YMCA of MARTA'S VINEYARD

"Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference"

Thank you for partnering with us to give your child a great summer! Camp Kindness will provide a safe experience for children to learn new skills, build self-confidence, and make lasting friendships. Our fun focused philosophy let's children be themselves!

Please note: Camp Kindness is currently full but we are running a waitlist for summer 2021. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please click the registration link below.

Develop. Achieve. Belong.

Camp Kindness is a licensed camp that adheres to all guidelines set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. We are tuned in to the needs of today’s youth and the importance of instilling the four core values of the Y: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, throughout our programs. The camp leadership staff consists of professionals dedicated to the mission and philosophies of the YMCA where we build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. Our purpose is to provide an enriching experience in a safe and structured developmentally appropriate program, one that will provide a positive and enriching long-lasting memory for your son or daughter.

Camp Hours & fees

Ages:

For children entering kindergarten through age 12.

New this summer:

We will be offering 4, 2-week sessions. Campers must sign up for the full 2-week session, cannot break up sessions.

Hours:

8:30am-4:00pm | Monday - Friday

Weekly Program Cost:

YMCA of MV members | $270/week
General public | $325/week
One time registration fee: $15
Full day/full week only
Weekly sibling discount of $15 per child
(not applicable with other subsidies of Financial Assistance)

Our Staff

We hire positive role models at our camp! Camp Kindness staff are chosen for their experience working with children, enthusiasm, knowledge and caring nature. We make the most of our opportunity to have a positive influence on the lives of our campers. All of our staff attend pre-camp training focusing on youth development, safety, supervision, program implementation, and the YMCA Mission.

Summer 2021 Counselor application

2021 Sessions & Themes

Session 1: June 28 - July 9
  • Week 1 | BE KIND
  • Week 2 | Zootopia
Session 2: July 12 - July 23
  • Week 3 | Harry Potter
  • Week 4 | Be You Be Super (find your inner Superhero)
Session 3: July 26 - August 6
  • Week 5 | Survivor (Challenge Week)
  • Week 6 | Pirates
Session 4: August 9 - August 20
  • Week 7 | Sharks
  • Week 8 | Around the World

Activities

  1. Minimal Contact Sports & Games
  2. Swimming!
  3. Arts & Craft
  4. Curiosity Science
  5. Archery
  6. Journaling & Reflection
  7. Nature & Hiking
  8. Team Building
  9. Summer Learning Opportunities
  10. Reading & Story Time

What to bring to camp

  1. Backpack or sealable bag.
  2. Lunch with cooler pack and TWO additional snacks for the morning and afternoon.
  3. Bathing suit & towel (goggles optional). We will provide swim caps and label with campers' names or you can pack one.
  4. Water bottle (filled with water + ice each morning).
  5. Sunscreen (Please be sure to sunscreen your child EVERY morning before drop off).
    *Don’t forget to label your sunscreen!
    *Camp staff will assist with sunscreen application throughout the day, wearing gloves if applicable.
  6. Two clean facemasks.
  7. Change of clothes, just in case (shirt, shorts, socks, underwear).
  8. Bug spray, for nature hikes. Please spray your kiddo with bug spray BEFORE camp.
  9. Appropriate clothing (no open-toed shoes; rain jacket & rain boots if necessary; hat, long sleeve shirts and long pants for protection from the sun.) Please make sure your child has socks if ICE SKATING is on the schedule for the day.

please note:

  • All belongings will be sent home daily to be laundered.
  • Soft items and toys from home will not be permitted.
  • All items must fit inside the child’s backpack/bag
  • Once at camp, each camper will have their own basket to store their backpack and lunch that will not touch the gear of other campers.

Parent & Caregiver Resources

Camp Kindness Family Handbook - English
 
 
 
 
 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Youth Program Online Registration
 

Financial Aid

Y FOR ALL – We don’t turn anyone away due to affordability.
Lower rates available based on financial need through our Financial Assistance Program.

FINANCIAL assistance Information

CONTACT US

TARA DINKEL
Administrator of Program
PHONE 508-696-7171 ext. 117
EMAIL tdinkel@ymcamv.org


“My children absolutely loved this program. They came home happy, tired and full of exciting stories, new games and new friends.”

“The Y camp is wonderful! My child has been going here for the past 3 years. There is always a fun story to share each day. The staff are fantastic. My daughter is already asking about next summer!”

“The Y is a community, an extension of our family unit in many respects. The Y staff have taken the time to listen and get to know our family and the children and foster community and values every day. They supervise the children extremely well and communicate regularly. They genuinely care about the kids and my children are always happy to go and happy when I pick them up. Their Y experience has been nothing short of awesome. The Y staff work so hard to create a memorable, fun and engaging experience for kids of all ages and encourage positive experiences and relationship building. It's honestly the best program on the island.”

"Best. Summer. Ever!"

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