The YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts – A Voice for Women & Girls

Camp Y-Wood

Camp Y-Wood is an affordable summer day camp, serving children ages 5 to 12.  The camp site offers 22-acres of beautiful, sprawling grounds located on Captain’s Pond in nearby Salem, NH.

We’re committed to keeping camp affordable, and offer camperships to qualifying families. Fees include transportation, with convenient pick-up and drop-off times for working parents.

The Camp Experience

With a sandy waterfront beach, open fields, wooded areas, 2 covered pavilions and a new Main Cabin, there is plenty of room for children to spread out and enjoy a real outdoor adventure. Activities include:

swimming    boating     arts & nature crafts     sports     fishing     outdoor living      hiking     survival skills

We offer an open format that allows each camper opportunities throughout the day to select activities that are of interest to them.  And, by design, sessions are small — limited to 30 participants – – which ensures every child can participate fully.

Our staff consists of creative, enthusiastic, professionals experienced in the fields of childcare, education, fitness & coaching and all have CPR and First Aid certifications.   There is also a full-time First Responder on site each day. Adult staff members remain with their groups throughout the day and assist certified instructors in specialty areas.

We are committed to encouraging campers to do the things they love to do, experiment with new things and discover their own creativity and passions for the outdoors.  Each camper is connected to a specific staff person who monitors their level of engagement throughout the day.

Small groups allow children to experience many different and exciting adventures!  Should your camper be uncomfortable with a certain activity, no problem. With a multitude of activity options, there is something for everyone. Our unique approach to the outdoors keeps our campers excited and ready for more!

Summer Sessions 2018

We are saddened to share that due to the winter weather damage that Camp Y-Wood sustained this past season, we are unable to offer camp sessions this summer.  Instead, we are fixing the damage up at Camp to ensure that we’ll be able to offer camp sessions next summer in 2019. 

For complete information about Camp, click one or more of the links below:

Complete Camp Enrollment Packet

If you would like a single form, please select from the below list:

Camp Enrollment – Application Only
Camp Financial Aid Application
Camp Flyer
Camp Health Form
Camp Questionnaire
Directions to Camp
What to Bring to Camp


We had a wonderful season last summer, and served over 175 children in six different sessions!