Camp

Camping at the Y offers an Experience for children and teens, not just care.

Exploring nature, swimming, playing games and making new friends are just some aspects of the experience of participating in Day Camp. As summer approaches, the Fairfield Y reminds parents that camping is a unique and invaluable experience for children and teens.

The Y has plans for the summer and is gearing up for summer adventures that will keep kids active, engaged and healthy all summer long. Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and explore!

Four Ways to Get the Most Out of Summer Camp

Find Your Adventure

Summer is a time for kids to explore and expand the limits of their imagination. At Y summer camp, every day is a new adventure!

Find Your Spark

Kids discover hidden talents and passions they never knew they had.

Find Your Circle

At the Y, their experience is like none other. Kids come away with new skills, confidence and friendships that broaden their perspectives and strengthen their character.

Find Your Friends

At YMCA camp, kids will make new friends and have tons of fun as they explore new adventures each day!

The Fairfield Y provides exciting and educational camp programming for children and teens, and their parents, at our Traditional Day Camp. At YMCA Day Camp, kids are in a welcoming environment where they can belong, build relationships and lasting friendships, develop character and discover their potential.

To ensure that every child and teen has the chance to go camping, the Fairfield Y offers financial assistance to those in need. We believe that no one should be turned away because of their inability to pay. Come, let us help!


Summer Day Camp

The YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. At YMCA day camp kids and teens can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging – all while having tons of fun.

In order to have fun and thrive, kids of all ages need to feel both physically and emotionally safe. When you drop your child off at a camp, you can rest assured that their total well-being will be supported. Safety is always our number one priority! We keep kids healthy and safe while providing enriching experiences. As a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth, the Y has been a leader in providing summer camp for over 130 years. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that help build character.

Learn more: Fairfield Y 2024 Day Camp Brochure and Fairfield Y Day Camp Parent Handbook

Registration Forms:2024 Fairfield YMCA Day Camp Registration Packet – Fillable

If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

Financial assistance is available for families who need it to ensure that all kids in our community can have enriching summer experiences. These forms are required to apply: Financial Assistance Forms

If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, team building, and problem-solving skills. To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CIT Application Form

Our camp programs fill up fast, so make plans to reserve your spot. 


Sleepaway Camp!

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleepaway located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.

Please visit us at the Fairfield YMCA for a drop-in information session to speak face to face with a camp representative, view camp videos and slides, and learn more!

WHEN: Thursday, February 29, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Can’t make it to one of these? Please check out our website for alternative dates and locations including virtual information sessions and open houses on camp in the spring: https://camphirock.org/2024-information-session-open-house-dates/


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