FIND YOUR ADVENTURE AT CAMP!
South Shore YMCA Camp Gordon Clark is our traditional Y summer day camp located at the Emilson Y campus in Hanover, MA.
Now, more than ever, kids need outdoor activity and the connections of camp. At YMCA camp, children build memories that last a lifetime, in a place where they truly belong. YMCA camp is a place for kids to make friends, build character and actively explore their imagination.
Serving children ages 4-15, South Shore YMCA Camp Gordon Clark is situated on 46 beautifully wooded acres and includes spacious athletic fields, three outdoor pools, a games court, archery range, basketball court, organic farm, tennis courts, low ropes course, traverse climbing wall, volleyball court, a bathhouse/changing area and access to SSYMCA Laura’s Center for the Arts cultural center. Daily swim included in most Camp Gordon Clark Programs.
Camp Registration for Summer 2022 begins February 7 for South Shore YMCA members and returning camp families, and February 14 for non-members.
Camp Gordon Clark Location
75 Mill St
Hanover, MA 02339
4 – 15 years old
Camp: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Drop-Off: 8:30 – 9:00am
Pick-Up: 3:30 – 5:00pm
Our philosophy is to make the most of our opportunity to have a positive influence on the lives of children. Everything we do here at camp — every activity we lead, every decision we make, every policy we apply — is guided by the firm belief that we are responsible for the children we lead. We are responsible for showing them how to be honest, caring, respectful and responsible members of the community.
Safety is our number one priority. All camps comply with YMCA Day Camp and MA Department of Public Health Regulations. We are also licensed by the Hanover Board of Health.
Inclusive Camp Programming
At Camp Gordon Clark 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.
National Inclusion Project
Visit site: www.inclusionproject.org
Directors & Staff
We take great pride in our dedicated camp staff of teaching professionals and local college and high school students who go through comprehensive camp counselor training. YMCA day camp is run by a full-time, year-round YMCA director with extensive camp experience. We also have a fully licensed nurse on-site during regular camp hours. Each year approximately 75% of our camp staff are returning counselors. All have been interviewed, and have references, CORI, and SORI background checks completed.
- Elisabeth Grant
- Veronica Frank
- Coordinator of Day Camps
- Camp Registrar
At camp, everyone is a family. It’s like you’ve known each other your whole life. I want to be a CIT so I can pass on this great experience to younger kids.
2022 Day Camp registration is NOW OPEN!
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 email@example.com.
Third-Party Payment / State Vouchers
If camp payments are being made by a 3rd party, registration must be made in-house. At the time of registration, you must provide proof that the camper has funding for camp and contact information for the funder. If you receive a state voucher, a current school year voucher or blank Confirmation of Provider form is required to register. The camp balance will remain the parents’/guardians’ responsibility until funding has been verified.
For campers on vouchers, fill out a physical camp application and contact Chris Crossen-Sills at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or (781) 924-8338.