Lynch/van Otterloo Y Camps

Summer is the time to discover!

Summer Camp plays an important part in the lives of our communities’ youth as they develop towards adulthood. Children realize important life lessons and make memories each day as they learn from their surroundings and peers. Whatever interest your child has, there is a Y camp for them. Led by caring, highly trained staff, you can rest assure that your child is in a safe, nurturing environment.

Children's Island Day Camp

Children's Island has provided families from the North Shore and around the world with a unique summer experience. Located on a picturesque 25-acre island one mile off the coast of Marblehead and Salem, Children's Island features five buildings with bathrooms, ample space for camp meetings, tents for overnights, shaded picnic area, volleyball net, archery range, beaches and playing fields. We also offer special focus camps on the Island, including: Sailing Camp, Rangers Camp and Ocean Adventures Camp. Older children are invited to take part in Islanders Camp (Grades 7-10) or become a Counselor in Training (Grades 9-10).
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Day Camp, Adventure and Specialty

Our day camps offered at the Lynch/van Otterloo Y captivate your child's attention and bring their skills and interest to the forefront. Whether it be field trips, adventurous activities, or developing skills for a particular interest, we have a camp for whatever interest your child may have! Learn more »
Contact: Marianne Baker

Sports Camps

The Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA Sports Camps offer a sport for everyone! Our camps are designed so that we hit the needs of those children who are looking to improve their skills for a future league and seek competition, or those children who want to try a variety of sports and stay physically active. You will not only find us on the YMCA fields and indoor basketball court, but you will find us surfing our local beaches, skating our neighborhood skate parks and rallying at our community tennis courts. Learn more »

Gymnastics Camps

Bounce the summer away! Boys and girls are placed in groups based on age and ability and receive instruction on all of the Olympic apparatus including the trampoline. Teamwork and goal-setting are emphasized. Game time and open work-out are incorporated daily, along with a refreshing swim in our outdoor pool. Each session ends with an award ceremony and exciting gym show for family and friends. Learn more »
Contact: Tami DeLorenzo

Theatre Camps

YMCA Theatre Camps offer more than an opportunity to shine on stage. Our programs allow children the chance to build self-confidence, improve communication skills, exercise the imagination, and increase empathy. Campers enjoy the beautiful, naturally lit facilities of the Boston Ballet Studios during rehearsals and the newly renovated Ames Memorial Hall on the last day of camp for final performances. Learn more »
Contact: Carissa Gerber