Dates & Rates

2017 Nature Adventures Camp Online Registration is now open.
Please review Registration Policies & Procedures before registering. 


The 2017 Nature Adventures Camp will run from June 26 to September 1, for ten one-week sessions.


Camp rates are divided into member and nonmember prices. Typically, nonmember rates are $65 higher than member rates, the cost of a membership to the South Shore Natural Science Center. Full South Shore YMCA members are members of the South Shore Natural Science Center.

*Rates are pro-rated for Week 2, July 5-7.

Tadpoles MWF

Age 3:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday  –  Half-day
$130 members, $180 nonmembers  (Week 2:  Wed., Thurs., Fri. – July 5,6,7)

Tadpoles T/TH

Age 3:  Tuesday, Thursday – Half-day
$90 members, $140 nonmembers *(No Tadpoles T/TH during week of July 4th)


Ages 4-5: Monday through Friday – Half-day
$210 members, $275 nonmembers  *(July 5-7: $130/$180)


Entering Grade K: Monday through Friday – Full-day
$325 members, $390 nonmembers  *(July 5-7: $190/$240)


Entering Grade 1: Monday through Friday – Full-day
$325 members, $390 nonmembers  *(July 5-7:  $190/$240)


Entering Grades 2-3: Monday through Friday – Full-day
$325 members, $390 nonmembers  *(July 5-7:  $190/$240)


Entering Grades 4-6: Monday through Friday – Full-day
$325 members, $390 nonmembers  *(July 5-7: $190/$240)

Specialty Camps

Monday through Friday – Full-day

–Vet School Camp: Week 4, Entering Grades 5-8
$340 members, $405 nonmembers

–Explorers:   Weeks 6 & 8, Entering Grades 6-8
$410 members, $475 nonmembers (includes Thursday overnight)

–Minecraft Mania:  Week 10,  Entering Grades 2-5
$400 members, $465 nonmembers

–Minecraft Mastercrafters:  Week 10,  Entering Grades 4-8
$400 members, $465 nonmembers

Extended Day*

Before Care:  M-F, 8-9am, $40members, $50non-members
Lunch Bunch: M-F, 12-1 pm, for half-day campers, $40members, $50 nonmembers
After Care I, M-F, 3:30-4:30 pm, for full-day campers, $40members, $50 nonmembers
After Care II, M-F, 3:30-5:30pm, for full-day campers, $75members, $85 nonmembers

*Prorated for Week 2:  July 5-7


Add Ons:

Science Center membership, $65. Please see our membership page for more details.

In order to register online at the member rate, SSNSC/SSYMCA Memberships must be active prior to registration.

Questions?  Please call or email Kim Crespi,, 781.3659.2559 x206


Campership Donations

campers-counselor-owlHelp a child attend camp!

Each year we offer a limited amount of ‘camperships’ to families who could not otherwise attend camp.

We can only do this through your generosity.

To Donate to the ‘Send a kid to Camp’ or to receive financial assistance to attend camp, please contact Tricia DeGiulio, Director of Environmental Education and Camping at 781.659.2559 ext. 214

Financial Assistance

The South Shore YMCA strives to serve the entire community. Financial Assistance is available to those who cannot afford fees. Assistance is awarded based on the need demonstrated by household income and/or extenuating circumstances and the funds available. Monies used to fund Financial Assistance are made possible through charitable donations to our Annual Support Campaign. Contact Kim Crespi at 781-659-2559, or visit for an application.

Please note: Financial assistance must be finalized prior to registering for camp. The approval process may take up to 2 weeks. Camp registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.