"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!

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health & be licensed by the Local Board of Health

Message regarding Covid-19

Develop. Achieve. Belong.

Camp Kindness is a licensed camp that adheres to all guidelines set forth by the 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


For children entering kindergarten through 6th grade in Sept. 2020.

New this summer:

Full 6-week camp enrollment only to help keep our campers & staff safe.


9:00am-4:00pm Monday - Friday

8:30am morning drop off begins

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)

We apologize for the inconvenience, we are unable to offer extended care for summer 2020.

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 opportunity to have a positive influence on 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 2020 Counselor application

2020 Theme Weeks

Week 1: July 20th - 24th| It's Cool to be Kind!
Sprinkle kindness like confetti a Camp Kindness! Explore what is means to be kind to others and yourself! "How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it".

Week 2: July 27th-31st | Outer Space
Blast-off into a fun filled summer! Infinite number of galaxies and possibilities!

Week 3: August 3rd–7th | Pirate Week
Ahoy, campers! Join us on an adventure filled with storytelling and pirate maps!

Week 4: August 10th-14th | Shark Week
Dive into underwater discovery of all things sharks, from fish tank friends to deep sea predators.

Week 5: August 17th-21st | Fair Week
We bring the annual MV Ag Fair to us in spirit. Learn about farms, animals, and your community.

Week 6: August 24th-28th | Superhero Week
There is a superhero in all of us, we just need the courage to put on the cape!


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

Parent & Caregiver Resources

Camper Kindness Family Handbook - English


For information regarding enrollment in Camp Kindness, email our Registrar, Lindsay: lwebster@ymcamv.org


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


“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!"


Contact Us

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

Group Exercise Schedule