Family Programs

It is becoming increasingly difficult for the modern family to spend quality time together, away from the distractions of day-to-day life. Here at Camp Burgess & Hayward, we strive to eliminate those barriers and allow you to reconnect, by giving you the opportunity to focus on what is important – each other.

Join us for Memorial Day Family Camp!

Come enjoy the opportunity to reconnect with nature and your family at Camp Burgess & Hayward’s Family Camp. The weekend away serves to reinforce family ties, while creating memories that last a lifetime…

Our talented staff endeavors to make this experience unique, setting it apart from other family vacations by providing a diverse selection of programs and activities.

We provide healthy meals, comfortable lodging, and unique staff-led programming that will appeal to all ages. At the end of a fun-filled day, we invite you to relax beside the campfire, free from cell phones and to-do lists, to enjoy the company of your loved ones, as you’re enveloped by the beauty of the natural world.

Our lodging offers families and groups the option to choose amongst different types of shared and private spaces. Larger groups and family reunions can book an entire cabin group, while single cabins provide a cozy retreat for individual families.


Activities include Archery, Canoeing, Kayaking, Swimming, Climbing Tower, Zip Line, High Ropes, Basketball, Gaga Ball, Tetherball, and More!

Evening activities include a beach party, with a barbecue at the waterfront, followed by our famous campfire with songs and skits.

Many of our programs and activities are weather dependent, alternative programming may be necessary. Please see our tentative schedule here Sample Schedule.


We offer Family Camp every Memorial Day Weekend!.

The all-inclusive weekend includes lodging in one of our cabins. The fee includes up to five people.  Our cabins accommodate up to 10 people. Please view our registration form below for additional information and pricing.


  • $150 non-refundable deposit due at the time of registration;
  • Cancel 30+ days prior, you will receive a full refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit;
  • Cancel within 30 days, no refund.


Please contact Katie O’Brien at or at (508) 428-2571 ext. 107 for more information and to register.


Just one hour South of Boston, Camp Burgess and Hayward is located on over 300 acres of forests, fields, and sparkling freshwater ponds. Nestled between the girls’ and boys’ camps, you’ll find 90-acre Spectacle Pond, which provides the idyllic setting for swimming, boating and waterfront recreation.


Come enjoy our Scenic Trail 5K and Fall Festival on beautiful Cape Cod!

Taking place on picturesque Cape Cod, Camp Burgess & Hayward’s unique 5K trail run-walk loops around sparkling Spectacle Pond, offering “a tour” of both Camps. This 5K is ideal for both the seasoned and beginner trail runner or walker looking for a new challenge, change of pace and unbelievable Fall scenery!

To follow the 5K, our Fall Festival will include a delicious harvest lunch, offering hearty Autumn dishes, perfect to cozy up to the fire with.

Additionally, several seasonal activities will be facilitated by our staff for the entire family to enjoy, including a bounce house, games, crafts, raffles and farm tours!

As a branch of the South Shore YMCA, we are a charity, and all proceeds from this event directly support our scholarship fund. In 2020, we will have over 300 deserving children apply to attend our programs on financial assistance, and the demand for scholarships continues to grow. Please help us ensure that our programs will remain accessible to all children!

To make a donation, please complete our Support Form, or visit:

Are you a business owner interested in partnering with us? We would be honored to have you on board as an event sponsor! Please view our Sponsorship Opportunities and Sponsorship Commitment Form

Questions? Please contact us at or at 508-428-2571, ext. 101.