Help Send a Kid to Camp!

At the South Shore YMCA, we’re dedicated to providing every child in our community with the opportunity to experience the transformative power of overnight camp. However, many children are unable to participate due to financial barriers. That’s why we’re reaching out to you, to send kids to Camp Burgess & Hayward. We need support from those who value camp, have experienced its magic and want to help make sure it’s accessible for every child.


Donor Advised Fund


We truly believe that it takes every member of our community to ensure that Camp Burgess & Hayward thrives and remains accessible for all children. Our Counselors in Training embody this belief each year by raising funds to send kids to camp.

If you would like to contribute to any of the CITs fundraising efforts, please click the button below to donate.


Get Involved! 

We welcome camp alumni, donors, community members, and parents of current campers to visit South Shore YMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward and get involved with Supporting Camp. Learn more about the amazing ways our SSYMCA resident camp impacts our youth and changes their lives by providing the opportunity for growth, discovery, and skill-building.

Please consider supporting the Camp Burgess & Hayward Forever Camp Campaign in the following ways:

  • Make an online donation HERE
  • Donate through your Donor Advised Fund or stock transfer. Email to learn more.
  • Volunteer to be on the SSYMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward Committee to engage alumni and donors, and support camp fundraising efforts.
  • Host a Camp Connections event in your home or office. Email to learn more.

Give Online Anytime

Make your tax-deductible gift online here


How does my donation help?

100% of your tax-deductible contribution will go directly to helping us give the gift of camp to every child that wants to attend. With your assistance, we will ensure that no child’s financial situation prevents them from participating in our programs.

The cost of a one-week session is $995. The cost of a two-week session is $1,990. No gift is too small – any amount you choose to give will help ensure that our programs are made accessible to all children. If you would like to sponsor a child for an entire session, please email, and we will identify a disadvantaged child who would benefit from your generous gift of a full scholarship.

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

The South Shore YMCA is a 501(c)3 organization, our tax id number is 04-2105881. We will mail you an acknowledgment of your donation for your records.

Ways to give

If you would like to learn about other ways to give including Capital, Endowment, and Planned Gifts, please contact us at (508) 428-2571, ext. 109, or at



Employer Matching Gifts

Each year, South Shore YMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward depends on the generosity of our community to support our Annual Campaign. Employer matching donations can double the impact of donor giving, ensuring we can continue to provide more children with the lifechanging experience of camp. Please check with your HR department to see if your employer matches gifts or provides volunteer day support.

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