Located on 36 acres of beautiful land in Swansea, Camp Weetamoe features state-of-the-art sports fields, an Adventure Course, and a splash pad. Campers will spend each day rotating through a number of activities, including sports, arts and crafts, high and low ropes elements, archery, and everything else Stoico/FIRSTFED YMCA has to offer.
For those with more particular interests, we offer specialty camps, too. Specialty camps spend approximately 50% of their day focused on their special interest. Specialty offerings include Dance, Acro, Cheerleading, Basketball, Soccer, and more. Check the camp brochure for specific offerings this summer.
Summer is a time of exploration, skill development, and learning at Camp Weetamoe. Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff can’t wait to see you at camp this summer!
Please complete and submit the camp registration form (and financial assistance form if applicable) to your Camp Director.
Phone: 508.678.9622 ext. 118
- Camp Hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm
- Extended Care Hours are 8:00-9:00am | 4:00-5:00pm
Dance, Cheer, & Acro Camps: Run by Axel Dance Academy! Participants will work on learning new skills and routines. They will participate in camp activities such as the ropes course, Archery, and Splash Pad. Most of their time will be working on their craft of Dance, Cheer, and Acro. They will make Tye-Dye shirts for the end-of-week camp performance and spend the summer making fabulous friendships and memories. For ages 8-14. (Sessions A-I)
Counselor in Training (7-week session): 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. Age 15-16. (Session B-H)
|Scamper Camp (1-week sessions): Runs for 9 weeks. This specialty camp is for 4 year old campers. They will enjoy the outdoors, as well as DIY, splashpad, and much more. (Sessions A-I)
BEHIND THE NAME
Weetamoe was a Pocasset Wampanoag Native American Chief. She was the sunksqua, or female sachem, of the Pocasset tribe, which occupied contemporary Tiverton, Rhode Island in 1620. Because her father had no sons, she became sunksqua, and was defended by an army of more than 300 men that she commanded. Being a woman did not diminish her authority, despite many colonists’ lack of understanding of her position.
Weetamoe joined “with King Philip in fighting the colonists” in 1675, in King Philip’s War, also known as “Metacomet’s Rebellion.” King Philip’s War is named for the uprising of Metacomet, Weetamoe’s brother-in-law and the younger brother of Wamsutta, who was also known by the English name Philip. Early on in the war, Weetamoe gave support to Metacomet by aiding his forces with the strength of her soldiers.