Summer Camp Options


CAMP DORY - YMCA: *Essex Resident Rates still available for last four weeks as of 7/19/19.  The Board of Selectmen has contracted with the YMCA of the North Shore to offer summer camp in Essex. Camp Dory, located at the beautiful Centennial Grove, is completely staffed and managed by the YMCA. The camp operates from June to August.  Please click here to view program information, pricing, and registration information. You will be directed to the web page for the Ipswich YMCA, which is coordinating this program for the YMCA of the North Shore. Any questions regarding the program including staffing should be directed to: Sarah Reed.  Thank you for your interest in the Essex summer camp program!

MANCHESTER PARKS & RECREATION SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM: This program is offered 9 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday between June 24, 2019 and August 9, 2019 at the Manchester-Essex Regional High School.  All children who attend MERSD are eligible for the Manchester Resident rate. Essex residents who have children that do not attend MERSD should contact Cheryl Marshall, Director at for more information regarding rates.  Interested? Register here.  

ADAPTIVE SUMMER CAMP OPTIONS: If you are looking for an adaptive program for your child, please check out the Greater Massachusetts Special Needs Events website

OTHER OVERNIGHT & DAY CAMP OPTIONS: An alternative site that lists many camps offered in Massachusetts and other states can be found at (American Camps Association).