Driving Directions

YMCA Camp Belknap is located in Mirror Lake, Tuftonboro, on the northeast shore of Lake Winnipesaukee in central New Hampshire, USA. We are 7 miles northwest of downtown Wolfeboro, on Rte 109 (also known as Governor Wentworth Highway).

The physical address is:
11 Chase Point Road
Mirror Lake, NH 03853

Below this Google map are specific driving directions to the camp.

FROM POINTS NORTH

From northern or northwest NH, take either I-93 or Rte 3 south to Ashland, where Rtes 3 and 25 combine (Exit 24 off I-93). Follow Rtes 3 & 25 for about 9 miles, through Holderness and East Holderness, until you come to Rte 25B. Take a left on Rte 25B and follow for about 3 miles to Center Harbor. In Center Harbor, take a left onto Rte 25 and follow Rte 25 north about 8 miles until you come to Rte 109. There will be a small airstrip on your left. Turn right on Rte 109, heading south. Follow Rte 109 south for about 12 miles. Take a right onto Chase Point Rd. This is 1 mile past the convenience store and docks at 19 Mile Bay. The camp entrance will be on your right.

From the northeast, take Rte 16 south to West Ossipee and turn right onto Rte 25. Follow Rte 25 about 11 miles until you see the sign for Rte 109 south. There will be a small airstrip on your right. Turn left on Rte 109, heading south. Continue as directed in the preceding paragraph.

FROM POINTS SOUTH

From Concord, take I-93 to I-393 east, Exit 15E. I-393 becomes Rte 9 east. Follow Rte 9 to the Epsom traffic circle. From the Epsom traffic circle, take Rte 28 north to the Alton traffic circle. Go 2/3 of the way around the Alton traffic circle and head on Rte 28 north to Wolfeboro. As you enter Wolfeboro, Rte 28 becomes Rte 109, just after you pass Brewster Academy (on your left). Continue straight on Rte 109 through the town of Wolfeboro for about 7 miles. Take a left onto Chase Point Road, about a quarter mile past the entrance to Camp Northwoods/Pleasant Valley. You’ll see our green and white sign as you turn onto Chase Point Road. The entrance to the camp will be on your right.

From the NH Seacoast, take the Spaulding Turnpike (Rte 16) to Exit 15 in Rochester. This exit is marked “Lake Winnipesaukee.” Take left at light. You are now on Rte 11. Take Rte 11 west to the Alton traffic circle. Go 1/4 of the way around the Alton traffic circle and head north on Rte 28. Now the directions continue as above, from Rte 28 north.

FROM POINTS EAST

From northeastern ME, take Rte 302 to Conway, NH and then follow Rte 16 south. From here, follow the FROM POINTS NORTH directions above.

From Portland, ME, Brighton Avenue becomes Rte 25. After about 50 miles, Rte 25 will take you to Rte 16 near Ossipee. At the end of Rte 25, turn left onto the entrance ramp to Rte 16. After approximately 2-3 miles, turn right onto Rte 28 south. This will bring you into the center of Wolfeboro, at a T intersection. Turn right on Rte 109, heading north. Continue straight on Rte 109 through the town of Wolfeboro for about 7 miles. Take a left onto Chase Point Road, about a quarter mile past the entrance to Camp Northwoods/Pleasant Valley. You’ll see our green and white sign as you turn onto Chase Point Road. The entrance to the camp will be on your right.

Live Camp Updates with the Directors

Register for a session below to learn more about the 2021 season. Get your questions answered.

Director Q&A:

New Camper Orientation (New Camper Families only please! Session is for Campers and Adults)

Pre-Arrival Requirements

The following link has mandatory pre-camp requirements. Additional details will be provided related to pre-camp symptom monitoring and pre-camp testing in May.

Pre-Camp Requirements as of 4/13/21

Packing for Camp

Click here to view and download the most up-to-date list of items to pack for camp (Updated on February 24th, 2021).

If any changes to the list occur prior to the start of camp, a new list and updates will be posted here.

