About Camp Becket YMCA in Becket, MA

We know that the time boys spend with us is invaluable for their growth, and that is why we strive to create an environment that encourages self-discovery while also providing a safe, supportive, and caring community. Camp Becket offers a unique opportunity for boys to build a strong foundation for life. Through activities like team sports, rope courses, and hiking, boys learn values such as respect, cooperation, and resilience. Campers also gain an appreciation for nature and the outdoor environment, as well as the skills to navigate life’s challenges. In addition, our counselors provide a fun and encouraging atmosphere that allows boys to make strong, lasting friendships. Our boys leave camp with a newfound sense of confidence and a set of skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.

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What kind of kids we support

  • Boys only


  • Bathrooms in cabin
  • Food option available
  • Electricity in sleeping area
  • Sleeping cabins
  • Infirmary

Programs at Camp Becket YMCA in Becket, MA

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Construction Cabin

Supervised by a foreman, the groups build a new building each summer. Achievement accompanies instruction in the use of hand and power tools, construction mathematics, and basic carpentry skills. Boys spend about 2 hours each day on the project and the rest in regular camp activities. Participants must bring work boots, a hammer, tape measure, and a tool belt; hard hats and safety glasses are provided by camp. This program is filled by lottery with applications due September 15.

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Adventure Odyssey Cabin

This specialty cabin allows campers to experience the best adventures in New England. Campers will participate in regular camp programs but also go on day and multi-day excursions which may include backpacking trips, canoe trips, sea kayaking, rafting, and climbing on natural rock faces. This program teaches "Leave No Trace" wilderness ethics while building group dynamics and leadership skills. Since this cabin is challenging, participants must be in good physical shape. This program is filled by lottery with applications due September 15.

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Finishing 11th grade (Single Gender) A major part of the Aides summer is spent in various work assignments and assisting with camp activities to gain a better understanding of the camp operations. An Aide has opportunities to observe and learn more about camp counseling, leadership, and support services. A valuable part of the program is learning to live and work together as a group, gaining insight into group dynamics, as they are guided by the Aides Director. In addition, seminars and discussions with the Aides Director and other staff members are designed to prepare the Aides for leadership in the camp program.

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Location and contact information

748 Hamilton Rd, Becket, MA, 01223