Families are a priority here at the Athol Area YMCA. Every month we offer lots of fun activities just for families! Come enjoy our Family Fun Nights, Open Climb Thursdays, or go for a swim with the little ones. Everyone has fun and everyone participates!

Family Fun Night

Family fun nights are held 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on the first Saturday of each month, October through March.  These themed evenings have gym games, swimming, arts and crafts, activities, snacks, scavenger hunts, free giveaways and more!

Members: $10.00 per family

Non-Members: $15.00 per family

Camp Selah

camp selah co-director

Family Fun Nights

From October to March we celebrate families in the area by offering Family Fun Nights from 6:00-9:00 pm the first Saturdays of the month.  Join us for open gym and open swim, themed crafts, ropes course or climbing wall, discovery games and projects and of course prizes!  Cost is $10-$15 per family (depending on YMCA membership), plus you can order a nice Family Dinner and dine in our Main Hall choose from pizza, subs, or salads(extra cost).   It’s fun for all ages!  For more information call us at 978-249-3305


Come join the YMCA Family Fun Nights

Open Swims & Family Swims

Open Swim:

A  time for everyone to have  some fun in the water for  all ages ; children 9 andunder must have a parent or guardian in the pool area.

Monday                 3:00 – 4:00    pm

Tuesday                  2:30 -3:30    pm

Wednesday        10:15 – 11:15   am

Thursday             4:30-5:15      pm

Friday                    4:00 – 5:00   pm

Saturday               4:00 – 5:00  pm


Family Swims:

All families are welcome to jump in!  Parents must be present in the pool area with children .  Children using flotation devices must have a parent in the water with them.Any floatation device brought into the pool must state U.S. Coast guard approved.

Monday           10:15 – 11:15   am             Sunday       2:30-3:15    pm

                              7:00 – 7:45   pm

Wednesday           2:15-3:30   pm

Thursday          10:45 – 11:45  am

Friday                  7:00 – 8:00  pm



Preschool Play Space

Join us for a morning of running, climbing, jumping and laughing in the big gym!  A YMCA staff person will help lead activities and exploration of the equipment.  Supervision is the responsibility of the adult accompanying the child(ren).

Starts September 30, 2014  through  April 21, 2015   on Tuesdays 9:30-11:30am

Members:  FREE       Non-Members: $3.00 per visit or  Season Pass $50

About Camp Wiyaka

Camp Wiyaka is a residential summer camp located on Sandy Pond in Richmond, New Hampshire.   It is a wonderful place for children ages 7 – 15 to spend a week (or two or five) exploring, discovering, and creating lasting friendships.

Throughout the summer we offer coed weeks as well as single gender weeks.

Our daily schedule allows children to participate in traditional camp offerings as well as choose some unique activities to design their own week.   Our waterfront is a great place to play on the shore, swim, fish, or take out a sailboat, canoe, kayak or rowboat.   There’s time for doing arts and crafts, archery, playing sports and games, learning about nature and so much more.  Trips are taken to local areas including Mt.Monadnock, Royalston Falls, and Tully Lake.

Campers live in platform tents with up to 6 other children their own age and at least one counselor.  Meals are served family style and campers share tables with their bunkmates.

Every camp day ends with a sing-along campfire and campers fall asleep to the sound of taps being played over the water.

To learn more about Camp Wiyaka click here

Welcome to Camp Selah

Camp Selah in Tully, MA is a wonderful rustic setting for all sorts of old fashioned outdoor activities such as swimming, kayaking, ponding, hiking, fishing and playing in sports and games. The campers also get creative with arts and crafts, learn camp songs, and earn beads for demonstrating leadership and the YMCA’s values.  Campers learn how to sort our camp waste every day into bins: compostables, recyclables and trash.  With the help of Captain Compost Rick Innes of Clearview Composting we are able to compost and recycle at least 90% of our waste every year!  Children have the opportunity to swim in Tully Pond every day and hike Tully Mountain every week.  On Fridays there are theme days such as Safari, Pirate, and Luau with lots of fun and surprises!

Camp staff are hired and trained to provide a safe and caring atmosphere for all campers.  Our camp team is led by our year-round YMCA Y~Kids Depot Site Director and includes our year-round childcare staff and mature college students.  Our waterfront certified aquatic director is also a year-round childcare staff member and all lifeguards are YMCA trained and Red Cross certified.  All camp staff members are CORI and SORI checked.

Day camp at Camp Selah is for children entering grades 1-6.  The camp day runs from 7:45 am to 5:45 pm in the months of  July and August.  Transportation is self-provided.  Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided free of charge.

For more information on YMCA Summer Day Camp at Camp Selah please call Linda LeBlanc, Childcare Services Director at (978) 249-3305 x16.