Camp Chickami | West Suburban YMCA

Day Camp in Wayland, MA

Camp Chickami

Grades 1-10 / Ages 6-15

Summer after summer, Chickami campers build meaningful relationships, learn new skills and discover their most authentic selves through creative play and enjoyment of nature in Wayland, MA. The camp was founded in 1955 and has been owned and operated by the West Suburban YMCA since.

Camp Chickami At-a-Glance

Campers:

Ages 6-15  (Grades 1-10)

  • $353 WSYMCA Family Member

  • $390 WSYMCA Youth Member

  • $404 Community (non-member)

Leaders- in-Training (LITs):

2-week minimum required

Ages 15 or Entering Grade 10

  • $590 WSYMCA Family Member

  • $650 WSYMCA Youth Member

  • $690 Community (non-member) 

Camp Hours:

Monday through Friday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Extended Care:

$50 AM Care at the Y | 7:00-8:00 am

$50 AM Care at Chickami | 8:00-9:00 am

$50 PM Care at the Y | 5:00-6:00 pm

$100 PM Care at Chickami | 4:00-6:00 pm 

Financial Assistance:

Submit our Financial Assistance Application to apply for reduced Session Fees

Counselor-to-Camper Ratios:

Under 7 years: 1 Staff to 5 Campers

7-8 years: 1 Staff to 8 Campers

9-15 years: 1 Staff to 10 Campers

Swim Lessons:

Daily swim lessons and free swim time are included

Bus Transportation:

$85 Campers | $110 LITs

Available from various stops in Newton

Camp Chickami - 2019 Session Dates

Campers

 

Leaders-in-Training

Opening Session B

6/24 - 6/28

 

Session 1

7/01 - 7/05*

*Camp closed 7/04

LIT Session 1+2

 

Session 2

7/08 - 7/12

Session 3

7/15 - 7/19

LIT Session 3+4

 

Session 4

7/22 - 7/26

Session 5

7/29 - 8/02

LIT Session 5+6

 

Session 6

8/05 - 8/09

Session 7

8/12 - 8/16

LIT Session 7+8

 

Session 8

8/19 - 8/23

Closing Week

8/26 - 8/30

 

 

Ben Kaloupek

Camp Chickami Director

benjamink@wsymca.org

After working seasonally at Camp Chickami for the previous 12 summers, Ben joined the full-time Y staff in October 2018 as Camp Chickami Director. In his new role, Ben will be working hard to ensure that Chickami offers the same safe, creative, and engaging programming that it has for over 60 years. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Education from Northeastern University, Ben worked two years as a paraprofessional at the Heath School in Brookline. He holds a License in Elementary Education in the state of Massachusetts and is excited to bring his passion for education and development to all the participants of Chickami this summer and for years to come.

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 campings@wsymca.org.

Countdown to Camp

Register Online

2019 camp registration is open!

Camp Chickami Registration Form

Want to register in person at the Y? Download our registration forms and return to the Camping Services office.

View our summer camp guide

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. Please email Kristen at kristenh@wsymca.org for more information.

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