Summer and vacation camps 
for kids and teens, located in Waltham, MA

Day Trekkers (Grades 3-5)

Day Trekkers offers exciting adventure programming for campers who have completed 3rd, 4th and 5th grade who are ready to venture off campus to explore the greater Boston area. Day Trekkers have the option of registering for a full week of day trips, or a week of day trips that culminates in an overnight camping trip (Thursday-Friday).

For the day trips, campers leave each morning from the Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School with their two counselors for that day's activity. They return to campus in the afternoon in time to go home at the end of the regular camp day. Activities may include hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, swimming, and canoeing. Activities are moderately physical and challenging, with an emphasis on both individual and group accomplishments through a spirit of cooperation and support. Some weeks will also have some community service opportunities built-in, as we feel this is another great way to help our campers connect with their group and the community-at-large.

2020 Session Dates & Camping Locations

If you sign up for Day Trekkers w/Camping there is an overnight component on Thursday, returning in time for dismissal on Friday. Campers will be sleeping in tents and working as a group to prepare and cook their meals. Below are the locations of the overnight portion of the week, along with an activity highlight.
 
Week 1: June 29th-July 3rd
Myles Standish State Park: Kayaking/stand-up paddleboarding & hiking
 
Week 2: July 6th- July 10th
Salisbury Beach State Park, MA: Beach activities
 
Week 3: July 13th-July 17th
Wompatuck State Park, MA: Beach activities & hiking 
 
Week 4: 
July 20th- July 24th 
Mt. Monadnock, NH: Hiking 
 
Week 5: 
July 27th- July 31st
Tully Lake, MA: Canoeing
 
Week 6: 
August 3rd- August 7th
Rhode Island: Beach activities
 

 

Activities

Daily activities for Day Trekkers may include the following (weather permitting):

High ropes
Hiking
Rock climbing
Orienteering
Kayaking
Shelter Building
Rollerblading
Canoeing
Beach day
Swimming
Rock Gym
Whale Watching
BodaBorg
Boston Harbor Island Tour
Fishing
 
Rainy day alternative activities may include:
 
Aquarium
Ecotarium
Museum of Science
Bowling
Roll on America
Rock gym