Located on the beautiful Mattapoisett Harbor, Camp Massasoit has provided a premier summer camp experience to generations of families since 1962. Focused on the development of our campers, as individuals and as a group, Camp Massasoit nurtures today’s children into tomorrow’s leaders.
Offering traditional camp experiences such as archery, swimming, and boating alongside innovative programming like sailing, kayaking, and our challenge course with rock wall and zip line features allows our highly qualified staff the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the potential of every camper. Legendary theme days/weeks, zany camp songs, and skits create a camp spirit and community filled with tradition and fun! Summer after summer, campers develop new skills and lifelong friendships at Camp Massasoit.
Please complete and submit the camp registration form (and financial assistance form if applicable) to your Camp Director.
Phone: 508.758.4203 ext. 101
- Camp Hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm
- Extended Care Hours are 8:00-9:00am | 4:00-5:00pm
Counsellor in Training: The final step to becoming a YMCA Role Model. This 7-week, immersive program will give participants the opportunity to experience various camp programs, assist in daily operations of camp, and receive valuable on-the-job experience. This camp nurtures leadership and responsibility while training young adults in the skills necessary to become potential staff members. Ages 15-16. (Session B-H)
Sail Camp: This two week camp offers a unique blend of teamwork and self-reliance by teaching to all levels, while focusing on safety and general nautical knowledge. Campers will learn aboard Capri 14.2s and Optis. No prior sailing experience required. Campers must pass a swim test prior to enrollment. Campers will also participate in traditional outdoor camp activities throughout the week. Ages -15, 2-week sessions: A-B, C-D, E-F, G-H. Must pass swim test!
Sail Explorers: This camp is designed for the younger campers who want to get a feel for what Camp Massasoit’s sail camp is about. Special emphasis will be placed on making campers comfortable with all basic aspects of sailing. The goal of this camp is to help young sailors gain confidence and have the opportunity to experience other water sports. Campers will also participate in traditional outdoor camp activities throughout the week. Ages 8-10. 1 week Sessions; C, E. Must pass swim test!
Kayak Camp: Campers will learn basic paddling strokes, boat safety, take trips around the harbor and participate in traditional camp activities. Campers must pass a swim test prior to enrollment. Ages 9-14, 1-week sessions: C, D, E, F, G.
|Pottery Camp: Campers will create fun and beautiful clay projects. The pottery portion will account for half of the day, while campers participate in traditional camp activities for the other half. Campers will learn a variety of hand-building techniques, surface design application, and even get their hands on the potter’s wheel! By the end of this two week session, campers will have gained skills in ceramics and have a collection of beautiful, glazed pottery to enjoy for years to come! Ages 9-14. 2-week sessions; B-C, D-E, F-G.
BEHIND THE NAME
Massasoit was the grand sachem (intertribal chief) of all the Wampanoag Indians, who inhabited parts of present Massachusetts and Rhode Island, particularly the coastal regions. In March 1621—several months after the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth—Massasoit journeyed to the colony with his colleague Samoset, who had already made friendly overtures to the Pilgrims there. Convinced of the value of a thriving trade with the newcomers, Massasoit set out to ensure peaceful accord between the races—a peace that lasted as long as he lived.
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