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Camp Quirk – Day Camp, Quincy

Locations at Hale Family YMCA (Quincy) & Quincy High School


South Shore YMCA Camp Quirk is our traditional Y summer day camp located at the Hale Family YMCA and Quincy High School.

Now, more than ever, kids need outdoor activity and the connections of camp. At South Shore YMCA Camp Quirk, children build memories that last a lifetime, in a place where they truly belong. Y camp is a place for kids to make friends, build character and actively explore their imagination. Our extensive variety of programs provides a summer adventure for everyone.


Camp Quirk


South Shore YMCA Camp Quirk offers day camps located at the Hale Family YMCA (Quincy) for ages 4 years old to those entering 1st grade and onsite at Quincy High School for campers entering 2nd grade and above.

  • Hale Family YMCA, 79 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA
  • Quincy High School, 100 Coddington St, Quincy, MA


  • Grades: Entering K – 10


  • Drop Off: 8:00-9:00 AM
  • Full-Day Pick Up: 3:30-5:00 PM


2024 Day Camp Registration

  • South Shore YMCA Members: Begins Saturday, January 6, 8:30 am
  • Returning Camp Families: Begins Saturday, January 13, 8:30 am
  • Public Registration: Begins Saturday, January 20, 8:30 am

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

  • Parent/guardian contact info
  • $50 deposit per week of camp
  • 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 18 months. Physicals must be submitted to Camp Quirk before attending the first day of camp.

Once registration is complete parents/guardians will be prompted to complete multiple forms. These forms must be completed before your child can attend camp. If forms are incomplete two weeks before attending the program, Camp Quirk reserves the right to unenroll your child.

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 can be dropped off at the Hale Family YMCA Welcome Center (please indicate you are applying for Day Camp Financial Assistance), or sent to:

  • South Shore YMCA
    79 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA 02169
    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 campquirk@ssymca.org or (857) 403-4744.

2024 Camp Quirk Guide

Download our 2024 Camp Quirk guide and find your summer camp adventure! DOWNLOAD CAMP GUIDE

Safety Is Our Priority

At camp, safety is our number one priority. Our camp complies with the regulations set by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CRM 430) and is licensed by the City of Quincy Health Department.

My girls had fun, felt safe, and made friends. Anonymous

Inclusion Starts Here

At Camp Quirk 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 can offer inclusion training for all camp staff under the direction of the YMCA’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. 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: campquirk@ssymca.org.

Camp Quirk Staff

We hire positive Role Models at our camp and counselors who are enthusiastic teachers dedicated to leading by example. All our staff participates in a comprehensive staff training program. Our counselors are fun facilitators who are mature high school students, college students, teachers, and adults with experiential learning, camping, and recreational backgrounds.

CONTACT US: campquirk@ssymca.org

The counselors create a positive environment for the kids. They connect well with the children and have a lot of energy. Anonymous

Get Ready for YMCA Camp Quirk!

Thanks for a great summer at South Shore YMCA Camp Quirk! Registration begins for South Shore Y members on Saturday, January 6. SEARCH & REGISTER


The South Shore YMCA is a charitable organization, and we never turn anyone away. Your generosity can send a child to camp to find the better self within.