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Camp Pikati

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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. We also offer 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's 2023 Season:

"The boys final week of camp was last week so that’s a wrap for us this summer. I just want to say Thank You!! For all the hard work, the long hot hours in the sun, and for the seamless experience that I know requires a lot of effort behind the scenes. The boys had a wonderful summer and it was aways pleasant seeing your smiling faces every day. "

"I really can't express how grateful we are to Camp Pikati for making this summer a positive experience for our non-neurotypical kids. Camps we've attended in the past have ranged from "meh" to absolutely disastrous. Staff at Pikati are cool, attentive, thoughtful, loving, and firm. We feel so fortunate."

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!

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