Camp Chickami | West Suburban YMCA

Day Camp in Wayland, MA

Camp Chickami

Grades 1-10 / Ages 6-15


Sat 4/29/2023, 2:00-5:00 PM

Sat 5/20/2023, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Thu 6/01/2023, 4:00-7:00 PM

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.

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: $410
West Suburban YMCA Youth Member: $450
Community (non-member): $470
Bus Fee: $90

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 

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: $600
West Suburban YMCA Youth Member: $655
Community (non-member): $700

LIT Bus Fee: $110

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

Chickami Program Guide

Day Camp Registration

Registration for the 2023 camp year is now open! Don't miss out.

Chickami Alumni Contact Update Form

2023 Camp

2023 Summer Camp Brochure

Check out the 2023 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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