YMCA of Greater Providence
Cranston Branch

Cranston YMCA Camp Massasoit

Important Things to Know Before Camp Begins


Summer camp is all about a safe, outdoor adventure! Campers should wear clothing appropriate for outdoor activities. This includes shoes with a closed toe - no flip flops please! Campers should wear or pack shorts and a t-shirt, along with a light jacket or sweatshirt for chilly days. On rainy days, please send a hat and raincoat - no umbrellas please, as we will still be moving from place to place outside. 


Every day campers should have a bathing suit and towel for swim time. We recommend sending your child to camp with their swim suit on under their clothes. This helps expedite the changing process and ensures maximum swim time for each group. We provide lunch and an afternoon snack each day (see lunch menus below), but campers should pack a water bottle to keep hydrated throughout the day. Campers can also bring additional snacks, as long as they are nut-free.

Please remember to apply sunscreen and bug spray to your camper before camp each day! We will monitor the reapplication process after lunch.


The camp program day runs from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday. Before camp care is available from 6:30 - 8:30 am for an additional fee. After camp care is provided from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at no additional charge. Campers taking the bus from the Pastore Center to Camp Massasoit MUST be signed in by 8:15 am. The buses leave promptly at 8:30 am! Buses return from Camp Massasoit between 4:30 pm and 4:45 pm each day.


SIGN-IN: All campers traveling to Camp Massasoit will sign in at the Pastore Center. Little Explorers Pre-School campers should sign in at their room in the Main Branch.

SIGN-OUT: In the afternoon, Sign-out for each group will be at the following locations in the MAIN YMCA Building (this is a change from previous years).
  • Little Explorers: Kids Care Room   
  • Pioneers (campers entering 1st & 2nd grade): Playground 
  • Explorers & Discovery (campers entering grades 3 - 6): Lobby

If you are picking up after 5:30 pm, sign-out for all groups will be in the Lobby. *Please note there is a $1/minute charge for anyone picking up after 6pm*


  • Pick-up person MUST be listed on the pick-up list.
  • You MUST present a photo ID at each pick up. This is the YMCA policy.
  • Must be 18 years of age or over.
  • Any changes to your pick-up list must be done in writing at the Welcome Center at the Cranston Y.


If your camper will need to take medicine during the camp day, you must complete the Medication Release Form.  Please send in the completed form, along with the medication in the original prescription container with your camper. This includes epi-pens and inhalers as well.


We provide lunch and an afternoon snack at camp each day. Check out these menus to see what we are serving! PLEASE NOTE: There is a different menu for preschool camp which is available in their classroom each day.


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