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We are thrilled to announce Amanda Tower as our NEW Camp Leader. Amanda is a longtime member of our Cape Ann YMCA family. She has been a leader in early education, innovative camp curriculum, and positive youth development. Her experience includes: 

  • Director of the Cape Ann YMCA's afterschool program for nearly 8 years 
  • Director of Cape Ann YMCA's Camp Windward for more than 3 years.
  • BA in education & world languages from Salem State University
  • An outdoor enthusiast, loves skiing, hiking, and the simple pleasures of nature

Amanda is excited to take the leadership role at Camp Spindrift where she will continue its long tradition of incredible, fun-filled activities while breathing new life into our camp experience.  Amanda is also excited to work with Emily Caren, our NEW Camp Director. Emily is currently the Site Coordinator for our before and after school program at East Gloucester Elementary School and joins the Camp Spindrift team with a love for camp and the outdoors! She has worked on the leadership staff at multiple camps throughout New England for the last seven summers.

We look forward to continuing many camp traditions and are focused on more camp enhancements to make your camp experience the best it can be this summer! We will share more updates with you in the coming weeks.

57 Atlantic Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, 978-281-CAMP (2267)
Enjoy 46 acres of beautiful woodlands and waterfront marsh in historic Gloucester. Campers learn to swim, play games and cool off in our spacious outdoor pool, stay active on our sprawling sports field and explore the Annisquam River by kayak and boat! Each week features a fun theme with special activities and celebrations. Your child will be part of a long tradition as they create lifelong memories

71 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, 978-283-0470
Spend the summer enjoying activities at the Y and exploring historic Gloucester. Children will discover the incredible beauty of this coastal New England town as we incorporate a fun curriculum with art and science projects! Solar ovens, trips to the Gloucester Maritime Museum, games, arts and crafts and more! Camp Windward is the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities!

This year, your child has the opportunity to add special electives to their camp weeks.  Think art, music, adventure, pop culture, sports and more. All electives give your child the opportunity to explore activities they love and ones they want to try.  You'll see the Electives options as a drop-down in your registration process.  These added electives are FREE with your YMCA membership.