YMCA Camp Chickami is proud to announce its recognition as one of American’s Best Summer Camps for 2024 by Newsweek. This prestigious accolade highlights the camp’s commitment to providing exceptional summer experiences for children across the nation. Camp Chickami is owned and operated by the West Suburban YMCA in Newton, Massachusetts.

Newsweek’s annual ranking celebrates summer camps that excel in offering innovative programs, accessibility, low staff-to-camper ratios, safety, and creating unforgettable memories for campers. Camp Chickami stood out in the top 55 of day camps among thousands of contenders, showcasing its dedication to providing a safe and nurturing environment where children have fun and thrive.

With a diverse range of activities including outdoor adventures, team-building games, arts and crafts, and leadership development opportunities, Camp Chickami offers a well-rounded summer experience that promotes physical, social, and emotional well-being.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of America’s Best Summer Camps by Newsweek,” said Natalia Martinez, Camp Director of Camp Chickami. “This honor is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff who are committed to creating memorable and transformative experiences for our campers each summer.”

According to Jack Fucci, President and CEO of the West Suburban YMCA, “Camp Chickami’s recognition as one of American’s Best Summer Camps by Newsweek affirms the YMCA’s commitment to providing exceptional experiences for youth. We are proud of Camp Chickami’s dedication to fostering personal growth, building community, and creating lasting memories for campers.”

At Camp Chickami, campers not only have the opportunity to explore the great outdoors and develop new skills but also appreciate the importance of being present in the moment. Through a combination of structured activities and free time for exploration, campers have opportunities to laugh, lead, discover their passions and build lifelong friendships.

As a proud recipient of this esteemed recognition, Camp Chickami looks forward to continuing its tradition of excellence and providing children with unforgettable summer adventures for years to come.

For more information about Camp Chickami and its summer adventures, please visit wsymca.com/camp-chickami.

About the West Suburban YMCA

The West Suburban YMCA is a charitable nonprofit organization that has been a fixture in the Newton community for over 145 years.  The Y is committed to strengthening the foundations of the community by supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for all.  Learn more at WSYMCA.org.