Proudly Serving the South Shore Community

The South Shore YMCA is a supportive community that helps you become a better version of yourself – spirit, mind and body.

The YMCA is a not-for-profit association dedicated to improving the quality of life for all through programs that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Rooted in Christian tradition and values, the YMCA seeks to serve all people, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, religion, or economic circumstances – so that we all truly belong.

The Y is a place where personal and cultural goals are being met every day. Meeting goals can be exhilarating and more importantly it builds confidence, character and additionally a sense of achievement and fulfillment to those participating. The results of which carry over into and radiate throughout the community. Herb Emilson


The South Shore YMCA proudly serves the communities of Braintree, Cohasset, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Holbrook, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, Weymouth and beyond.

  • Our Emilson YMCA in Hanover and Quincy YMCA branches are vibrant, state-of-the-art community centers that offer health & well-being programs for people of all ages, from infant to seniors.
  • Our Early Learning Centers in Hanover, Quincy and Norwell provide childcare and early education to give children and working parents a bright start.
  • Our traditional Y day camps and Burgess & Hayward resident camp have been building confident young leaders for 90 years.
  • The YMCA South Shore Natural Science Center provides environmental education, camps, and year-round early learning and preschool programs to promote an appreciation of our natural world.


There’s so much to do and see as part of the South Shore YMCA family! Select a location and schedule a tour today.

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