100 Year Celebration - 1922-2022

Over the past 100 years, Camp Cosby has grown from serving 300 to almost 2000 campers each year! While much has changed and our camp population has grown, many of the traditions held dear have remained.

Thanks to some individual donors and grants over the course of the last 5 years, we have been able to prioritize much needed improvements and additions to provide enhanced activities, safer facilities and better accommodations.

As we look toward the future at YMCA Camp Cosby, there we anticipate even greater growth and improvements. Implementing the next phase requires a strategic vision as well as an array of resources to ensure this vision can be fulfilled.

100th Anniversary Celebration – Information


Calling all Camp Cosby alumni, campers/staff, friends and families. We are celebrating 100 years of operation here at Camp Cosby  in 2022!

Join us as we celebrate our 100th summer on the lake! Imagine a fun day at Camp Cosby, visiting with old friends and meeting new ones, too! Share fond memories, camp food and camp songs and experience some of our great camp activities and traditions and take a moment to visit your favorite spots along the way.

Schedule – 100 Year Celebration Schedule

When: June 4th, 2022

Time: Arrival 10am. 100th Ceremony @ G.R.A.C.E Chapel at 7pm – Depart 8pm

Cost:  $10/person (ages 13 and up) No charge for 12 and under. All proceeds will go toward our Annual Campaign Scholarship program to assist deserving families in sending their children to camp.

REGISTER HERE(REGISTRATION IS AT MAX CAPACITY AND CLOSED):(Adult/Family Application – Spring Family Events Section)

Spread the News! Reach out to your Cosby friends and get them to meet you at Cosby for this once in a lifetime, special event!

Registration is required to attend. We are planning special events, just for YOU!!

Accommodations will not be available here at Camp Cosby. However, accommodations are available nearby in Pell City, Lincoln, Talladega and in the Birmingham area.

This is a casual event – please wear your favorite camp t-shirt, if you have one, along with weather appropriate attire and comfortable shoes and feel free to bring your swimsuit, sunscreen and a towel to enjoy the lake, pool or waterfront activities. You might even want to throw a change of clothes in a small bag, just in case you get muddy around the shoreline or up on the field! Never hurts to be prepared.

Our 100th Anniversary will only happen once and this is it! SAVE the DATE, and plan to join us for this very special celebration of our past, present and future at YMCA Camp Cosby!!

See ya at the Lake!

Help support Camp Cosby this summer make a DONATION today!

Join the Camp Cosby Alumni Association! Click HERE

1965 Cosby Original Site


Camp Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant General brochure @Camp Cosby



We have created a site for ALL Cosby Historical documents for our Alumni to access whenever you would like to bring back all the memories of Camp Cosby. This site is a work in progress. You will find an abundance of pictures and documents, but we want more. As you may notice once you start exploring, there are many gaps. We’d love to fill these. If you have any pictures or documents you’d like to share with us, we would love to add these to our archive folders. There are two ways you can share:

Email: cosbyalumni@ymcabham.org

Standard Mail: YMCA Camp Cosby, Attn: Alumni Association, 2290 Paul Bear Bryant Road, Alpine, AL 35014

Recognition: Thank you to Staci Sulhoff and Christine Bartell with the Alumni Association and Cosby Staff for helping collect our camp memories over the years so they can be shared. A special thanks to alumni, Erin Merifield for the years of work scanning in all our archives and creating this site so they are now electronic and can be shared and accessed anytime our Alumni want to relive their special memories of Camp Cosby.


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