Camp Abenaki 2014


Camp Abenaki is located at beautiful Windsor Lake in North Adams with over 30 acres of land including Windsor Lake for swimming,  pavilion for indoor activities, playground and hiking trails.

Our Philosophy: Camp Abenaki is a YMCA Day Camp that offers small group activities that allow us to serve individual kids with individual needs. Where teamwork and the values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility are apart of everyday activities. Camp Abenaki is where lasting friendships are made. Camp Abenaki is licensed by the City of North Adams Board of Health. With our trained, caring, and responsible staff, each day brings new adventure.

Camp Abenaki offers a large variety of fun, developmentally appropriate activities for your child.  If your child would like to spend a summer filled with fun and excitement Camp Abenaki is the place for them. Your camper will be involved in activities that are scheduled with their camp counselor which include teamwork, cooperative games, sports and group projects.  Our staff ratio is 1:10 for children over the age of six. There shall be one counselor for every five camper’s age six and under. Our trained  caring staff serve as role models and teach the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.

Session Dates:

Session  1     June 30-July 3 Session   6     August 4-August 8
Session  2     July 7-July 11 Session   7     August 11-August 15
Session  3      July 14-July 18 Session   8     August 18-August 22
Session  4      July 21-July 25 Session   9     August 25-August 29
Session   5     July 28-August 1


  • Swimming, hiking, 4-square, Frisbee, water games
  • Kickball, dodge ball, baseball, football, volleyball
  • Arts & crafts, sand art, scrapbooking, board games
  • Card games, jewelry making, dancing, parachute play
  • Beach activities, talent shows, playground games, & more!


Camp Abenaki  9:00 am-4:00pm  $153.50 per week for non members, and $138 per week for children with a family membership.

Before Camp 7:00am-9:00am (at the YMCA) $6 per day/$30 per week

Transportation provided to Camp Abenaki by the YMCA for Before Camp children only.

After Camp 4:00pm-5:30pm (at Camp Abenaki) $6 per day/$30 per week

Both Before and After Camp – $50 per week



Monday through Friday



To register your child for Camp Abenaki we need to receive full payment the Wednesday before camp begins.  Payment can be made to the front desk of the Northern Berkshire YMCA.

Click Here for the Camp Application 2014!

We accept checks, cash, debit and credit cards (no American Express or Discover), as well as vouchers through the Department of Children and Families and New England Farm Workers.  The YMCA also offers financial aid to any qualifying camper.  We do offer Electronic Fund Transfers that pull funds from your debit or credit card each week to pay for camps.

Failure to pay for camp the Wednesday before camp begins will result in a $20 late fee or the possibility of camp being filled.  There will be no refunds for children removed from the program for behavior of disciplinary reasons.

Campers must complete the enclosed registration form and attach a copy of your child’s most recent  physical and immunizations.  Children without completed forms will not be admitted to the Northern    Berkshire YMCA Camps.  Only one set of forms are needed per camper, as the forms will be used for the whole summer.



* New This Year: Hot lunches Will Be Provided! * 

Please label everything that your child brings to camp.  The Y is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  Each day children should bring a backpack with the following items in it each day: bathing suit and towel, sunscreen, light jacket and/or raincoat, sweatshirt, 2 snacks, WATER BOTTLE, and sneakers/enclosed shoes.

Parents are required to apply sunscreen to their campers before camp each morning.  Parents are also responsible for sending a bottle of sunscreen everyday with their child. Each camper will be instructed to apply sunscreen regularly throughout the day.  The camp Staff recognizes that some children may need assistance putting on sunscreen.  Staff will apply sunscreen to visible parts of the body.

Please note that since our camps are outdoor camps, children will be outside – please dress for the weather.  Also, please send your child/children in clothing that can get dirty while playing outdoors!  Please leave items such as radios, cell phones, electronic equipment, expensive jewelry, nice clothing and valuables at home.



Please keep in mind that we make every effort to remain outdoors during camp.  Children should bring raincoats/sweatshirts to protect themselves from the weather.  However, when inclement weather prevents camp from taken place outdoors all children should be dropped off at the YMCA.  TUNE INTO WNAW FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS.