As part of the Y’s cause for youth development, our summer camps provide a welcoming, encouraging environment for kids to embark on new adventures – forging new friendships, discovering new talents and achievements, and opening their eyes to new possibilities for the future.

Join Us For A Summer Of Adventure, Fun, And Friendship!
Summer 2023:  June 5- September 1, 2023

Camp Registration:
Registration is now open. Early registration is encouraged as our Camp has filled for the past 2 years!

Important Dates:
Early Bird Discount:  March 1
Sibling Discount:  April 1
Financial Aid Deadline:  May 1
Financial Aid Form

Camp Dates:
Lower Camp (Little Hawks & Eagles):  JUN 5-9Camp Finberg*:  JUN 12-SEP 1
Specialty Camps:  JUN 25-AUG 25
*Flexible registration of 2, 3 or 5 days per week.

> View Our Camp Guide

> View Our Camp Handbook

Camper Express Swim Lessons

New This Year!

Add express swim lessons to the end of your camper’s camp day [for those enrolled in Summer Camp at Camp Finberg]. Campers will be taken to the pool for their swim lessons at the end of the camp day and can be picked up at 4:30pm (or 5:30pm if registered for Extended Care).

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

  • Swim, float, swim sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
  • Jump, push, turn, grab.

3 to 5 Years (Preschoolers) or 6 to 12 (Youth)
Please note:  Space is limited to 8 participants per class and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Norton Outdoor Center
295 West Main Street
Norton, MA


Mondays-Thursday:  June 19-August 31
from 3:40 to 5:20 PM

Week 1:  June 19-22
Week 2:  June 26-29
Week 3:  July 3-6
Week 4:  July 10-13
Week 5:  July 17-20
Week 6:  July 24-27
Week 7:  July 21-August 3
Week 8:  August 7-10
Week 9:  August 14-17
Week 10:  August 21-24
Week 11:  August 28-31


Y Member Fee: $60/week
Non-Members: $90/week

> Register online.

Question/For More Information:

Contact Jen Maltese, Executive Director, Norton Outdoor Center by calling (508) 222.7292 or emailing

Our Camps



It’s amazing what new discoveries you make when you look up from your screen and experience the world around you! Camp summers offer kids a chance to unplug – but not just from technology. Camp also gives kids a mental and emotional break from school and other pressures they might experience outside of camp.


At camp, we rarely stand still. We want kids to explore it all! Whether it’s hiking through the trails, venturing to new heights on the ropes course, or exploring a new sports skill, we know that trying something new and succeeding boosts our kids’ confidence and helps them look forward to new challenges.


Now more than ever, it’s critical for our camps to help kids develop positive and engaging relationships. Through values-based lessons and collaborative activities, campers learn to work together and to overcome challenges in proactive, constructive ways. To support our campers’ emotional well-being, our staff work intentionally to help kids connect to each other and to our camp community.

Our Camps offer:

  • Curriculum of fun, engaging activities

Each day at camp offers a balance of activities that expose campers to new age-appropriate, challenging, and fun experiences. From active games to group challenges and creative projects, our camps offer fun-filled days that promote physical activity, creativity, learning, and teamwork in a welcoming atmosphere.

  • Highly trained staff of professional role models

Our enthusiastic crew of camp staff leads campers in their daily activities. We select our camp staff based on their experience, attitude, skills, and ability to demonstrate the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. All of our counselors attend an intensive staff training once they’ve completed our Y’s rigorous screening process, which includes criminal and sexual offender background checks (CORI and SORI).

  • Focus on water safety

At the YMCA, we prioritize water safety all year round. That especially extends to our summer camps. That’s why swim lessons are included in our camp programs. At camp, recreational swimming is monitored closely by our lifeguards and program staff, and all swimmers must demonstrate their swimming competency before swimming without flotation assistance or moving into the deeper parts of the pools.

  • Extended camp days

While our standard camp day is 8:30am-4:00 pm, we know that working families sometimes require longer days of care. You can choose to extend your child’s camp day by offering Before Care (7:00-8:00am), After Care (4:30-5:30pm), or both! Our Fee Schedule is as follows:
Before Care:  $20 Per Week, Y Members/$25 Per Week, Non-Members
After Care:  $20 Per Week, Y Members//$25 Per Week, Non-Members

  • Bus transportation available

This summer, Camp Finberg offers convenient bus transportation (at a cost of $20 per week per camper) to an from camp for a total of 10 weeks for our camps and full-day summer programs. Registration is required. Our various routes offer a convenient alternative for pick-ups and drop-offs. Please note, times tated are for ideal route conditions. Variations may occur. Bus transportation will be offered from June 19-August 25. Download a PDF copy of our Bus Transporation here.

  • Inclusion support

With our camp inclusion program, we aim to extend a positive, engaging, and fulfilling summer camp experience for children of all abilities. All of our summer camps and specialty programs offer inclusion for children with a variety of developmental and behavioral needs. In our camp inclusion program model, all children are fully integrated into our camp programs and camp groups with additional supports and modifications as necessary. > Learn more.