YCI Outdoor Center FAQ's

 
 

How much does an Outdoor Center Membership Cost? 

Outdoor Center Memberships are available to members and nonmembers of the Middlesex Y. 

$100 Annual Family Membership for Y Members

$200 Annual Family Membershp for Non Y Members

 

What are the Hours of Operation? 

YMCA Camp Ingersoll Outdoor Center is open for members to use *12 months a year from sunrise to sunset; **with the exception of the day camp season. **

In order to provide a safe and secure setting for our day camp program, we ask our members to stay off the property Monday-Friday during the day camp season; defined as June 15th – August 21st from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. *

Members can only be on the water when the waterfront is open and certified YMCA lifeguards are on duty:

  • Wednesday 6pm-8pm thru 8/19/2020

  • Friday 6pm-8pm thru 8/21/2020

  • Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm thru 8/30/2020​

 

While available for your use year-round, we are unable to provide staff in the winter and there is no indoor space to use at this time.

 

Can I bring a guest? 

There is a $5 guest fee for each guest that must be paid upon arrival. Guests must be accompanied by a member.

Can I use waterfront for swimming & boating? 

 

Members can only be on the water when the waterfront is open and certified YMCA lifeguards are on duty:

  • Wednesday 6pm-8pm thru 8/19/2020

  • Friday 6pm-8pm thru 8/21/2020

  • Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm thru 8/30/2020​

 

Is fishing allowed? 

  • The Ingersoll Fishing Season runs in conjunction with the state-wide timelines.

  • Fishing is a catch & release program and is prohibited from boats, canoes, waterfronts, docks and/or on the ice.

  • Members can only be on the water when the waterfront is open and certified YMCA lifeguards are on duty:

    • Wednesday 6pm-8pm thru 8/19/2020

    • Friday 6pm-8pm thru 8/21/2020

    • Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm thru 8/30/2020​

 

What activities are available? 

Families have the opportunity to PLAY: 

  • Basketball,

  • Frisbee,

  • Soccer,

  • Wiffle ball,

  • Volleyball,

  • Tag, and various other outdoor games.

 

Families can also ENJOY

  • mountain bike,

  • go fishing,

  • picnic,

  • camp overnight (permit required: $5),

  • build sand castles / play in the sand

  • use the waterfront (swimming and boating) during the open times described above.

 

We also plan to issue a schedule of drop in enrichment activities that will add value to your OC membership. These will include:

  • swim lessons,

  • archery,

  • hikes and campfires, and more.

There will be a charge associated with the general public but OC Members will have free entry.

Equipment:

  • Helmets must be worn for ANY person on a bike, scooter, roller blades, roller skates, unicycles, and the like.  

  • Sport equipment is located in ball racks beside the courts. Families bring their own equipment as well. Please return all equipment to the racks when you are finished using it.  

  • You are allowed to fish all year round at Camp Ingersoll and are not required to have a license. However, we you must practice Catch and Release as an OC Member and you can only fish on solid ground when the waterfront is not open (sand, grass, gravel, NO DOCKS)

 

Where do we park? 

Families may park in three different locations:

  1. In front of or behind the Main Office

  2. Behind the Kiddy Camp building  Drive past the Main Office  Across from the courts and before going down the hill the waterfront there is a split rail fence and an Outdoor Center parking sign on your right.  

  3. At the waterfront  Drive past the Kiddy Camp building  follow the hill down to the pond  Take a left at the bottom of the hill and you next right to the Waterfront  Please park in front of the fence by the Outdoor Center parking sign.

Please use the designated Parking and remember to put your PRINTED PARKING PASS on DASH

 

Can we camp overnight? 

Families can also ENJOY

  • mountain bike,

  • go fishing,

  • picnic,

  • camp overnight (permit required: $5),

  • build sand castles / play in the sand

  • use the waterfront (swimming and boating) during the open times described above.

 

Can we bring our bicycles? 

Families can also ENJOY

  • mountain bike,

  • go fishing,

  • picnic,

  • camp overnight (permit required: $5),

  • build sand castles / play in the sand

  • use the waterfront (swimming and boating) during the open times described above.

 

Can we bring our dogs? 

The rules stated for dog owners will be strictly enforced. Dog owners must follow all rules stated above as well as the following:

  • Dogs MUST be kept on a leash and under control at all times.

  • Dog owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dog.

Northern Middlesex YMCA

YMCA CAMP INGERSOLL

Location: 94 Camp Ingersoll Road Portland, CT  

860-342-2267
Mailing: 99 Union Street Middletown, CT 06457  

860-342-2267

A Community of Caring People for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility