Monday 1/30 Pool is closed 2-4:45pm for MVRHS Swim Meet. No swim lessons. Makos do have practice at 4:45pm
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CAMP KINDNESS 2023 SESSION DATES | JUNE 26TH - AUGUST 18TH

REGISTRATION OPENS TO MEMBERS | 2/1 (9:00 am EST), PUBLIC | 2/8 (9:00 am EST)

Online registration only.

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

Online Registration Information - PDF

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:

Campers Ages 4.9-6

$325/week for Y of MV family members*
$400/week for general public
(Note on minimum age: children must be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2023 to participate in summer camp. If your resident state has a different eligibility date of being 5 years old after August 31, 2023 you MUST register by contacting jpowell@ymcamv.org due to system age restrictions).

Campers Ages 7-12

$300/week for Y of MV family members*
$375/week for general public


One time registration fee: $25
$25 deposit per week, non-refundable, due at registration


Full day/full week only


Weekly sibling discount of $15 per child
(not applicable with other subsidies or Financial Assistance)

*To receive member rate and priority registration for members, parent/guardian and camper must be on a family membership at the time of registration AND have membership active at least 2 weeks prior to camp week they are attending (same time payment is due). Best membership option is one-adult or two-adult family monthly draft with option of 3 month hold. Please email aosburn@ymcamv.org for additional membership information.


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 2023 Counselor application

2023 Dates & Themes

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

Week 1: June 26th-June 30th | Welcome to Lego Land

Week 2: July 3rd-7th | Wild West (closed 7/4)

Week 3: July 10th- 14th | A Bugs Life

Week 4: July 17th-21st | Community Heroes

Week 5: July 24th-28th | Storybook

Week 6: July 31st- August 4th | Down on the Farm

Week 7: August 7th-11th | Blowing Off S.T.E.A.M.

Week 8: August 14th-18th | Take me to Disney


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 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.
  6. Change of clothes, just in case (shirt, shorts, socks, underwear).
  7. Bug spray, for nature hikes. Please spray your kiddo with bug spray BEFORE camp.
  8. 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

JESSEY POWELL
Administrator of Program
PHONE 508-696-7171 ext. 117
EMAIL jpowell@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!”

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