2017 Traditional Summer Camp

Remember the fun of summer when you were a kid?

Exploring the outdoors, spending time w/ friends, playing games & splashing in the pool? Join us at the Dorchester Family YMCA for our exciting Traditional Day Camps!

Campers will be split into age appropriate groups to explore all that summer & the Dorchester Family YMCA have to offer.

Activities are centered around a weekly theme. Special camp components from the Y of USA.

All campers will participate in a morning “Pow Wow” to find out the day’s activities, learn camp songs and be silly w/ the group.

Activities include water play, team building, arts & crafts, sports and an educational component.

9:00 am– 4:00 pm (Extended day avail before & after camp)

Member Fee $120/ Community Fee $160

Traditional Camp Themes and Dates:


Wk #1     June 19 - June 23     Aloha Summer

Say “Aloha” to summer vacation & camp fun as we embrace summer w/ sand art, beach ball kickball, limbo contest & lawn games

Wk #2     June 26 - July 30     Captain Y & the Superheroes!

Campers bond by solving mysteries of spider-man’s web, the human knot & Gotham City marshmallow towers. Travel through the tanks/land minds obstacle course as you discover your super hero status through competitions between groups 

Wk #3     July 3 - July 7 (Closed 7/4)     “All”idays

It’s Christmas in July, Halloween & Easter too! Join us this week and take a trip though the year by celebrating all your favorite holidays! 

Wk #4     July 10 - July 14     Bugs Galore

Ants on a log, dead ant tag, butterfly pasta crafts & dirt cups for dessert. Don’t wake the bumble bees or mess w/ the gardener’s veggies as we explore the nature around us. Campers will enjoy a day at the Izzak Walton League for hiking & a scavenger hunt! (Trip 7/13/17) 

Wk #5     July17 - July 21     Under the Sea

Wet fun for all as we enjoy ocean treats, crab walk races, octopus tag, jellyfish jumps, water piñatas, treasure hunts and water gun wars. Celebrate w/ a water extravaganza on Friday & a GIANT inflatable water slide!

 Wk #6     July 24 - July 28     OOPY GOOPY

 You won’t want to miss all the messy fun! Pie Roulette, egg tosses, belly slides, Jell-O drops, Cheetos face, head dunk, shaving cream fashion show & more! 

Wk #7    July 30 - Aug 4     Across the Decades

 50’s sock hop, 60’s tye dye, 70’s roller skating, 80’s shrinkie dinks, & the 90’s Backstreet Boys… Take a trip through time & learn some local history & lore! (Trip 8/2/17)

Wk #8     Aug 7 - Aug 11     Game On!

Beat the heat with board games, card games, life sized Candyland and more! 

Wk #9     Aug 14 - Aug 18     CSI– Camp Scene Investigation

Campers will train to become “Special Agents” & work to solve the summer’s mystery. Suspicion lurks around every corner as mystery & intrigue creep into camp. Keep your eyes open for clues & prepare to process the evidence.  And whatever you do, be alert for strange & mysterious happenings!

 Wk #10     Aug 21 - Aug 25     Camp Rewind

IT’S CAMPERS CHOICE! Did you love all the water games during “Under the Sea” week? Did you want to get super slimy just one more time this summer? Then you’re in luck! Spend the week revisiting all your favorite activities & games as we put summer on rewind!

Click here to download out 2017 Summer Camp Flyer!