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Hopkinton Summer Camps

Find Your Fun at YMCA Hopkinton Day Camp!

 

We are the MetroWest's beloved day camp destination, offering three traditional camp units and 15 specialty camps at our beautiful 122-acre Outdoor Center. Join us for a summer of fun, friendship, and adventure!

 

  • Serving ages 3 - entering 10th grade
  • One-week sessions 6/24 - 8/16, Closing Week: August 19 - 23
  • Camp day is 9AM-4PM with extended care and transportation available

 

Questions? Camp Director, Steve Lockney: slockney@metrowestymca.org 508-435-9345 ext.132

 

To register for camp, navigate to your child's unit (junior, middler, senior) below, based on the grade your child will enter next fall.

 

 

New to our camp? Here's what we offer:

 

Traditional Camps By Unit:

One-week sessions offered all weeks ​​
 

  • Juniors, age 3 - entering grade 2
    Middlers, entering grades 3 - 5
    Seniors, entering grades 6 - 9
  • Broad-based, co-ed, age-appropriate activities include archery, boating, low/high ropes, nature exploration, camp games, and arts and crafts.
  • Included: instructional swim Monday-Thursday and recreational swim Monday-Friday.
 

 

Specialty Camps within Units:

One-week sessions offered some weeks. 

 

  • Refer to the SPECIALTY CAMP WEEKLY SCHEDULE
  • Creative arts, theater, movie-making, wilderness, horseback riding, cooking, sports, magic
  • Campers spend 2.5-3 hours daily involved in projects and hands-on activities related to the specialty camp’s theme.
  • Includes traditional camp activities like archery, boating, nature, and a daily recreational swim.
 

 

Leadership Camps:
Offered specific weeks with application.

 

Leaders-in-Training (LIT)

  • Entering grades 7 & 8 
  • Can only register for ONE 2-week session
  • Emphasizes volunteerism, service learning, team-building activities. Will participate in traditional camp activities
     

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Counselors-in-Training (CIT) 

  • Entering grades 9 & 10 
  • Mandatory training week 1 or 2 and must commit to four additional weeks
  • Will serve as part of a working team to assist counselors and will receive training
     

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Ready to register?

Please read our camp policies before registering.

Members:

1. Find your child’s unit below based on the grade they will enter in 2024.

2. Click "Register Here" then click "Register" on the next page.

3. On the next screen, log into your account to get the member rate. (If you forgot your username or passwords follow the prompts to reset).

Non-members:

1. Before you register, you will need to create an account. You also have the option to BECOME A MEMBER.

2. Then, return to this page to register.

When you register, choose your desired camp week(s) and any add-ons such as lunch ($30/week), AM and PM care ($58/week), and bus transportation based on route.

 

 

 

JUNIOR UNIT
Age 3-Entering grade 2

Traditional Camps - offered all weeks
Scamper Camp: Age 3 - Entering Kindergarten
Camp Carol: Entering Grade 1
Camp Bob-O-Link: Entering Grade 2

Our Junior campers experience all the fun of traditional camp and will be introduced to age-appropriate elements of our archery, climbing, and ropes programs. Campers in this program are taught the importance of friendship, teamwork, and community. You will be amazed at your camper’s social, emotional, and physical growth during their time with us. See pricing below.
 

Specialty Camps for Juniors - offered some weeks

Art Creations (weeks 3,5,7,8)

Animal Adventures using LEGO® Materials (week 1)

LEGO® Coding (week 1)

Heels Down Horseback Riding Ranch Camp (grade 2) (weeks 3,4,5,6,7,8)

Rookies Sports Camp (weeks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)

MIDDLER UNIT
Entering grades 3-5

Traditional Camps
Explorers: Entering Grade 3
Bob White: Entering Grades 4 & 5

Our Middler Unit offers campers the space, support, and opportunity for growth. Campers will enjoy traditional camp activities like archery, plus expanded adventures on the high and low ropes course and canoeing on the Ashland Reservoir! At this level, we begin to see campers grow in self-confidence as their independence shines through! See pricing below.
 

