Fall River Y
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!
Please complete and submit the camp registration form (and financial assistance form if applicable) to your Camp Director.
Phone: 508-675-7841 ext. 117
- Camp Hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm
- Extended Care Hours are 7:00-9:00am | 4:00-6:00pm
199 N Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720
4th of July: CLOSED
Labor Day: CLOSED
Thanksgiving Day: 7am-11am
Christmas Eve: 7am - 12pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
December 26th: Regular Hours - Child Care CLOSED
New Year's Eve: 7am - 12pm
New Year's Day: CLOSED
January 2nd: Regular Hours - Child Care CLOSED
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 Pocasset.
During Colonial times, the Quequechan powered sawmills and grist mills, as well as “fulling” mills – fulling involved cleaning cloth and making it thicker. Eventually, iron manufacturing grew out of a shipbuilding 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.