Camp Quirk – Day Camp, Quincy

Locations at Hale Family YMCA (Quincy) & Eastern Nazarene College


South Shore YMCA Camp Quirk is our traditional Y summer day camp located at Hale Family YMCA (Quincy) and Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy.

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 Eastern Nazarene College for campers entering 2nd grade and above.

  • Hale Family YMCA (Quincy), 79 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA
  • Eastern Nazarene College, 16 Wendell Ave,  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.


Thanks for a great season at Camp Quirk! Stay tuned for registration for summer 2024 coming soon.

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 or (857) 403-4744.

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 are able to 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. 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:

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.



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 for Summer 2024 begins in early 2024. 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.