In a sign of the times, ask Randolph YMCA Summer Horizons Camp Director Jennifer Patrick about what makes her job special and she can point straight to Google reviews.
“My son has had a great summer at camp this year. He loves all his counselors and has especially had fun with all the activities.”
“For the amount of activities and swim time they get it is worth every penny.”
“Another summer at Randolph YMCA and we couldn’t be happier. The kids had the best time, enjoyed all the trips and couldn’t stop talking about all the fun they had with old and new friends.”
Summer Horizons began as a camp in 1981, a year after the Randolph YMCA opened. It adheres to all applicable health and safety guidelines and never closed down due to COVID—a point of pride at a place where community is more than a word.
“The Y is renowned for being community partners,” Patrick says. “We are proud to extend our camp programs to our community. We provide an environment where our campers learn the values of honesty, caring for themselves and the community, respecting themselves and the world around them, and learning the importance of giving back.”
The day camp is open to ages 3-13 and parents provide transportation and lunch. Like all YMCAs, camp is dedicated to “the development of mind, body and spirit.” To that end, scholarships are available for those in need, as are military and veteran discounts. Traditional activities include Colors Wars, Camp Kindness Day and a gardening program. There are outdoor tents and two indoor pools that are constantly in use. Campers typically return home tired or dirty—or both.
Or as a Google reviewer said: “I highly recommend!”
14 Dover Chester Rd., Randolph