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Registration is now open for Summer 2017! Register by December 31st to receive a limited edition Camp Burgess & Hayward T-Shirt on Check-In Day!

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All About Camp

Camp Burgess for Boys and Camp Hayward for Girls are traditional brother-sister overnight camps located on opposite shores of Spectacle Pond, with one Co-ed Week option in August. Our separate co-ed Adventure Trips Program for ages 12-17 offers overnight summer adventure trips, service learning and counselor-in-training programs as well as other year-round opportunities. Our programs provide campers with an engaging and supportive environment that encourages hands-on learning, self-expression, leadership building, and an appreciation for the natural world.

Dates & Rates

Camp Burgess & Hayward offers 7 sessions of traditional overnight camp from June to August and 1 session of co-ed  camp in August.  The co-ed Adventure Trips Program for ages 12-17 offers 6-day trips, service learning and counselor-in-training programs as well as other year-round opportunities.

Summer 2017 Camp Dates & Rates
Summer 2017 Adventure Trips Dates & Rates


Fresh from the Farm
Posted February 22, 2017
As promised, this week’s farm blog covers the first part of the sheep-to-shawl process that our flock’s wool is currently experiencing! In June, the sheep get sheared by a professional shearwool, and as you can see in the picture below, … Continue reading

Outdoor Education Instructors/Directors Need Field Trips Too!
Posted February 16, 2017
Camp Burgess Outdoor Education Director Takes Field Trips of Her Own In the winter months, when the administrative offices at Camp Burgess & Hayward are in full-swing with registrations, hiring, program development, and planning for the busy months ahead, Camp’s … Continue reading

Fresh from the Farm
Posted February 8, 2017
From the very beginning, the barn at Burgess Farm was designed to be a multi-purpose space. The vision was of livestock watching campers build new creations in the wood shop, baa-ing along to music during dances, and sleeping peacefully during … Continue reading

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Join us for the First Dunk!
Posted February 23, 2017
More information coming soon! Contact Meghan Hill at 508-428-2571, ext. 101 or at mhill@ssymca.org to register and for sponsorship opportunities.

Join us for the Taste of the South Shore!
Posted February 16, 2017
Please join us for this extraordinary event in support of the South Shore YMCA’s camps and youth programming… With your support we will be able to continue to make our life-changing experiences accessible to all! Learn more and purchase tickets, … Continue reading

Session Availability
Posted February 8, 2017
Wondering which sessions and trips are still available? Check out our SESSION AVAILABILITY!

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Share Your Story
Share Your Story

Posted November 4, 2015

I'm Sarah Tanner, and I first attended Camp Burgess in 5th grade for a school trip... We went for three days and I absolutely fell in love! I begged my mom to sign me up that summer, but Camp Hayward was full, so the next summer we tried again. I w... Continue Reading