Located on 36 acres of beautiful land in Swansea, Camp Weetamoe features state-of-the-art sports fields, an Adventure Course, and a 20-foot tall inflatable water slide. Campers will spend each day rotating through a number of activities, including sports, arts and crafts, high and low ropes elements, archery, science experiments, 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, Cheerleading, Basketball, Soccer, Engineering, Cooking, 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!
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
Lunch is provided to all campers daily
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.
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.