at the Fall River YMCA
Welcome to Camp!
Camp Quequechan offers campers two great facilities for the price of one. Campers are transported daily to our outdoor facility in Swansea located on 36 acres of beautiful land. Children are grouped by age and rotate through activities such as archery, theater and dance, art, STEM, nature, high and low ropes courses, and daily traditional sports and camp games.
In the afternoon campers are transported back to the Fall River YMCA to enjoy our swimming pool, games, snack and an opportunity to unwind from an AWESOME camp day. Camp Quequechan gives children the chance to explore, try new things, and create lifelong friendships. We can’t wait to see you this summer!
- Age range: Children entering grade 1 through age 14
- Financial assistance available
- EEC contracted slots
- PACE vouchers accepted
- Parents/guardians are responsible for providing transportation to and from the program site
- Breakfast, lunch, and snack are provided daily to all campers
– Discounts must be applied manually for online registrations. Please email your camp director to confirm registration and receive an updated invoice.
A 2022 camp application, auto draft authorization, health history, annual physical exam and immunization record are mandatory for every camper who attends camp.
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
Sailing (2 Week Session)
|Counselor in Training (CIT)
8 Week Session
|Leaders in Training (LIT)||$265||$315|
Behind the Name
Quequechan is an Algonkian word meaning “falling water.” The river features a dramatic drop, falling 130 feet within a distance of 2,300 feet, according to “A River and Its City.” The river is 2 miles long, from the head at South Watuppa Pond to the dam that was built at Third Street. The river was home to many native tribes, and in fact was the site of the main camp of Weetamoe, the squaw sachem of the Pocassets.
During Colonial times, the Quequechan powered saw mills and grist mills, as well as “fulling” mills – fulling involved cleaning cloth and making it thicker. Eventually iron manufacturing grew out of a ship building partnership between Major Bradford Durfee and Colonel Richard Borden. Fall River Iron Works was built on the banks of the Quequechan in 1821, at the corner of Davol and Anawan streets
Resources on Quequechan
Herald News. (2018, October 5). Fall River Wonders: Was Fall River named after the falls of the Quequechan River? The Herald News, Fall River, MA. https://www.heraldnews.com/news/20181007/fall-river-wonders-was-fall-river-named-after-falls-of-quequechan-river.