Camp Blanchard

Our Program

Camp Blanchard

Camp Blanchard Waterfront

 

Our Facility

Located on Lake Manchaug in Sutton, we have 35 acres of beautiful landscape that includes two large fields, a basketball/street hockey court, frog ponds, nature trails, four activity cabins, a large dining hall and a beautiful waterfront that is safe and fun for swimmers of all levels.

Our Program

Camp Blanchard is a traditional outdoor Day Camp with a diverse curriculum of activities that include:

- Sports

- Swimming (including Swimming LESSONS!)

- Canoeing

- Arts & Crafts

- Nature Exploration

- Archery

- Teambuilding and Adventure games

- Music, Movement & Drama!

Our Campers

Campers – $160/week

  • Entering 1st Grade – 7th Grade
  • Grouped by age into co-ed groups

Our Schedule

One week sessions, June 23 – August 22

8:00AM to 5:30PM, Monday – Friday

Before and After Camp Care is $15 Before or After and $25 for BOTH (Before AND After)

Before Care begins at 7:30am and After Care is available until 6:00pm

 
Any questions about registration? Contact
Nadine Anderson
Enrollment Coordinator
nanderson@ymcaofcm.org
508-755-6101 ext. 225

 

Any questions about camp details? Contact 
Sarah Sparrow,
Camp Director
ssparrow@ymcaofcm.org
508-755-6101 ext.262
 

 
Themes

YMCA Camp Blanchard Themes 2014

Week 1:  June 23 -27             

The Final Frontier: Kick start the summer in outer space. Enjoy aliens vs. astronauts tag, a camp wide rocket ship contest, and plenty of exciting games to help us live long and prosper throughout the summer. 

Week 2:  June 30 – July 3:

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Diversity:  Celebrate the 4th of July and our nation’s diversity through activities exploring cultures, pride, and globalization.

Week 3:  July 7 – 11:                         

Game On – Board Games come to Life: Join us for the first ever board game themed week at Camp Blanchard. Each day we will host a different themed board game including; Clue, Candy Land, Monopoly, Chess, and a surprise day. With activities and costumes your child will not be bored this week!

Week 4:  July 14 – 18:

The Olympics:  In Camp Blanchard tradition we will travel through continents and countries to create teams and compete for the gold! Awards go to star athletes, supportive staff, and those who possess the YMCA character traits of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring.

Week 5:  July 21 – 25:                       

Pirates – The Lost Boys vs. Captain Hook: Captain Sparrow and her crew invite you to the most favored week at Camp Blanchard. You will experience pirate themed games such as walk-the-plank and cannon dodge ball. This will be a full week of treasure hunting, boat making, and map creating. Prepare your best pirate costumes for Friday’s greatest adventure.

Week 6:  July 28 – August 1

Comics, Cartoons, and Creatures: Who is your favorite cartoon or superhero? Enjoy different days of cartoon and comic activities including last year’s biggest hit; counselor villains vs. camper heroes. Create your own comic books, play water creature volley ball, and sing your best cartoon songs at a camp wide talent show.

Week 7:  August 4 – 8                       

The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss: Help The Lorax save the Truffula trees of Camp Blanchard throughout the week with Seussian classics such as Wacky Wednesday, Thing 1 and Thing 2 freeze tag, and defeat the Grinch water games.

Week 8:  August 11 – 15                   

Medieval Week – Knights of the Round Table: Learn about time-specific medieval games and experience a Robin Hood archery tournament. Build a team-sponsored castle with the nature around you and finally enjoy a live action role playing jousting match between the most brave staff.

Week 9:  August 18 – 22                   

Beach Party Luau and Summer Memories: Soak in the summer sun and enjoy the beach before the fall begins! All week we will recognize the fun we had over the summer with camp videos, songs, performances, and an epic beach party luau on the last day of camp. 

 
Camp Forms

Camp Forms

Camp Blanchard Parent Handbook 2014

Camp Registration Form 2014

2014 Calendar of Events

(PLEASE PRINT AND COMPLETE BOTH FORMS)

Please bring, mail or fax forms to:

Central Community Branch YMCA

Attn:Nadine Anderson
766 Main Street
WorcesterMA,01610

Fax: 508-753-7969

 

 
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“I am so happy that we found Camp Blanchard. My son truly LOVED it there, and as a Mom that made my heart SO happy. It’s hard to drop your kid off, for an entire day, and wonder if they’re enjoying themselves. When he was at Camp Blanchard, I quickly got over any anxiety because it was immediately evident that he was having a blast. That’s a feeling that money can’t buy. I thank you, and your staff for making his time there so memorable.”
– Camp Blanchard Parent