Youth Leadership Academy Summer Camp

Sheriff Nick Cocchi’s Youth Leadership Academy summer day camp will serve approximately 75 children per week, ages 7-12 years old. The primary focus is on children with incarcerated parents and families who live in economically challenged neighborhoods around Hampden County.

The Youth Leadership Academy, in its second year of operation, is being provided free of charge to qualified families and will operate Monday through Friday beginning June 29, 2020 and ending August 7, 2020.

Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Below is a general daily camp schedule:

7:30 AM- 8:15 AM          Camper Drop off

8:15 AM- 4:15 PM          Camp in Session

4:15 PM- 5:30 PM          Camper Pick up

Registration Requirements
Every camper must submit their most recent physical exam record as well as a Certificate of Immunizations within the last 18 months. This documentation must be received before registering for the Youth Leadership Academy. The YLA cannot guarantee enrollment if registration packets are incomplete or missing and
documentation (i.e. missing signatures, medication forms, immunization records, etc.)

Breakfast & Lunch
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all campers unless children would like to bring their own. Breakfast begins at 7:30 AM and stops serving at 8:30 AM. Lunch will be served during the hours of 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM.

Drop Off and Pick Up
The Youth Leadership Academy Summer Camp places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our campers. To maintain such an environment, the drop-off and pick-up procedures are strictly enforced. We ask that all Parents/Guardians or any authorized person listed come with their photo ID’s every day.

Field Trips
All campers will attend scheduled field trips held each week. Campers that do not attend our field trips or do not arrive on time will not be able to attend camp that day. All staff and children will be leaving the building on these scheduled days, as there will be no supervision left at the camp at the Brookings School. Please make sure your child is here by 9 am. All campers must wear their camp T-shirt on field trip days.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Camp Director Sal Demaio at or 413-858-0161.


Youth Leadership Academy Summer Camp Parent Manual

Parent Authorization to Administer Medications to a Camper

Youth Leadership Academy Summer Camp Registration Packet