Chickami Capital | West Suburban YMCA Newton, MA | West Suburban YMCA

Camp Chickami

Where Magical Moments Last A Lifetime

Since 1955, children have spent their summers at Camp Chickami, walking forest paths, catching frogs in Pine Brook, and getting filthy in Mud City. Chickami has a magical formula: use unexpected, creative activities to develop tomorrow’s great citizens. To be sure, we’re dedicated to building skills, providing new experiences and teaching YMCA values—honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. At Chickami, kids learn to swim, conquer our ropes course, and tackle fantastic crafts projects.

But that’s only the beginning. Chickami is full of old-fashioned, crazy fun. The kind of fun that’s often missing at home and school, where kids are overscheduled and plugged in to electronic devices. It’s so fun campers call Chickami “The Best Place on Earth.”

Our staff give kids the independence to do what they love, the motivation to learn and excel their own way, and the confidence to try. It all happens in nature, where the best tool to create fun is the imagination. The result: friendships, teamwork, creative thinking and laughter. Pure magic.

Now, it’s time for us to invest in the camp’s physical space in order to continue to provide the environment that ensures generations of children will flourish at Chickami.

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To learn more about the campaign, including our plans, timeline, and how to get involved, please contact Sara Pollock DeMedeiros, VP of Mission Advancement, at or 617-244-6050 ex. 3099.

Camp Chickami Capital Plan Info Sheet

Learn more about our plans to ensure that future generations can grow and thrive at Camp Chickami.