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South Shore YMCA Day Camps Start June 29 Register Today

Posted: May. 25, 2020 Register for Day Camp Now

Our Day Camps Open June 29

Like many of you, we were delighted to hear the Governor’s announcement that day camps would be opening this summer in Massachusetts.

Parents can expect to see safety as the first and foremost focus at the South Shore YMCA day camps. For camp directors and counselors, the health and safety of our campers is paramount. We will open our doors in full compliance with state and local guidance and protocols, adapting as new information is provided and keeping you informed along the way.

The American Camp Association (ACA) and the YMCAs of the United States (Y-USA) have worked together to provide guidelines for day camps along with regulations from state and local health departments.

To keep children safe, smaller groups will be encouraged and our camper capacity may be limited. To reserve a space for your child, please register today as campers will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have questions about your family’s camp experience, please contact our Camp Directors below.

Camp Gordon Clark – Emilson YMCA, Hanover

Traditional Day Camp, ArtsCamp, Match Point Tennis Camp

Camp Gordon Clark is our traditional YMCA summer day camp located at the Emilson YMCA campus in Hanover, MA. The camp is situated on 46 beautifully wooded acres and includes spacious athletic fields, three outdoor pools, a games court, archery range, basketball court, tennis courts, low ropes course, traverse climbing wall, volleyball court and access to Laura’s Center for the Arts cultural center. Programs offered include Traditional, Specialty, Sports & Arts Day Camps. Daily swim is included in most summer camp programs. 

  • For more information about Camp Gordon Clark and ArtsCamp in Hanover, please contact Christopher Crossen-Sills at 781-829-8585 ext. 8400.

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Camp Quirk Kids 2020 Quincy YMCA

Camp Quirk – Quincy YMCA

Traditional Day Camp, now located at at Quincy YMCA

Camp Quirk is the South Shore YMCA’s Quincy summer day camp NOW conveniently located at the Quincy YMCA. Camp Quirk offers large athletic field house and outdoor facilities. Camp Quirk offers Traditional, Specialty Enrichment and Art Camps. A summer at Camp Quirk is a place to explore new adventures and build new friendships. Most camp programs include swim at the Quincy YMCA.

  • To inquire about Camp Quirk in Quincy, contact Phil Gay at 617-479-8500 ext. 4712.

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Nature Adventures Camp


South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell

Nature Adventures Day Camp is a summer day camp based at the SSYMCA’s South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell. There, the camp offers exciting opportunities for children to learn about the natural world by having fun and using their imaginations in a low-stress, outdoor environment. Campers explore the habitats of animals living in our woods, ponds, meadows, and along the shore, while developing an awareness and appreciation for our local ecosystems. Our place-based experiences encourage children’s natural curiosity and connection to the outdoors, while building social and life skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and self-confidence.

  • For the Nature Adventures Day Camp in Norwell, please call Chris Jacobs at 781-659-2559.

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