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

Day Trekkers (Grades 3-5)

DAY TREKKERS offers campers who have completed 3rd, 4th or 5th grade the opportunity to discover adventures in the greater Boston area in two-week sessions. This program is for those who are looking to test the waters with nature. Day Trekkers is the introductory group of the Adventures program. Activities may include hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, volunteering, swimming, canoeing and more. When signing up, campers can choose between two options: a session that is comprised exclusively of day trips or three days of day trips followed by a one-night camping trip (Thursday - Friday). This camping trip occurs during the second week of each session.

Pick your path!

Day Trekkers without Camping: This program consists entirely of day trips. 

Day Trekkers with Camping: This program consists mainly of day trips, plus a one-night camping trip during the second week of the session (Thursday - Friday).

Drop-off and pick-up will occur at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall every day, except when campers are away for their overnight trip. Drop-off is at 8:15 a.m. and pick-up is at 3:45 p.m. Bus and extended day options are also available!

2022 Camping Locations

Camping is not a required component of the Day Trekkers session, unless you choose the Day Trekkers with Camping option. For one night, this group will be sleeping in tents and working together to prepare and cook their meals.

Locations for the overnight portion of the week are TBA.

Sample Schedule

  • Connect with counselors and group
  • Swim test
  • Ice breakers
  • Review rules, expectations, and safety
  • Introduction to hiking at Blue Hills in Canton, MA
  • Introduction to canoeing on the Nashua River in Groton, MA
  • Visit to Wolf Hollow Sanctuary in Ipswich, MA 
  • Visit to Massachusetts Audubon's River Wildlife Sanctuary in Ipswich, MA
  •  Beach day at Wingaersheek in Gloucester, MA
  • Boda Borg Escape Rooms in Malden, MA

This is intended to give an idea of the general type of adventures that the Day Trekkers group will experience. Plans for the Summer 2022 sessions will be different!