

You can register for Winter Camp at the YMCA or online at Registration provides all meals, snacks, activities and field trips!

Let the Winter Camp fun commence!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.