A Message from our CEO about Corona Virus - COVID-19 read more
A Message from our CEO about Corona Virus - COVID-19 read more

Camp Frederick Douglass
at the New Bedford YMCA

Welcome to Camp!

Camp Frederick Douglass at the New Bedford YMCA honors the legacy of world-renowned African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman, Frederick Douglass. In addition to our traditional camp games and activities, campers will learn about Frederick Douglass and the history of his time in the city of New Bedford through daily projects, field trips, museum visits, and hands-on activities.

Camp Highlights

  • Ages: Children entering grade 1 through age 12
  • Financial assistance available
  • EEC contracted slots
  • PACE vouchers accepted
  • Transportation: Parents/Guardians are responsible for providing transportation to and from the program site
  • Lunch & Snacks: Lunch and snacks are provided to all campers daily

Required Paperwork

A 2019 camp application, auto draft authorization, health history, annual physical exam and immunization record are mandatory for every camper who attends camp.

Financial Aid

YCares Financial Assistance: At the Y, we know that every child can benefit from camp. We also know that not all children have what they need to thrive. That’s why together, with the generous support of our donors, we provide camp scholarships for families who need us most. If your family needs assistance, let us help. At the Y, no one is turned away because of an inability to pay.

Camp Frederick Douglass Rates

  Members Program Participant
Traditional Camp $235 $285
Morning Care (7-9 a.m.) $25 $30
Evening Care (4-6 p.m.) $25 $30
Both Morning & Evening Care $50 $60


25 South Water Street
New Bedford, MA 02740




Click Here


• Camp hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


School Age Director | Kristin Jackson
Email | 508.997.0734 x 127


facebook twitter