Camp Pikati | West Suburban YMCA

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Camp Pikati

Ages 3-14

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Sound the camp bugle call!

Registration for Summer 2024 opens early this year.

10/2: overnight camp open registration
10/25: returning day camp families (limited spots)
11/1: day camp open registration

At noon!

WSYMCA summer camps fill quickly so mark your calendars!

Camp Information Tables: Meet with camp staff and learn about our 4 summer camps!

Tues. 10/3 4:30-6:30 PM: Church St Y
Thur. 10/12 3-5 PM: Wells Ave Y
Wed. 10/18 3-5 PM: Church St Y
Mon. 10/23 4-6 PM: Wells Ave Y
Thur. 10/26 4:30-6:30 PM: Church St Y
Mon. 10/30 3:30-5:30 PM: Wells Ave Y

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2023 Camp Memories

Campers: 1-week sessions

Weekdays, 9:00am-4:00pm

Camp Pikati (pike-a-tee) means “camp across the Pike!” Each week campers have fun filling their days with traditional camp games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, relay races, archery, and campwide special themes! Sessions include YMCA Swim Lessons and free swim. New for the 2023 Camp Season we will be offering weekly field trips to campers ages 7 and older.
Pre Camp A

June 17-21

*Wednesday, June 19 we will be closed in observance of Juneteenth

Pre Camp B June 24 - June 28
Session 1 July 1 - 5
*Thursday, July 4 we will be closed in observance of Independence Day
Session 2  July 8 - 12
Session 3  July 15 - 19
Session 4  July 22 - 26
Session 5  July 29 - August 2
Session 6 August 5 - 9
Session 7  August 12 - 16
Session 8  August 19 - 23
Closing Week

August 26- 30* 

Pool Closed This Week

2024 RATES per session:
West Suburban YMCA Family Member: $359
West Suburban YMCA Youth Member: $417
Community (non-member): $469 

AM Care 7:30am-9:00am): $40
PM Care (4:00pm-6:00pm): $60

Leader-In-Training (LIT): 2 Week Sessions

Weekdays, 9am-4:00pm

Leader-in-Training sessions provide our oldest campers (youth entering grades 7-9) 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 1 - 12
*Thursday, July 4 we will be closed in observance of Independence Day
LIT Session 2  July 15 - 26
LIT Session 3  July 29 - Aug 9
LIT Session 4  August 12 - 23

RATES per session (2 weeks)
West Suburban YMCA Family Member: $490
West Suburban YMCA Youth Member: $650
Community (non-member): $690

Parent Feedback from Camp Pikati

"My son wakes up early everyday and is so excited to get to camp. He enjoys himself at the Y and comes home with so many stories and is so energized by the social interaction. It's just what he needed after this extended quarantine. Most importantly all of you have planned so well for every contingency and ensured the safety of our kids during this pandemic."

"I wanted to send a quick note of thanks and encouragement to the staff at Camp Pikati. My kids are in their 3rd week of camp this summer, and they couldn’t be happier to be back. After such a challenging spring for everyone, this is just what they needed."

"My son has been loving camp and the counselors are amazing! The camp and programs have provided him a safe way to interact with other kids which has been incredibly beneficial for his social and mental well being. He is a totally different person when he comes home, happy and relaxed!"

"Thank you for a wonderful and creative summer! He had a lot of fun, and we are so grateful for the relative normalcy he got to experience through day camp during such challenging times." 

"Thank you all for the incredible job you're doing. We weighed the pros and cons of a week at Pikati in relation to the virus and all that. I'm glad we chose to do it... my son has had a great time. You guys have done a great job with precautions as well, I feel safe sending him there."

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

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2024 Summer Camp Guide

Check out the 2024 Summer Camp Guide to learn about our four summer camps - Camp Pikati, Camp Wells, Camp Chickami, and Camp Frank A. Day!

Day Camp Registration

Registration for Summer 2024 will open 10/25 for returning campers.  Open registration is 11/1.

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