Help Send a Kid to Camp!

Forever Camp Campaign 2023

Camp stays with us forever, and we are counting on our entire community of alumni, staff, and Camp families to make each year extraordinary. This summer, we ask you to step forward and take action to support the Camp experience you have grown to love. With the help of our alumni, families, and community donors, our goal is to raise $170,000 in 2023 to ensure all children can enjoy the transformational experience of summer camp for years to come.


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 our FOREVER CAMP Campaign. 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 at to our Forever Camp campaign
  • Donate through your Donor Advised Fund or stock transfer. Email to learn more.
  • Show your love for Camp and begin a fundraising page of your own at
  • Volunteer to be on the SSYMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward “Forever Camp” 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 or print our paper Pledge Form and mail it back to us.


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. 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. 101, 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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