Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA Camps


Experience the magic of Children's Island, a beautiful ocean oasis in the middle of Marblehead Harbor that has been operating for more than 65 years. Campers take the 15 minute Hannah Glover Ferry ride to and from camp each day. The stunning, rustic island setting offers unique opportunities to explore the seacoast while swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. The Island also offers an art barn stocked with arts and crafts activities, a saltwater pool, sports, Gaga pit and more. With weekly themes and STEAM activities, this island experience is like no other day camp on the North Shore. 

Children's Island Boat Transport:

  • Pickering Wharf, 23 Congress St, Salem MA,
  • Marblehead Charter School,17 Lime St, Marblehead MA 


40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead
Day camp provides a physically and mentally enriching summer experience. Built around a weekly theme, campers get a taste of sports, gymnastics, STEAM activities and swim time in our aquatics center including outdoor wading pool, indoor slide and diving board.

Registration Questions: Paula Fessenden,
Children's Island Day Camp: Sarah Dowd
Sports Camp: Nick Harshaw,
Gymnastics Camp: Kaitlyn Hall,

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Children's Island Day Camp

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