Camp Pikati | West Suburban YMCA

Day Camp at the Y

Camp Pikati

Ages 3-15

Camp Pikati, held at the West Suburban YMCA, welcomes kids between the ages of 3-15 years with a half day option for our youngest campers (ages 3 & 4). Camper groups are determined by age. We also offer a Leader-in-Training (LIT) program that provides our oldest campers a way to transition from camper to counselor. LITs assist counselors in daily operations, programming, and camper supervision.

Pikati campers enjoy weekly themes in the Traditional Camp programs along with arts and crafts, gaga ball, and archery! Or, campers can participate in a Sports Camp where they can learn skills and practices technique associated with the weeks sport. Through drills and games, our counselors help develop a strong sense of healthy competition in every camper.

All Pikati sessions include swim lessons and free swim times. 

Camp Pikati At-a-Glance


Ages 3 - 15

Full Day Option:

  • $299 WSYMCA Family Members

  • $350 WSYMCA Youth Members

  • $395 Community (non-members)


Half Day Option (ages 3 & 4 only):

  • $175 WSYMCA Family Members

  • $190 WSYMCA Youth Members

  • $200 Community (non-members)

Leaders in Training (LITs)

Entering Grades 7 - 10

One Week Session:

  • $250 WSYMCA Family Members

  • $325 WSYMCA Youth Members

  • $345 Community (non-members)

Two Week Session:

  • $490 WSYMCA Family Members

  • $650 WSYMCA Youth Members

  • $690 Community (non-members)

Camp Hours:

Monday through Friday

Full Day (All Ages): 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Half Day (Ages 3-4): 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Extended Care:

$50 AM Care at the Y | 7:00-9:00 am

$50 PM Care at the Y | 4:00-6:00 pm

Financial Assistance:

Submit our Financial Assistance Application to Apply for reduced Session Fees

Counselor-to-Camper Ratios:

Under 7 years: 1 Staff to 5 Campers

7-8 years: 1 Staff to 8 Campers

9-15 years: 1 Staff to 10 Campers

Swim Lessons: Swim lessons and free swim time are included

2019 Camp Pikati Themes & Sports by Session



Traditional Camp

Sports Camp

Opening Week A

June 17 - June 21



Opening Week B

June 24-June 28



Session 1

July 1-July 5

(no camp July 4)

Red Y and Blue


Session 2

July 8-July 12



Session 3

July 15-July 19

Wild West

Flag Football

Session 4

July 22-July 26

Mad Scientists


Session 5

July 29-August 2

Harry Potter Mania


Session 6

August 5-August 9

Color Games


Session 7

August 12-August 16


Flag Football

Session 8

August 19-August 23



Closing Week

August 26-August 30

Wacky Tacky


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

Register Online

2019 Camp Registration is ongoing. Please note, many sessions have sold out.

Camp Pikati Registration Form

Want to register in person at the Y? Download our registration forms and return to the Camping Services office.

Summer Eats

We've partnered with Bentley University to bring Summer Eats, a federally funded summer food program, to the West Suburban YMCA! Pikati campers are welcome to take advantage of this free summer lunch program, running June 24-August 16.

View our summer camp guide

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Camp Giving Opportunities

Financial Assistance