Camp Frederick Douglass at the New Bedford YMCA

Camp Brochure

Registration Forms

Financial Assistance Application

Welcome to Camp!

Camp Frederick Douglass at the New Bedford YMCA honors the legacy of world renowned African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman, Frederick Douglass. For the 2018 Camp season we will incorporate dynamic, hands on learning, in collaboration with the New Bedford Historical Society, as we join in the global bicentennial celebration of Frederick Douglass’ birth. In addition to our traditional camp games and activities, campers will learn about Frederick Douglass and the history of his time in the city of New Bedford through daily projects, field-trips, museum visits and hands-on activities.

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 2018 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 | Ross Grace
Email | 508.996.9622 x 130


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