The Salem Y provides several summer camp options for children ages 5 through 14. There are both indoor and outdoor experiences that provide unique age appropriate activities that are planned around a common theme and/or interest.
Campers are cared for by a team of enthusiastic, caring, and supportive staff. Our trained staff create a safe and supportive environment that will encourage campers to explore, have fun, and try new things all while making lifelong friends.
It’s time to start your adventure with the Salem Y by selecting from the options below.
All Salem camps are licensed by the Salem Board of Health.
Camp Harbor Quest
CAMP HARBOR QUEST at Pioneer Village - Grades K-7
Our traditional day camp is nestled in the heart of Salem's Forest River Park. Campers take full advantage of the park and playground, pool and waterfront, and sports fields. Being an outdoor camp property we use commercial grade canopies to provide shelter from weather, rain, and the hot summer sun. Our camp provides running water to keep campers hydrated. We believe it is important for families to know that our camp property uses porta potties to meet camper’s bathroom needs.
Camp is filled with fun activities that will be driven by our weekly themes. Camper’s enjoy a wide variety of sports and group games,, arts and crafts, archery, low ropes adventure challenges, kayaking, swimming and more.
THE LITTLE PRIVATEERS - Grades K-2
Our youngest campers are supported by our most energetic and experienced staff with a 1:5, staff to camper ratio. They participate in ALL of the activities with a modified schedule that limits distance traveled between activities.
THE BOLD BUCCANEERS Grades 3-7
Our oldest campers will enjoy ALL of the activities as well as have a chance to participate in activities and challenges focused on team building for young leaders. Campers will be supported in a 1:10, staff to camper ratio throughout their day.
VIBE CREATIVE ARTS CAMP
Ages 8-13 | Dates 7/5 - 7/28
VIBE Camp is an indoor creative arts program located in our Maker’s Space at the Salem Y. Students will explore hands-on visual art activities under the guidance of Y Enrichment Instructors and local artists. This camp culminates in a gallery showing for families and YMCA Members!
Ages 8-13 | Dates 7/31-8/4, 8/8-8/11
Each weekly session focuses on a different element of technical theatre, including scenic artistry, lighting & sound, and props design. This camp is a perfect opportunity to grow your skills as a well-rounded theatre artist, and is suitable for participants who want to work either “behind the scenes” or in the spotlight!
Musical Theatre Intensive: The Lion King Jr.
Ages 8-13 | Dates 7/5-7/28
Campers will participate in a 4-week session that will culminate in two performances complete with scenery, costumes, and full technical elements. During their 4 week creative adventure campers will also have the chance to swim at the Salem Y pool, participate in weekly theme day programming, and take part in specialty enrichment classes.