Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camps

South Shore YMCA rents space at Blue Hills for Recreational Day Camp Activities

Contact: (617) 479 8500


The South Shore YMCA is a not-for-profit association of individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life for all through programs that promote a Healthy spirit, mind and body. The programs strive to strengthen the family, guide the youth of today and meet the ever-changing needs of the community.

YMCA Day Camping: The goal of the YMCA Day Camping is to help children grow physically, mentally and spiritually. Creating a safe environment and providing challenging activities under the guidance of a caring, well-trained staff, the YMCA offers children experiences that last a lifetime.

Camp Staff: All staff participate in a comprehensive staff training program and forgo a Criminal Investigation Check (CORI) and a Sexual Offenders Check (SORI) and are mature high school or college students/adults with camping or recreational experience. Counselor to camper ration is 1:10 for traditional Day Camp and for Young Tots Camp and Little Tykes Camp is 1:5. Camps are operated in accordance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Day Camping regulations.

Transportation: Parents must provide Transportation to and from camp each day

Extended Day: The YMCA will provide before and/or after camp care under the supervision of staff.
Early Care: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Late Care: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Discipline Policy: Camp management reserves the right to dismiss a child from camp if the child’s behavior is disruptive to the camp program.

Refund Policy: No refund will be given if notification is not received two weeks prior to the first day of designated session. After this time, refunds will only be given for certified medical reasons. This policy will also adhere to financial aid recipients.

Ages: Camps and Programs for ages 3-15 years of age.

Registration: Registration for all campers begins March. Walk-in or mail-in registrations will be accepted at the South Shore YMCA at 79 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA 02169

Financial Assistance: The South Shore YMCA serves the entire community by providing financial assistance. Assistance is determined based on individual need. You may pick up a financial aide application at the front desk of the YMCA at 79 Coddington Street, Quincy or you may call 617-479-8500 ext. 115 a confidential aid application will be mailed to you.