Emilson YMCA and Quincy YMCA branches will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
The Outdoor Center at the Emilson YMCA will be open 11am-4pm on Monday, July 4.
SOUTH SHORE YMCA

ArtsCamp at LCA – Day Camp

Located at Emilson YMCA

WELCOME TO ARTSCAMP

Calling all artists! Join our artistic team as we explore and foster your creativity, talent, and energy this summer at ArtsCamp, part of the SSYMCA Camp Gordon Clark summer day camp program at the Emilson YMCA campus in Hanover. Discover performing arts, musical theatre, dance, theatre production,  digital media classes, visual arts, photography and more at Laura’s Center for the Arts, our vibrant community cultural center dedicated to the exploration of the arts.

Camp Registration for Summer 2022  begins February 7 for Y members, and February 14 for non-members.

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Location

Laura’s Center for the Arts
Emilson YMCA
97 Mill St, Hanover, MA 02339

Grades

Grades 1-9

Times

  • CAMP TIME: Camp runs daily from 8am-5pm
  • Drop-Off: 8am-9am
  • Pick-Up: 4pm-5pm

ArtsCamp participants are dropped off and picked up at Laura’s Center for Arts. After a morning in the studio, participants cool off with a swim in the afternoon before heading to a specialty class of choice, which varies each week.

Environment

ArtsCamp takes place at Laura’s Center for the Arts, a gift to the community that allows the Y to provide access to the arts. This vibrant cultural center provides an opportunity for both indoor and outdoor art experiences, productions, choreography, music, state-of-the-art lighting and sound technology. Campers enjoy performances from musicians and artists in a myriad of styles and genres, providing a cultural playground for the South Shore. Ample visual art space rouses campers to embrace and celebrate their creativity, explore their creative world, and challenge them to experience the arts not only as an audience but also as an active participant.

 

National Inclusion Project

At South Shore YMCA Day Camp we support a traditional camp environment that is welcoming to all campers. By partnering with families and identified support systems, campers with developmental or other challenges will be provided with the opportunity for a successful camp experience. Through the National Inclusion Project partnership, we are able to offer inclusion training for all camp staff under the direction of the SSYMCA’s inclusion leadership staff. Campers are fully integrated into this traditional day camp experience and should be able to participate independently in standard staff ratios. In order to ensure success at camp, please indicate interest in accessing inclusion supports when registering for camp. A staff member will contact you to learn more about your child and to discuss the type of support needed to make the experience successful for your camper. For more information about inclusion supports contact: cgc@ssymca.org.

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REGISTRATION

2022 DAY CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 7 FOR MEMBERS, AND FEBRUARY 14 FOR THE PUBLIC

When registering, parents will need to provide the following information:

  • Parent/guardian contact info
  • Emergency contact/authorized pickup contact info
  • Allergies & medication and health information
  • Any additional information to help ensure the child has a successful camp experience

All campers and staff attending camp must have an updated physical. According to Massachusetts state regulations, camp physicals are valid from the day of the physical for two years. Physicals must be submitted to Camp Gordon Clark prior to attending the first day of camp.

Online Registration for each week of camp will close on Thursday of the week prior. To register for the next upcoming week of camp after online registration has closed, please call 781-924-6170 ext. 8400 or email cgc@ssymca.org.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial assistance for Y camps is made possible through charitable donations to our South Shore YMCA Annual Campaign and is awarded based on the need demonstrated by household income and/or extenuating circumstances, Click HERE for a South Shore YMCA Financial Assistance Application, or click the blue box below. Completed Financial Assistance applications should be sent to:

  • South Shore YMCA
    75 Mill St, Hanover, MA 02339
    ATTN: Summer Camp Financial Assistance

Camp financial assistance is not retroactive and can only be applied to camp sessions that occur on or after the date the financial assistance is awarded. A $50 non-refundable and nontransferable (per child, per week) deposit is due upon registration. Scholarship applications take at least two weeks to be assessed and are assessed in the order that they are received.

For more information on Financial Assistance, contact our Camp Registrar at cgc@ssymca.org or (781) 924-8338.

Summer 2022 Camp Registration Begins this February!

Discover your talents and let your creativity shine at our summer ArtsCamp. Camp Registration for Summer 2022 begins February 7 for members and returning camp families, and February 14 for non-members. Stay tuned for more details! Register Now

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