Best Summer Ever

Summer Camps

Camping has been at the heart of the Y's mission for over a century. By their very nature, both Day and Overnight Camping inspire self-confidence, encourage positive growth and development, and create a sense of belonging for children and teens through our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

To learn more about our Day Camps - Camp Chickami and Camp Pikati - and our Overnight Camp - Camp Frank A. Day, please download our 2018 Camp Brochure

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 or 617-244-6050 ex. 3099.

For more information on Camp Chickami, Camp Pikati and Camp Frank A. Day, please contact the Y's Camping Services Branch at 617-244-6050 x3008 or

Highlights from Summer 2017!

Registration for 2018

Online Registration for summer camps opens Jan 15 with a $100 deposit per session. Early Bird Special 5% discount for Camp Chickami and Camp Pikati only. Valid until Feb 15 with Discount Code CMPEB.

Request for Information

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.