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 13.  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 2020

  • Session 1  06/29 – 07/02
  • Session 2  07/06 – 10
  • Session 3  07/13 – 17
  • Session 4  07/20 – 24*
  • Session 5  07/27 – 31*
  • Session 6  08/03 – 07
  • Session 7  08/10 -13
  • Session 8  08/17 – 21

*These weeks are designated for our Camp Her program.

The following dates are for our overnight sessions*:

  • July 31 (Girls only)
  • August 7 (Boys only)

*The overnight sessions come with an additional $5 fee

For complete information about Camp, click the link below:

Complete Camp Enrollment Packet

Additional information about Camp Y-Wood:

Camp Financial Aid Application
Directions to Camp
What to Bring to Camp