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.
Ages: Children entering kindergarten through age 15
Financial assistance available
EEC contracted slots
PACE vouchers accepted
Transportation: Parents/Guardians are responsible for providing transportation to and from the program site
A 2023 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 has been turned away because of an inability to pay.
276 Gulf Road, Dartmouth, MA 02748
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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 a sachem for several years, Metacomet witnessed increased contact and encroachment by white settlers. Much of this contact resulted in the humiliation of his people. He is known for King Philip’s War (1675-1678.)