YMCA of MARTA'S VINEYARD

"Camp is the best place ever!" - 2021 Summer Camper

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!

All sessions are currently full, we are running a waitlist
We will not be offering a Youth Leader/Counselor in Training program this year
If you have any questions regarding Summer Camp, please email Tara, Camp Director, at tdinkel@ymcamv.org
Online Registration Info.

Develop. Achieve. Belong.

Camp Kindness is licensed and 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 positive and enriching long-lasting memories for your child.


Camp Hours & fees

Ages:

For children entering kindergarten through age 12.

Hours:

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

Weekly Program Cost:

YMCA of MV members | $275/week
General public | $350/week
One time registration fee: $15
$25 deposit per week due at registration
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 2022 Counselor application

2022 Dates & Themes

Weekly registration, you can register for just 1 week or all 8!

Week 1: June 27th-July 1st | Zoofari
Week 2: July 5th-8th | Lab of Frankenstein (closed 7/4)
Week 3: July 11th- 15th | Welcome to Hogwarts
Week 4: July 18th-22nd | Prehistoric Prowl
Week 5: July 25th-29th | Take me to Disney
Week 6: August 1st-5th | Pirates of Camp Kindness
Week 7: August 8th-12th | Amity Island Adventure
Week 8: August 15th-19th | Journey Around the World


Activities

  1. Sports & Games
  2. Swimming!
  3. Arts & Craft
  4. Curiosity Science
  5. Archery
  6. Wellness activities
  7. Journaling & Reflection
  8. Nature & Hiking
  9. Team Building
  10. Summer Learning Opportunities
  11. Reading & Story Time
  12. Beach Field Trips & more!

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

Parent & Caregiver Resources

Camp Kindness Family Handbook - English
 

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 son loves camp, and the communication is so amazing! The reminder emails are literally saving my life! Thank you again! This has been a great experience!”

“My daughter is absolutely loving her summer at the Y! You have done a wonderful job and we are grateful for you all!”

“My daughter absolutely loved the Y camp! She made many new friends and loved the daily activities, most especially Gaga-ball! The counselors keep the kids running and happy. We will be signing her up again for next year too!”

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for being so incredibly kind, understanding and accommodating to us! You’ve really created such an awesome and comfortable environment, and we are so grateful!”

“You all have been SO AMAZING. So supportive of my little mini me. And her swimming has improved to a level I didn't think possible in such a short time”

“Our boys had so much fun and are still talking about it! THANK YOU for the great work you do!”

“My daughter has had a great time this summer! She always does at Y camp! You and your team are wonderful! We really appreciate you! 🙂 You are really good at what you do!”

Group Exercise Schedule