Camp Chickami | West Suburban YMCA

Day Camp in Wayland, MA

Camp Chickami

Grades 1-10 / Ages 6-15

WSYMCA Camp Info Sessions

Visit us in the West Suburban YMCA lobby at 276 Church Street in Newton to meet our staff and learn more about our three summer camps. 

  • Tuesday, January 3 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 5 3-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 11 4-6 p.m. 


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.


Day camp registration will open January 9 at 7 a.m. Mark your calendars, camp spots fill up quickly!

Pre-Camp B June 26 - June 30
Session 1 July 3 - 7
*Tuesday, July 4th we will be closed in observance of Independence Day
Session 2  July 10 - 14
Session 3  July 17 - 21
Session 4  July 24 - 28
Session 5  July 31 - August 4
Session 6  August 7 - 11
Session 7  August 14 - 18
Session 8  August 21 - 25
Post-Camp  August 28 - September 1

RATES per session
West Suburban YMCA Family Member: rates coming soon
West Suburban YMCA Youth Member: rates coming soon
Community (non-member): rates coming soon

BUS FEE: rates coming soon
View Bus Schedule (2023 bus schedule coming soon)

AM Care at Chickami (8:00am-9:00am): rates coming soon
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 

July 3 - 14

*Tuesday, July 4th we will be closed in observance of Independence Day

LIT Session 2  July 17 - 28
LIT Session 3  July 31 - August 11
LIT Session 4  August 14-25

RATES per session (2 weeks)
West Suburban YMCA Family Member: rates coming soon
West Suburban YMCA Youth Member: rates coming soon
Community (non-member): rates coming soon

LIT Bus Fee: rates coming soon

Camp Events

Camp Family Nights

  • June 29
  • July 13
  • July 27
  • August 10
  • August 24 (Carnival)

Camp Under and Overnights

  • July 6- Older Girls
  • July 11- Pines
  • July 20- Older Boys
  • July 25- Younger Kids
  • August 3- Older Girls
  • August 8- Pines
  • August 17- Older Boys
  • August 22- Younger Kids

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

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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