SUMMER OF ADVENTURE, LIFETIME OF MEMORIES
Our camps offer children positive developmental experiences that build confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age. Campers are able to explore creativity, teamwork and leadership in a wide range of physically active programs that influence lifelong healthy living. They also have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor environment where they develop an appreciation of nature.
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.
Learn skills, achieve, develop character, stay active and have fun.
Camp Spindrift: Day Camp, LIT Program & Adventure
57 Atlantic Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, 978-281-CAMP (2267)
CAMP SPINDRIFT & LEADER-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM
We offer programs for ages 4 to 14, in addition to a Leader-in-Training program for teens ages 14-16 and various other specialty camps. Campers enjoy our refreshing outdoor pool, spacious sports field and access to the Annisquam River for kayaking and boating. Each week features a fun theme with special activities and celebrations. Generations of campers have grown up through the varied and enriching programs of Camp Spindrift. Your child will cherish lifelong memories of swimming, kayaking, archery, games, sports, campfires, crafts, themed weeks and more. Our staff are carefully chosen and trained to provide your child with a safe, fun and rewarding summer.
Our Adventure Program offers campers the opportunity to go on a different adventure every day of the week! Campers gain confidence and make life-long friends participating in adventures such as rock climbing, stand-up paddle-boarding, white water rafting, hiking, and challenge course activities.
CAMP SPINDRIFT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR RENTALS
Host a birthday, anniversary, reunion or business outing and enjoy the beautiful grounds of our camp.
71 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, 978-283-0470
Camp Windward is a great way for kids to spend their summer enjoying all the Y and Gloucester has to offer. Our goal for this summer is to be outside in our beautiful city as much as possible as well as incorporating curriculum with art and science projects! Science projects will be a new addition to our Camp this summer. We will have projects such as solar ovens, trips to the Gloucester Maritime Museum, and more fun activities on a daily basis. Camp Windward is the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities!
Enrichment is included with your camp fee! Campers will:
• use the gymnastics center
• play sports and stay active in the gym
• have swim lessons
• explore creativity through fun crafts
• explore science with STEM based curriculum
In addition to swim lessons, we also have three days of free swim time. We offer full day and extended day(s).
Our camp day runs from 9:00am-4:00pm
Monday-Friday at the Cape Ann Y.
• Camp Windward Junior (entering Kindergarten -7 years, co-ed)
• Camp Windward Senior (Ages 8-12 years, co-ed)
• 3-4 year olds, please seek our preschool option
Our schedule is flexible to meet the needs of working families. To find out more, contact: Amanda Tower, email@example.com.
Sail Cape Ann
Sailing Camp is a fantastic way for kids to spend their summer on the water. Our sailors will explore beautiful Gloucester Harbor while following a defined curriculum from our certified instructors in a fun and outgoing atmosphere. Space is limited to 12 participants per session.
Camp weeks will include 3 days of sailing in the harbor with 2 days planning, preparing, and debriefing the experience while enjoying the excitement of Camp Windward while on land.
July 9th - July 13th
July 16th - July 20th
July 23rd - July 27th
July 30th - August 3rd
August 6th - August 10th
August 13th - August17th
August 20th - August 24th
Summer Literacy Program
Collaborating with the Gloucester Public Schools our Y offers rising 2nd & 3rd graders an opportunity to improve their literacy as part of the Y’s strategic plan to tackle the Achievement Gap; a disparity in learning that happens over the summer months to children who cannot afford or access camps and programming that foster learning.
With support from generous donors and community partners, children participate in the curriculum-based reading and writing program in the mornings with traditional camp experience in the afternoon where they have fun, make friend and stay active.
To find out more, contact: Amanda Tower, firstname.lastname@example.org.