Camp Pikati | West Suburban YMCA

Day Camp at the Y

Camp Pikati

Ages 3-14

1-week sessions
Weekdays, 9:00am-4:00pm

Camp Pikati (pike-a-tee) means “camp across the Pike!” Campers participate in a variety of age appropriate and fun activities. Each week campers have fun filling their days with traditional camp games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, relay races, archery, and camp-wide special themes! All activities are run by trained counselors who model the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


Day camp registration will open January 9 at 7 a.m. Mark your calendars, camp spots fill up quickly!


Since 2019, the West Suburban YMCA has been a meal site for "Summer Eats," Massachusetts' federally funded summer food program. Summer Eats provides free lunch and snack to any child under the age of 18, and Camp Pikati campers are encouraged to take advantage of the free lunches.

WSYMCA Camp Info Sessions

Visit us in the West Suburban YMCA lobby at 276 Church Street in Newton to meet our staff and learn more about our three summer camps. 

  • Tuesday, January 3 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 5 3-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 11 4-6 p.m. 


Pre-Camp A June 20 - 23 
*Monday, June 19 we will be closed in observance of Juneteenth
Pre-Camp B June 26 - 30
Session 1 July 3 - 7
*Tuesday, July 4 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
*Pool closed this week

RATES per session:
West Suburban YMCA Family Member: rates coming soon
West Suburban YMCA Youth Member: rates coming soon
Community (non-member): rates coming soon

AM Care at West Suburban YMCA (7:30am-9:00am): rates coming soon
PM Care at West Suburban YMCA (4:00pm-6:00pm): rates coming soon

Camp PIKATI Leader-In-Training (LIT) Sessions

Leader-in-Training sessions provide our oldest campers (youth entering grades 7-10) 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 4 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

West Suburban YMCA Family Member: rates coming soon
West Suburban YMCA Youth Member: rates coming soon
Community (non-member): rates coming soon

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 on Camp Chickami, Camp Pikati and Camp Frank A. Day, please contact the Y's Camping Services Branch at 617-244-6050 x3008 or

Lunch Menu

2022 summer camp sessions at YMCA camps,  Camp Pikati, Camp Chickami, Camp Frank A. Day

2022 Summer Camp Brochure

Check out the 2022 online brochure to learn about the West Suburban YMCA's three summer camps - Camp Pikati, Camp Chickami, and Camp Frank A. Day!

Camp Pikati Registration Form

Prefer to sign up for Camp Pikati in person? Download this registration form and return it to the West Suburban YMCA at 276 Church Street, Newton, MA. Please note, registration forms will not be accepted until January 10, 2022.

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