The Island's most all-inclusive adventure camp

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. Have your child experience the best of summer on Martha’s Vineyard with the Island’s most affordable, all-inclusive, full day adventure camp! Our fun focused philosophy helps build confidence, develop leadership skills, and encourage teamwork.

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.

Summer 2019

Camp will be in session June 24th – August 16th


Available for children entering kindergarten through seventh grade
*Youth Leader Program for youth ages 13-15


9:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday
with the option to add extended care 8-9am & 4-5:15pm


$255/week for Y of MV members, $305/week for general public, full day/full week only

Our Staff

Camp Terra Mare staff are chosen for their experience working with children, enthusiasm, knowledge and caring nature. 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.

2019 Theme Weeks

Week 1: June 24th-28th
Outer Space
Week 2: July 1st-5th
Party in the USA!
(no camp July 4th)
Week 3: July 8th–12th
Camp Terra Mare’s Got Talent!
Week 4: July 15th–19th
Animal Planet
Week 5: July 22nd - 26th
Pirates of the Terra Mare
Week 6: July 29th - August 2nd
Week 7: August 5th-9th
Be You, Be Super
Week 8: August 12th-16th
Final Fiesta


Sports & Games


Arts & Crafts


Curiosity Science

Beach Day every week

Kayaking for our older campers

Black Dog Tall Ship trips



Yogamotion for Kids



Team Building

Click here for a look at a sample weekly schedule


Quick Clicks

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

Registration Form

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 $80 per week Public $100 per week
Contact: Tara Dinkel | tdinkel@ymcamv.org

Youth Leader Registration Packet - English


“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