Camp Frank A. Day | West Suburban YMCA

Camp Frank A. Day

Discover Overnight Camp

Ages 7-15

Overnight camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. Our residential camp, Camp Frank A. Day, is located in East Brookfield, MA—just one hour west of Boston and easily accessible from I-90 or Route 84. The Summer camp encompasses over 52 acres of natural woodlands and lakefront with an extensive beach area. 

For over 100 years, Frank A. Day campers become part of a community as they learn how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group.  Through physical, social and educational activities, camping also teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of camp fires, bugle calls, canoeing, soccer matches, archery and talent shows. As a Y camp, our staff are certified in CPR and First Aid and embrace the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. 

Camp Frank A. Day 2018

Dates

Fees

Session 1 July 1-14 $1,560
Mini Camp 1 July 1-3 $330
Session 2 July 15-28 $1,560
Session 3 July 29-August 11 $1,560
Session 4 August 12-18 (1 week) $860
Adventure Camp August 12-18 $950
Mini Camp 2 August 12-14 $330
LIT Program

June 29-July 28 (4 wks)

June 29-August 11 (6 wks)

June 29-August 18 (7 wks)

$1,800

$2,700

$3,150

 

Our Programs:

  • Two-week Sessions - a two-week stay at Camp Frank A. Day is the perfect amount of time for campers to develop new skills through a variety of land and water activities, make new friends and become part of a community. 
  • Minicamp is designed for campers who would like to sample the world of overnight camp before making an extended commitment. Over three days and two nights our attentive CFAD counselors will gently guide our youngest campers through all of the ins and outs of the overnight camp experience.  
  • Adventure Camp is an action-packed week that combines the best of on and off-site activities. During that week you will experience camping out at our tent village and cooking dinner around a fire, canoe paddles across the regions three lakes as well as unforgettable field trips to high ropes courses and sports adventure and discovery water parks! It is the perfect combination of camp and adventure! 
  • LEADER-In-Training (LIT) - Our Leader-in-Training program provides our oldest campers (age 16) a way to transition from camper to counselor. LITs assist counselors in daily operations, programming and camper supervision. In this leadership role, LITs also learn to mentor and act as role models for our younger campers. LITs participate in camp service projects and develop new skills while enjoying the excitement of summer camp!

Support Camp at the Y!

The West Suburban YMCA is passionate about keeping our doors (and cabins and pools and lakes) open to everyone, regardless of their financial means, year round. In 2017, over 180 campers received assistance to experience the magic of summer camp, when their families might not have been able to otherwise afford it.

Please consider donating to the Y to help even more kids have the best summer ever! To make a gift online, click on the Donate to the Y button and specify "Summer Camp" in the "Let us know why you support the Y" section of the online donation form.

To learn more about how you can support the Y and our camps, please contact our Director of Development, Sara Pollock DeMedeiros, at sarapd@wsymca.org or 617-244-6050 ex. 3099.

For more information on Camp Frank A. Day, please contact Stephan Lockney, Camp Director at 617-244-6050 x3188

New! Online Camp Store

Introducing a new way to buy your favorite camp merchandise... the WSYMCA Camp Merchandise Store!

Registration for 2018

Online Registration for summer camps is open! Sign up for Camp Chickami, Camp Pikati and/or Camp Frank A. Day before sessions sell out.

Camp Frank A. Day Registration Form

Prefer not to register online? Just download this Registration Form and return it to Camping Services at the Y.

Request for Information

2018 Camp Frank A. Day Family Handbook

Financial Aid Application

To apply for Financial Assistance for Membership, Programs, Child Care and Camps, download this application and return to Kristen Hydinger in the Finance Department at the Y.

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