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Locations:Multiple see below
Ages:Kids, Teens
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Category:Summer Camps
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The MetroWest YMCA Day Camp offers traditional, specialty and teen camp programs for children age 2.9-15. Programs are broad-based, age appropriate and fun! The camp is located on 116 wooded acres in Hopkinton, MA, offering the true camp setting for a fantastic summer experience.

The general camp day runs from 9:00am-4:00pm. Morning (7:00-9:00am) and afternoon (4:00-6:00pm) extended day programs are available at both our Hopkinton and Framingham Branches. Busing is available from 12 towns in the MetroWest region. Financial assistance is also available.

Traditional Camps
Our Traditional camp programs offer a broad-based, co-ed, age-appropriate and fun experience for children in pre-school to completing grade six.

Traditional Camp participants will receive daily instructional and recreational swims and take part in small group activities with their counselors. Activities that campers participate in will depend on their age and camp program. Scheduled lengths of time of activities will also differ based on camper age.

Camp Chipmunk Ages 2.9-3
The perfect introduction to camp! This program has a half day (9:00-1:00) and full day (9:00-4:00) option. With a staff ratio of 1:5 these young campers get a great introduction to the camp experience. Chipmunks will have daily swim, play group games and participate in a traditional camp activity each morning. Traditional camp activities will include arts and crafts, music, sports, and nature. Campers who stay for a full day will have rest time following lunch and the afternoon schedule consists of more great games, crafts, and outdoor adventures with our fantastic staff. Parents must provide their own transportation for this program as busing is not available for this age group. Extended care is available in Hopkinton only. Chipmunks should be potty trained.

Scamper Camp Age4-5/Entering kindergarten
This full day program for our young campers has a staff ratio of 1:5. Scampers will participate in arts & crafts, sports, nature study, and music and be introduced to outdoor skills and boating. Scampers will have “downtime” after lunch daily and will also have playground time throughout the session. Scampers should be potty trained and self-sufficient in the bathroom.

Camp Carol Completed K-Grade 1
Campers will have the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts, sports, music, outdoor skills and boating and be introduced to archery and challenge activities including the climbing tower. Challenge activities will have an emphasis on teamwork but will also allow campers to develop self-confidence in a fun and exciting way.

Bob White Camp Completed Grades 2-4
By this age campers are fully immersed in the camp experience. Traveling with their groups, they will participate in all that we have to offer: sports, boating, archery, high ropes, low ropes, drama, arts and crafts, outdoors skills and nature. An optional overnight experience is available for these campers (one night per session).

Adventure Camp Completed Grades 5-6
Adventure Campers participate in all of our activity areas but at a more advanced level: sports, boating, archery, high ropes, low ropes, drama, arts and crafts, outdoor skills and nature. Adventure Campers are exposed to new and exciting challenges and work to further develop leadership and problem solving skills as they are starting to transition into their teen years. An optional overnight is available for Adventure Campers (one night per session).

Sports Camp Completed Grades 1-6
Play Hard, Play Fair, Everyone Wins. Sports Camp is an extension of our successful YMCA youth sports program. Campers will learn the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play, respectful and hard work while being exposed to a variety of sports. Our YMCA Staff will instruct campers in soccer, basketball, lacrosse, street hockey, beach volleyball, softball, flag football and so much more. The focus is on fun, skills, drills and playing time. Sports Camp participants will also get some time on our high and low ropes challenge course. An optional overnight is available for campers who have completed grades 2-6.

Discovery Camp Completed Grades 1-6
Discovery Camp is based on a variety of different environmental and outdoor themes. Campers are divided into age specific group and will be instructed in areas appropriate to their age. Each session is packed with great activities, projects and games designed to give campers insight and appreciation for nature, the environment, and other aspects of science as well as the opportunity to participate in some traditional camp activities. There is no better venue for this program then our 116 acres complete with wetlands, forest, nesting areas, and nature trails. We also house species of special status, both forest and wildlife. A field trip is included with this program and an optional overnight is available for campers who have completed grades 2-6.

Specialty Camps
Specialty Camps are designed to give campers a specialized experience in their area of choosing. From Sports to Performing Arts to Technology based camps, we aim to reach a variety of campers looking to gain knowledge and learn technical skills in a specific area of concentration. Specialty Camp Participants will have one recreational swim block each day without swim lessons.

For more information please contact Roberta Sinclair, Camp Director, at 508-435-9345 or [email protected] . Our 2009 camp brochure and registration forms are also available at



Framingham(508) 435-9345map280 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham, MA, 01701
Hopkinton(508) 435-9345map45 East Street, Hopkinton, MA, 01748

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