Camp Quirk – Quincy Day Camp

NEW LOCATION! Eastern Nazarene College

Summer Starts Here!

At camp, children build memories that last a lifetime, in a place where they truly belong. Camp is a place for kids to make friends, build character and actively explore their imagination. At Camp Quirk, our extensive variety of programs provides a summer adventure for everyone. Here, campers can create their ideal summer experience, from animation to animals, golf to gaga ball, swimming to skateboarding, and so much more.

Day Camps at Eastern Nazarene College

We are pleased to announce our new home for Camp Quirk Traditional, Arts and specialty camps will be held at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy. Campers will be bussed to Quincy YMCA for swim.


Eastern Nazarene College
23 E Elm Ave, Quincy, MA 02170


4 – 15 years old


Camp: 9am-4pm
Drop-Off: 8:30 – 9:00am
Pick-Up: 3:45 – 4:00pm

Extended hours available before and after regular camp hours.


Safety Is Our Priority

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

My girls obviously 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:

Inclusion at the Y

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 in our Camp Guide brochure.

Directors & Staff

Phil Gay, Camp Director

We hire positive Role Models at our camp and counselors who are enthusiastic teachers dedicated to lead by example. All our staff participate in a comprehensive staff training program. Our counselors are fun facilitators who are mature high school students, college students, teachers and adults with a experiential learning, camping and recreational backgrounds. Counselor to camper ratios are 1:5 in the Morning Explorers, Trailblazers, and Pathfinders,1:8 in the Rangers and 1:10 in all other groups.

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

Extended Hours

Families may register in advance for earlier drop-off and later pick-up times as needed

Early Drop-off (7:30am – 8:30 am)

During this time, campers can participate in a variety of activities to wake up and get ready for the fun day ahead. We ask that families register at least 2 weeks in advance for early drop-off if interested to ensure proper staffing.

Late Pick-up (4:00am – 6:00 pm)

During this time, children may participate in games, activities or relax after a fun filled day. Please note, only a weekly option is available. We ask that late pick-up registrations are placed at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure proper staffing.

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Camp Quirk?

The perfect camp experience is waiting, get ready for the best summer ever!


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