Camp Frank A. Day | West Suburban YMCA

Overnight Camp in East Brookfield, MA

Camp Frank A. Day

Ages 7-16

Summer after summer, Camp Frank A. Day campers bond as a community as they learn how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group. Through physical, social and educational activities, our campers gain self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of camp fires, bugle calls, canoeing, soccer matches, archery and talent shows. 

2021 CFAD SESSION DATES 2021 CFAD SESSION RATES

Two 3-Week Sessions

Session 1
July 3 - July 23
Special Programs: Color War 1

Session 2
July 25 - August 14
Special Programs: Color War 2, Awards Night

Camper Pricing: $2,855.00

Leader-in-Training (LIT) Pricing: $1,900.00

 

COVID Safey Fee: $995
*Fee applies to both Campers and LIT registrations

COVID Safety Fee: This fee will cover additional expenses related to COVID-19 around staffing, equipment, supplies, PPE, ACA Accreditation, Board of Health licensing requirements, etc.

For more information about Camp Frank A. Day operations and registration this summer, please refer to our 2021 Frequently Asked Questions.

An Important Update Regarding 2021 Overnight Camp

October 22, 2020
Hello Camp Day Families,

We hope you and your families are staying well during this challenging time. As the leaves begin to change color, we grow more and more excited for Summer 2021. We share your enthusiasm to return to the shores of Quacumquasit. We are already hard at work planning for what next summer will look like.

This past summer, we had the benefit of observing and learning from our own day camps as well as resident camps that operated in other parts of the country. We look forward to building on their success. The American Camp Association (ACA) and the YMCA of the USA Camping cabinet hosted online discussions with the directors of these camps and their medical staff. In these sessions we heard first-hand about many important topics, including:

  • Pre- and during camp health protocols;
  • Adjustments made to cabin life (“podding”) and daily program;
  • Operating a “closed camp” and how that impacted staff time off; and
  • Dining hall procedures, to name but a few.

All of the camps that operated (including ours) had great success with the four key non-pharmaceutical interventions (also called NPIs): wearing masks, hand washing, physical distancing, and doing as much as possible outside. (A great benefit of following these NPIs was that the general health of the campers and staff was much better than usual!) To give you some insight into how we’re approaching the summer, read this excellent article from the ACA about the important role of NPIs in camps that ran this summer.

As always, health and safety remain our top priority. Accordingly, some of the ways we’ve done things at camp will need to change for next summer. Nevertheless, the magic of camp will persist. After all, we’re not the ones who create it—it’s your children who bring it to the shores and fill Camp Day with their laughter, cheering, song, and boundless energy. We can’t wait to see them! Please stay well and know that we are incredibly grateful that you are part of our CFAD family.

Stephan Lockney
Director, YMCA Camp Frank A. Day

For more information on Camp Frank A. Day, please contact Stephan Lockney, Camp Director at 617-244-6050 x3030

2021 Summer Camp Registration

Sign up for camp online - Registration opens MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2021! 

2021 Camp Frank A. Day

2021 Camp Brochure

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Camp Frank A. Day Registration Form

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