ABOUT SUMMER CAMP

Be a part of the best summer ever at the YMCA. From sports and swimming to field trips, arts and science, we have options to fit every child’s interests.

Try a week of traditional outdoor fun at Camp Mahackeno bouldering, canoeing, or discovering new places. Learn to swim and splash at Camp Hafaday. Have a blast learning how to tumble and cartwheel in our brand new, state-of-the-art Gymnastics Center. Put on your dancing shoes while you enjoy music and movement at the Dance Center.

Our enthusiastic, caring camp staff serve as positive role models while providing your child with the best possible camp experience. Our staff go through rigorous training in order to ensure the safety and well-being of every camper.

At the Westport Weston Family YMCA (WWFY) we’re proud that our summer campers create lasting friendships and happy, lifelong memories.

CAMP MAHACKENO

YMCA Camp Mahackeno is a traditional summer camp for children in grades K-10th. Mahackeno runs at our outdoor center with its own pool, fields, pavilions and lodges. Mahackeno Campers enjoy their entire day outside with activities like swim lessons, canoeing, arts & crafts, nature, archery and low ropes, bouldering, and much more!

Camp runs in ONE week sessions to allow for easy summer scheduling! Drop off for camp is between 8:30 and 9:00 and pick up is between 3:15 and 4:00. Extended care available.

CAMP HAFADAY

Designed for children ages 3 to 6 or grades PK – 1 and held each weekday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Camp Hafaday is primarily a swim program, with both a lesson and a free swim period each day. It’s the best way to learn to swim. Arts and crafts, music, gym time, and games round out each morning of fun.

DANCE CAMP

The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Dance Center is conducted in two semesters, Fall and Winter/Spring, culminating in an end-of-year performance each June. But the fun doesn’t stop after the Spring Recital! Our Dance Center offers a number of camps and clinics throughout the summer, including themed dance camps like Princess Dance Camp! Join us and get ready to enjoy a summer full of dancing fun! Morning and afternoon camp sessions available.

GYMNASTICS CAMP

The Westport Y Gymnastic Center is committed to providing a kind, healthy & safe environment for all campers.  Our summer programs are for  campers who have never done gymnastics right through elite team members. The Gymnastic Center summer programs across the board are built on the foundation of enriching every campers love for gymnastics and making camp magic memories that last a lifetime.

TEEN CAMPS

Discover a summer of fun where teens can travel, discover new places, make new friends, learn important lifelong skills like teambuilding, collaboration, leadership, and much more!

CAMP SPECIAL CARES

YMCA Camp Mahackeno offers our Special Cares program to children with diverse abilities who require a 1:1 aide for camp. The counselors who serve as a 1:1 aide will assist children in navigating the camp day. Counselors will help with transitions, changing, participating in activities and making their way around the facility.

RACE 4 CHASE TRIATHLON PROGRAM

The Race 4 Chase program is a youth triathlon program focused on providing kids ages 6 through 12 with a safe, healthy, non-competitive environment to discover the sport of triathlon. It brings together kids from all different backgrounds and educates them on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle, coaches them to develop a foundation of athletic skills, and inspires them to aim high in sports and in life. Through our collaboration with the Greater Waterbury YMCA and the Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski Foundation, the Westport Weston Family YMCA is proud to have been selected to offer this wonderful program to honor the life of Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski. Chase was a first-grader who lost his life at the Sandy Hook tragedy of 2012 and loved the sport of triathlon, winning the first youth triathlon he ever attempted.

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