Specialty Camps for Middlers

Sports & Outdoors

Champs Sports Camp (weeks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)

Heels Down Horseback Riding & Ranch Camp (weeks 3,4,5,6,7,8)

Wilderness Survival (weeks 3,4,7)

Creative Arts

Advanced Magic (week 5)

Art Explorations  (weeks 4,6)

Beginner Magic  (weeks 4,5)

Ceramics (weeks 3,7)

Creative Kitchen (weeks 3,4,6,8)

Disney Musical Theater (week 8)
Improv Acting (week 5)

Lego Flix with IncrediFlix (week 6)

Live Action Flix with IncrediFlix (week 6)

Minecraft vs. Roblox Flix (week 3)

Special Effect Movie Flix (week 3)

Theater: Talent Show (week 3)

STEM

Bash 'em Bots (week 8)
Minecraft: Master Engineering (weeks 7,8)

Pokemon: Master Engineering (week 7)

 

 

SENIOR UNIT
Entering grades 6-9

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

Our Senior campers can take ownership of their camp experience through choice in their daily activities, including arts programming, sports, outdoor adventure, instructional swim lessons, and recreational swimming. They will develop skills in archery, utilize all elements of the high and low ropes course and the zipline circuit, and enjoy canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding on the Ashland Reservoir. See pricing below.

Specialty Camps for Seniors

Sports & Outdoor Education
All-Stars Sports Camp (weeks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)

Adventure Warriors (weeks 5,7)
Heels Down Horseback Riding & Ranch Camp (weeks 3,4,5,6,7,8)

Wilderness Skills (weeks 3,4,7)

Creative Arts

Advanced Magic (week 5)

Beginner Magic (week 4)

Ceramics (week 5)

Creative Kitchen (week 5,7)

Disney Musical Theater (week 8)

Lego Flix with IncrediFlix (week 6)
Live Action Flix with IncrediFlix (week 6)
Minecraft vs. Roblox Flix (week 3)

Special Effect Movie Flix (week 3)

Theater Talent Show (week 3)

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Camp Add-ons:

 

AM/PM care.

  • Extended Care from 7AM - 9AM and 4PM - 6PM.
  • Member Rate: $58/ week
  • Non-Member Rate: $78/ week
  • Care is offered on-site in Hopkinton or at the Framingham Branch Y.
  • You can purchase extended care at the same time that you purchase your camp week(s).
     

Lunch.

  • Lunch is available for $30/ week.
  • Nutritional well-being is our priority.
  • You can purchase lunch at the same time that you purchase your camp week(s).

 

The MetroWest YMCA is committed to food access. If you are concerned about your financial situation, please contact your camp registrar to have a confidential conversation regarding financial assistance for meals.

 

Transportation.

  • Transportation is available from 17 bus stops throughout the MetroWest. SEE BUS ROUTES
  • We have bus stops in Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Natick, Sherborn, Sudbury, and Wayland.
  • Member Rate: $45 one way/ week
  • Non-Member Rate: $61 one way/ week

 

Do you have a group of neighborhood kids (minimum 6) without a bus stop? Contact the Y, and we will try to accommodate you. (508) 435-9345

Hopkinton Camp Amenities:

  • Two archery ranges
  • Two miles of hiking trails
  • Recreation Lodge with indoor climbing walls
  • Outdoor climbing structures
  • High & low ropes course
  • Six-cable zip-zap circuit
  • Shoreline & boat launch on the Ashland Reservoir
  • Outdoor pool
  • Multiple sports fields
  • New basketball and pickleball courts
  • Batting cage
  • Cricket pitch
  • Onsite garden
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Woodland stream and pond

 

 

Swim Lessons Included in Traditional Camps!

 

 

One benefit of choosing the MetroWest YMCA for summer camp is that every child enrolled in a traditional camp will receive an instructional swim lesson this summer.

 

We will test your child's swim level at the start of the week. As your child's skills improve, we’ll automatically move them up to new levels. 

 

By the end of the summer, you will see why the Y is called "America's swim instructor!" 

 

 

Helping You Afford Camp:

1. Consider a YMCA membership!

Framingham Family Memberships (Best Value!): If you have a family membership through the Framingham Branch, you will receive the family rate on all camps.
Youth/Teen Memberships: Youth/Teen Memberships will pay the youth rate for summer camps. 
Hopkinton Outdoor Center Memberships: This membership level will receive the Youth/Teen rate for summer camps.

2. Apply for the Y Assist Program.

We have options if you still need help affording summer camp. Within its available resources, the MetroWest YMCA will provide partial financial assistance to those who can demonstrate their inability to pay the full fee. Funds for the Y-Assist program are raised as part of the YMCA’s Annual Campaign.

 

Have Another Question?

If you have another question not answered yet, please check this comprehensive FAQ

Or, contact us at:
45 East Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
(508) 435-9345
ycampoffice@metrowestymca.org

 

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