click here for information about swim lessons for all ages 

preschool programs


The YWCA Scamper Program is a fun, engaging experience designed especially with younger children in mind.  At Scamper, children discover, explore, get creative and have fun! Three to four year olds swim two days a week, take small walking field trips, welcome special guests, and enjoy theme days that inspire creative art, reading books and playing outside!  Each week is chock full of activities to make any preschooler smile!

Week One:
Week Two:
Week Three:
July 9 - July 13 July 16 - 20 July 23 - July 27

Week Four:
Music & Dance
Week Five:
Eric Carle
Week Six:
Super Heroes
July 30 - Aug 3 Aug 6 - Aug 10 Aug 13 - Aug 17

schedule:  monday through friday /  9:00am – 12:00pm
program fee: non-member rate $150 / member rate $130
location: ywca 13 market street, newburyport

lunch bunch

Lunch Bunch is the perfect post Scamper activity.  Preschoolers join their friends for lunch and quiet fun.  Parents provide the lunch; we provide the bunch!

schedule:  monday through friday /  12:00pm – 1:00pm
program fee: non-member rate $30 / member rate $25

register for scamper and lunch bunch at the ywca pool desk 

movement and more

Toddler and Parent (18-36 months)

This land-based movement class is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music and songs as they stimulate imagination and promote creativity.  Come and explore rhythm, dance and games with Ms. Kerri.

Saturdays 11:00 to 11:30
June 30 – August 18
YWCA Group Exercise Room Market Street

Members $104      Community $120

Keri Kurgun is from Newburyport. She has danced with Rap N Tap School of Dance in Amesbury from age 5-18. In high school she joined the Senior Company, doing competitions as well as a few shows on Carnival Cruise Lines. She studied Youth Ministry and English, danced with the Dance Ministry and swam on the swim team at Gordon College. Today, Keri is teaching swimming to babies through adults which she has done for 10 years at the YWCA and is director of Christian Education at Central Congregational Newburyport. Keri is energetic, fun loving, has a heart for kids of all ages and enjoys sharing swim and dance with all. 

our camps for older youth

At the YWCA we believe that summer should be fun, exciting and filled with the best memories!

Our camp community feels like coming home to your childhood neighborhood; it’s a place where every kid fits in just as s/he is. Your child will have an amazing time with camp buddies each day while still being true to his or her unique personality and interests. Each and every child will come home tired for all of the right reasons and wake up the next morning ready to charge into the next adventure!

Campers will be adventuring with the most amazing staff team there is. Our staff members work year-round in childcare; not just in our summer camp. Their wealth of experience and skills are above and beyond what you find in other camps. Fast and furious friendships and a connected community of parents and families are the mainstay of all YWCA youth programs; this program is no exception.

Campers Entering 1 st – 3 rd Grade:
Full S.T.E.A.M. into Summah Fun!!
Swim Lessons & Open Swim each day except Thursdays                camp itinerary

Campers Entering 4th-7th Grade:
Your Summah Adventure Awaits!!
Open swim 3 times per week with optional swim clinics                    camp itinerary

Children learn through exploration, so this summer let them explore with us.   Let us make your summer EPIC!

summer sessions
Week 1: June 25-29
No camp session the week of July 4th
Week 2: July 9-13
Week 3: July 16-20
Week 4: July 23-27
Week 5: July 30-Aug 3
Week 6: August 6-10
Week 7: August 13-17

camp hours
9am-4pm; extended care: 8am-9am | 4pm-6pm

rates and registration

                                                             Member                 Community
Registration Fee (per camper)                 $15                             $25
Entering 1st-3rd                                      $350                           $375
Entering 4th-7th                                      $375                           $400
Single Serve (begins June 1st)                 $90                           $100

• Extended care $50 per week/per child
• Registration includes a FREE camp t-shirt
• $10 sibling discount on any week that you enroll 2 or more children

home base
F.T. Bresnahan Elementary School
333 High Street, NBPT

camp enrollment form

monthly draft form

for more information contact  Amanda Bradbury, camp director