2024 Paddle Plunge!

April 13, 2024 at YMCA Camp Lincoln, 67 Ball Road, Kingston, NH


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The Paddle Plunge is back! On April 13th, just as the ice melts, YMCA supporters will create their best costumes and race into the water for a freezing dip in Kingston Lake to benefit the Southern District YMCA Annual Support Campaign. Why will they do it? Because they care! The Paddle Plunge raises funds which help make YMCA programming more affordable for families in need.

Help us reach our goal in 2024. Your support gives children in our community the gift of independence, self confidence, and fun!

Create your team, choose your costume and raise money for scholarships. Prizes are awarded for the best costume, and to the team that raises the most money. The minimum suggested donation per team is $1,000.

Join us at 9:30 for a free pancake breakfast around the campfire before the plunge. 

Schedule for the day

9:30 am Arrival and team check-in

  • Campfire, hot drinks and pancake breakfast
  • Scavenger hunt activity
  • Yard games on the upper green
  • Camp store open

11:00 am Announcements in Pavillion

  • Team introductions and judging of best dressed
  • Announce awards: most funds raised and best dressed

11:20 am PLUNGE!!

11:45 am Lexie’s Burger Bus and Kona Ice open for business

  • Free burger to all who jump in the lake. Burgers to purchase for spectators.
  • Kona Ice truck