Camp Chickami | West Suburban YMCA

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Day Camp in Wayland, MA

Camp Chickami

Grades 1-10 / Ages 6-15

1-Week Sessions
Weekdays  |  9:00am-4:00pm

YMCA Camp Chickami is a traditional summer day camp located in Wayland, MA. Founded in 1955, Camp Chickami has 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.

Opening Week - FULL June 27 - July 1
Session 1FULL July 5 - 8
*Monday, July 4th we will be closed in observance of Independence Day
Session 2 - FULL July 11 - 15
Session 3 - FULL July 18 - 22
Session 4 - FULL July 25 - 29
Session 5 - FULL August 1 - 5
Session 6 - FULL August 8 - 12
Session 7 - FULL August 15 - 19
Session 8 - FULL August 22 - 26
Closing Week - FULL August 29 - September 2

RATES per session
West Suburban YMCA Family Member: $405
West Suburban YMCA Youth Member: $445
Community (non-member): $465

BUS FEE: $90 per session
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AM Care at Chickami (8:00am-9:00am): $50 per session
PM Care at West Suburban YMCA (5:00pm-6:00pm): $50 per session
PM Care at Chickami (4:00pm-6:00pm): $80 per session

Camp Chickami Leader-In-Training (LIT) Sessions

Leader-in-Training sessions provide our oldest campers (youth entering grades 10) 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 - FULL July 5 - 15
LIT Session 2 - FULL July 18 - 29
LIT Session 3 - FULL August 1 - 12
LIT Session 4 - FULL August 15-26

RATES per session (2 weeks)
West Suburban YMCA Family Member: $590
West Suburban YMCA Youth Member: $650
Community (non-member): $690

LIT Bus Fee: $110 per 2-week session 

Parent Feedback from Camp Chickami's 2021 Season

“To all the staff at Chickami this summer. Yet again, you blew our minds at your ability to make another summer during a global pandemic, memorable and fun for our kids. [My campers] had a blast—EVERY SINGLE DAY. They loved their counselors and I know that I’m in for an evening of sadness knowing it’s their last day. You guys are truly the best.”

“Camp Chickami exceeded my expectations to every degree. [My campers] couldn't wait to get out the door in the morning and begged me not to pick them up until the last possible minute.  I can't wait to sign them up for camp in Summer 2022!”

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

Chickami Program Guide

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!

Chickami Alumni Contact Update Form

Camp Chickami Registration Form

Prefer to sign up for Camp Chickami in person? Download this registration form and return it to the West Suburban YMCA at 276 Church Street, Newton, MA. Please note, registration forms will not be accepted until January 10, 2022.

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!

Learn About the Chickami Capital Campaign

Chickami builds leaders. It builds friendships. It builds creativity. And now it’s building… buildings! We’re excited to announce our capital campaign to ensure campers and staff can have an amazing experience at camp for decades to come.

What will the new buildings mean for camp this summer?

Chickami is known for its rustic simplicity, which may have families wondering what the new buildings will mean for the camp experience.

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