Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. YMCA CAmp Lawrence is a residential summer camp for boys located on Bear Island in Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. IT is owned and operated by the Merrimack Valley YMCA, based in Lawrence, Massachusetts. IT is the only island-based boys camp in New Hampshire, and one of only several in the country. THe Merrimack Valley YMCA also operates Camp Nokomis, a residential summer camp for girls, also located on Bear Island. THe Lawrence YMCA first offered a summer day camp for young boys in 1901 or 1902, but the origins of "Camp Lawrence" as a residential camp can be traced to 1906, with a 10-day program run in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. IN late August and early September, 30 boys and 2 adults spent their days engaged in sports, swimming, boating and outings to nearby attractions.