Camp Chickami | West Suburban YMCA

Day Camp in Wayland, MA

Camp Chickami

Grades 1-10 / Ages 6-15

1-Week Sessions

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

Camp Chickami Leader-In-Training (LIT) Sessions

LIT Session 1 July 5 - 15
LIT Session 2 July 18 - 29
LIT Session 3 August 1 - 12
LIT Session 4 August 15-26

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

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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.

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