we will be following Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's mandate to close all MA schools through May 4, and will be closed during this timeframe, this includes all programming and the ice arena.

The Island's most all-inclusive adventure camp

Thank you for partnering with us to give your child the BEST SUMMER EVER! Amazing things happen when kids unplug and reconnect with others! Camp Terra Mare provides a fun, safe experience for children to learn new skills, build self-confidence, and make lasting friendships. We invite your child to experience the best summer possible on Martha’s Vineyard at Camp Terra Mare; the Island’s most affordable all-inclusive, full-day adventure camp! Our fun focused philosophy helps build confidence, develop leadership skills, and encourage teamwork.

Develop. Achieve. Belong.

Camp Terra Mare 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 and fees


For children entering kindergarten through 8th grade in Sept. 2020.
Youth Leader Program for ages 13-15

Registration opens:

Members | February 3rd
Non-Members | March 2nd


9:00am-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)

Extended Care Available:

Morning, 8-9am | $30/week
Afternoon, 4-5:15pm | $40/week
Both AM & PM | $60/week

Our Staff

We hire positive role models at our camp! Camp Terra Mare 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. All staff are First Aid/CPR or Lifeguard Certified.

Summer 2020 Counselor application

2020 Theme Weeks

Week 1: June 29th-July 3rd | Outer Space
Blast-off into a fun filled summer! Infinite number of galaxies and possibilities! The All Camp will be a Stars Wars Exploration!

Week 2: July 6th-10th | It's Cool to be Kind!
Sprinkle kindness like confetti at Camp Terra Mare! Explore what it means to be kind in our Island community. The All Camp will be Truckin' CMT.

Week 3: July 13th–17th | Camp Terra Mare’s Got Talent!
A week of celebrating campers' creativity and talent. The All Camp is our Talent Show! (participation is optional)

Week 4: July 20th–24th | Pirate Week
Ahoy, campers! Join us on an adventure filled with dress-up and pirate maps! The All Camp will be Treasure Hunt.

Week 5: July 27th-31st | Shark Week
Dive into underwater discovery of all things sharks, from fish tank friends to deep sea predators. The All Camp is Amity Island Adventure.

Week 6: August 3rd-7th | Spirit Week
Join the friendly competition between our camper units. Who is up for the challenge? The All Camp is Summer Olympics.

Week 7: August 10th-14th | Superhero Week
There is a superhero in all of us, we just need the courage to put on the cape! The All Camp is Superheroes (campers) vs. Villains (counselors) of Camp Terra Mare!

Week 8: August 17th-21st | Camp Carnival
Celebrate the best summer ever! Games, songs, and revelry! The All Camp is the annual Camp Terra Mare Carnival!


  1. Sports & Games
  2. Swimming
  3. Arts & Craft
  4. Archery
  5. Curiosity Science
  6. Beach Day every week
  7. Kayaking for our older campers
  8. Black Dog Tall Ship trips
  9. Reading
  10. Journaling
  11. Ice Skating
  12. Yogamotion for Kids
  13. GAGA!
  14. Nature
  15. Team Building
  16. Misty Meadows.. AND MORE!

Sample weekly schedule


Quick Clicks

Click on this link for just the Camp Terra Mare Registration Form

Registration Form Summer 2020

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

Youth Leader Program

An educational program for youth ages 13 through 15 to experience summer camp while assisting counselors and campers with daily activities. Youth Leaders will work with camp units, assist in the running of programs, specialty areas, program creation, and other camp related activities. Participants will learn about the YMCA’s mission as well as gain valuable insight and experience. Enrollment into our Youth Leader Program should occur at least one week in advance of the start of the experience. Participation will require parent/guardian permission. Participants can register by the week.

Program Fee: Members $85/week | Public $110/week
Contact: Jessey Powell | jmyers@ymcamv.org

Youth Leader Registration Packet Summer 2020


“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

Class Schedules