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Hampshire Regional YMCA


Camp Koala is the ideal way to introduce your child to summer camp!

Build relationships and make lifelong friends while playing, creating, swimming and having fun. We offer both full-day and half-day options. Our theme-based schedule of activities will stimulate your child’s imagination and creativity while keeping them engaged throughout the day. Here at Camp Koala they will have time to discover friendships, sports, swimming, art, singing, talents and so much more! 

Children MUST be fully toilet trained to attend. Children with diverse abilities may attend, however additional support staff is not available. If you have any concerns about your child’s ability to attend, please contact the camp director. This camp complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the local board of health. HRYMCA day camps follow all local and state health department, health care consultant, Y-USA, EEC, and CDC guidelines for Covid-19 regulations.

Camp Koala Director: Stephanie Raftery
(413) 584-7086, ext. 130

Located at our YMCA facility on Prospect Street, this summer camp is for children ages 3-5. Our dynamic theme-based itinerary includes coordinated events and activities sure to stimulate your child’s imagination and creativity!

Whether it’s cooking, arts and crafts, or sports and games, we’ll provide a memorable summer experience for your youngster.

2023 Camp Koala session dates and weekly themes:


Session I 6/26–6/30 Things that Go!
Session II 7/3-7/7 (No camp 7/4) Critter Connection
Session III 7/10-7/14 Mystery Week
Session IV 7/17-7/21 Color Me Messy
Session V 7/24-7/28 Super Heroes
Session VI 7/31-8/4 Knights, Castles, and Dragons
Session VII 8/7-8/11 Creation Station
Session VIII 8/14-8/18 Little Scientists
Session IX 8/21-8/25 Aloha Summer

Half Day: 8:30 am–1:30 pm
Full Day: 8:30 am–4:30 pm

A Day at Camp Koala


8:30-9:00 am Sign-in / free play
9:00-9:30 am Snack
9:30-10:00 am Change for swim / bathroom break
10:00-10:45 am Swimming (small pool)
10:45-11:15 am Changing
11:15-12:00 pm Art project / outside time
12:00 -12:30 pm Lunch (outside/picnic tables)
12:30-1:00 pm Outside/playground
1:00-1:30 pm Early dismissal group to amaze place


1:30-2:45 pm Quiet time
3:00-3:30 pm Afternoon snack
3:30-4:15 pm Organized game
4:15-4:30 pm Pick-up

Camp Extras

Daily Snack

Every day we offer our campers a nutritious snack  to keep them fueled for more activities.

Camper Gift

All campers will receive a T-Shirt.