Camp Frederick Douglass at the New Bedford YMCA

2017 Camp Brochure

Registration Forms

Welcome to Camp!

YMCA Southcoast offers many options for camps, but did you know that Camp Frederick Douglass is the only camp that has field trips every week? Our campers get the opportunity to go to the movies, the zoo, the park, the bogs, Carousel, Wonder Bowl, and Water Wiz! Along with those great field trips, campers go to the beach every single week of camp! Swimming happens twice a day, in the morning it’s swim lessons and in the afternoon swim is just for fun. Campers receive a free lunch and snack every day.

The camp staff are ready to teach your camper(s) many new activities such as nature, art, stories, sketching, water play, gardening, and so much more.

Camp Highlights

  • Ages: Children entering grade 1 through age 12
  • Financial assistance available
  • EEC contracted slots
  • PACE vouchers accepted
  • Transportation: Parents/Guardians are responsible for providing transportation to and from the program site
  • Lunch & Snacks: Lunch and snacks are provided to all campers daily

Required Paperwork

A 2017 camp application, auto draft authorization, health history, annual physical exam and immunization record are mandatory for every camper who attends camp.

Financial Aid

YCares Financial Assistance: At the Y, we know that every child can benefit from camp. We also know that not all children have what they need to thrive. That’s why together, with the generous support of our donors, we provide camp scholarships for families who need us most. If your family needs assistance, let us help. At the Y, no one is turned away because of an inability to pay.

Camp Frederick Douglass Rates

  Members Program Participant
Traditional Camp $215 $240
Morning Care (7-9 a.m.) $30 $40
Evening Care (4-6 p.m.) $30 $40
Both Morning & Evening Care $50 $60


25 South Water Street
New Bedford, MA 02740




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• Camp hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

• Morning Care hours: 7 – 9 a.m.
• Extended Care hours: 4 – 6 p.m.


Director | Maxine Hebert
Email | 508.996.9622 x 130


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