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!
Children's Island Day Camp
Children's Island Day Camp
Boat Leaves from Marblehead Landing, Front Street, Marblehead
Experience the magic of Children's Island, a beautiful ocean oasis in Marblehead Harbor. From sailing, wake boarding, kayaking to arts and crafts, the saltwater swimming pool and sports, the island is like no other day camp in the area. Discover our special Island Ranger Program. Visit our camp guide for details on all our camps.
Specialty Camps on Children's Island:
Race Sailing Camp
Island Creative Arts Camp
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Family Camping on Children's Island
No equipment to buy. No long trips in the car. Just pack your clothes and food and sign-up for a weekend of fun on Children’s Island with the family. The YMCA provides tents, boat transportation, charcoal grill, lifeguards, picnic tables and an evening campfire. The Island has a large pool, bathrooms, kayaks, and lots of fishing opportunities as well as room for games and kites. Come join us for a magical day and night on the Island where everyone is guaranteed an ocean view.
Family Picnic Days On Children’s Island
Did you know that Saturday picnic days on Children’s Island were included in your YMCA membership? Create a new family tradition, bring the whole family and explore this wonderful island right in our back yard. The boat departs State St. Landing in Marblehead at 10:00am and returns to land at 2:00pm. Staff are on the Island running activities and the pool and beaches are open for swimming and kayaking. Bring your own picnic lunch, grills are available to cook on.
Day Camps at the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
40 Leggs Hill Rd. Marblehead, 01945
Recreational day camp? How about sports, gymnastics, Star Wars, science? Cooking, skateboarding, surfing and so much more! On site camp at the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA has options for every child's interest in a fun, supportive environment with highly trained staff.
We are committed to the inclusion model for our programming and camps. We are pleased to offer two levels of inclusive camp opportunities (Full Inclusion Traditional Camp and Partial Inclusion Camp). Our camp mission is to provide children with special needs a chance to experience the joy and magic of summer camp. Under the leadership of our Inclusion Specialist, Helen Westland, we are providing a supportive and predictable environment for children with special needs this summer.