Camp Wind-in-the-Pines

Camp Wind-in-the-Pines

Day Camp for youth 6 to 14 years

Camp Wind-in-the-Pines is a summer day camp for school-aged children located on Stiles Reservoir in Leicester. Each session is packed with themed activities, games, and projects, as well as traditional camp activities.

For the convenience of working parents, camp hours are 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The camp has an ample amount of sandy beach and lake front property with a boathouse and dock, several recreation halls, a ball field and nature trails. The bath house is equipped with private rest rooms, showers and changing areas for campers.

Campers are divided into specific age groups and are instructed in areas that are developmentally appropriate. Each session is packed with themed activities, games, and projects, as well as traditional camp activities. Every session includes swim lessons, recreational swim, boating (8 years and older), arts and crafts, games, sports and literacy.

Camp Wind-in-the-Pines is licensed through the Town of Leicester Board of Health and complies to all regulations established by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 

All summer camp registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please read the registration form carefully. A $30 non-refundable deposit per child per session is required. Balances must be paid in full and all required forms must be received by June 1. To avoid any delays please register online only if you will be paying online. If you will be mailing your payment please download the registration form and mail it with payment.

Click it: To register and pay online please click here.
Mail it: Mail completed registration form with payment to YWCA Central Massachusetts, 1 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608
Fax it: 508-754-0496

A confirmation packet with additional camp information and forms will be sent once your child’s registration is processed. To receive your confirmation packet via email, please be sure to print your email address on the registration form in the indicated area.

YWCA’s Camp-Wind-In-The-Pines has made a commitment to offering an affordable summer camp experience for your child.

Day Camper: $245.00 total per weekly session
($200.00 per week, plus $45.00 transportation fee.)

Counselor in Training: $130.00 total per weekly session
($85.00 per week, plus $45.00 transportation fee.)

*Transportation fee is required for transportation from Worcester.  Campers dropped off and picked up in Leicester do not need to pay for transportation.

The YWCA provides partial scholarship assistance through its summer camp scholarship program to prospective campers with financial need. The availability of scholarship funds is limited. If you meet the following qualifications you may be eligible:

  • you work at least 30 hours a week
  • you are a student and attend class at least five hours a day
  • or you are medically incapable of caring for your child.

For more information and a Camp Scholarship Application please click here.

7:30—9:00 a.m. Arrival
9:00—9:15 a.m. Opening Circle
9:15—9:45 a.m. Morning Snack
9:45—10:00 a.m. Cabin Meeting
10:00—10:45 a.m. Sports

10:45—11:30 a.m. Daily Activity
11:30—12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:15—1:00 p.m. Literacy
1:00—2:00 p.m.  Choice Period
2:00—2:20 p.m. Afternoon Snack

2:20 – 2:30 p.m.  Closing Circle
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Transport to YWCA (T, Th)
3:00- 4:00 p.m. Swim Lessons

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Soccer (T, Th for six weeks)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Gym, Free Choice, Pick-up

Camp Wind-in-the-Pines provides parents with two locations for drop-off and pick-up:

YWCA Central Massachusetts, 1 Salem Square, Worcester  (Additional transportation fee for campers dropped off and picked up in Worcester)

YWCA Camp Wind-in-the-Pines, 89 Parker Street, Leicester

See registration form for bus pick-up and drop-off information.

The quality of camp staff is what sets YWCA’s summer camp programs apart from others. All camp counselors are trained and certified in CPR and First Aid, and meet the  departments of Early Education and Care and Public Health requirements.