Camp Wells Ave| West Suburban YMCA

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Camp Wells

Youth Entering Grades K-6, Leaders in Training Grades 7-9

Still no summer plans? If you register NOW for Camp Frank A. Day Overnight Camp, you will get a $20 Camp Store credit ON US! When you register for Camp Pikati or Camp Wells Ave, you will receive a FREE water bottle to show off your camp pride year-round!

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Camp Info Table Sessions

Come visit us this winter to learn more about each of the West Suburban YMCA's four summer camps: Camp Pikati, Camp Chickami, Camp Wells and Camp Frank A. Day.  Summer camp registration is open, secure your spot now.

  • Thursday, February 22, 2024: 3-5pm at Church St

2023 Camp Memories

Campers: 1-week sessions

Weekdays, 9:00am-4:00pm

Each week campers have a blast with full days of traditional camp games, sports, arts and crafts, swim lessons, hiking, free swim, nature walks, exploration, and camp-wide fun! All activities are run by trained counselors who model the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

In addition to traditional camp games and activities, campers will enjoy basketball, soccer, volleyball, pickleball, flag football, whiffle ball, gaga ball, handball, and dodgeball. Swim will be in the Wells Ave Y’s indoor pool.
Session 1 July 1 - 5
*Thursday, July 4 we will be closed in observance of Independence Day
Session 2  July 8 - 12
Session 3  July 15 - 19
Session 4  July 22 - 26
Session 5  July 29 - August 2
Session 6 August 5 - 9
Session 7  August 12 - 16
Session 8  August 19 - 23

2024 RATES per session:
West Suburban YMCA Family Member: $359
West Suburban YMCA Youth Member: $417
Community (non-member): $469 

AM Care 7:30am-9:00am): $40
PM Care (4:00pm-6:00pm): $60

Leader-In-Training (LIT): 2-week sessions

Weekdays, 9:00am-4:00pm

Leader-in-Training sessions provide our oldest campers (youth entering grades 7-9) a way to transition from camper to counselor. LITs gain valuable leadership skills and take on more responsibility at camp. LIT sessions are 2 weeks.

LIT Session 1 July 1 - 12
*Thursday, July 4 we will be closed in observance of Independence Day
LIT Session 2  July 15 - 26
LIT Session 3  July 29 - Aug 9
LIT Session 4  August 12 - 23

2024 RATES per session (2 weeks)
West Suburban YMCA Family Member: $490
West Suburban YMCA Youth Member: $650
Community (non-member): $690

For more information please contact the Y's Camping Services Branch at 617-244-6050 x3008 or

Parent Feedback from Camp Wells' 2023 Season:

"It was my campers first time at the Newton YMCA we recently moved to Newton and he was so happy to be part of the summer camp at that location."

"My kids have been going to Y camps for 10 years so I had faith this first year @ Wells would work out well :)"

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Day Camp Registration

Registration for Summer 2024 is open!

2024 Summer Camp Guide

Check out the 2024 Summer Camp Guide to learn about our four summer camps - Camp Pikati, Camp Wells, Camp Chickami, and Camp Frank A. Day!

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Donations to the Camp Wells Annual Fund ensure that camp stays open to all through our need-based financial aid program.