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South Shore YMCA

South Shore YMCA

South Shore YMCA


Arts & Sciences

Laura's Center for the Arts Emilson Arts & Education
South Shore Natural Science Center Quincy Arts & Education
Camp Burgess & Hayward  Artist Lending Program


Overview of Offerings

Laura's Center for the Arts

LCA offers youth and adult fine and performing arts programs and activities, including theater productions, art camps, and paint nights. In addition LCA hosts monthly gallery openings featuring local artists' work and a variety of special events.

Laura's Center for the Arts


Arts Center

Lending Artist Program

The South Shore YMCA is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity for local artist to exhibit their work. We are currently seeking local Lending Artists to loan original works of art for display at our branches in Quincy and Hanover, visited by over 40,000 members yearly, as well as in our Association Resources office in Norwell.

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lending artist

Nature Programs & Environmental Science

At the Science Center, our Nature and Environmental Education programs are designed to support the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks. We also offer recreational science programs for youth & adults.

Mobile Science Classroom
School Group Programs
Photosynthesis & Water Exploration Lab


youth and family

Natural Science Center

SSNSC has a mission of providing environmental education and fostering an appreciation of the natural world.  The branch includes a day camp, pre-school, an eco-zone museum, acres of unspoiled walking trails and so much more! 

EcoZone Museum
Nature Center Preschool
Nature Adventures Summer Camp
South Shore Natural Science Center


Natural Science Center

Outdoor Education

‚ÄčOutdoor Education guides young people into a new realm of interesting places, fun recreational activities, and new experiences with friends and family. The Y believes that when kids stretch their legs, explore new fields, and connect with the world around them, they grow into healthy, inspired, and confident adventurers.

Outdoor Education at Camp Burgess & Hayward
Outdoor Education at SSNSC


Outdoor Education

Camp Burgess & Hayward

Youth in Government uses the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility to teach teens in grades 9-12 how they can participate in the democratic process. 

Team Building & Recreation 
Burgess Farm
Camp Burgess & Hayward 


Burgess & Hayward

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