Please note the following:

  • No Laundry - To minimize handling of camper clothes and equipment, Belknap will NOT be offering laundry for sessions that are 1 or 2 weeks. We will provide laundry for 4-week campers.
  • Mask type requirements are outlined as of the current CDC guidance.
  • Water bottles with strap or carrying device are required. Water fountains will be closed to minimize transmission of COVID. Instead, campers will be asked to carry their water bottles to program periods. Water bottle fill stations are located throughout camp.
  • Medications – Belknap is using PackMyRx to help pre-pack medications for camp. Please click here for information and instructions. Please ensure you complete this process at least 30 days prior to your session. Late fees apply.
  • No care packages. Please send letters only.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Belknap is planning coordinated efforts to minimize exposure and risk on these high traffic days. Families will be made aware of exact pick-up and drop off times and procedures for campers and guardians. Information will be posted here as it becomes available. Please note the following:

  • All campers are required to have a negative COVID PCR test complete 3-5 days prior to arrival. Documentation of a negative test will be required upon arrival at camp. Belknap will be providing more information about completing this step soon.
  • Additionally, Belknap will be completing a PCR test for each camper onsite on check-in day. This is separate than the pre-camp testing. Information about this testing will be provided soon.
  • Belknap has not posted check-in times yet. Thank you for your patience. Belknap plans on coordinated efforts to minimize exposure and risk on these high traffic days. Belknap is working through the final discussion on testing and timing which will dictate the drop off process. Families will be made aware of exact drop off times soon.
  • Reminder - Late arrivals will NOT be accepted on to campus because of the testing procedures and COVID protocols. Also please note if the camper needs to depart early from camp for a pre-planned event or unforeseen circumstance, they will be unable to return back to camp no matter what day it is within the session.
  • Pick-up times are tentatively planned for 9am-11am for 2-week sessions and 9-10am for 1-week sessions. More information to come soon on the process.
  • The Camp Store will be closed on check-in days. Camp Store will be open online before your camper’s session and you will be able to access and get camp clothing and equipment sent to you ahead of time.

Camp Life During COVID

Belknap’s mission remains unchanged. Belknap is working on modifications to the property/facilities and program in 2021 to enhance safety and still preserve the core principles of Belknap life. The pictures below will be updated as we make changes around camp.

  • Cabin Fans
  • Hand Washing Station
  • Screen Doors
  • Water Bottle Fill Stations
  • Cabin Fans

    Fans installed on cabin to improve airflow.

  • Hand Washing Station

    Outdoor hand-washing stations installed around camp.

  • Screen Doors

    Screen doors on every cabin will improve the airflow in living quarters.

  • Water Bottle Fill Stations

    Camp is removing the water bubblers and installing 30 of these bottle fill stations all over camp

Masks

Masks for campers and staff will be a part of Belknap’s plan for preventing introduction and spread of virus at Camp. Belknap will be providing more information at a later date about type and number of masks to pack for camp. Please note that campers and staff will be unmasked for sleeping, eating, showering and swimming.

COVID Testing

Camp Belknap plans to use COVID testing as a part of our 2021 plan for entry and admittance to camp, diagnostic (symptoms) and ongoing monitoring, The timing, type of testing, and logistics are being reviewed and will be announced as decisions are made. Types of tests and criteria for their use are continuing to evolve and we want to ensure that we are implementing best practices.

Response to Positive Test

Working with Belknap’s medical advisory group, we are developing a detailed plan for the potential of a symptomatic individual and/or positive test at camp. This plan will include isolation, quarantine, contact tracing, and care of campers/staff.

Visitors

Permission is required to visit camp during the non-summer months/“off season.” Please click below for detailed information on visiting camp. When camp is in session, for the safety of our campers and staff, visitors will be strictly limited. Updated information regarding this policy will be provided here.

Visit Information

Belknap Pledge

We are developing a pledge to ensure compliance and a clear focus on keeping ourselves and each other safe. More to come on this!