Camp Quirk – Quincy YMCA Day Camp


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. YMCA camp is a place for kids to make friends, build character and actively explore their imagination. Our extensive variety of programs at YMCA Camp Quirk provides a summer adventure for everyone.

Camp Quirk Mr Quirk and Paul Gorman
South Shore YMCA President & CEO, Paul Gorman, Y campers, and staff thank Dan Quirk (2nd from right) for supporting Quincy kids

Camp Quirk


South Shore YMCA Camp Quirk offers day camps located at the Quincy YMCA for ages 4 years old to those entering 1st grade and onsite at Eastern Nazarene College for campers entering 2nd grade and above.

  • Quincy YMCA, 79 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA
  • Eastern Nazarene College, 23 East Elm Ave, Wollaston, Quincy, MA


  • 4-12 years old


  • The regular camp day is from 8:00am-5:00pm.
  • Drop-off is 8:00-9:00am and pick-up is 4:00-5:00pm.


Camp Registration for the 2022 Camp Season will open in early 2022. Stay tuned for more details!

Virtual Tour of Camp Quirk at Eastern Nazerene College

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 the 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 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 into 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 supports needed to make the experience successful for your camper. For more information about inclusion supports contact:


Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is made possible through charitable donations and is awarded based on need through our Change a Life Fund. Applications can be found below:

Financial Assistance Application


Directors & Staff

We hire positive Role Models at our camp and counselors who are enthusiastic teachers dedicated to lead 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.

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

Register for YMCA Camp Quirk

Camp Registration for the 2022 Camp Season will open in early 2022. Stay tuned for more details!


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.