Summer Camp Registration Season!

Posted: Jan. 31, 2020 Register for Camp Now

At summer camp, children build skills and memories that last a lifetime, in a place where they can truly belong. Camp is where kids make new friends, discover new talents, build character and actively explore their imagination.

The South Shore YMCA offers the areas widest variety of camp experiences that meet the needs of every family and child – from day camp, to overnight camp, to vacation camp and even a Memorial Day Weekend Family Camp.

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Registration for South Shore YMCA day camps starts soon! Contact our teams with questions.

  • CAMP GORDON CLARK registration is NOW OPEN!
    For more information about Camp Gordon Clark in Hanover, please contact Christopher Crossen-Sills at 781-829-8585 ext. 8400.
  • CAMP QUIRK registration is NOW OPEN!
    To inquire about Camp Quirk in Quincy, contact Phil Gay at 617-479-8500 ext. 4712.
    For the Nature Adventures Day Camp in Norwell, please call Chris Jacobs at 781-659-2559.

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. Serving children ages 3-15, 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, a bathhouse/changing area, indoor Sky Trail® Explorer ropes course, 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. 

Registration begins Monday, February 3, 2020.

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Camp Quirk – Quincy YMCA

Traditional Day Camp, now located at at Eastern Nazerene College in Quincy

Camp Quirk is the South Shore YMCA’s Quincy summer day camp NOW located at Eastern Nazarene College. The Eastern Nazarene Campus is beautiful arboretum located in the Wollaston area of Quincy, just walking distance from the Wollaston MBTA station. The campus offers a large athletic field and facilities, natural shaded green spaces and indoor classrooms. Camp Quirk offers Traditional, Specialty Enrichment, Sports and Art Camps for campers aged 4 to 15. A summer at Camp Quirk is a place to explore new adventures and build new friendships. Most camp programs include four days of swim at the Quincy YMCA.

Registration begins February 24, 2020.

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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 ages 3-15 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. Weekly themes range from, Digging for Dinos to Shark Week, to Galactic Blast-Off, and include hands-on, experiential activities and explorations. 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.

Registration begins January 20, 2020.

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Camp Burgess & Hayward

Boys & Girls Overnight Camps and Outdoor Retreat Center, Sandwich, MA

Established in 1928, Camp Burgess & Hayward have been leaders in Massachusetts camping for over 80 years. Located on Cape Cod just one hour south of Boston in the historic town of Sandwich, the brother-sister camps are situated on over 300 acres of forests, meadows and sparkling freshwater ponds. With one and two-week sessions, Camp Burgess & Hayward have programs for boys and girls ages 7-16.

Registration is limited. Visit our Camp Burgess & Hayward site to learn more.

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Camp Burgess and Hayward Memorial Day Family WeekendJoin us for Memorial Day 2020 Family Camp Weekend!

Reconnect with nature and your family at Camp Burgess & Hayward’s Memorial Day Weekend Family Camp. A family vacation unlike any other, you’ll enjoy programs and activities for all ages from archery, canoeing, kayaking, zip line, ropes course, sports…and more. Enjoy healthy meals, comfortable cabins, evening beach parties and waterfront barbecues, followed by our famous campfire with songs and skits for all ages.

Please contact Katie O’Brien at or at (508) 428-2571 ext. 107 for more information and to register.


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