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.
For more information, contact Rick Doucette: firstname.lastname@example.org.
71 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA 01938, 978-283-0470
Camp Windward is a great way for kids to spend their summer enjoying all the Y has to offer. Children who participate in Camp Windward spend the day touring the City of Gloucester and learning about its history.
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
In addition to the two days of swim lessons, we also have three days of free swim!
We offer half day, full day and even 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
Children taking one of our half-day specialty camps can enroll in Camp Windward for the rest of the day. Our schedule is flexible to meet the needs of working families.
To find out more, contact: Amanda Tower, email@example.com.
Summer Recreation Programs & Camps
GLOUCESTER SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAMS
“WORKING TOGETHER FOR A STRONGER COMMUNITY”
We are excited to once again be working collaboratively with the City of Gloucester to offer a wide array of Summer Recreational programs and events for our community.
For over 15 years the Cape Ann YMCA has collaborated with the City of Gloucester to run summer recreation programs. These fun-filled, high-quality programs give kids in Cape Ann the opportunity to challenge themselves, make friends and develop new interests.
Specialty Camp Options Include:
- Mountain Biking Camp, Ages 9-13
- Theater Arts Camp, Grades 1-5
- Youth Summer Basketball League, Grades K-5
- NBA Skills Camp, Ages 6-12
Summer Literacy Program
Collaborating with the Gloucester Public Schools our Y offers 2nd graders from low-income households 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 and attend afternoons at Camp Windward where they have fun, make friend and stay active.
To find out more, contact: Brian Flynn, firstname.lastname@example.org.