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About YMCA CAmp Westwood

YMCA Camp Westwood is a Y without walls, consisting of 80-acres of preserved woodlands and the pristine Quidnick Reservoir. This gem features roughly 300 acres of fresh water surface area, making it Rhode Island’s premiere outdoor recreational resource center. This outdoor haven provides campers and guests with a place to go swimming, boating, camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking and sailing.

YMCA Camp Westwood operates a premier day camp known for a variety of activities that give children the chance to learn new skills, make friends and increase their self-esteem and confidence. Additionally, many families, businesses and organizations utilize Westwood for reunions, company picnics, birthdays, graduation parties, wedding, and more.

The Westwood YMCA provides year-round child care services for families that reside in Coventry, Exeter and West Greenwich. Join us to learn why this branch has become a regional destination that can be enjoyed for a day, a week or an entire camping season.

Find the Program for Your Camper This Summer

C.A.M.P.

Campers coming for traditional day camp will gain more than just a childcare experience. Our goal is the Create Amazing Memories and People, also known as C.A.M.P! Camp is a growth and enrichment program. Camp activities help campers develop gross and fine motor skills. Our daily schedule keeps campers engaged in a variety of programs. Our peer groups and activities are constructed to inspire social growth and self-awareness. Each day is filled with that amazing camp magic because most importantly camp is about having fun!

Our goal at YMCA Camp Westwood is to give all campers of all ages an opportunity to experience a multitude of different camp activities throughout the camp week. Some of these activities include archery, art, swimming, nature, sports and much more!

The Day Camp Program runs through a 10-week period from June 17th to August 23rd, Monday-Friday.

Age Groups

Campers are in groups based of age. This is meant to make sure campers are with peers at the same developmental stage. As campers return summer after summer their group will progress in activities. These could be unlocking new high ropes elements or more complex crafts.

Pathfinders – Ages 5-6

Frontiers – Ages 6-7

Explorers – Ages 7-9

Adventurers – Ages 9-11

Pioneers – Ages 11-13

Immersive Camps

Immersive camps are camps that go beyond your average experience. Campers will be fully enveloped in the theme chosen based off a book, movie or TV show. Each day campers and counselors dress in costume, participate in themed activities and leave wishing they never had to.

Star Wars –

Attend Jedi training for young Padawans in the ways of the force and lightsaber. These campers will have to join the rebel alliance and bring balance back to the force.

Ages 9-13
Weeks 7/8 and 8/5

Percy Jackson –

Attend Camp Half-Blood and go on an epic quest with treacherous trials and dangerous monsters. If your camper is the child of a god this may be the only way to keep them safe.

Ages 9-13
Weeks 6/17, 7/15 and 8/12

Harry Potter –

Harry, Hermione and Ron need your help. It’s time to go to Hogwarts and save your fellow classmates and the rest of the wizarding world.

Ages 7-13
Week 7/8 for ages 7-11
Week 8/5 for ages 11-13

Survivor –

An immersive camp designed for teens that has them outwit, outplay and hopefully outlast their fellow survivors. Campers will spend their week competing in challenges for rewards or immunity. Join Survivor camp and see if you have what it takes to be the sole survivor.

Ages 13-15
Weeks 6/24 and 7/22

 

Specialty Camps

Specialty camps are for campers interested in a specific activity. Each day will have activities that continue to develop a campers skill level. They work with staff with a background in the field that can teach them best practices. Campers will still enjoy swim and some of our general camp activities too.

Pirate Adventure –

Set sail on the Quidnick Lake to find buried treasure. Campers will learn how to hoist the sails to set sail for adventure. But every adventure comes with dangers as they face fellow pirates and treacherous seas.

Ages 7-13
Week 6/24 for ages 7-10
Week 7/22 for ages 10-13

Art Explosion –

Participate in our expanded art program. Campers will be working in different mediums and build upon their talent.

Ages 5-12
Week 6/17 for ages 5-9
Week 7/15 and 8/12 for ages 9-12

Culinary Camp –

Campers will learn Indoor and outdoor cooking. Each day will teach cooking skills and techniques. Campers will also get to compete in their own cooking competitions.

Ages 10-13
Week 7/1 and 7/29

Alien Invasion –

When aliens invade, campers work together to defend their home and their lives! Campers will have to learn to beat a technologically advance invader to save the world!

Ages 8-11
Weeks 7/1 and 1/29

This program is dedicated to enhancing participants’ understanding of leadership, communication, youth development, and teamwork through specialized programs, experiential trainings and lessons that culminate in a strong development in leadership. Campers face difficult challenges that test them and their constitution.

This program is aimed at the development of future staff through professional growth. CITs will learn about the operations of camp and all of its departments from food service to marketing to facility maintenance. CITs will gain certifications in camp related skills. Most importantly CITs will learn the importance of caring for children and the responsibility involved. CIT’s can apply for Junior Counselor positions after completion.

This six week triathlon training program is done in memory of Chase Kowalski, a victim of the Sandy Hook shooting. The program encourages youths to swim, run and bike culminating in an end of the summer marathon. More information can be found at the Race for Chase website or by reaching out to camp. Please call camp to register and to learn about the program and schedule.

Before Care
Drop your child off between 7:00 – 8:30am

After Care
Pick your camper up between 4:30-6:00pm

Overnight Thursdays
Campers can register to spend the night every Thursday this summer! For Explorers and up! Registration is by week. There are only 40 spots per weeks. 

Our Activities

Camp in 2024 has begun a large renovation plan. This face lift plans to add more activities, more facilities and more FUN to everyday at camp! Here are a few of the major activities at or being added for this summer!

Summer Camp Registration forms

Our summer camp programs are open!
You can register online HERE.

Or you can print the paper copy below.
Camp Westwood Enrollment Packet 2024
Complete, save and return by email to: HWalters@ymcapawt.org

Financial Assistance
Camp is for all kids. If your family has difficulty making camp affordable within your budget we recommend applying for financial aid. Applying for financial assistance should be done well before the start of camp. Families who attend camp using financial assistance are kept confidential. Families that qualify for government assistance can start here, the Department of Families.

As a non-profit the YMCA raises money for camper scholarships. We encourage all families, individuals or organizations that can to donate to this annual endeavor. You can apply by using this form.

Westwood Staff

Oliver Gregan, Director of Camping Services
Heather Walters, Business Director

WESTWOOD AT A GLANCE

Camp Westwood Trail Map

2093 Harkney Hill Road
Coventry, Rhode Island 02816

(401) 397-7779

HOURS OF OPERATION

Summer Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7am – 6pm

Regular Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Waterfront Hours:
(Memorial Day – Labor Day)
Sunday – Saturday: 9am-7pm

Boat House Hours:
Sunday – Saturday: 9am – 6:30pm

Open: Memorial Day, July 4th, VJ Day, and Labor Day from 11 am-5pm

Closed: Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Martin Luther King Day

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