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Camp Metacomet
at the Dartmouth YMCA

Welcome to camp!

Camp Metacomet offers an ideal setting for all campers to explore, learn skills, develop character, and create lasting memories with new friends. Camp Metacomet is located on 58 acres of ecologically diverse land, with an outdoor pool and plenty of opportunities to play.

Traditional camp activities include archery, sports, adventure challenge, rock climbing, arts and crafts, swimming, and a variety of team-oriented games. We also offer specialty camps for campers interested in the arts, cooking, sports, or engineering. Specialty Camp curriculum is carefully designed to deliver well-rounded programming and incorporate experiential learning.

Camp Highlights

  • Ages: 5 to 15
  • Financial assistance available
  • EEC contracted slots
  • PACE vouchers accepted
  • Transportation: Parents/Guardians are responsible for providing transportation to and from the program site


– If you have a state subsidy (Voucher or Contract) or are applying for a YMCA Scholarship you should not register online.  Please register with your camp director.
– Discounts must be applied manually for online registrations.  Please email your camp director to confirm registration and receive an updated invoice.

Required Paperwork

A 2022 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.

2022 Camp Rates Member Program Participants
Traditional Camp 5-6 year olds - $290
7-12 year olds - $265
5-6 year olds - $340
7-12 year olds - $315
Specialty Camps $290 $340
Specialty Camp:
Sailing (2 Week Session)
$630 $730
Counselor in Training (CIT)
8 Week Session
$700 $800
Leaders in Training (LIT) $265 $315

Behind the Name

Metacomet was the second son of Massasoit, a Wampanoag sachem who had managed to keep peace with the English colonizers of Massachusetts and Rhode Island for many decades. In time, he took the name King Philip to honor the relations between the colonists and his father and even purchased European style apparel in Boston. As sachem for several years, Metacomet witnessed increased contact and encroachment by white settlers. Much of this contact resulted in humiliations of his people. He is known for King Philip’s War (1675-1678.)

The expansion of the colonies pushed the Native American tribes further west at the same time, the Iroquois Confederation was fighting neighboring tribes in the Beaver Wars encroaching into his territory. Major concessions were forced upon Metacomet’s tribe in 1671 by the colonial leaders of the Plymouth Colony.  Open hostilities broke out in 1675, leading to King Philip’s War. The ultimate goal of the Native Americans was to stop Puritan expansion. The conflict lasted until 1678.

Resources about Metacomet (King Philip):

Metacomet. (n.d.) In Wikipedia. Retrieved March 1, 2016 from Wikipedia.
Stratton, Billy J. Buried in Shades of Night: contested voices, Indian captivity, and the Legacy of King Philip’s War. Tucson, The University of Arizona Press, 2013.
Warren, Jason W. Connecticut Unscathed: Victory in the great Narragansett War, 1675-1676. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.


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