Youth Incorporated...established 1945
Youth Incorporated is a non-profit 501c3 organization that was established in 1945 by Mr. Allen Dobson. Camp Y.I.(Youth Inc) is a traditional summer camp on 175 acres in La Vergne, TN. We are situated on a peninsula overlooking Percy Priest Lake in Rutherford County.
Our overnight program began in 1957 when Youth Incorporated/Camp Y.I. permanently relocated to 685 acres known as Ridley's Landing. In 1968, the Percy Preist Resorvoir was completed and Percy Priest Lake was formed from the Stones River leaving the current site of 175 acres.
We are forever grateful to Mr. Allen Dobson for donating the land to be used as a summer camp for boys and girls. Read more about Mr. Dobson's life and contribution under History.
Our summer camp is a place where boys and girls ages 7-14 can come together to build a community of playing in the outdoors. A variety of activities are offered on a weekly basis: horseback riding, water skiing, kneeboarding, tubing, swimming pool, 40' climbing tower, low and high ropes courses, quantum leap, giant swing, zip line, archery, bb guns, arts & crafts, camp crafts and a variety of night time activities including scavenger hunts, lip sync contest, counselor hunt, dances, talent show (two week sessions) and campfires. Please see our Camp Activities page under Summer Camp for more detail.