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YMCA Camp Mahackeno

Camp Mahackeno offers our campers a chance to experience a traditional outdoor summer camp close to home. Kids are encouraged to try new things, have fun, make new friends and be silly. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself getting caught up in the stories and humming our camp songs.

2017 Summer Camp Brochure

Camp Mahackeno Registration

Past Mahackeno campers and their siblings can register starting January 9th.

New campers may begin registering on February 6th.

How to register for Camp Mahackeno

All campers must submit a full registration packet in order to register for camp. This includes the registration form, a completed physical, the parent health form and a pick up authorization form. Any children who will be bringing medication to camp, must also submit a medication authorization form completed by a physician. Parents must submit a camp medication form, we will not accept a copy of a medication form used for school or child care unless it lists “Camp” on the top of the form.

Completed registration packets and physicals can be submitted the following ways:

  • Dropped off at the front desk of the YMCA
  • Mailed to 14 Allen Raymond Lane Westport, CT 06880 attn: Camp Mahackeno
  • Scanned and emailed to mahackeno@westporty.org

Registration Forms

Mahackeno Registration Packet 2017
Medication Authorization Form (needed for any medication coming to camp)
Camp Mahackeno Parent Handbook 2017

Camp Contact Inform

Camp Director: Meg George, (203) 226-8981 x 119,  mgeorge@westporty.org

Assistant Camp Director: Sam Kenny, (203) 226-8981 x 117, skenny@westporty.org

Our Facility

  • Pond for canoeing & fishing
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Sport fields and ball courts
  • Two open-air pavilions
  • Beck Lodge with locker rooms and arts and crafts area
  • LOGS amphitheater (Lots Of Good Stuff)
  • Archery range
  • Zip line
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Licensed by the State of Connecticut

Camp Activities

Camp specialty areas are run by staff who have experience in the area and are able to help our campers develop new skills and have fun. Activities at Mahackeno include:

  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Archery (grade 3+)
  • Zip line (grade 3+)
  • Low Ropes (grade 3+)
  • Sports
  • Nature and Outdoor Living lessons
  • Performing Arts Games
  • Special Events

Join Our Staff Team

Our wonderful staff are the best part of Camp Mahackeno. Each day of camp, our staff arrive with the energy and enthusiasm to lead their campers through camp activities and events. We require our staff to be mature role models for our campers by demonstrating the YMCA values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

2017 Camp Staff Application

 

Camp Related Articles & Information

Here is some additional information for you and your family.
Concussion Information For Students and Parents

 

Financial Assistance

The Family YMCA is committed to giving every child the opportunity to experience Camp Mahackeno, regardless of the capacity to pay or ability to play. Financial assistance applications are available at the YMCA Welcome Desk or by clicking the link below.

Financial Aid Application

Give the Gift of Summer Camp

As a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to serving all members of our community, the Family YMCA relies on support from members, neighbors, corporations and community partners to provide deserving children and other individuals the opportunity to participate in Family YMCA activities and programs. Such contributions have enabled our Y to provide camp scholarships to hundreds of children over the years, including those with special needs.

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