Our Mission

Youth Incorporated’s mission is to advance the mental, moral and physical development of boys and girls through outdoor recreation and athletic programs.


“Building Leaders for Tomorrow.”


We believe that if young people are placed under the supervision of competent, trained, moral leaders who challenge their minds and bodies, the end product is a good citizen who will grow into a self-reliant adult.


Youth Incorporated was founded by the late Allen Dobson, a Nashville banker, businessman and philanthropist. Chartered on June 25, 1945, under the laws of the State of Tennessee, Youth Inc. has focused its efforts primarily in the Middle Tennessee area.

For more than 70 years, thousands of young people in Middle Tennessee have participated in a variety of programs and activities, including summer camp, church camps, school retreats, jr. pro basketball, inline hockey and more.

Accredited by the Amarican Camp Association

Camp YI


Located in La Vergne, Tn; Camp YI has served as the ultimate summer program for the youth of Middle Tennessee  for over 70 years.

With activities ranging from horseback riding to water skiing, Camp YI is the ultimate summer destination for children of all ages.

Camp Activities Include:

  • Water Skiing, Tubing, Kneeboarding
  • Horseback Riding
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Climbing Tower
  • Ropes Course
  • Canoeing
  • Swimming Pool
  • Archery and BB Gun Ranges
  • Camp Crafts- Wilderness Survival Preparation Area

For more information on Camp YI visit Campyi.org

Inline Hockey


Since 1998, Youth Incorporated Inline Hockey has provided the families of Middle Tennessee with a sports outlet outside the mainstream sports.  Working together with the Nashville Predators and many local busineses, the program has provided the youth of Middle Tennessee with a source of exercise and an outlet for friendship for over 15 years.

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Our History

We are building on 70 years of history!

Youth Incorporated was founded by the late Allen Dobson, a Nashville banker, businessman and philanthropist. Chartered on June 25, 1945, under the laws of the State of Tennessee, Youth Inc. has focused it's efforts primarily in the Middle Tennessee area.

In 1950, Allen Dobson inspired another innovative program called "Hands Across the Sea." Twenty-two European teenagers were brought to Nashville for an opportunity to experience an American lifestyle in an effort to promote international understanding and cooperation. Co-sponsored by a variety of Nashville business and professional leaders, this was one of the first Foreign Exchange programs ever.

In 1955, Circle YI was forced to move from its original location because of the expansion of the Nashville International Airport. In the late 1960s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flooded the area to create a reservoir for the Nashville area. More than 400 acres of the farm land was submerged in water. However, instead of having a river front area for just swimming and canoeing, Youth Inc. owned a 175-acre property with a beautiful overlook of the new lake.

The other services provided by Youth Inc. were added during the mid-1980s, including Youth Baskteball, In-Line Hockey and Off-Season Rentals. To date, thousands of young people have been served by the mission of Youth Inc. in Middle Tennessee, and the organization continues to effect positive change in today's youth.


Contact Us

We want to help you have the best experience possible.
At Youth Incorporated, we are “BUILDING LEADERS FOR TOMORROW”

Main Office
Youth Incorporated
4117 Hilsboro Pk, STE 103-256

Nashville, Tn 37215
Phone: 615.865.0003 #4
Fax: 615.730.7576
Emaill: andy@youthincorporated.org

Summer Camp and Rentals
Camp YI
Kim Hutchison, Camp Director
P.O. Box 486 (all mail & packages)
LaVergne, TN 37086
Phone: 615.459.3971
Email: campyidirector@gmail.com

IMPORTANT:  If sending package via UPS, FedEx, or DHL, please use: 599 Jones Mill Rd. LaVergne, Tn 37086

*United States Post Office will NOT deliver to the street address, only to the P.O. Box*

YI Inline Hockey

4117 Hilsboro Pk, STE 103-256

Nashville,  Tn 37215

Jeff Fox, League President- Bellevue Blast Hockey
Phone: 615.865.0003 #2
Email:  Jeff@youthincorporated.org