YMCA Camp Mahackeno (Westport , CT)

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    CAMP MAHACKENO

     

    YMCA Camp Mahackeno is a co-ed summer camp for campers in grades K-10th that offers a traditional camp experience. Our campers enjoy swimming, canoeing, theater, Arts & Crafts, archery, a zip line and many other fun camp activities. Mahackeno is located on the Westport Weston Family YMCA campus alongside the Saugatuck River.

    We are excited to announce that Camp Mahackeno became accredited by the American Camping Association. ACA Accreditation is awarded to camps that have voluntarily worked to meet a series of standards relating to health and safety, staff development and program quality. We are proud to have received this accreditation and how it represents the hard work of our staff and our commitment to running a quality camp for our campers and families.

    Camp Mahackeno offers a day camp experience that is sure to keep your child wide-eyed and laughing all summer long.
    Camp Brochure

    Enjoy swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, sing-a-longs, archery, nature, sports activities and so much more at our beautiful, 32-acre Mahackeno property along the banks of the Saugatuck River and Lees Pond.

    Founded in 1938 as a “stay at home camp” for boys, the property remains a rustic and inviting place. It is full of fun and discovery, as be fits its original role three centuries ago, as a summer lodge and hunting grounds for a Native American chief and his tribe.

    Generations of local kids have called Camp Mahackeno “home” for the summer, gaining new friends, skills and confidence while enjoying summertime pleasures that make memories for a lifetime.

    If you have any questions about camp, please contact Meg George, Camp & Family Services Director, at 203-226-8981 or mgeorge@westporty.org.

    Camp Registration Information

    Registration Dates:
    Returning camper and family registration has begun.
    New camper registration begins February 5th.

    Camp Mahackeno Brochure

    2018 Mahackeno Registration Packet

    2018 Mahackeno Afternoon Registration

    Mahackeno Parent Handbook

     

     

    Our Facility

    • Pond for canoeing & fishing
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    • Sport fields and ball courts
    • Two open-air pavilions
    • Beck Lodge with locker rooms and arts and crafts area
    • LOGS amphitheater (Lots Of Good Stuff)
    • Archery range
    • Zip line
    • Low Ropes Course
    • Licensed by the State of Connecticut

    Camp Activities

    Camp specialty areas are run by staff who have experience in the area and are able to help our campers develop new skills and have fun. Activities at Mahackeno include:

    • Swimming
    • Canoeing
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Archery (grade 3+)
    • Zip line (grade 3+)
    • Low Ropes (grade 2+)
    • Sports
    • Nature and Outdoor Living lessons
    • Performing Arts Games
    • Special Events

     

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