Camp Hayward for Girls


Located on Cape Cod surrounded by beautiful Spectacle Pond, Camp Hayward has been an overnight camp of the South Shore Y since 1960. Offering one and two week sessions for girls ages 7 to 16, Camp Hayward is located across the pond from Camp Burgess. Our brother-sister structure allows Hayward campers to benefit from an all-girl environment while also experiencing safe and positive opportunities for co-ed social interaction.


Camp Hayward is a place for girls to gain independence, build community and foster friendships. By learning new skills, Hayward campers will develop self confidence and self respect, based on an appreciation of their own worth as individuals. Campers experience independence and problem solving skills as they learn to live and explore their interests with seven other cabin mates.


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We employ amazing female role models from across the country and the world. Many of our staff are former campers, who have participated in our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) and Junior Counselor (JC) programs. They often speak of “giving back” to a place that has helped them develop into strong leaders. We also have many staff from across the globe- Australia to Scotland.

With two counselors in each cabin of eight, a strict background and criminal history check are diligently performed on all applicants in the US as well as home countries for international staff. Our staff also participate in an 8 – 14 day training program that includes safety and emergency procedures, policies, traditions and fun!