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Hopkinton Summer Camps

We are excited to share the 2023 SUMMER CAMP GUIDE! Member registration opens on January 16th!  See page 24 of the camp guide for pricing.


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The MetroWest YMCA Summer Day Camp in Hopkinton is located on 122 beautiful acres and abuts Ashland State Park. The site features two outdoor swimming pools, numerous sports fields, a recreation lodge, climbing walls, zip lines, a ropes course, archery, an indoor climbing wall, and trails that lead to a gorgeous waterfront for boating…it’s everything your child will need for an awesome day at camp!  More than a dozen specialty camps are offered, including adventure, cooking, creative arts, drama, explorers, farming, horseback riding, magic, movie-making, sports, and more!


We offer three traditional camp units (Junior, Middler, Senior) and 21 specialty camps in Hopkinton!

One-week sessions run from June 26 - August 25, 2023

Monday–Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (with extended care and busing options available)


Click on the unit to the right to learn more. Camp options are based on the grade your child will be entering for Fall 2023.

Questions? Contact Camp Director Hannah Glenshaw (508) 435-9345 ext.132 hglenshaw@metrowestymca.org





Traditional Camp Units:

Traditional Day Camps focus on our four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Each day campers participate in activities which are broad-based, co-ed, age-appropriate, and fun for all! Fun-filled activities promote physical development, social interaction, personal growth, and plenty of imagination! Traditional Camps have instructional swim Monday-Thursday and recreational swim Monday-Friday, other activities include archery, boating, low/high ropes, nature exploration, camp games, and arts and crafts.

Our traditional camps are divided into three units. Learn more information on each different unit by clicking on the links on the right.

JUNIORS:  Age 3-Entering grade 2

Scamper Camp: Age 3 - Entering Kindergarten
Camp Carol: Entering Grade 1
Camp Bob-O-Link: Entering Grade 2


MIDDLERS:  Entering grades 3-5

Explorers: Entering Grade 3

Bob White: Entering Grades 4 & 5

SENIORS:  Entering grades 6-10

Adventure: Entering Grades 6 & 7
Adventure Plus: Entering Grades 8 & 9



Specialty Camps (offered within units): 

Specialty Camps are designed to give campers a unique experience in a specific area of interest. Campers spend half of the day involved in projects, hands-on activities, and games that broaden their understanding and knowledge of the theme of their specialty camp. The other half of the day is for traditional activities including a daily recreational swim and activities such as archery, boating, or nature.


Art Creations

Heels Down Horseback Riding Ranch Camp

Rookies (Grades 1 & 2)



All-Stars Sports Camp

Wilderness Skills

Heels Down Horseback Riding Ranch Camp

Art Space (Patterns & Prints)

Show in a Week


Action Stop Motion Flix

Creative Kitchen



Champs Sports Camp

Heels Down Horseback Riding Ranch Camp

Wilderness Survival

Art Explorations

Ceramic Hand Building & Sculpture

Improv Acting


Creative Kitchen

Claymation Flix

Live Action Flix

Special Effect Movie Flix



Leadership Opportunities for Teens:

  • Leaders in Training (entering Gr 7/8) - see the side bar for links to information on this program. The Leaders in Training (LIT) program welcomes youth entering Grades 7 & 8 who are interested in developing leadership skills. The program emphasizes volunteerism and service-learning. Leaders in Training (LITs) learn how to contribute to their camp community and gain skills to become active leaders. LITs participate in team building activities and develop the talents necessary to work with their peers, community, and younger children. Please note that the LIT program is a camp leadership program for children who are interested in youth development.  In addition, children can only participate in one two-week session and must complete the online application found here: https://www.metrowestymca.org/lit-program.
  • Counselors in Training (entering Gr 9/10) - see the side bar for links to information on this program


AM/PM Care and Bus Transportation:

The camp day is from 9am to 4pm. If you need extra care to extend the day, we offer AM Care from 7am to 9am and PM Care from 4pm to 6pm. Care is offered on site in Hopkinton or at the Framingham Branch Y. Bus Transportation is available from locations in Ashland, Framingham, Hopkinton, Sherborn, Marlboro, Natick, and Sudbury. For the bus schedule, click on the Bus Route link on the upper right of this page.