The YMCA of Greater Boston has a wide selection of traditional day camps for kids ages 6 to 12. The Camp at the Ponkapoag Outdoor Center in the Blue Hills Reservation is run by the Charles River YMCA/Needham, and combines ropes and outdoor challenges with arts, crafts, and aquatics.
Canton. $225-$300 per week. Weekly sessions run June 25-Aug. 31. Seven campers per counselor. 781-444-6400 ext. 226; poc.bostonycamps.org
Text by Lylah M. Alphonse for The Boston Globe; Ponkapoag Outdoor Center photo