Returning for the 3rd Year, The 2017 Out of the Woods obstacle course run is sure to be as fun as ever. Kids will climb over, slither under and squeeze through our fun obstacles with their friends to earn the right to say “I made it out of the woods”. This event takes place on the Camp Mahackeno campus and is one last chance to enjoy Mahackeno before winter comes.

Out of the Woods is for kids in grades K-8. Children can register as a team of 2-4 people or as an individual to be teamed up with another team by YMCA staff. Teams are released a few at a time and directed through the course by our event volunteers. Parents and supporters are able to view most of the course from the camp pavilion and ball field.

2017 Out of the Woods Registration

Date: Saturday October 22nd
Check in: 7:30 am
Estimated start times (actual starts depend on enrollment and may start up to 30 minutes prior to below times):
K-2 9:00am
3-5 9:30am
6-8 10:00am

 Camp Mahackeno

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 summer. Once again we had amazing campers, awesome staff and a lot of fun. Registration for the 2018 summer will start in January for returning campers and February for new campers.

YMCA Camp Mahackeno is a co-ed summer camp for campers in grades K-10th that offers a traditional camp experience. Our campers enjoy swimming, canoeing, theater, Arts & Crafts, archery, a zip line and many other fun camp activities. Mahackeno is located out the Westport Weston Family YMCA campus alongside the Saugatuck River.


User Group Forms

Mahackeno Outdoor Center Waiver

Camp Contact Information

Camp Director: Meg George, (203) 226-8981 x 119,

Assistant Camp Director: Sam Kenny, (203) 226-8981 x 117,

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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