Developing conscientious citizens by instilling wonder,
encouraging stewardship, and cultivating community.
Established in 1928, South Shore YMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward have been leaders in Massachusetts camping for over 90 years.
Located on Cape Cod just one hour south of Boston in the historic town of Sandwich, the brother-sister YMCA camps are situated on over 300 acres of forests, meadows and sparkling freshwater ponds. With one and two-week sessions, Camp Burgess & Hayward have programs for boys and girls ages 7-16.
Camp Burgess & Hayward
The Burgess Outdoor Education & Retreat Center is the perfect place for your middle school education experience, your university program or your organizations annual retreat.visit the site
SSYMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward
News & Events
Welcome to Camp Friendship
Every year as summer comes to a close, we end the season with one last week of Camp for our friends from Friendship Home. Based in Norwell, Friendship Home is an organization whose mission is “to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by providing quality respite care and support services in […]Read More
Alumni Spotlight: Gwen Baddeley Reflects on Leadership Development
Our alumni stories and connectivity to camp are critical to preserving our history, our collective memories and inspiring our current campers. We are excited to share our story of Camp Hayward alumni Gwen and her camp experience. I grew in in the city, Montreal specifically, and had been to day camps throughout my childhood but […]Read More
SSYMCA Mission Moment: Meet Emma
The South Shore YMCA exists to strengthen the community, improving the lives of those we serve in spirit, mind and body. We are pleased to share this Moment presented by Bruce Netherwood, Vice President of Camping Services at the South Shore YMCA. THIS WEEK’S MISSION MOMENT: MEET EMMA Following each summer at overnight Camp, we receive […]Read More