Summer Camps | West Suburban YMCA

Day Camp and Overnight Camp

YMCA Summer Camps

Camping has been at the heart of the Y’s mission for over a century. The West Suburban YMCA owns and operates three summer camps – Camp Pikati, Camp Chickami and Camp Frank A. Day – that keep kids engaged and safe all summer long, while creating friendships that can last a lifetime. 

Summer Camp & COVID-19

In 2021, despite challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we again operated a safe, successful, and fun camp season for hundreds of children at our day camps - Camp Pikati and Camp Chickami, and our overnight camp – Camp Frank A. Day. We redesigned our programs and updated our facilities to ensure the health and safety of our campers and staff. Some ways we mitigated risk included:

  • Staggered and contactless drop off/pick up
  • Operating a “closed” camp
  • Camper cohorts 
  • Modified activities
  • Face coverings & other PPE
  • Emphasis on hand hygiene

Camp leadership at all three of our camps continue to monitor the pandemic situation and make plans accordingly for the 2022 camp season. While we don’t yet know exactly what summer 2022 will look like, we anticipate that some COVID-19 policies and strategies will change while others will remain in place as we look to provide the safest and most fun experience for our campers. 

About YMCA Summer Camps

Give your kids a life-changing summer experience! Our summer camps have inspired kids with countless opportunities to laugh, lead and make lasting friendships. Together, our proven programs and trained counselors deliver meaningful and memorable camp experiences that keep families coming back year after year after year.

West Suburban YMCA Day Camps - Camp Pikati and Camp Chickami - welcome all kids to discover who they are and imagine who they can be, with programs that foster lifelong skills, build self-confidence and create lasting friendships.

West Suburban YMCA Overnight Camp, Camp Frank A. Day, encourages and empowers young people with the life-changing experiences necessary to grow as individuals, friends and leaders.

YMCA Camp Pikati is a day camp for kids ages 3 to 15 in Newton, MA at the West Suburban YMCA

YMCA Camp Pikati

Day camp in Newton, MA at the West Suburban YMCA.
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Camp Chickami is an outdoor day camp in Wayland, MA.

YMCA Camp Chickami

Outdoor day camp in Wayland, MA.
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YMCA Camp Frank A. Day is a coed overnight camp for kids and teens in central Massachusetts, an hour west of Boston.

YMCA Camp Frank A. Day

Co-ed overnight camp in East Brookfield, MA.
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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

2022 Summer Camp Registration

Sign up for summer camp! REGISTER NOW with a $100 deposit per session for Camp Pikati or Camp Chickami, or a $375 deposit per session for Camp Frank A. Day!

2022 summer camp sessions at YMCA camps,  Camp Pikati, Camp Chickami, Camp Frank A. Day

2022 Summer Camp Brochure

Check out the 2022 online brochure to learn about the West Suburban YMCA's three summer camps - Camp Pikati, Camp Chickami, and Camp Frank A. Day!

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